Canon Vixia HF M30 Brief Review



  • 1920 x 1080p HD video (24/30fps)
  • MPEG4-AVC /H.264 recording
  • 1/4-inch full HD CMOS sensor
  • 8GB internal flash memory storage
  • Captures to SD/SDHC memory cards
  • 15x optical zoom lens
  • Manual exposure settings
  • Smart Auto Modes and multiple Scene Modes
  • Optical image stabilization
  • 2.7-inch widescreen touch-panel LCD display
  • Dolby Digital sound
  • Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor
  • Instant AutoFocus system
  • Magnified Focus Assist technology
  • Touch & Track for moving subjects
  • Face Detection and indexing
  • In-camera video snapshot editing
  • 3.3-megapixel still image capture
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Release Date: 2010-04-15
  • Final Grade: 77 3.85 Star Rating: Recommended

Canon Vixia HF M30
1920 x 1080p HD video (24/30fps); MPEG4-AVC /H.264 recording; 1/4-inch full HD CMOS sensor; 8GB internal flash memory storage; Captures to SD/SDHC memory cards; 15x optical zoom lens; Manual exposure settings; Smart Auto Modes and multiple Scene Modes; Optical image stabilization; 2.7-inch widescreen touch-panel LCD display; Dolby Digital sound; Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor; Instant AutoFocus system; Magnified Focus Assist technology; Touch & Track for moving subjects; Face Detection and indexing; In-camera video snapshot editing; 3.3-megapixel still image capture; Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
By , Last updated on: 2/11/2016

The HF M30 from Canon gives you 8GB of internal storage to record up to 3 hours of high-def video. It offers SD card back-up, a touch-panel LCD, advanced image stabilization, and a 15x optical zoom. Judging from specifications, it's a pretty good mid-range option for new users through advanced ones; in fact, it's almost identical to the higher-level HF M31, with the only difference being the amount of built-in storage.

From Canon's Press Release:

The Canon VIXIA HF M31, VIXIA HF M30 and VIXIA HF M300 Flash Memory camcorders offer consumers stunning HD video in an ultra-sleek, compact and lightweight body. The VIXIA HF M31 and VIXIA HF M30 incorporate 32GB and 8GB of internal flash memory, respectively, and the VIXIA HF M300 records video directly to an SD memory card. Recording Full 1920 x 1080 HD video, these camcorders include a Genuine Canon 15x HD Video Lens, a 2.7-inch Touch Panel LCD with Touch & Track technology, Smart Auto, Powered IS and Advanced Video Snapshot. In addition, the VIXIA HF M31 and VIXIA HF M30 models both include Canon's Relay Recording and HD-to-SD Downconversion. The VIXIA HF M31, VIXIA HF M30 and VIXIA HF M300 Flash Memory camcorders are scheduled to be available in April for an estimated retail price of $799.99, $699.99 and $679.99 respectively.

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