Canon VIXIA HV30 MiniDV High Definition Camcorder - Fresh Out The Box.pdfDocument Transcript
Canon VIXIA HV30 MiniDV High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom Outstanding CameraThe dramatic Canon VIXIA HV30 incorporates advanced features to bringknowledgeable and demanding videographers the ultimate in HD videoand digital photo quality. The VIXIA HV30 is packed with Canon exclusivefeatures you wont find anywhere else. Canons full HD CMOS s ensor andadvanced DIGIC DV II image processor deliver breathtaking detail and thebest in color reproduction. SuperRange optical image stabilization andinstant auto focus gives you the shot control high definition demands. Withthe genuine Canon 10x HD video zoom lens and a host of other advancedfeatures the VIXIA HV30 is sure to be your choice in high definitioncamcorders. And, with its HD and standard definition recording modes, youcan make the move to HD without making your SD equipmentobsolete.The VIXIA HV30 is easy to use and delivers the high level ofperformance youve come to expect from Canon. Its the next step inpremium quality high definition camcorders for which sophisticated anddiscerning videographers have been waiting.Features:* Capture high-defintion video to MiniDV
* 10x optical zoom; SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer* 24p Cinema Mode; 30p Progressive Mode* 2.7-inch widescreen Multi-Angle Vivid LCD* Simultaneous photo capturePersonal Review: Canon VIXIA HV30 MiniDV High DefinitionCamcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized ZoomThis is my first HD camcorder. I spent months researching and debatingthe merits of minDV versus AVC-HD. I decided to go with tape due to theease of editing, easy storage, low price of the tapes, and compatibility withiMovie 09. I have not been disappointed. After a few weeks ofexperimenting it is easy to master all of the controls. Many havecommented on the flimsy feeling of the housing for the cassette. While itstrue that the outer shell of the tape deck moves a little it will hardly benoticed after a few days of use. The outer shell really just serves aprotective function and is not directly attached to the tape unit itself. Also,when you have your hand around it through the strap you can grap themain part of the camera with your fingertips essentially holding the tapedeck tight. Its not a problem at all (although I dont know why they couldntjust make it feel a little sturdier).A couple of points. I bought the DM-50 mic. Im a wannabe prosumer andmaybe thats why I cant tell the difference but I dont think the mic has reallyenhanced my videos much, not for $150 anyway.A lot of people have complained about the clicking of the function andmenu buttons. This can be a problem. The function button makes a loudclick when your press it in the center to open the menu. It is possible to begentle with the side to side and up/down clicks. This is one case where theDM-50 accessory mic has helped. I find that if Im careful, I can changesettings while recording (mic level, exposure) without the mic picking upthe noise. The buzz of the tape itself is essentially completely eliminated.Overall, very very quiet. I mention this because this was a key concern Ihad. I have a Sony DVD camcorder and the noise from the DVD spinningand recording is unbearable. I didnt want to spend money on an HDrecorder and experience the same thing.Its hard to hit the menu button with my thumb while holding the camcorder.Thats not too much of a problem because you cant use the menu functionwhile recording anyway. The view finder does not adjust as mentioned inother reviews. I never use the view finder anyway so its not a problem forme. The life of the included battery is not long so buy another one. Also,unlike a Canon rebel camera, it does not come with an external charger forthe battery. Those can be quite expensive, even on Amazon. If you are abeginner like me an want to transfer video immediately you have to buy afirewire cable. I didnt have one and was so eager to upload video I had togo to best buy and drop over $30 on a 6 pin firewire cable. Save yourselfsome frustration and money and buy one off Amazon for half the price atthe same time you buy your camera. The widest angle setting is not that
wide. Im going to buy the canon wide-angle lens soon. I think this isprobably the case for any camcorder.So, for someone who just entered the HDV market I am extremely pleasedwith this purchase. It is easy to use with my mac and iMovie. I think it feelssturdy. It is pretty daggon quiet. And the picture is just unbelievable. Themedia is perfect for me. I got what I wanted. For More 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price: Canon VIXIA HV30 MiniDV High Definition Camcorder with 10 x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price!