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VIXIA HF S30

Canon's VIXIA HF S30 Flash Memory Camcorder boasts a sophisticated feature set, with a 32GB internal flash drive and two SD memory card slots.
Average Customer Rating:
4.6 out of 5
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4 out of 5(80%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for VIXIA HF S30
Review 1 for VIXIA HF S30
Nickname: Rony
Location: San Jose, CA
Used this product for: 6 to 12 months
Expertise Level: Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Canon Customer: 6 to 10 years
Product replacement: Yes

Pay attention to the zoom range

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Date:February 12, 2012
I have this product for 8 months or so. I wish I paid more attention to the zoom range. The zoom range is f-6.4-64mm (35mm equivalent 43.5-435mm) which is a disaster when you tape your daughters dance show for example. I wish I read more before purchasing this product.
9 of 37 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for VIXIA HF S30
Nickname: Lewster
Location: Tucson, AZ
Used this product for: Less than 1 month
Expertise Level: Advanced Amateur
Mostly used for: Landscape/Nature
Canon Customer: Less than 1 year
Product replacement: Yes

Takes good photos as well.

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Date:September 25, 2011
Pros: good battery life, Good Low-Light Performance, Easy Computer Connectivity, Compact Design, excellent image quality, Easy TV Connectivity, good photos
Got this for a recent trip to Yellowstone. Was amazed at the detail level of the video, can see fine fur detail when zoomed in on animals. The photos come out good for 8 Meg. I added the SM-V1 5.1-Channel Surround Microphone to get the Elk bugling during the rut and it was great. I am really impressed with the sound and video from such a small compact camcorder, it carries easily on day hikes. Also performed good at dusk, not great but good, real good actually.
43 of 45 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for VIXIA HF S30
Nickname: swandog
Location: Anthem, AZ
Used this product for: 6 to 12 months
Expertise Level: Advanced Amateur
Mostly used for: Sports
Canon Customer: 6 to 10 years
Product replacement: No

Great camcorder

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Date:September 18, 2011
Pros: good battery life, Easy Computer Connectivity, Great sound/audio, Accurate, Vivid Colors, excellent image quality, Good Software Compatibility, Ergonomic/comfortable to hold, easy to use
I have used this camera for the last 6-8 months shooting mainly my son's sporting events (track and football), and this camera has reallly deliveredd.
Imaqge quality is great, and the built in image stabilization is great, especially when shooting these faster moving sports.
Sound quality is frankly, amazing. Tiny mic picks up full, rich sound.
Simple data transfers to computer with supplied software.
Everything about this little camera is easy and enjoyable.
12 of 13 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for VIXIA HF S30
Nickname: The Mechanic
Location: Bakersfield,Ca.
Used this product for: 1 to 3 months
Expertise Level: Advanced Amateur
Mostly used for: Business
Canon Customer: 11 to 20 years
Product replacement: Yes

Jack the Giant Killer!

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5 out of 5
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Date:September 3, 2011
Pros: good battery life, Great sound/audio, Accurate, Vivid Colors, Compact Design, excellent image quality, durable, Easy TV Connectivity, easy to use
Cons: i need a wide angle version of this camera
This Light Weight HD Camcorder is a pleasure to use with a very high quality picture. I am happy Canon chose to include the SDXC Option. I like the high quality flip out LCD Monitor as well as the EVF. I would buy another if Canon would build a Super Wide Angle Version of this VIXIA HF S30. I sure would like to see a field of view like the 16-35 mm on my 5D Markll , with very little distortion. Thank you Canon.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for VIXIA HF S30
Nickname: Fairhope Gene
Location: Fairhope, AL
Used this product for: 1 to 3 months
Expertise Level: Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Mostly used for: Business
Canon Customer: Less than 1 year
Product replacement: No

Great Value

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Satisfaction
5 out of 5
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Date:August 7, 2011
Pros: good battery life, Accurate, Vivid Colors, Compact Design, excellent image quality, Good Software Compatibility, Ergonomic/comfortable to hold, external mic connection
Cons: skimpy manual
One of the great features of this camcorder is the abilty to use external microphone to get the best quality audio. A shotgun mic or lavelier mic gives great results over the built-in mic. Touch screen for follow focus is very handy as is the ablity to change the zoom speed. Very sophisticated little machine!
23 of 24 people found this review helpful.
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