1080/60p recording in MP4 (35 Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps) for high-quality capture of moving subjects; Slow- and Fast-Motion recording; plus Native 24p recording.
The VIXIA HF G30 gives you the highest quality recording, whether you're capturing MP4 or AVCHD files. 1080/60p recording captures twice the amount of information as 60i, and with images captured at a rate of 60 frames per second, diagonal noise is virtually eliminated so even fast moving subjects show up crisply with motion and patterns clearly recorded. This greater sense of detail and faithful rendering of moving edges, plus enhanced color and fine tonal gradation, gives your video everything Full HD has to offer. With the VIXIA HF G30 you can record in internet-ready, easy-to-share MP4 format at up to 35 Mbps. The VIXIA HF G30 also features a maximum bit rate of 28 Mbps for AVCHD recording, the highest in the AVCHD standard. So, regardless of the format you're shooting or viewing, image quality is outstanding.
Native 24p Progressive Mode
The VIXIA HF G30 features the Native 24p Progressive Mode, generally found only on Canon's professional camcorders. The mode allows 24 frames per second to be captured and recorded (instead of the standard 60i) a look that is evocative of traditional cinematic quality, and a must for serious filmmaking work.
Slow- and Fast-Motion Recording
The VIXIA HF G30 allows you to record in a different frame rate than the one you play back in, adding a fast or slow motion effect to your captured video. Speed up your video 250% or slow it down to 40% to revel in every moment of that game-winning goal. There is no loss in image quality so you’ll see everything you saw before only faster or slower.
I've had this camera for a little over a week now and I'm loving it. I have been using my T2i for the last 3 years and felt the need to complement it with an actual video camera.
I do the video for our youth football games and needed something with an actual zoom rocker and automatic focus. Being able to shoot in 60p with a high shutter speed also help when I want to put a play in slow motion for the final video. My T2i would overheat too much when I tried to go that route. The built-in mic is not horrible, but it's a built-in mic. Do yourself a favor and spend a little money on a decent external one. I also ended up getting 2 extra capacity batteries since I couldn't find any specs on how long the included battery would last. It looks like the included one can get me easily 2 hours of record time. The extra large capacity I can get easily 3 hours out of each with plenty of room to spare. Maybe even 4 hours if I drain it completely. I'm still not a huge fan of having to hunt in the menu for various functions but being able to assign the custom buttons works nicely. Lastly, image stabilization. All I can say is WOW! Unbelievable. It's not tripod rock steady, but it's pretty close.
September 24, 2013
Amazing...exceeded all expectations!!!
Great camera. This will be my camcorder for good. I don't think that there will ever be a reason to have to replace this camera.
September 22, 2013
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