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Canon VIXIA HF R30 Full HD Camcorder, Black - 5976B002

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by GL on 4/29/2013

I needed to upgrade to a good 1080p camcorder. I read the reviews and decided to go with this unit. I'm glad I did. It works well. The zoom and stability control are great. It is a little smaller and lighter than I expected, but that just makes it easier to handle.

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Product Overview

Experience the compact, easy-to-use camcorder that has 8GB of internal memory to record up to 3 hours of breathtaking Full HD video while offering impressive zooming power and exciting new creative options. Superb imaging is ensured with a new, more sensitive Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor and Canon's exclusive DIGIC DV III Image Processor. Video is steady and clear even at the large end of the 51x Advanced Zoom, thanks to SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization and Intelligent IS. The VIXIA HF R30 is equipped with flexible features to suit your shooting and sharing needs, and a new interface makes the large Flat Touch Panel LCD simpler than ever. Record in AVCHD or MP4 format to the internal flash drive or to a removable SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card. Use the built-in Wi-Fi to upload video directly to YouTube, Facebook, your own home computer, or a DLNA-compatible TV. And with Cinema-Look Filters and Touch Decoration, you can be sure that your videos express yourself like never before.


Manufacturer Canon
Mfg Part# 5976B002
SKU 228266982
UPC 013803145267
UPC 14 00013803145267
Connect directly to an external drive for easy and secure storage of your memories, without a PC.
Intelligent IS automatically chooses from four different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition.
3.0-inch Flat Touch Panel LCD with a new graphical user interface (GUI) offers fast and easy control right at your fingertips.
Smart AUTO makes shooting great videos easy by intelligently selecting the best settings from 38 predefined situations including Auto Tele Macro that provides spectacular close-ups and the dramatic look of a video shot with shallow depth-of-field.
Cinema-Look Filter offers seven different built-in filters to create video with a variety of professional cinematic looks, and Touch Decoration allows you to superimpose and record a variety of fun and exciting images for a creative flair.
Story Creator provides a list of suggested scenes that have improved shooting tips to help you produce your own masterpiece.
24p Cinema Mode provides the look and feel of a Hollywood movie and 30p Progressive is ideal for clips intended to be posted on the web.
Microphone terminal with manual audio level control, and headphone terminal provide exceptional flexibility.
What's in the Box
VIXIA HF R30 Camcorder
Battery Pack BP-709
Compact Power Adapter CA-110
Stylus Pen
USB Cable IFC-300PCU/S
HDMI Cable HTC-100/S
Bundled CD ROMs:
Pixela Video Browser / Network Utility Disc
ImageBrowser EX/ Image Mix / Music Data Disc
Tech Specs
Standard Definition or High Definition High Definition
Television System NTSC
Video Recording system AVCHD/MPEG-4
Image Sensor 1/4.85-inch CMOS, RGB Primary Color Filter
Total Pixels Approx. 3.28 Megapixels
Effective Pixels Video: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
Photo: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
Maximum recording Time 8 GB Internal Flash Drive in AVCHD:
LP (5Mbps):
3 hours
SP (7Mbps):
2 hours 20 minutes
XP+ (12Mbps):
1 hour 25 minutes
FXP (17Mbps) - Allows 1920 x 1080 recording:
1 hour
MXP (24Mbps) - Allows 1920 x 1080 recording:
40 minutes
8 GB Internal Flash Drive in MP4:
4Mbps: 4 hours 10 minutes
9Mbps: 1 hour 55 minutes
Lens Zoom Ratio:
51x Advanced*/32 Optical/1020x Digital
*Manual Mode/Cinema Mode Only
Focal Length:
35mm Film Equivalent:
Optical Zoom: 38.5-1232mm
Advanced Zoom Off: 38.5-1232mm
Advanced Zoom On: 33.9-1729mm
Zoom Speed:
Variable/ 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds
Max. F/Stop: f/1.8-4.5
Focusing System TTL (Through The Lens)
Manual Exposure Yes
Programmed AE Smart Auto, M Mode*1, Cinema Mode*2
*1 P, SCN*3,
*2 P only
*3 Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks)
Max Shutter Speed Movie: 1/2000 sec.
Still Image: 1/500 sec.
Minimum Focusing Distance - Auto mode: 10 mm (AF linkage: WIDE end), 1 m in intermediate zoom range, approx. 50 cm at TELE end
All other modes: 10 mm (WIDE end), 1 m across entire zooming range (from edge of lens) However, approx. 50 cm at tele macro setting established at this time (automatic movement to TELE end)
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Tungsten, Manual
Frame Rate NTSC:
AVCHD: 60i/PF24/PF30
MP4: 24P/30P
Minimum Illumination NTSC: 5 lx,
0.4 lx in Low Light Mode (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)
Image Stabilization Optical System (Lens-shift system)
Intelligent IS in Auto mode
Dynamic IS (default)
Powered IS
Macro IS
Tripod Mode
IS Modes other than Intelligent IS; Dynamic IS and Powered IS settings can be made manually in Manual/Cinema Mode:
Standard IS
IS Off
* Angle detection and sensor-based movement vector detection (hybrid supported)
Filter Diameter Not Supported
Viewfinder Not Available
LCD Screen 3.0-inch Widescreen Color Touch Panel LCD (Approx. 230,000 dots)
Recording Media Built-in 8 GB memory and 1 additional SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot*
USB Terminal mini-AB: Hi-Speed USB supported
Video Terminal Component (output), Composite (output)
Audio AVCHD Satisfied: Dolby Digital AC3 (2 Channel)
MP4 Satisfied: MPEG-2 AAC-LC (2 Channel)
Sampling Frequency: 48 KHz
Accessory Shoe Not Available
Supplied Video Editing Software Video Browser Editing Disc
ImageBrowser Disc
Network Utility Disc
HDMI Terminal Available; Mini connector, CEC, x.v. Color supported
Microphone Terminal 3.5 mm dia. stereo mini-jack
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal 3.5 mm dia. 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)
Operating Temperature range 23° to 113° F, 60% relative humidity
32° to 104° F, 85% relative humidity (performance)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 2.1 x 2.2. x 4.5 in / 54 x 55 x 115mm (Not including grip belt)
Weight Approx 8.8 oz / 250g (Not including grip belt)
Approx. 9.9 oz./ 280g (Including BP-709, memory card and grip belt)
Product Attributes
Image Stabilization Type Optical
Optical Zoom (x) 32
Product Line VIXIA
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Sensor Type CMOS
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