About the Canon G30
The Canon G30 is a special little video camera. In our eyes, it’s pretty much the perfect little video camera. This little beast of a camera offers 1080/60p recording in .MP4 (35Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps) for amamzing high quality capture of moving subjects. You also get the ability of slow and fast recording plus native 24p recording.
This video camera allows you to speed up your recording to 250% or slow it down to 40% to critique those specific moments you’re looking for in a routine or performance.
The Canon G30 also features built in Wi-Fi technology which allows you to wirelessly share images and videos. You can upload directly to iOS devices with a free Canon Movie Uploader app and even control the camera within your phone.
The VIXIA HF G30 is equipped with a 2.91 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor. As the name implies, you’ll have a professional-level image sensor working for you, meaning you get pixels that are significantly larger and more sensitive than the ones in most consumer camcorders. Capturing more light enables you to capture video with wide dynamic range, and achieve high-quality video even in dimly lit conditions.
What about memory cards?
The VIXIA HF G30 allows you to record video directly to widely available SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards with capacities ranging from over 32GB to 2TB. They are available in ultra-fast reading and writing speeds and make it easy to share video. Plus, dual slots on the VIXIA HF G30 enable Relay Recording. The camcorder automatically switches to the second memory card when the first becomes full, so there’s no need to worry about running out of recording time during a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime shot.
An 8GB card shooting AVCHD at 28Mpbs will record for approximately 35 minutes. That same card shooting MP4 at 35Mbps will shoot for approximately 30 minutes.
Dual Recording and built-in transcoding help ensure that you’ll have the right format available for your needs. Using the power of the DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor, the VIXIA HF G30 camcorder can simultaneously record video in AVCHD format to one SD card, and in MP4 format to the other SD card^. The widely used MP4 format provides quick, conversion-free playback on tablets and smartphones, and lets you upload videos directly to social networking sites for easy sharing with friends, family and the world. AVCHD is perfect for watching videos on an HDTV or archiving them to Blu-ray discs. The camcorder also has a built-in transcoding function that converts AVCHD files to MP4s, or from MP4 to MP4 across memory media, making them easy to upload to the Web or save to an SD card.
The VIXIA HF G30 is powered by a new, higher capacity battery pack. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery not only lets you shoot longer, but features intelligent technology that accurately indicates remaining battery time down to the minute, for extra insurance that you’ll never miss an important shooting opportunity.
The Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe allows you to attach optional Canon accessories, such as the VL-5 Video Light, VFL-2 Video Flash Light*, DM-100 Directional Stereo Microphone or SM-V1 5.1-Channel Surround Microphone
To enhance focusing capability, the VIXIA HF G30 also features Focus Assist. Normally found in professional broadcast-quality cameras, this feature helps in capturing your subject in razor-sharp focus. It works by providing a 2x magnification of your subject, which is automatically cancelled when you start recording.
Zebra, Color Bars, Test Tone
Videographers with exacting needs will appreciate the VIXIA HF G30’s range of functions designed to pinpoint focus adjustment, exposure control, and help you get professional-level quality from the camcorder. Zebra pattern indicates “blown out” or high brightness areas to help you set proper exposure. Color bars and test tone can be selected and recorded in order to adjust video and audio quality.
With the Level Marker feature, it’s easy to keep the camcorder level for more accurate framing. The Grid Marker provides a reference grid in your viewfinder. Depending on the background color of your shot, you can choose between two different colors for better viewing contrast.