The Canon VIXIA HF M30 Dual Flash Memory Camcorder features an 8GB internal flash drive and an SD memory card slot in an ultra-sleek, compact and lightweight body - it's a brilliant blend of capability and convenience. Canon's advanced imaging technologies, including a Genuine Canon 15x HD Video Lens and 3.89-megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor, help to deliver high definition video and 3.3 megapixel photos with incredible detail and lifelike color.
Sophisticated features such as Smart Auto "reads" the visual components of the scene you're shooting and chooses the best settings. Touch & Track allows you to achieve sharp focus and precise exposure for any subject, simply by touching the 2.7" Touch Panel LCD. And to complete the entertainment picture, 5.1-Channel Surround Sound* ensures your audio is every bit as impressive as your video.
The good: Very good video at highest quality setting; nice lens performance.
The bad: Poorly designed touch-screen menu system; short battery life; defaults to low-quality video mode.
The bottom line: At its best, the Canon Vixia HF M3x series--composed of the M300, M30, M31, and M32--delivers a very good blend of video quality, features, and performance for the money, but some people may find the touch-screen interface extremely frustrating to use and the battery life painfully short. Plus, you really need to bump up to the highest bit rate quality. Of the series, the HF M300 is the best deal.
Pros: Good Battery Life, Easy Computer Connectivity,Great Sound/Audio, Accurate, Vivid Colors, Compact Design, Excellent Image Quality, Durable,Ergonomic/Comfortable To Hold, Easy TV Connectivity,Easy To Use
Cons: Slow Still Image Capture, No Shoulder Strap Included With Kit, No Hdmi Included, Convoluted Menu Options, Steep Learning Curve
- Records up to 3 hours of crisp high definition video to an 8GB internal flash drive or directly to removable SD memory cards
- Genuine Canon 15x HD Video Lens delivers unsurpassed image quality
- Canon 3.89-Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor captures video at 1920 x 1080 resolution
- Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor provides the ultimate in color and imaging performance
- Dynamic SuperRange OIS corrects a full range of motion