Successor to the award-winning HV20, the HV30 derives all the benefits of the Canon HD Camera System – Canon HD Lens, Full HD CMOS sensor and DIGIC DV II processor – for outstanding HDV1080i images.
- Canon HD Camera System
- Instant AF
- 10x optical zoom lens with Super Range OIS
- Versatile range of connections and inputs
- Multiangle Vivid LCD
- True 25p shooting
- Extended shooting times
- Advanced photo features
- Analogue-to-digital conversion
The digital filmmaker’s camcorder – outstanding image quality and genuine versatility.
Canon HD Camera System
The HV30 inherits the HV20’s Canon HD Camera System – the unique combination of a genuine Canon HD Video Lens, a 2.96MP Full HD CMOS sensor and the DIGIC DV II processor. Designed and manufactured by Canon, these components integrate seamlessly to deliver superb HDV1080i (High Definition Video) images, recorded to tape.
Focusing in HD can be difficult, since even slight errors are noticeable. The HV30 employs a unique hybrid system called Instant AF for extremely fast, accurate auto focusing – making it easier to capture pin sharp HD pictures.
Canon HD Video Lens
A 10x optical zoom lens, specially engineered for HD video, inherits Canon’s extensive expertise in broadcast lens manufacture. With Canon’s Super Range Optical Image Stabilizer, all kinds of camera shake are compensated for.
An Advanced Accessory Shoe lets moviemakers adapt the camcorder to their needs – a range of peripherals can be added to suit any shooting situation. Manual audio controls allow sound recording to be finely controlled; an HDMI output jack is the quickest way to connect to a compatible HD TV or computer.
Multiangle Vivid LCD
The HV30 features Canon’s advanced 2.7” Multiangle Vivid LCD screen. Making it easier to monitor recording when shooting from particularly high or low angles, it has a wide 135-degree viewing angle. HCAR surface treatment ensures sharp images, a wider range of vibrant colours and reduced screen reflection.
Cinema-style 25p shooting
For ambitious moviemakers, the HV30 features true 25p (progressive) shooting. Allied to a dedicated CINE image mode, movies have the look and feel of film. 25p shooting also offers improved low-light performance, increasing shooting options even further.
Shoot for longer
The HV30 is compatible with Canon’s optional high capacity battery (BP-2L24H) – extending shooting times and cutting out the need to carry spares.
Digital photos are stored to MiniSD card. Advanced photo features includes a one-push histogram display to monitor brightness levels. Split path processing allows simultaneous video and 2.07MP still capture. Print photos directly on PictBridge compatible printers.
Via an AV input connection, analogue footage (including old home movies) can be transferred to digital tape for safekeeping.