Canon LEGRIA HF G30

LEGRIA HD Camcorders

Canon LEGRIA HF G30

Canon LEGRIA HF G30

Capture the action like a pro with the Canon LEGRIA HF G30

The flagship LEGRIA HF G30 camcorder packs high-specification optics, sensor and stabiliser plus Wi-Fi connectivity into a compact body, ideal for enthusiasts who want to match their creativity with professional quality videos.

  • 20x zoom, 26.8mm wide-angle lens; 8 blade circular aperture
  • Control settings remotely and share with Wi-Fi
  • Simultaneous recording of AVCHD and MP4
  • Canon HD CMOS PRO sensor, DIGIC DV 4
  • Optical Intelligent IS
  • Full manual control
  • Instant AF; Face Detection
  • 8.8cm OLED touch screen
Canon LEGRIA HF G30
  • Full HD Full HD
  • HD Video Lens HD Video Lens
  • Wide Angle Lens Wide Angle Lens
  • 20x Optical Zoom 20x Optical Zoom
  • Steady shots in every situation Steady shots in every situation
  • Steady shooting on the move Steady shooting on the move
  • Superb low-light shooting Superb low-light shooting
  • DIGIC Processing Power DIGIC Processing Power
  • Wi-Fi remote and easy sharing Wi-Fi remote and easy sharing
  • 8-Bladed Circular Aperture 8-Bladed Circular Aperture
  • 28Mbps AVCHD recording 28Mbps AVCHD recording
  • 35 Mbps MP4 recording 35 Mbps MP4 recording
  • Perfect audio to match the scene Perfect audio to match the scene
  • Professional Audio Professional Audio
  • 8.8cm Organic LED touch screen 8.8cm Organic LED touch screen
  • Dual SDXC card slots Dual SDXC card slots
  • Instant Auto Focus Instant Auto Focus

Useful info

20x zoom, 26.8mm wide-angle lens, 8-blade aperture

The brand new 26.8mm wide angle lens provides better image quality than ever before in a compact camcorder, while the smooth 20x optical zoom lets you get closer to the action. A new, 8-blade circular aperture enables beautiful ‘Bokeh’ effect.

Wi-Fi Remote

Enjoy the freedom of controlling your LEGRIA HF G30 when the camcorder is positioned out of reach. Control a number of settings, including shutter speed, focus and exposure wirelessly by using your smartphone or tablets web browser.

Dual-Format Recording

Simultaneously record in different formats (AVCHD and MP4) or at different bitrates, to the dual SDXC card slots and enjoy the twin benefits of professional quality footage and easy upload to the web. Capture fast and slow motion when shooting in MP4 format.

HD CMOS PRO sensor, DIGIC DV 4

With an effective pixel count of approximately 2.91 megapixels, the new HD CMOS PRO sensor – designed and manufactured by Canon for its professional models – delivers stunning picture quality, even in low light, as well as wide dynamic range and realistic colour reproduction. The new powerful DIGIC DV 4 image processor works with the sensor to provide images with lower noise and more depth.

Optical Intelligent Image Stabilisation

Intelligent IS combats camera shake by automatically selecting the right optical image stabilisation from 4 modes to counteract movement and prevent blur. The advanced dynamic mode corrects roll and tilt movements that can occur when walking, ensuring sharp steady videos in every situation.

Full Manual Control

A manual lens ring allows intuitive control of focus or zoom. Exposure, aperture, shutter speed and gain can all be independently adjusted using the touch screen and customisable control dial, allowing you to unleash your creativity.

Instant AutoFocus, Face Detection

Instant AF provides fast and accurate focusing for pin-sharp HD quality. Face Detection automatically optimises camcorder settings for perfectly-focused and exposed shots of people.

8.8cm (3.5”) fold-out OLED touchscreen and tiltable EVF

The responsive organic electrostatic LED touch screen, with a 1.23 million dot resolution, offers superior definition, contrast and colour reproduction over LCD. The 0.61cm (0.24”) 1.56 million pixel electronic colour viewfinder can tilt up to 45° to allow you further control especially in bright conditions

What's in the box

  • Canon LEGRIA HF G30
  • Lens hood with integrated lens barrier
  • Compact Power Adaptor CA-570
  • Wireless Controller WL-D89
  • Battery Pack BP-820
  • USB Cable
  • Stereo Video Cable
  • AC Cable
  • High Speed HDMI lead
  • User Manual Kit + Software

Product Specification

VIDEO SYSTEM

Recording Formats AVCHD/MP4
Simultaneous recording possible
Recording Medium SDXC/SDHC/SD memory cards (2 slots);
Double slot recording possible
Relay recording possible
Max Recording Time* Variable total, depending on memory card size¹
64GB SDXC card: 24hrs 30mins²³ (not supplied)
Type 1/2.84 type advanced HD CMOS PRO
Total pixels 3.09 megapixel
Effective Pixels: Movie 2.91 megapixels
Effective Pixels: Still 2.07 megapixels (16:9)
Filter Bayer pattern filter
Advanced Zoom NO
Optical Zoom 20x
Digital Zoom 400x
Focal length 3.67 - 73.4mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 26.8 - 576mm (35mm equivalent without Dynamic IS/28.8-576mm with Dynamic IS)
Maximum aperture f1.8 to f2.8 (8 Blade Circular Aperture)
Minimum focusing distance 10mm
Image Stabilizer Optical Image Stabiliser
Intelligent IS with advanced dynamic mode
Filter diameter 58mm
Wide Attachment YES (optional WA-H58)

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Image Processor DIGIC DV 4
Face Detection Technology YES
Screen size 8.8cm (3.5") Organic LED touch screen, 100% view
Pixels 1.23 million dots
Touchscreen YES - Capacitive type Organic LED panel
Manual adjustment Brightness

WI-FI FUNCTION

Wi-Fi Function YES: Wi-Fi remote and sharing functions (supports 5Ghz¹ AND 2.4Ghz)

GPS SUPPORT

GPS Support Yes: with optional GP-E2 reciever

BABY MODE

Baby Mode NO

EXTERNAL HDD STORAGE

Direct storage to external HDD NO

VIEWFINDER

Screen size 0.61cm (0.24"), 100% view
Pixels 1.56 million dots

MINIMUM ILLUMINATION

Minimum Lux. 1 lux
Night Mode Low Light (0.1 lux)
Auto Gain Control limit adjustment YES
Auto/Manual YES / YES
Control AUTO: Face Detection AF/Face Only AF/Instant AF/Medium AF/TV AF
MANUAL: Lens ring, Touchscreen LED, Focus Preset
Manual Focus Assist YES (Magnification, Peaking)

CREATIVE FEATURES

Creative Features Cinema-Look Filters
Smart AUTO YES (38 scenes)
Program AE AUTO;
M mode: P, Tv, Av, M (manual exposure), SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks);
Cinema mode: P, Tv, Av, M
Zebra YES

BACKLIGHT COMPENSATION

Backlight Compensation YES (automatic or user control)

WHITE BALANCE

Type FAWB
Auto YES
Set/Preset YES: Set 1, Set 2, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Colour Temperature

SHUTTER SPEED

Maximum 1/2000th sec.
Slow 1/2 sec.

IMAGE QUALITY ADJUSTMENT

Image Effects NO
Custom Functions Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness, Colour Depth

CUSTOM CONTROL

Custom Control YES : control dial plus 5 assignable buttons

STILL IMAGE

Capture image size 1920 x 1080 (not Cinema mode)
Continuous shooting mode NO
Auto Exposure Bracketing NO
Simultaneous Photo Recording YES
Selecting AF Frame Function NO
Histogram NO
Photo Button Touchscreen LED
Photo Burst NO

SELF TIMER

Self timer NO

REC. REVIEW/REC. SEARCH

REC. review/REC. search YES/NO

RECORDING MODE

Recording mode Four AVCHD recording quality modes¹
50P: 1920 x 1080, 28Mbps²
50i/PF25: 1920x1080, 24Mbps²
50i/PF25: 1920x1080, 17Mbps²
50i/PF25: 1440x1080, 5Mbps
Five MP4 quality recording modes
50p: 1920 x 1080, 35Mbps²
25p: 1920 x 1080, 24Mbps²
25p: 1920 x 1080, 17Mbps²
25p: 1280 x 720, 4Mbps
25p: 640x360, 3Mbps
Progressive shooting mode YES (25p)
Slow and Fast Motion Recording MP4 Mode only (2x Fast/ 0.5 Slow)
x.v.Color NO
Video Snapshot YES during recording
Pre REC YES with assigned button
Dual Shot NO
Colour Bars and Test Tone NO
Still image NO
Date NO

MEMORY CARD

Multi Media Card NO
Secure Digital Card SD / SDHC / SDXC
Movie Recording YES
Internal Data Transfer MOVIE: Yes (card A to B)
STILLS: Yes (card A to B)
System Dolby Digital 2ch (AC-3 2ch);
5.1ch surround sound (via Optional SM-V1 microphone)
Audio Scene Select YES
Zoom Microphone YES (customisable frequency response and directionality)
Manual Rec. level control YES

TERMINAL

Headphone YES
Microphone YES
USB YES (Mini-B, Hi-Speed USB - Output Only )
DV NO
Direct Print NO
Analogue-in NO
AV YES (output only)
Component YES (output only)
HDMI YES (HDMI™ Mini Connector Output Only)
Built-in charger YES

QUICK START

Quick Start NO

ACCESSORY SHOE

Accessory shoe YES ( cold shoe and mini Advanced Accessory Shoe)

PC CONNECTION KIT

DV Network Solution Disk NO
Application software YES
USB cable YES
Easy Web Upload YES
Convert to MP4 YES
HD -> SD conversion NO

WIRELESS CONTROLLER

Wireless controller YES

BATTERY PACK

Type Lithium Ion
Intelligent Battery System YES
Battery included in the kit BP-820
Max recording time (included battery) 3hrs 10mins
Long life Battery BP-828
Longer recording time** 4hrs 55mins¹

DIMENSIONS

W x H x D 115 x 84 x 231mm (with lens hood)
Weight 900g (with lens hood and battery)
Max Recording Time* ¹ Class 6 or hiher SDHC card recommended for 50P recording, Class 4 or higher SDHC card rcommended for 24Mbps/17Mbps modes, Class 2 or higher SDHC card
² Lowest Mbps recording mode
³ Recording for more than 12 hours continuously is not possible
Wi-Fi Function ¹ 5GHz band not supported in Qatar and Indonesia
Recording mode ¹ Variable bit rate used in all recording modes
² Class 6 or hiher SDHC card recommended for 50P recording, Class 4 or higher SDHC card rcommended for 24Mbps/17Mbps modes, Class 2 or higher SDHC card recommended for other recording modes, Memory card not supplied
Longer recording time** ¹ Normal LCD brightness and optional long life BP
  • *Lowest Mbps recording mode
  • **Normal LCD brightness and optional long life BP
  • Specifications are subject to change without notice