The New Canon VIXIA HF G30 Camcorder Opens up New Possibilities for Video
Enthusiasts and Advanced Amateurs
Features Include a 20x Zoom Lens, Newly Designed HD CMOS Pro Sensor, MP4
Recording and Wireless Capabilities
MELVILLE, N.Y. -- April 03, 2013
Unveiling an outstanding device for video enthusiasts and advanced amateurs,
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced a
new flagship camcorder, the VIXIA HF G30 camcorder. This new camcorder
features a powerful 20x Genuine Canon HD Video Lens, MP4 recording, and
built-in Wi-Fi® capability with dual band wireless support, making the VIXIA
HF G30 camcorder a great device to help preserve inspirational moments in
stunning image quality. Whether capturing a once in a lifetime trip or
creating a movie, avid videographers will enjoy the sophisticated capabilities
of this powerful device in a compact body.
“The new VIXIA HF G30 camcorder opens up new possibilities for advanced
amateurs looking to explore their creative potential with professional-level
performance and wireless capabilities in a consumer camcorder,” said Yuichi
Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies
and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.
The newly designed 20x wide-angle (35mm equivalent: 26.8mm – 536mm) f/1.8 HD
Video Lens has been designed to offer advanced amateur videographers
wide-angle and powerful zooming without compromising quality. The new lens was
built using the same Hi-UD (Hi Index Ultra Low Dispersion) technology found in
Canon’s XF professional camcorder line, helping to reduce chromatic
aberrations throughout the zoom range. A new 8-blade circular aperture on the
lens utilizes the same technology found in Canon’s popular EF series of
lenses, which helps create a more natural, smoother out-of-focus area than
previous G-Series models. In addition to the lens, the VIXIA HF G30 camcorder
features a dedicated manual focus ring as well as a custom key, a feature
commonly found in professional level video products. While utilizing the
manual focus ring, shooters can switch between the focus and zoom feature when
using the Focus/Zoom Selection Switch located at the back of the camera.
Precise adjustments are right at a user’s fingertip with the ring, allowing
users to create videos quickly and smoothly.
The size of the new HD CMOS PRO Image Sensor was increased 1/2.84-inch over
the previous sensor, answering the demand for performance from the newly
designed lens. The new image sensor, combined with the new DIGIC DV 4 Image
Processor and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization, work together offering
high sensitivity and wide dynamic range, while providing images with low
noise, more depth, and enhancing vibration control. The SuperRange Optical
Image Stabilization feature includes a new Dynamic Mode. This mode helps to
substantially reduce image distortion, even when shooting while walking,
resulting in steady video.
The new VIXIA HF G30 camcorder features a variety of improvements over the
prior G-Series models designed to help enhance the overall shooting experience
and inspire users to capture creative content from virtually anywhere. For the
first time in the G-series lineup, both 1080/60p MP4 (35Mbps) and AVCHD
Progressive (28Mbps) recording are available through the newly introduced Dual
Recording feature. Now, users can experience great output flexibility, whether
sharing short clips with friends and family or editing a more in-depth video.
The VIXIA HF G30 camcorder also supports cinematic recording at Native 24p,
allowing for maximum resolution and high image quality, and the easy to use
pull-down conversion helps prevent loss of image quality. For added
convenience, two SD memory card slots are available, while the Relay Recording
feature automatically continues to record on the second SD memory card^1 once
the first one becomes full.
Operation is intuitive and seamless with the new vividly brilliant 3.5-inch
Organic LED Touch Panel Display that utilizes Electrostatic technology. This
newly integrated technology allows users to control focus, exposure, and track
shooting subjects with the simple swipe or touch of the screen – similar to
the experience found on a smartphone or tablet.
The new seesaw-style zoom mirrors the design of professional-grade camcorders
and offers improved ease-of-use over prior G-Series models. The VIXIA HF G30
camcorder features a Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe as well as a cold shoe,
allowing users to add external microphones or additional lighting. In
addition, the audio jack includes headphone and microphone terminals. The
VIXIA HF G30 camcorder is compatible with the optional Canon WM-V1 Wireless
Microphone, and optional GP-E2 GPS Receiver. The GP-E2 can be connected to the
camcorder using a USB cable, providing location and time information of your
recording, which can be a very useful tool for editing and archiving purposes.
Advanced Wireless Connectivity
For shooting situations that make capturing the perfect shot difficult, the
VIXIA HF G30 camcorder’s new Wi-Fi Remote feature allows users to control the
camcorder remotely and change settings via a versatile web browser when using
your tablet, smartphone or PC. With the dual band wireless support (5GHz and
2.4GHz), users can select from two wireless frequencies to help improve signal
strength in areas with increased signal interference.
No matter the level of user, consumers recognize the need and convenience of
uploading and sharing their video quickly. While using the Movie Uploader app,
you can connect the camcorder to an iOS tablet or smartphone, available for
free download in the Apple App store, allowing users to view, save or even
upload videos previously recorded on the camcorder without the hassle of
cables or wires.
Professional Controls and Shooting Assist Functions
The VIXIA HF G30 camcorder has been packed with several professional features
to give the user a level of comfort and operability. The VIXIA HF G30
camcorder includes advanced features like manual color temperature adjustment
(2,000K-15,000K in 100K increments), color bars with test tone, manual shutter
speed and aperture control, a built-in Remote Control Terminal (which supports
LANC protocol). Despite its compact body the VIXIA HF G30 camcorder features
the new 0.24-inch high-resolution (1.56-million-dot) angle-adjustable color
viewfinder (CVF) with a large-sized eyecup. The CVF can be tilted at a
45-degree angle, improving operation during low-angle shooting. The new zoom
lever inherits the same level of zoom operation as found in professional level
cameras, allowing for the shooter to quickly zoom in and out, and respond to
almost any shooting scenario.
Pricing and Availability
The VIXIA HF G30 camcorder is currently scheduled to be available in June with
an estimated retail price of $1,699.99.
For more information about the VIXIA HF G30 camcorder and a full list of
product specifications, visit www.usa.canon.com/camcorder.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business,
and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $40 billion in
global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall
in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s
Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the
PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital
camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for
camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest
level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based
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