Canon VIXIA HF G30 HD Camcorder with HD CMOS Pro
The Vixia HF G30 is recognizable to both professionals and home camcorder users alike. It’s comfortable to hold and its buttons are easily accessible. There’s a front focus/zoom ring and an exposure dial which are both incredibly useful. A joystick right by the thumb allows for easy menu access without having to dirty up the LCD touch screen and five user programmable buttons let you set up the camera any way you want. While it doesn’t have internal storage like its predecessor the G20, the camera can now shoot full HD at 60p to create better slow motion or capture motion heavy events like sporting events.
The 20x optical zoom is also a great feature maximizing the potential of Canon optics. The images are sharp and the battery life is excellent. WiFi connectivity can be used to upload content to the web or control the camera using any laptop, tablet, or smartphone device. The camera stands up admirably to similar competition, but it is probably on the low end of the prosumer spectrum.