VIXIA HF R30

High Definition Camcorders

Flash Memory Camcorder
Item Code: 5976B002
Estimated Retail Price: $399.99

Specifications

Main Unit Specs

Standard Definition or High DefinitionHigh Definition
Television SystemNTSC
Video Recording systemAVCHD/MPEG-4
Image Sensor1/4.85-inch CMOS, RGB Primary Color Filter
Total PixelsApprox. 3.28 Megapixels
Effective PixelsVideo: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
Photo: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
Maximum recording Time

8 GB Internal Flash Drive in AVCHD:

LP (5Mbps):
3 hours

SP (7Mbps):
2 hours 20 minutes

XP+ (12Mbps):
1 hour 25 minutes

FXP (17Mbps) - Allows 1920 x 1080 recording:
1 hour

MXP (24Mbps) - Allows 1920 x 1080 recording:
40 minutes

8 GB Internal Flash Drive in MP4:
4Mbps: 4 hours 10 minutes

9Mbps: 1 hour 55 minutes
Lens

Zoom Ratio:
51x Advanced*/32 Optical/1020x Digital

*Manual Mode/Cinema Mode Only

Focal Length:
2.8-89.6mm

35mm Film Equivalent:
Optical Zoom: 38.5-1232mm
Advanced Zoom Off: 38.5-1232mm
Advanced Zoom On: 33.9-1729mm

Zoom Speed:
Variable/ 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds

Max. F/Stop: f/1.8-4.5
Focusing SystemTTL (Through The Lens)
Manual ExposureYes
Programmed AE

Smart Auto, M Mode*1, Cinema Mode*2

*1 P, SCN*3,
*2 P only
*3 Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks)

Max Shutter SpeedMovie: 1/2000 sec.
Still Image: 1/500 sec.
Minimum Focusing Distance

- Auto mode: 10 mm (AF linkage: WIDE end), 1 m in intermediate zoom range, approx. 50 cm at TELE end

- All other modes: 10 mm (WIDE end), 1 m across entire zooming range (from edge of lens) However, approx. 50 cm at tele macro setting established at this time (automatic movement to TELE end)
White BalanceAuto, Daylight, Tungsten, Manual
Frame RateNTSC:
AVCHD: 60i/PF24/PF30
MP4: 24P/30P
Minimum IlluminationNTSC: 5 lx,
0.4 lx in Low Light Mode (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)
Image Stabilization

Optical System (Lens-shift system)

- Intelligent IS in Auto mode
- Dynamic IS (default)
- Powered IS
- Macro IS
- Tripod Mode

IS Modes other than Intelligent IS; Dynamic IS and Powered IS settings can be made manually in Manual/Cinema Mode:

- Standard IS
- IS Off

* Angle detection and sensor-based movement vector detection (hybrid supported)

Filter DiameterNot Supported
ViewfinderNot Available
LCD Screen3.0-inch Widescreen Color Touch Panel LCD (Approx. 230,000 dots)
Recording MediaBuilt-in 8 GB memory and 1 additional SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot*
USB Terminalmini-AB: Hi-Speed USB supported
Video TerminalComposite (output)
AudioAVCHD Satisfied: Dolby Digital AC3 (2 Channel)
MP4 Satisfied: MPEG-2 AAC-LC (2 Channel)

Sampling Frequency: 48 KHz
Accessory ShoeNot Available
Supplied Video Editing SoftwareVideo Browser Editing Disc
ImageBrowser Disc
Network Utility Disc
HDMI TerminalAvailable; Mini connector, CEC, x.v. Color supported
Microphone Terminal3.5 mm dia. stereo mini-jack
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal3.5 mm dia. 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)
Operating Temperature range

23° to 113° F, 60% relative humidity

32° to 104° F, 85% relative humidity (performance)
Dimensions(W x H x D) Approx. 2.1 x 2.2. x 4.5 in / 54 x 55 x 115mm (Not including grip belt)
WeightApprox 8.8 oz / 250g (Not including grip belt)
Approx. 9.9 oz./ 280g (Including BP-709, memory card and grip belt)
 
* Use of Class 4 or above (4, 6 or 10) memory cards is recommended for recording MXP or FXP (1920 x 1080 pixel recording) movies. For other recording formats, a Class 2 or higher card is recommended. Also, movie (AVCHD/MP4) recording requires cards with 128MB of memory or more.