The VIXIA HF S30 can record up to 12 hours of the most crisp, high definition video possible, with a 32GB internal flash drive. It is also equipped with two SDXC-compatible memory card slots, but it gets even better. With Relay Recording, the camcorder automatically switches video recording from the internal drive to the next available SD memory card, when the memory becomes full. It will be easier than ever to capture that late game play or the exact moment those first steps are taken.
You’ll also have the flexibility of copying video from your VIXIA HF S30’s internal drive to one of the two removable SD memory cards, or from one card to the other. That makes it easy to insert the card into your computer or HDTV’s card reader and view your recorded footage immediately.
The VIXIA HF S30 is also compatible with SDXC memory cards, which provide super-high capacity storage and ultra-fast data transfer speeds. Unlike the SDHC standard which has a storage capacity ranging from 4GB to 32GB, the SDXC standard increases storage capacity from more than 32GB up to 2TB.
MXP (app. 24Mbps)
FXP (app. 17Mbps)
XP+ (app. 12Mbps)
SP (app. 7Mbps)
LP (app. 5Mbps)
1 hour 10 min.
1 hour 30 min.
1 hour 25 min.
2 hours 20 min.
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2 hours 5 min.
2 hours 50 min.
4 hours 45 min.
6 hours 5 min.
2 hours 55 min.
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5 hours 55 min.
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11 hours 30 min.
19 hours 10 min.
24 hours 30 min.
* Size of internal memory in VIXIA HF S30.
The maximum memory capacity and recording time can be substantially increased by the combination of the internal memory and the size of the SD memory card chosen. For example, the VIXIA HF S30’s 32GB of internal memory, combined with two removable 64GB memory cards, would give 160GB in total memory capacity, and over 61 hours of recording time at LP setting.
MXP and FXP modes record in 1920 x 1080 and require a Class 4 or higher SDHC or SDXC Card.
The advantages of flash memory go beyond the added recording time. You'll also appreciate the quick response time, because there are no moving parts. Press the record button and your VIXIA HF S30 starts recording video faster than you've ever seen before. In addition, when you review, you'll have quick access to your footage.
Another plus is the VIXIA HF S30's low power consumption rate, allowing your battery to last longer. It's just what you need so you don't miss that pivotal play on the field or the moment when they say "I do."
While we certainly hope you keep your VIXIA HF S30 securely in your hand while shooting, if it happens to slip, or you accidentally knock it against something, you'll be happy to know that flash memory makes your camcorder more shock-resistant than other recording storage systems. It also minimizes the chance of data loss if you accidentally jolt or drop your camcorder.
Pay attention to the zoom range
I have this product for 8 months or so. I wish I paid more attention to the zoom range. The zoom range is f-6.4-64mm (35mm equivalent 43.5-435mm) which is a disaster when you tape your daughters dance show for example. I wish I read more before purchasing this product.
February 12, 2012
Takes good photos as well.
Got this for a recent trip to Yellowstone. Was amazed at the detail level of the video, can see fine fur detail when zoomed in on animals. The photos come out good for 8 Meg. I added the SM-V1 5.1-Channel Surround Microphone to get the Elk bugling during the rut and it was great. I am really impressed with the sound and video from such a small compact camcorder, it carries easily on day hikes. Also performed good at dusk, not great but good, real good actually.
September 25, 2011
I have used this camera for the last 6-8 months shooting mainly my son's sporting events (track and football), and this camera has reallly deliveredd.
Imaqge quality is great, and the built in image stabilization is great, especially when shooting these faster moving sports.
Sound quality is frankly, amazing. Tiny mic picks up full, rich sound.
Simple data transfers to computer with supplied software.
Everything about this little camera is easy and enjoyable.
September 18, 2011
Jack the Giant Killer!
This Light Weight HD Camcorder is a pleasure to use with a very high quality picture. I am happy Canon chose to include the SDXC Option. I like the high quality flip out LCD Monitor as well as the EVF. I would buy another if Canon would build a Super Wide Angle Version of this VIXIA HF S30. I sure would like to see a field of view like the 16-35 mm on my 5D Markll , with very little distortion. Thank you Canon.
September 3, 2011