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<br/>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&#160;HF&#160;M30 starts recording video faster than you've ever seen before. In addition, when you review, you'll have quick access to your footage.<br/><br/>Another plus is the VIXIA&#160;HF&#160;M30'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."<br/><br/>While we certainly hope you keep your VIXIA&#160;HF&#160;M30 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 there is damage to your recording media or to the moving parts found in other camcorders.<br/>
<br/>HD-to-SD Downconversion allows you to convert recorded high definition video to standard definition files while safely preserving the original HD video. These standard definition files make it even more convenient to edit, share video online, or create a DVD. The downconverted video can be transferred to your computer via traditional methods &#8211; i.e. USB connection, card slot &#8211; or wirelessly to sharing sites with an Eye-Fi SD memory card.<br/><br/><br/>The VIXIA&#160;HF&#160;M30 is compatible with the Eye-Fi SD Memory Card. It&#8217;s possible to wirelessly transfer your down-converted video and photos to your computer, or upload them directly to online sharing sites in a few simple steps. Insert an Eye-Fi SD Memory Card into the SD card slot on the camcorder, configure your computer to select the target site (e.g., Facebook, YouTube, Shutterfly, Flickr) and you&#8217;re ready to share your standard definition files with family, friends, and the world!<br/><br/>Canon camcorders are not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions, including wireless transfer. In case of an issue with the Eye-Fi card, please consult with the card manufacturer. The use of Eye-Fi cards may not be approved in all regions, or from one region to another, please contact the card manufacturer for status of approval in the country/region of use. Canon makes no representations or warranties with respect to any third party accessory or product mentioned herein. <br/>


Standard Definition or High Definition

High Definition

Power Consumption

3.5W (LP Mode, LCD set to normal brightness)

Television System


Video Recording system

MPEG4-AVC / H.264

Image Sensor

1/4-inch CMOS, RGB Primary Color Filter

Total Pixels

Approx. 3.89 Megapixels

Effective Pixels

Video: Approx. 2.99 Megapixels (2304 x 1296); Advanced Zoom ON: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
Photo: 16:9 Approx. 2.99 Megapixels (2304 x 1296); 4:3 Approx. 3.31 Megapixels (2100 x 1575)

Maximum recording Time

8GB internal flash drive: Recording time based on internal flash memory only. Greater capacity is possible when SD memory cards are used.
LP (5Mbps) 3 hours
SP (7Mbps) 2 hours 20 minutes
XP+ (12Mbps) 1 hour 25 minutes
FXP (17Mbps) 1 hour - Allows 1920 x 1080 Full HD Recording
MXP (24Mbps) 40 minutes - Allows 1920 x 1080 Full HD Recording


Zoom Ratio 15x Optical/18x Advanced Zoom/300x Digital
Focal Length f-4.1 - 61.5mm (35mm equivalent 39.5 - 592.5mm)
Zoom Speed Variable / 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds
Max. F/Stop f/1.8-3.2

Focusing System

Instant AF, Face Priority AF, TTL (through the lens)

Manual Exposure


Programmed AE

Smart Auto, P, Av, Tv, Cine*, Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night Scene, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks, Underwater, Surface

Max Shutter Speed

Movie: 1/2000, Still image: 1/500

Focusing System

10mm (wide) / 1m (tele)

White Balance

Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent, Manual

Frame Rate

60i, 24p Progressive (records at 60i), 30p Progressive (records at 60i)

Minimum Illumination

0.4 lx (Low Light mode)

Image Stabilization

Dynamic SuperRange Optical (lens shift) / Standard SuperRange Optical (lens shift) / Powered IS

Filter Diameter




LCD Screen

2.7-inch Touch Panel Widescreen color LCD (Approx. 211,000 dots)



Recording Media

Internal flash drive (8GB) or SD / SDHC memory card**

USB Terminal

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed

Video Terminal

component (output), composite (output)


Dolby Digital 2 channel (AC-3), 5.1-channel (with optional Canon SM-V1 5.1-Channel Surround Microphone)

Accessory Shoe

mini Advanced

Supplied Video Editing Software

Pixela ImageMixer 3SE

HDMI Terminal

HDMI Mini Connector (output), CEC and x.v.Color supported

Microphone Terminal

3.5 mm stereo mini-jack

AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal

3.5 mm 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)


(W x H x D) Approx. 2.7 x 2.4 x 4.8in. (68 x 60 x 123mm)

Weight (not including battery pack and memory card)

Approx. 11.3 oz. (320g)


Approx. 13.4 oz. (380g) (including BP-808, memory card and grip belt)

* Movie mode only.
** 1920 x 1080 movie recording requires a Class 4 or higher memory card. For other recording formats, a Class 2 or higher card is recommended. Also, movie recording requires cards with 128MB of memory or more. Cards made by Toshiba, SanDisk or Matsushita are recommended. No particular restrictions apply for still images.


VIXIA HF M30 VIXIA HF M30 Dual Flash Memory Camcorder Wireless Controller WL-D89 Stereo Video Cable STV-250N USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU Compact Power Adapter CA-570 Battery Pack BP-808 Component Cable CTC-100/S Pixela ImageMixer 3SE Video Editing Software Music CD Digital Video Solution Disc

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* Optional Canon SM-V1 5.1-Channel Surround Microphone required.

† Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.

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