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Canon Optura 30 Camcorder

We have collected and analysed 4 expert reviews and 27 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 70/100 and users rate it 76/100. The average review date is 02-03-2006. We have compared these reviews to 369483 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 74/100 = Good. Last update: 17-12-2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon Optura 30 Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Canon Optura 30 Camcorder from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Opinions about the price and zoom are overall positive. The image quality and color also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the usability.

portability, color, image quality, zoom, price

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84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Optura 30 MiniDV Camcorder w/12x Optical ZoomCanon Optura 30 MiniDV Camcorder w/12x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Glenn Menin (pcmag.com)

Canon Optura 30

 

Compact and solid with good ergonomics, the Canon Optura 30 delivers good video and better still-image capture ability than most.

Decent video. Full feature set. Manual focus ring provides lots of control. Intelligent hot shoe. Top-loading cassette design allows for changing tapes while using a tripod. Built-in flash. Impressive still-image capture ability.

No AF assist lamp, no audio gain control, no headlight.

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Oct, 2004

Expert review by : Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

With a 1/3.4-inch CCD at over two megapixels, the Optura 30 appears to be an attempt by Canon to improve its low-light performance. While this might not be the case, the Optura 30 certainly offers much to appeal to the camcorder buyer, including a...

Focus ring, - Ports, - Still resolution, - Hot shoe

Low optical zoom, - Relatively poor low light, - Handling

Oct, 2004

Expert review by : Alex Burack (camcorderinfo.com)

Canon Optura 30 Camcorder Review - Canon MiniDV Camcorders

 

With just over 1.2 million effective pixels for video and 2 million effective pixels for still images, the Canon Optura 30 Mini DV camcorder produces a crisp, vivid image for a camera priced at just US$899. The Optura 30 contains a 2.2 Megapixel...

Jun, 2004

Expert review by (best-digital-camcorder-reviews.com)

Canon Optura 30

 

The Canon Optura 30 is a Mini DV camcorder with a 12x Optical Zoom.

Whether shooting up-close or from a distance, the Canon Optura 30 delivers video and photos with exceptional definition and contrast, making every shot you take a potential award-winner. Featuring Genuine Canon Optics, the Optura 30 combines a powerful...

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Excellent all around camera

 

I bought this camera with the intention of making short movies. I did a lot of research to get the most for my money, and I got exactly what I wanted. For budding filmmakers, you can't get a cheaper camera with this kind of image quality, an effective ...

Video quality, manual controls, still images, overall design and handling, decent image stabilization

LCD hard to see in sunlight, mediocre low light performance, short battery life

May, 2005

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Superb Optics and Extensive Featureset

 

After my Sharp digital camcorder stopped functioning after under two years of ownership I decided it was time to invest in something a little bit more high end. I took a trip to the local electronics superstore and began browsing the camcorder section....

Compact, superb Canon optics, feature-packed, great overall performance

A little on the pricey side, non-standard lens size

Mar, 2005