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Canon Optura 30 Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Canon Optura 30 Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the zoom and price. The color and image quality are also appreciated, whereas views about the size and battery are different. Many are less positive about the usability.

portability, image quality, color, price, zoom

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Optura 30 Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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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. People really like the price and zoom. The image quality and color are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the usability.

portability, color, image quality, zoom, price

usability

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

Aug, 2019

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

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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

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