This week the brand new Canon VIXIA HF G30 camcorder was revealed as the company's new flagship, made for both advanced amateurs and video enthusiasts alike. This camera will work with a fabulous 20x Genuine Canon HD Video Lens and the ability to record straight to MP4. You'll also have built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and dual band wireless support!
You'll find nothing less than one of the best experiences you've ever had with a handheld video camera using this beastly 20x wide-angle (35mm equivalent: 26.8mm – 536mm) f/1.8 HD Video Lens. This lens uses same Hi-UD (Hi Index Ultra Low Dispersion) technology you'll be finding in Canon’s XF professional camcorder line as well as a new 8-blade circular aperture using the same tech found in Canon’s EF series lenses. You've also got a dedicated manual focus ring as well as a custom key - make it work!
You've got a whole new HD CMOS PRO Image Sensor here that works in combination with your new DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization for what Canon notes will be "high sensitivity and wide dynamic range while providing images with low noise, more depth, and enhancing vibration control."
With this camera's new Dual Recording feature you'll be able to grab both 1080/60p MP4 (35Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps). You'll also find cinematic recording at Native 24p, a set of two SD memory card slots (amazing!) and Relay Recording. With Relay Recording your recording will instantly start on one SD card after the first has been filled - greatness!
• 0.24-inch high-resolution (1.56-million-dot) angle-adjustable color viewfinder (CVF) with a large-sized eyecup
• 45-degree angle CVF tilt
• built-in Remote Control Terminal (with LANC protocol support)
• manual color temperature adjustment (2,000K-15,000K in 100K increments)
• color bars with test tone
• manual shutter speed and aperture control
• all new zoom lever
And Wi-fi connectivity allows you to work with Canon's new set of remote controls - you'll be able to control your recordings from a web browser while using your PC, smartphone, or tablet. You'll also be able to use Canon's Movie Uploader app for iOS - easy and free!
The Canon VIXIA HF G30 camcorder will be available in June starting at an estimated retail price of $1,699.99 USD. We'll be checking it out soon - stay tuned for SlashGear for all the most excellent Canon action, back to front!