Differences in Canon Vixia camcorders?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by slipper, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. slipper macrumors 68000

    slipper

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    I was pretty set on getting a Canon HF10 but i noticed there are a lot of other camcorders in the Canon Vixia line. HV30, HG20, etc.

    What are the various Canon Vixia camcorders? And whats the differences?

    Side note: My main objective is to get a consumer level HD camcorder with excellent low light performance, Canon Vixia's seem to have the best low light performance on http://camcorderinfo.com
     
  2. bassgalcrash macrumors newbie

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    HV30 is MiniDV, HG21 is Hard Drive and the HF100 is Flash Memory, also the zoom for the HV30 is 10x, on the other two it's 12x, and a few other differences as far as special effects, megapixels. There are a few retailer websites that will allow you to directly compare the models. Hope that helped.

    ETA: I'm looking for the same thing, and decided on the HF100 model. I can't wait!
     
  3. bassgalcrash macrumors newbie

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    Just a follow up.. I ended up getting the Canon HG10, it's a version of the hard drive camcorder. I think there is a newer one, but it's AWESOME. Works really well with iMovie 09. I love the fact that I no longer have to use those pesky tapes, and no SD cards to buy. I HIGHLY recommend it. Great picture. Takes some time to learn, but it's worth it.
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    How do you archive your video?
     
  5. bassgalcrash macrumors newbie

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    Typically I record an event, import into iMovie and make a DVD. Then usually had everything on MiniDV tape as my backup. This is the first hard drive camcorder I've owned, so I suppose in addition to the DVD, I'll keep my clips on an external hard drive.

    That's the only thing that's not as great about a hard drive camcorder versus tape.
     
  6. akadmon macrumors 68010

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    Are your iMovie files in the native HD format, or are they transcoded to SD?
     

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