From the Manufacturer:
The flagship of Canon's VIXIA Series of consumer camcorders, the VIXIA HF G30 offers numerous professional-quality features, including a Genuine Canon 20x HD Video Lens and 8-Blade Circular Aperture for superb video quality and natural, beautiful background blur. And new Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization helps ensure your subjects are virtually blur-free. The HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor and DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor work in tandem to capture a large dynamic range and reduce noise. The new DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor also enables recording in MP4 up to 35 Mbps and AVCHD up to 28 Mbps - and even simultaneously with Dual Recording thanks to two high-capacity SDXC-compatible memory card slots. Slow- and Fast-Motion recording is available in MP4 format between 40% and 250% of the original speed.
Built-in Wi-Fi technology lets you share video files easily by sending them wirelessly to your PC or favorite social network using familiar internet browsers, smartphones or tablets. Remote control of key camcorder functions is also available via Wi-Fi functionality from a web browser. An optional accessory adds GPS location data to video files.
A 3.5-inch OLED Touch Panel Display helps ensure fast and easy camcorder control, while a tiltable electronic viewfinder and joystick streamline critical focus adjustment. Flexible image quality, control and display options make for intuitive, speedy and comfortable operation, no matter what your chosen shooting style.
Genuine Canon 20x HD Video Lens (35mm equivalent: 26.8mm - 576mm) with 8-Blade Circular Aperture and Manual Focus Ring.
The VIXIA HF G30 features a Genuine Canon 20x HD Video Lens offering a 35mm equivalent of 26.8mm - 576mm with a minimum object distance of just 23.6 inches (60cm). The VIXIA HF G30 breaks new ground with its 8-Blade Circular Aperture, which reduces the "starburst" effect found in camcorders with non-circular apertures. The result is that points of light in out-of-focus areas are beautifully circularly blurred, creating a more authentic and artistic feel. The professional touch of a manual focus ring allows accurate and precise control. For extra flexibility, the manual focus ring can be easily set to control zoom instead.
1080/60p recording in MP4 (35 Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps) for high-quality capture of moving subjects; Slow- and Fast-Motion recording; plus Native 24p recording.
The VIXIA HF G30 gives you the highest quality recording, whether you're capturing MP4 or AVCHD files. 1080/60p recording captures twice the amount of information as 60i, so even fast moving subjects show up crisply with motion and patterns clearly recorded. With the VIXIA HF G30 you can record in internet-ready, easy-to-share MP4 format at up to 35 Mbps. The VIXIA HF G30 also features a maximum bit rate of 28 Mbps for AVCHD recording, the highest in the AVCHD standard. So, regardless of the format you're shooting or viewing, image quality is outstanding.
Native 24p Progressive Mode allows 24 frames per second to be captured and recorded (instead of the standard 60i) - a look that is evocative of traditional cinematic quality, and a must for serious filmmaking work. Record in a different frame rate than the one you play back in, adding a fast or slow motion effect to your captured video. Speed up your video 250% or slow it down to 40% with virtually no loss in image quality.
Built-in Wi-Fi technology allows you to wirelessly share your images and video or send to a PC. Upload virtually anywhere on your iOS device with the free Canon Movie Uploader app and Wi-Fi Remote enables remote control of camcorder settings and operations.
Built-in, dual-band (5 GHz/2.4 GHz) Wi-Fi technology lets you share your HD video easily Connect with compatible networks, wireless hotspots and iOS® mobile devices using the free Canon Movie Uploader app*. Transfer files to selected FTP servers for back up or when a quick transfer is necessary. Watch videos stored on the camera's memory cards directly on your living room TV, or use your PC or mobile device to browse remotely through the previously recorded videos stored on your camcorder, without connecting a cable†. The Remote Browse function uses a standard Web browser and does not require a special app.
Canon HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor
The VIXIA HF G30 is equipped with a 2.91 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor. You get pixels that are significantly larger and more sensitive than the ones in most consumer camcorders. Capturing more light enables you to capture video with wide dynamic range, and achieve high-quality video even in dimly lit conditions.
DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor
The VIXIA HF G30 incorporates the latest and most advanced Canon HD Image Processor, the DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor, which is a significant upgrade on several fronts. The DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor helps enable impressive low-light shooting for brighter, noise-free images even in dark scenes. Dramatically increased processing power lets you record in both easy-to-share MP4 and AVCHD formats simultaneously.
* This software enables you to upload images to social network sites. Before uploading images, please be aware that image files may contain privacy related information such as people and places. If necessary, please delete such information. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this software. Compatible with iOS version 5/6 or later for select devices. MP4 60p and AVCHD recordings are not supported for this function.
† Compatible with iOS version 5/6 or later and Android version 4.0 for select devices. AVCHD recording is not supported for this function. On iOS devices, MP4 60p recording is not supported; only the playback function is available.