VIXIA HV30 camcorder specifications

Article ID: ART105087 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015


VIXIA HV30 camcorder specifications


VIXIA HV30 Specifications


Video Recording System 2 Rotary heads, helical scanning, digital component recording

HDV High Definition Video 1080i

DV Consumer digital VCR SD system

Audio Recording System HDV MPEG-1 audio layer 2 / 16 bit (48 kHz) Transfer rate: 384 kbps

DV PCM digital sound: 16 bit (48 kHz/2 ch); 12 bit (32 kHz/4 ch)

Television System HDV High Definition Video (HDV) 1080/60i

DV EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal

Image Sensor 1/2.7-inch CMOS, approx. 2,960,000 pixels

Effective pixels: HDV/DV (Wide) approx 2,070,000 pixels

DV approx. 1,550,000 pixels

Still Images 16:9 approx. 2,070,000 pixels
4:3 approx 2,760,000 pixels

Tape Format Videocassettes bearing the "MiniDV" mark.
Tape Speed HDV and SD SP: 0.74 ips (18.81 mm/s), SD only LP: 0.49 ips (12.56 mm/s)
Maximum Recording Time

(60 min. cassette)

HDV 60 min.

SD SP: 60 min., LP: 120 min.

Fast Forward/Rewind Time Approx. 2 min. 20 sec. (with a 60 min. cassette)
LCD Screen 2.7-inch. wide, 16:9 aspect ratio TFT color, approx. 211,000 pixels, Anti-Reflective coating, wide color range and wide viewing angle
Viewfinder 0.27 in., wide, TFT color, approx. 123,000 pixels
Microphone Stereo electret condenser microphone
Lens f=6.1-61 mm, F/1.8-3.0, 10x power zoom

35 mm equivalent: Movies HDV/DV (WIDE): 43.6-436 mm
DV (NORMAL): 53.0-530 mm
Still images 16:9 still images: 43.6-436 mm
4:3 still images: 40.0-400 mm

Lens Configuration 11 elements in 9 groups
Filter Diameter 43mm
AF System Autofocus (TTL + external distance sensor when set to [INSTANT AF]), manual focus available
Minimum Focusing Distance 1 m (3.3 ft.); 1 cm (0.39 in.) on maximum wide angle
Video Recording modes 60i, 30PF, 24PF
White Balance Auto white balance, preset white balance (DAYLIGHT, SHADE, CLOUDY, TUNGSTEN, FLUORESCENT, FLUORESCENT H) or custom white balance
Minimum Illumination 0.2 lx ([NIGHT] recording program (SCN), Shutter speed at 1/2)
3 lx (Auto mode, Auto slow shutter [ON], Shutter speed at 1/30)
Recommended Illumination More than 100 lx
Image Stabilization Optical

Memory Card

Recording media MiniSD/MiniSDHC memory card*
Size of Images on the Card 2048 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 1440 x 1080, 640 x 480 pixels
File Format Design rule for Camera File system (DCF), Exif 2.2** compliant, DPOF compliant
Image Compression Method JPEG compression (Super Fine, Fine, Normal)
*The camcorder's operations have been tested with MiniSD memory cards up to 2 GB. Performance cannot be guaranteed for all memory cards.

**The camcorder supports Exif 2.2 (also called "Exif Print"). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between camcorders and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camcorder?s image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.

Input/Output Terminals

AV In/out Terminal Ø3.5 mm minijack
Video: 1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced
Audio: output: -10dBV (47 kohms load/3 kohms or less)
input: -10dBV/40 kohms or more
USB Terminal

mini-B USB 2.0 Full Speed

Comp. Out Terminal

Luminance (Y): 1 Vp-p/75 ohms
Chrominance (PB/PR (CB/CR)): +/-350 mVp-p
1080i (D3) / 480i (D1) compatible

HDMI Terminal HDMI type A connector (19 pins). output only
Mic. Terminal Ø3.5 mm stereo minijack
-57 dBV (with 600 ohm microphone)/5k ohms or more


Power supply (rated) 7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (compact power adapter)
Power consumption 4.3 W (viewfinder), 4.5 W (LCD screen, normal brightness)
Operating temperature 32 - 104o F (0 - 40o C)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.5 x 3.2 x 5.4 in. (88 x 80 x 138 mm) excluding the grip belt
Weight (camcorder body only) 1.2 lb. (535 g)

CA-570 Compact Power Adapter

Power supply 100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption 17 W
Rated output 8.4 V DC, 1.5 A
Operating temperature 32o - 104o F (0o - 40o C)
Dimensions 52 x 90 x 29 mm (2.1 x 3.5 x 1.1 in.)
Weight 135 g (4.8 oz.)

BP-2L13 Battery Pack

Battery type Rechargeable lithium ion battery
Rated voltage 7.4 V DC
Operating temperature 32o - 104o F (0o - 40o C)
Battery capacity 1,200 mAh
Dimensions 1.3 x 1.0 x 1.8 in. (33.3 x 25.8 x 45.2 mm)
Weight 2.1 oz. (60 g)



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