Canon Vixia HF R30 Camcorder Review
- Video Sharpness
If you spend less than $500 on a camcorder, you shouldn't expect your video to look perfectly sharp. And that's the case with the Canon HF R30. Its bright light videos look decently crisp, but the sharpness won't blow you away. The images look better than the competition by a hair, but compared to a higher-end camcorder they don't look so good. So, if you want better sharpness, you should take a peek at the Canon HF M50, Panasonic HC-V700M, or the Sony HDR-CX580V instead.
Here's the stats for those who want them: the Canon HF R30 managed 700 lw/ph in our horizontal sharpness test and 550 lw/ph in our vertical sharpness test. In comparison, the best camcorders we tested this year approached (and sometimes exceeded) 900 lw/ph of sharpness both horizontally and vertically. So, like we said, the Canon's performance isn't bad, but the camcorder isn't performing outside of its price range. More on how we test video sharpness.