Canon Vixia HF R30 Camcorder Review
With the Canon HF R30 set to its dedicated auto mode, the camcorder is very easy to use. But when you go beyond the auto mode, the HF R30 becomes more of a challenge. We don't like the new "home" button on the inside of the LCD cavity, and we don't like the complex menu system on the camcorder either. So, if you don't care about venturing into the realm of manual controls or special features, the Canon HF R30 does offer a simple user experience. Getting those special functions to work, though, especially the spanking-new WiFi features, will not be an easy ride. Canon needs to clean up its user interface next year, because the 2012 Vixia camcorders are more of a challenge to work with than last year's models. And that's not a good trend.