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Canon Vixia HFM30 or Panasonic HDC-TM55K or Other?

devsop
11-09-2010, 09:34 PM
I've been doing a lot of research lately on the Cannon VIXIA HF M30 and the Panasonic HDC-TM55K and would like to find a camcorder around the $300-400 range. Both of these seem to have some pros and cons, and I was wondering what you guys think of them. Is one better than the other and why? OR should I be looking at another HD camcorder?

We are going on a cruise in January and I would like to get some decent video to show the family at home. Some things I want are overall good image stabilization, manual control of picture options, and good overall image quality when playing on my 52" HDTV. I don't really care about on-board memory because I plan to use SD cards.

Thanks and looking forward to your opinions. :)

I can't post links to other sites yet, but they have both camcorders at Amazon.

mshulman
11-11-2010, 11:29 AM
I love my M30. Aside from the fact the camera itself is great, the underwater housing for it was affordable and also works great. I took some amazing video a month ago in the British Virgin Islands - I'm still amazed at how clear some of the shots came out.

devsop
11-11-2010, 08:58 PM
The more I read about it, the more I am leaning towards the M30. :)

oblioman
11-11-2010, 10:15 PM
The more I read about it, the more I am leaning towards the M30. :)

Gotta double up on Mshulman's opinion. Have me a canon HF 20 and just can't say enough good things about it. Bright, vivid, striking high def. Ease of use. Ease of video transfer. canon would be me choice.

photos123
12-22-2010, 10:23 AM
hi,

looks like you all are using canon vixia m30. i have a q: i am new using this handycam. i clicked some photos and took some videos. i am able to transfer the videos to the computer, but it does not transfer any photos or even recognize them? how do i transfer photos from this handycam?

oblioman
12-22-2010, 01:45 PM
hi,

looks like you all are using canon vixia m30. i have a q: i am new using this handycam. i clicked some photos and took some videos. i am able to transfer the videos to the computer, but it does not transfer any photos or even recognize them? how do i transfer photos from this handycam?

When you attach the camcorder to your computer, you will see two new drives show up. One drive is for the video, and the other drive will have your still photo's on it. Your computer is recognizing the 32 gig on board the camera as one drive,,,and the card in the camera as a second drive.

LukeMaff
12-23-2010, 02:38 AM
dude go the canon, my hfm31 is just amazing, would be the same quality as the m30. Do it dude, you wont regret at all, the image stabilization is also AMAZING!