« on: January 06, 2015, 01:30:40 PM »
I have a 2012 model Vixia and it is an excellent camera even for today's standards. Unfortunately, that is pretty unacceptable for a 2015 model.
Not really. Current "Excellent" video quality standards for consumer HD were set by the Sony RX10, which was announced in October 2013. Video from the Exmor sensor is outstanding, and has been successively improved by later cameras with the same sensor family. I have a RX100M3, and the quality of the video from it blows away that from my HF G30. The RX100 does not have a comparable lens of course but it does set the standard for the minimum anyone should be expecting from a video camera in 2015. The so called "new" R60/R62 will produce the same limited quality that Canon camcorders have been producing since at least 2012, and that simply is unacceptable.
In fairness and comparing apples to apples, this would be a P/S cameras vs camcorders.
Am thinking that camera sensors in many cases best consumer hd camcorders especially those in the canon consumer vixia line. To your point, the specs of the HF G30 looks almost exactly like the consumer grade HF M and R lineup minus the audio bonuses.