What item is right for you?
Ask our Experts! 800.606.6969 Live Chat

Archos 30c Vision (8GB)

B&H # AR30C8 Mfr # 501630
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • Portable 8GB Media Player & Viewer
  • Color TFT 3" Touch Screen Display
  • Play Music, View Photos & Watch Video
  • Store Up to 4000 Songs & 40 hrs of Video
  • View & Store Thousands of Photos
  • FM Radio & FM Recording
  • Voice Recorder w/ Built-In Microphone
  • Adjustable Sound Equalizer
  • Battery Plays Up to 13 hrs of Music
  • USB 2.0 High-Speed Computer Interface

If you need an affordable and portable travel partner, look no further than the Archos 30c Vision (8GB). This slender, feather-weight media player does audio, video, photos, text, FM radio, voice recording and even FM recording. It has a simple-to-use interface and with storage of up to 4000 songs, 40 hrs of video or thousands of photos, the 30c Vision can stave off boredom during your dreaded commutes and distant sojourns.

It has a 3" color TFT touch screen with 320 x 400 resolution. Photos and video are reproduced in striking clarity. The 30c Vision can play back JPEG, BMP, MPEG-4 AVI, FLV and RMVB files. It also displays text and lyrics files, which is great for reading along with the lyrics to your favorite songs.

For music, the 30c Vision is a true pack mule, carrying thousands of audio files wherever your day takes you. Stuffing the 8GB flash memory full of music gives you a seemingly endless playlist. It's possible, with the quick USB 2.0 interface, to transfer several types of audio files to the 30c Vision and with a full charge, enjoy up to 13 hrs of music. There's even an FM radio built-in with a record feature for recording your favorite broadcasts to listen back to again and again.

During your travels and daily errands, the 30c Vision can also be your personal assistant. With the built-in microphone - any ideas, thoughts or reminders can be quickly recorded and saved. Later, you can go back and listen, save or delete old messages. No matter if you're trying to drown out noise pollution with your favorite jams, catch up on some downloaded TV content or share photos with family and friends - the 30c Vision is the ultimate travel partner, confidant and entertainer.

Interface
The 30c Vision has a vibrant 3" touch screen that delivers vivid colors for your visual enjoyment, allowing you to view your photos and videos in amazing clarity. The simple and easy-to-use interface has been designed with considerations for how your fingers move as well. It's smooth, simple and animated to allow you effortless navigation through lists of files
Music
The 8GB flash memory can store up to 4000 songs. You can play back MP3, WAV, OGG, FLAC and APE audio files. Plus, the straightforward interface makes accessing your music quick and easy
Video
The portable 30c Vision has a 3" color TFT touch screen with 320 x 400 pixels. It can play back MPEG-4 AVI, FLV and RMVB video files and store up to 40 hrs of video
Photo
Quickly pull up all your photos to share with friends and family. The 30c Vision can store thousands of JPEG and BMP photo files
FM Radio
If you need some fresh music or want to hear the news, you can use the built-in FM tuner. It has a frequency range from 87.5 - 108 MHz
FM & Voice Recorder
In case you need to give yourself a reminder, the 30c Vision has a built-in microphone. You can record your thoughts and then pull them up later to hear back. Plus, if you want to record a favorite radio broadcast for listening back to again and again, the 30c Vision can record FM radio as well
Battery & Computer Interface
With a full charge, the battery can play up to 13 hrs of music. To recharge, connect via USB 2.0 to your computer. The USB 2.0 connection also allows you to upload music, video and photos onto your 30c Vision
Adjustable Sound Equalizer
Use this to tweak the sound exactly to your tastes
Type Flash Memory
Capacity 8GB
Memory Card Slot None
Display 3" LCD Touchscreen
320 x 400 Pixel Resolution
FM Tuner Yes
FM Recording Yes
Voice Recording Yes
Data Storage Yes
Photo Capture No
Photo Viewing Yes
Video Recording No
Video Playback Yes
Text Reader Yes
Formats Supported Audio: MP3, WAV, OGG, FLAC, APE
Video: MPEG-4 AVI, FLV, RMVB
Photo: JPEG, BMP
Text: .txt, .LRC
Wireless None
Connections 1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Headphone
USB 2.0
Battery Not Specified By Manufacturer
Charger USB 2.0
System Requirements Operating System
Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP, XP (SP1), XP (SP2), XP (SP3), Vista, Vista (SP1), Vista (SP2), 7
Mac OS X all versions 1
Please Note:

Linux

close
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.0 x 3.9 x 0.3" / 5.1 x 9.9 x 0.8 cm
Weight 1.9 oz / 54 g
Archos 30c Vision (8GB)
  • USB Cable Mini B / A
  • Earphones
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Archos30c Vision (8GB)
     
    4.7

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (5)
    • Great sound (5)
    • Sleek/compact (5)
    • Long battery life (4)
    • Simple controls (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anywhere (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Avid listener (6)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

      Reviewed by 7 customers

      Sort by

      Displaying reviews 1-7

      Back to top

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Archos 30c Vision

      By spiderhopper

      from Redondo Beach, CA

      About Me Avid Listener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Great Sound
      • Long Battery Life
      • Lots of Storage
      • Reliable Performance
      • Simple Controls
      • Sleek/Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Anywhere

        Comments about Archos 30c Vision (8GB):

        If you are looking for an excellant MP3 player at a great price, this is the one for you. The 30c is a high quality player with a nice large screen and a very compact size. The touch screen takes a little bit of getting used to the feel but not really a problem. The scrolling bar could be a little easier to advance one screen at a time. Other than that, it is very easy to use and set up for music, pics and video. The radio isn't too bad depending on you earphones, which is your antenna, and your location when trying to use the radio. It has it's limits while inside of certain types of buildings where the reception might be poor. This is a good unit that I would certainly recommend.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Share this review

         
        4.0

        30c Vision Archos MP3 player

        By Linda

        from Williamsburg Virginia

        About Me Avid Listener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Great Sound
        • Simple Controls
        • Sleek/Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anywhere

          Comments about Archos 30c Vision (8GB):

          awesome little player, good sound quality and easy to use!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Share this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Product at a great price

          By Denis

          from Marlton NJ

          About Me Avid Listener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Great Sound
          • Quality feel
          • Simple Controls
          • Sleek/Compact

          Cons

          • Not WiFi

          Best Uses

          • Anywhere

          Comments about Archos 30c Vision (8GB):

          I wanted to buy an ipod type product that also played video. It was a gift for my 8 year old twin niece/nephew. I really didn't want to pony up for the ipod touches so i was actually looking at the ipod nano. They were twice the price and i needed two. Anyway, i found these on BH Photo and at the risk of sounding like a shill I trust BH. I have never had a single issue with anything i have purchased. So i tried them and am glad i did. When i opened the package i couldnt believe the quality feel they had. These feel great in your hand work great and were LOVED by the twins. Give em a try.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Share this review

           
          5.0

          Worth the wait

          By Treeelee

          from Orlando,Fl

          About Me Avid Listener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Great Sound
          • Long Battery Life
          • Lots of Storage
          • Sleek/Compact

          Cons

          • Touch screen lil tough

          Best Uses

          • Anywhere
          • At Work

          Comments about Archos 30c Vision (8GB):

          From first touch I was a lil upset with the response of the touch screen it seemed a bit hard to get a reaction - then i tried touching and sliding my finger at the same time and was able to get better responses from the screen - overall its a good buy for the quality and price - battery life is market average - picture quality is great - as well as sound output

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Share this review

           
          5.0

          I like this product. Great bargain!

          By original_sandman

          from Brazil, DF

          About Me Avid Listener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Sound
          • Reliable Performance
          • Simple Controls

          Cons

          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

          • Anywhere

          Comments about Archos 30c Vision (8GB):

          I listen to music almost every day. Simple and easy to use. The battery could last a little longer. The audio quality is excellent.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Share this review

           
          5.0

          Good product, especially for the price

          By GBöse

          from Northern IN

          About Me Avid Listener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Long Battery Life
          • Sleek/Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Anywhere

            Comments about Archos 30c Vision (8GB):

            I was looking for a non-iPod mp3 player, and this one is great, especially for the price.

            -All the music features are good, and there are just enough extra capabilities to make it interesting without having too much you won't ever use.

            -Battery life is good, as is the storage space.

            -Came with only basic instructions, but the controls are straight forward enough that you can figure them out by playing around.

            -Because of the straight forward controls and organization, it for instance doesn't sub-categorize albums in the artist list. This is a fair design, though, especially as it makes the design more flexible elsewhere.

            -The screen is typically sensitive enough. It can sometimes switch main menu screens instead of going into a desired menu choice, but with patience, this isn't really too bad. Only real draw back I have experienced so far.

            Overall: Great product with easy to live with minor annoyances.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Share this review

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent, powerfull and battery life

            By cccarta

            from Manhattan, NYC New York

            About Me Audiophile

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Long Battery Life

            Cons

            • Album Art Work short

            Best Uses

            • Anywhere

            Comments about Archos 30c Vision (8GB):

            [...]Archos 30c I should recommend a anybody, is powerfull device, battery life testing 13 hours in rowis so incredible, and you win over all, cost/benefits Thank you

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Share this review

            Headphones & Speakers

            Show more >
            Sony -  MDR-E9LP Stereo Earbuds (White)
            • You Pay: $6.99
             

            Batteries & Power

            Show more >
            iLuv -  IAD217 Premium Quick Charge Compact Triple USB AC Charger
            • You Pay: $14.99
             
            View all Accessories
            See any errors on this page? Let us know.

            Close

            Close

            Close