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Canon DC 10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 reviews of Canon DC 10. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the image quality and price are on the whole positive. The portability and size also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the reliability and control panel. There are some mixed comments about the zoom.

usability, size, portability, price, image quality

battery, durability, control panel, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon DC 10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon DC 10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Canon DC 10 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size. The price is also mentioned favorably, whereas the usability and image quality get critical reviews.

price, size

image quality, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Canon DC10 DVD Digital Camcorder [1.33Mp. 10x]

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon DC 10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Canon DC 10 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Views about the durability and image quality are overall positive. The zoom and size are also appreciated, but views are divided on the portability.

usability, size, zoom, image quality, durability

73% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon DC10 1.3 MP DVD Camcorder w/10x Optical ZoomCanon DC10 1.3 MP DVD Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: David Kender (camcorderinfo.com)

Canon DC10 Camcorder Review

 

Canon, the tortoise of the camcorder industry, has finally chosen to enter into the race with the hare. The DC10 and DC20 mark their first foray into the DVD camcorder market, currently dominated by Sony. Their large imager size (1/4” and 1/3.9”,...

Oct, 2005
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Expert review by: James Dickinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon DC10

 

Canon makes some interesting claims about the DC10 DVD camcorder.

Nice features, compact frame

Image quality could be improved, interface a little cluttered

A fairly decent camera that struggles to find a balance between quality and usability

Apr, 2006

Expert review by: Chris Stevens (cnet.com.au)

Canon DC10

 

DVD-based camcorders still have a way to go before they can match traditional MiniDV camcorders. Still, compared to other DVD camcorders, the DC10 is a decent offering.

Comparitively small chassis ; Easy operation

Image quality could be improved

It's difficult to recommend this camcorder over much cheaper, MiniDV models, because the image quality lags so far behind. The appeal of popping a DVD straight out of the camcorder and into a DVD player is as mesmerising as ever, but the format still...

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

Capture the memory in style with Canon!

 

Portable and advanced

Price

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: Online Shopper (shopzilla.com)

cannon dvd

 

dont know what pros mean

or what cons mean

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

Canon DC-10 DVD-R/W Camcorder

 

Portable and advanced

Price

Consumer review by: Sassa22 (reviewstream.com)

Canon DC10 Digital DVD Camcorder

 

I bought the Canon DC10 Digital DVD Camcorder a really long while back, the reason I did was the price it was within an actual human beings price range so I wasn't going to get anything cheaper. It had all the features you would need, but it did lack …

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: Sassa22 (reviewstream.com)

Canon DC10 Digital DVD Camcorder

 

I bought the Canon DC10 Digital DVD Camcorder a really long while back, the reason I did was the price it was within an actual human beings price range so I wasn't going to get anything cheaper. It had all the features you would need,

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: moundani (epinions.com)

DC10- a pleasant surprise.

 

Ease of useStylish appearance, ergonomic layout.

No external mic. socket or hotshoe.

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: jhar (pricegrabber.com)

Canon DC 10

 

The Canon DC 10 is a great value - I got mine through buydig.

compact size, great value - you get a lot of camcorder for your money, easy to use as far as actually recording goes

the optical zoom seems a bit weak and I'd say it loses quality under low light situations

Dec, 2006

Product Specifications

Exquisitely styled, delightfully slender and surprisingly lightweight, the 1.33 Megapixel DC10 records video and photos straight to DVD, for instant shooting and exciting in-camera edit possibilities. At just 47mm wide, the DC10 is delightfully slim. The casing's solid construction adds durability to a surprisingly lightweight body. Key controls are easy to locate and operate. Start shooting straight-to-DVD without rewinding or fast-forwarding tape. Thumbnails of each scene let you see at a glance which footage to share or quickly delete. Create playlists and group together favorite scenes and digital stills. Finalize the disc in-camera then play back on your home cinema. A 1/4" 1.33 Megapixel CCD sensor and DIGIC DV processor ensure great quality video and digital stills. DIGIC DV's true split path processor renders stills and video separately for uncompromised output quality of both formats. Canon's all-glass 10x zoom lens produces sharp, crystal clear results free of ghosting and smear. A built-in lens cap keeps out of the way and protects against dust and scratches. True 16:9 Widescreen mode means your images will naturally fill the screen of a widescreen TV without cropping or stretching. Electronic Image Stabilization suppresses the effect of vibrations and hand-held camera shake to keep images steady when you can't be. Particularly useful at high zoom ratios. The DC10 has a fully functioning digital still camera built in. Special Scene modes assist with tricky lighting conditions. 9-point AiAF auto focus keeps even off-center subjects clear and sharp. Auto exposure bracketing helps get the perfect exposure with every shot. Capture the pace of action events with Continuous Shooting mode. Put an end to storage worries with capacity to write up to 8,000 images to a single DVD. Connect direct to any PictBridge compatible photo printer and push the Print/Share button for quality photo prints without the computer. USB 2.0 Hi-Speed connects the DC10 to computers for fast transfer of video and stills. You can even use the DC10 as an external DVD burner for making duplicates of your home movies.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-208

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.8in
Height:3.4in
Weight:0.9lbs
Width:1.9in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Fireworks / Night mode / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:10
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon DC

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.8
Max Focal Length:40.5mm
Min Focal Length:4.05mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1.23Megapixel
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.33Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Beam / Black fader / Corner wipe / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Wipe fader / Zigzag
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:200
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Ball / Black & White / Color Mask / Cube / Mirror / Mosaic / Sepia / Wave
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD