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Canon HG10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 890 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the battery and value for money. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the control panel and features.

usability, image quality, portability, price, battery

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon HG10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon HG10

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 49 user reviews of Canon HG10 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

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88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon HG10 Ultra-Compact High Definition HDD Camcorder (10x Optical Zoom, 2.7" widescreen Multiangle Vivid LCD)Canon HG10 Ultra-Compact High Definition HDD Camcorder (10x Optical Zoom, 2.7" widescreen Multiangle Vivid LCD)Camcorder Canon HG10 HDD

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon HG10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 582 user reviews of Canon HG10 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

usability, image quality, value for money, portability, design

features

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon HG10 AVCHD High Definition Camcorder with Optical Image StabilizerCanon HG10 AVCHD 40GB High Definition Camcorder + Accessory KitCanon HG10 AVCHD 40GB High Definition Camcorder with Accessory Kit

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Canon HG10

 

There are high definition camcorders and there are HIGH DEFINITION camcorders. The difference? The former thinks it's done its bit simply by shooting at HD resolution, without giving the sharpness level and the overall picture quality that should come...

The overall audio clarity was very clear. Even the sound from behind the camera was well recorded. But as always, the camera mics are placed a little too close together to get any real channel separation.

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Canon HG10

 

The HG10 is significantly smaller than the HV20, though at 1 pound, 4 ounces, it's not a whole lot lighter. And though it weighs a tad less than its main competitor, the Sony Handycam HDR-SR7, it's also a bit taller; the silver-and-dark gray body...

The Canon HG10 camcorder has excellent image stabilization and generally great video quality

Poor audio control; smallish EVF; some annoying ergonomics; no manual focus dial

A solid hard-drive based HD camcorder, the Canon HG10 nevertheless has its share of annoying quirks.

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Canon HG10 Camcorder Review - Canon HDD Camcorders

 

The Canon HR10 is a looker, both in person and by the specs sheet. Despite the first class pedigree of the imaging system (identical to the HV20), we were still skeptical of the AVCHD codec, which has given other manufacturers problems with motion....

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Camcorder Review: Canon HG10 AVCHD

 

The HG10 is Canon's first HDD AVCHD camcorder. It is small and well balanced, and it comes with a 1/2.7" CMOS sensor and a host of new features that all add up to great-looking HD video

Excellent video quality with very accurate color quality

No manual focus ring No manual audio level adjustments

A small camcorder packed with features that result in excellent HD video quality.

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First Look: Canon HG-10 AVCHD camcorder

 

The consumer video camcorder market resembles that of the Blu-Ray/HD DVD market in that there are choices to be made. There are many different camcorders available that capture to all kinds of media, including DVD, hard disk, media card, and the old...

Hard disk-based, 1lb camcorder

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Canon HG10

 

The Canon HG10 is perhaps the most compelling of a new format of camcorders, called AVCHD. Simply put, AVCHD has freed high definition video from tape-based media, allowing it to be captured to DVD, hard disk drive (HDD), and flash memory - all formats...

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Canon HG10

 

The Canon HR10 is a looker, both in person and by the specs sheet. Despite the first class pedigree of the imaging system (identical to the HV20), we were still skeptical of the AVCHD codec, which has given other manufacturers problems with motion....

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Canon's HG10 High definition HDD camcorder

 

August 8, 2007 Canon's new HG10 Hard Disk Drive Camcorder is the latest to use the Advanced Video Codec High Definition format which was introduced by Sony and Panasonic in 2006 and offers greater compression than HDV and MiniDV. The hard disk drive...

This camera can capture still shots of 3.1 megapixels to a miniSD card and also has the ability to grab photos from recorded footage at a resolution of 1920x1080, or 2 megapixels

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Canon HG10 review

 

“Control, control, you must have control!” So says Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back.We agree, but is this the cam to give you that all-important control?

Good range of features ; Excellent usability ; Impressive image quality ; Great microphone

Uses awkward mini HDMI

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Canon HG10

 

Canon's new HG10 is a 40GB HDD-based, 1920x1080 resolution camcorder. Coming at a respectable price point for a high-definition video camera, the HG10...

Great image quality, easy to use, customisable recording qualities

Lack of manual controls, slightly lowered performance in low light settings

A great all-round camera, the HG10 is streamlined towards delivering high quality video in ideal conditions. The lack of manual controls may frustrate advanced users, however most will find it to be an excellent camcorder.

Product Specifications

The Canon HG10 AVCHD Format Hard Disk Drive Camcorder delivers high definition technology with the effortless ease of recording video directly onto a hard disk. Incorporating the latest AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition) format, it puts superb image reproduction and advanced features at your fingertips in a compact AVCHD Format HDD camcorder, which means you'll carry it everywhere you want to capture the special moments in your life in true HD. Among the Canon Exclusive features on the HG10 are Canon's own Full HD CMOS sensor and advanced DIGIC DV II image processor. More exclusives are SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization, Instant Auto Focus and 2.7" Widescreen Multi-Angle Vivid LCD. With the Genuine Canon 10x HD video zoom lens and a host of other advanced features the HG10 is the right choice in HDD camcorders.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-2L13

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.1in
Height:3in
Weight:1.1lbs/17.8oz
Width:3.2in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
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:HG10
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon/Canon VIXIA

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.0
Max Focal Length:61mm
Min Focal Length:6.1mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:2.76Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2.07Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.96Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.7"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):9.4 mm ( 1/2.7 ) / 9.4 mm ( 1/2.7" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (SuperRange)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Art fader / Black & white fader / Wipe fader
Digital Video Format:AVCHD
Digital Zoom:200
Media Type:Hard disk drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Cinema / Low Sharpening / Neutral / Skin Detail / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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