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Canon HR10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 198 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and portability. The image quality and usability also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the control panel and viewfinder.

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

memory, viewfinder, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon HR10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon HR10

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 16 user reviews of Canon HR10 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

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

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon HR10 Ultra Compact High Definition DVD Camcorder (10x Optical Zoom, 2.7" widescreen Multiangle Vivid LCD)Canon HR10 Ultra Compact High Definition DVD Camcorder (10x Optical Zoom, 2.7" widescreen Multiangle Vivid LCD)

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon HR10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 user reviews of Canon HR10 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

portability, usability, battery, image quality, color

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon HR10 AVCHD 3.1MP High Definition DVD Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized ZoomCanon HR10 AVCHD 3.1MP High Definition DVD Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

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Canon HR10

 

The DVD-recordable child in Canon's nursery of consumer HD camcorders, the HR10 has the distinction of being my least favorite of the lot. Because it records to DVDs in the AVCHD format, it lacks the speed and compatibility of the less-expensive HV20,...

Nice video and decent photo quality; manual exposure controls; 24p support; full-size HDMI connector

DVD initialization and finalizing operations are slow; relatively short battery life; can't charge while camcorder is powered on

Though the Canon HR10 is a decent camcorder, there are better choices for the same money because format performance and compatibility issues make it hard to recommend a DVD-based AVCHD model.

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Canon HR10 Camcorder Review

 

Canon has been hitting home runs this year with its high definition camcorders. The HV20, a tape-based HDV model, is perhaps the best overall consumer HD camcorder available right now. There was some question as to whether Canon could repeat the...

Canon comes close to perfection this year when it comes to video quality in its consumer high definition camcorders. Every media category in which they have a product - tape, DVD, and hard disk drive - its camcorders offer the best-looking image. That...

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Camcorder Review: Canon HR10 DVD Camcorder

 

The HR10 is part of Canon's second generation of AVCHD camcorders attempting to deliver the DVD format for consumers. Using the AVCHD codec, the HR10 takes the next step by giving consumers HD on a DVD. DVD-recordable formats made a big impact on...

Easy menu navigation. Good color and image detail.

Short record time. Playback is limited

The Canon HR10 is a slick-looking camera that can shoot impressive HD images. The limited record times may be too much of a setback for most.

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Canon HR10

 

Canon is out with the HR10 ($1,199 MSRP), virtually identical to the HG10, but recording to DVD. Will Canon make it a trifecta, or will the frustrations of the DVD medium upset the applecart?

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Object of Desire: Canon HR10 HD Camcorder

 

Canon hopes its tortoise of a high-definition camcorder, which also captures 3.1-megapixel stills, can beat out the competition's hares.

Now all you need to do is cough up a couple extra grand for an HDTV and a Blu-ray disc player, and you'll be able to screen your own high-definition movies at home. Pass the popcorn

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Canon HR10 review

 

Keen pricing plus stunning pictures equals top marks

Strong pictures ; Impressive sound ; Good array of features ; Solid build-quality

Optical image stabiliser not very effective ; Awkward fixed viewfinder ; Sluggish close-up focusing

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Canon HR10

 

The DVD camcorder is like a wounded beast that refuses to die. Despite having fallen from favour in the casual market (where 'HDD' is the new black), ...

Good quality video, extensive range of manual options, HDMI capable

Mini-SD card slot prohibits recording options, viewfinder poorly placed, a bit on the chunky side

The Canon HR10 is a decent enough DVD camera, offering impressive high-def visuals at a relatively affordable price. However, there are several competing models on the market which offer a superior performance.

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Canon HR10 DVD Camcorder

 

The HR10 brings DVD-based recording to Canon's camcorder line-up. Does it perform as well as we've come to expect?

Although the HG10 cut a few of the HV20's enthusiast-oriented features, it still kept the basics. Unfortunately, this isn't true of the HR10, probably due to the consumer orientation of the DVD camcorder format. There is no accessory shoe lurking under...

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Canon HR10 review

 

Though the Canon HR10 is a decent camcorder, there are better choices for the same money because format performance and compatibility issues make it hard to recommend a DVD-based AVCHD model

Manual exposure controls ; 24p support ; Full-size HDMI connector

DVD initialisation and finalising operations are slow ; Relatively short battery life ; Can't charge while camcorder is powered on

Atthe other end of the shoot, it takes a while to finalise discs forplayback. Though duration depends upon how much of the disc is empty,our test with a DVD-R holding 10 minutes of video -- 10 clips -- tookfour minutes to finalise. All in all, it's not...

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Canon HR10

 

Though the Canon HR10 is a decent camcorder, there are better choices for the same money because format performance and compatibility issues make it hard to recommend a DVD-based AVCHD model.

Nice video and decent photo quality ; Manual exposure controls ; 24p support ; Full-size HDMI connector

DVD initialisation and finalising operations are slow ; Relatively short battery life ; Can't charge while camcorder is powered on

If it weren't for the DVD/AVCHD double whammy, the HR10 might have more to recommend it. For now your best bet is to stick with one of Canon or Sony's tape-based HDV models, or at least avoid the DVD issue and opt for one of the hard-drive-based options.

Product Specifications

The compact Canon HR10 delivers high definition technology with the convenience of DVD, incorporating the latest AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition) format. A host of advanced features are joined with superb image reproduction in the world's smallest AVCHD camcorder, allowing you to create stunning HD to complete your high definition home theater experience. Among the Canon Exclusive features on the HR 10 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-214

Camcorder Features

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

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:miniSD Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.2in
Height:3.7in
Weight:1.2lbs
Width:2.6in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:HR10
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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Window wipe
Digital Video Format:AVCHD
Digital Zoom:200
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-R DL (8 cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Low Sharpening / Neutral / Sepia / Soft / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Image Aspect Ratio (camcorders):16:9
Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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