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Canon HV10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 250 reviews of Canon HV10. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the price and size are overall positive. The image quality and usability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the viewfinder and zoom.

portability, usability, image quality, size, price

battery, zoom, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon HV10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon HV10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Canon HV10 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the size and design are generally positive. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the viewfinder and usability.

image quality, portability, design, size

usability, viewfinder

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon HV10 High Definition CamcorderCanon HV10 High Definition Camcorder

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon HV10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 user reviews of Canon HV10 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. People are impressed by the size and image quality. The price and usability also get good feedback. There are some negative comments about the zoom.

portability, usability, price, image quality, size

zoom

98% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon HV10 3.1MP High-Definition MiniDV Camcorder with 10x Optical ZoomCanon HV10 3.1MP High-Definition MiniDV Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Gordon Mah Ung (maximumpc.com)

Canon HV10

 

Remember the first time you used high-speed broadband? Or the first time you fired up a 3D-accelerated game? You'll experience that same excitement the first time you plug Canon's miniature HV10 HDV camcorder in to your 60-inch HDTV. Instead of the...

1941 Incredibly small; one of the lowest priced HDV cams available

The Thin Red Line A bit too small, quirky mic placement

It would be better if we didn’t have these kvetches, but we think the HV10’s pluses far outweigh its minuses.

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Canon HV10

 

The stylish Canon HV10 gives you the ultimate in HD video and digital photo quality - in the world's smallest HDV camcorder. Its 10x optical zoom lens and 2.96 Megapixel CMOS image sensor ensure meticulous detail and superior color reproduction. And,...

Not yet reviewed.

May, 2008

Expert review by: Brian Chen (pcworld.com)

Canon HV10 Camcorder Review - PCWorld

 

Impressive video and photo quality

Poor microphone placement

May, 2007

Expert review by: Brian Chen (pcworld.com)

Canon HV10

 

Impressive video quality ; Superior still images ; Flexible controls

No microphone or headphone jacks ; Microphone is on the back of the camcorder ; Quirky ergonomics ; Poor battery life

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: Cyrus Farivar (engadget.com)

Canon HV10 HDV reviewed

 

So you've already read the big bad New York Times review of Canon's latest consumer HD digicam, the HV10 HDV. And let's face it, you were left wanting to know more about some of the more arcane details of the HV10, weren't you? Fortunately, the ...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: David Kender (camcorderinfo.com)

Canon HV10 Camcorder Review

 

The Canon HV10 is an interesting model. It's Canon's first consumer high defintion camcorder and as a result it's attracted quite a lot of buzz. And it's no coincidence that Canon has priced it almost exactly the same as Sony's lowest priced HD...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: Brian Chen (macworld.com)

Canon HV10 camcorder

 

The HV10 is capable of shooting superb video and still images, but its microphone placement and lack of a microphone jack—among other flaws—are difficult to accept.

Impressive video quality; superior still images; flexible controls

Quirky ergonomics; microphone is on the back of the camcorder; poor battery life; no microphone or headphone jacks

The first problem that you’ll likely notice is that the HV10's microphone is located on the back of the camcorder, right above its viewfinder. This is an unconventional location for a microphone, and in our testing the audio we recorded sounded as...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: Nick Strayer (videomaker.com)

Camcorder Review: Canon HV10 HDV

 

Canon has finally put the power of HD into the hands of all consumers with the HV10. Weighing in at just 15.5 ounces, the world's smallest HD camera can literally fit into the palm of your hand. Its sleek design is perfect for beginners, point and...

Great image quality Compact and portable Sleek and sexy

Slightly awkward design Poor low light and still photo image quality

The Canon HV10 is a very small, portable camera that captures a great image with high detail and color balance.

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: 3LUXE (3luxe.com)

Canon HV10 High-Definition Camcorder

 

If you've ever captured a great shot on your camcorder that you wished you could print out, your wish comes true with the Canon HV10 High-Definition Camcorder. Connect this way cool Canon to any PictBridge-enabled printer and print crystal clear photos...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: 411Team Specialist (my411family.com)

Canon HV10 Camcorder Review

 

The size of this camcorder is a very nice feature; it's small enough to carry in a purse or loose pocket, and by weighing in at less than a pound it's also light enough. Some will the say the price is a pro and some will the say the price is a con; it...

There are a couple things that really have the potential to bring this camcorder down, but when you consider the other HDV camcorders on the market, this is one of the best for the price. The bad microphone position along with the lack of microphone...

Jan, 2007

Product Specifications

The name Canon has always meant photographic and broadcast television cameras with optical excellence, advanced image processing, superb performance, and the latest in technological advancements. Canon's High Definition video camcorder is no exception. The stylish Canon HV10 gives you the ultimate in HD video and digital photo quality - in the world's smallest HDV camcorder. Its 10x optical zoom lens and 2.96 Megapixel CMOS image sensor ensure meticulous detail and superior color reproduction. And, with its HD and Standard Definition recording modes, you can make the move to HD without making your SD equipment obsolete. The HV10 is easy to use and delivers the high level of performance you've come to expect from Canon. It's the premium quality camcorder that sophisticated and discerning videographers have been waiting for.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-310

Camcorder Features

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

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.2in
Height:4.1in
Weight:15.5oz
Width:2.2in

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:HV10
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon

Lens System

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

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

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

HD type:Full HD

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Wipe fader
Digital Zoom:200
Media Type:Mini DV/Mini DV (HDV)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD