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Canon Legria/Vixia HF G10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 625 reviews of Canon Legria/Vixia HF G10. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the design and price are overall positive. The portability and image quality also get good opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Legria/Vixia HF G10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Canon Legria/Vixia HF G10


alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of Canon Legria/Vixia HF G10 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Opinions about the portability and design are generally positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon LEGRIA HF G10 High Definition Camcorder - Black (10x Optical Zoom, 3.5 inch Touchscreen LCD)Canon LEGRIA HF G10 High Definition Camcorder - Black (10x Optical Zoom, 3.5 inch Touchscreen LCD)

Apr, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Canon Legria/Vixia HF G10


alaTest has collected and analyzed 404 user reviews of Canon Legria/Vixia HF G10 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Comments about the price and size are generally positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably.

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94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Powershot G10 14.7MP Digital Camera with 5x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized ZoomCanon Powershot G10 14.7MP Digital Camera with 5x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Havlik (

Review: Canon VIXIA HF G10


There are full-manual controls, a wide range of cinematic filters, and excellent low-light, feature-worthy performance. But it's spendy.

Full manual control will let adventurous filmmakers tweak their footage for a professional look. Cinema mode offers nine cinematic filters producing a range of styles. 32GB internal flash drive and two SDXC-compatible card slots give you mucho room to...

Beguiling menu system will drive you batty. Bigger and heavier than a typical consumer camcorder. One of the most expensive consumer camcorders on the market

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Canon Vixia HF G10 (Black) review


With a street price well above $1,000, the Canon Vixia HF G10 needs to deliver a lot more than just its extensive manual feature set--especially since Canon is creating a potentially confusing lineup by putting its HD CMOS Pro sensor in this model,...

The Canon Vixia HF G10 delivers great video quality and a lot of useful features for advanced shooters.

Design issues that affect frequently used adjustments may annoy the very people the camcorder is designed to attract, and for the money it should ship with a double-capacity battery.

While it's got a great shooter feature set and good video quality, the Canon Vixia HF G10 still feels a bit expensive for what it offers.

Apr, 2011

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Designed to match the creative passion of experienced videographers, the LEGRIA HF G10 features professional quality Canon components and extensive manual controls for exceptional HD movies.

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (

Canon Vixia HF G10 Camcorder Review


With the Vixia HF G10 (With the Vixia HF G10 ($1499 MSRP), Canon's latest flagship camcorder, the company decided to use a completely different image sensor with a smaller amount of pixels. If you check out the results from our performance testing,...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by (

Best HD camcorder overall


For the best video quality of any consumer camcorder, experts overwhelmingly recommend the Canon Vixia HF G10. It's pricey, but testers say its footage looks so superb -- even in very dim light, such as birthday-candle scenes -- that it's like shooting...

Outstanding video, even in low light, robust manual controls, multiple HD shooting options, two memory-card slots

Still photos are low-res, no 60p frame rate, a little bulkier than rivals, menus can be a pain, relatively expensive, no 3D capability

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Mike Perlman (

Canon Vixia HF G10 Review: The Optimus Prime of Consumer HD Video


I had a sneaking suspicion the Canon Vixia HF G10 would reign supreme the millisecond I saw it at CES earlier this year. But first, let's flash back to the beginning of 2010, where the consumer camcorder world saw Panasonic's HDC-HS700 battle Canon's...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (

Canon HF G10


With the HF G10, you're essentially getting a professional camcorder in consumer body

Plenty of “manual controls”:; Fantastic “low light performance”:; Improved color and noise performance

A bit control-heavy for the beginner

Based on our testing results, Canon’s decision to use a smaller concentration of pixels on the HF G10’s image sensor was clearly a good one. The camcorder produced impressive video in all kinds of shooting situations, and its performance in low light...

Feb, 2011

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Canon VIXIA HF G10


The Canon VIXIA HF G10 is a product that covers the basics and doesn't bring much extra to the table. You will be able to shoot video in low light because of the stellar LUX rating, but you won't be able to record for very long in HD with only 32GB of...

The LUX rating is the best we've seen at 0.1, so you don't have to stop when the sun goes down

The still camera resolution is only 2.37MP, which means you will probably want to have a digital camera with you

This HDV camcorder barely covers the basics when it comes to memory and still picture resolution, but has the best option when it comes to recording in low light.

Expert review by : Marc Chacksfield (

Canon Legria HF G10 review


Handheld shooting never looked so professional

Nov, 2011


Expert review by : James Morris (



The Canon LEGRIA HF G10 shows the company still has plenty to offer the serious videomaker.

Excellent image quality ; Lens focus ring ; Comprehensive manual controls

Relatively pricey ; Proprietary Canon accessory shoe

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications

Packing in every feature a video enthusiast could ask for, the VIXIA HF G10 Flash Memory camcorder is Canon's new flagship consumer camcorder, providing the ultimate in HD video performance and quality. Incorporating a 32GB internal flash drive, as well as dual SDXC-compatible card slots, it delivers exceptional storage capacity. Recording Full HD 1920 x 1080 video, the VIXIA HF G10 features a Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens (35mm equivalent of 30.4mm – 304 mm) with an 8-blade iris for smooth background blur and a dedicated manual focus ring for enhanced control. The VIXIA HF G10 boasts Canon's HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor which provides outstanding video resolution, superb low-light performance, and a wide dynamic range. The 3.5-inch High Resolution Touch Panel LCD provides a large, crisp display, and easy menu navigation. And advanced features such as an improved built-in microphone, Native 24p recording, Cinema-Look Filters, and full manual control provide the discerning user with an extensive level of creative management.


Audio system:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-808


3D compatibility: No
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Geotagging: No
Image processor:DIGIC DV III
Image quality adjustment:Brightness
Minimum illumination:1.5
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Self-timer:10 / 2,10
Self-timer delay:10 / 2,10
Supported aspect ratios:16:9


Color of product:Black
LED Indicators: Yes


Built-in display: Yes
Display Diagonal:3.5
Display resolution (numeric):922000
Touch screen: Yes


Built-in flash: No
Built-in light: No


Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto / Auto/Manual
Macro focusing range:0.2 / 0.20 / 7.87

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.07
Effective megapixels (movie):2.07
Optical sensor resolution:2370000
Optical sensor size:1 / 3 / 1/3
Scan technology:CMOS
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:2.37

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.2 - 12
Digital Zoom:200 / 40
Filter size:2.28
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.2 - 12
Focal length range (f-f):0.167 - 1.67
Image Stabilizer:No / Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Interchangeable Lens: Yes
Maximum aperture number:2.8
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Optical Zoom:10

Light Exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto, Manual
Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset / Beach, Night, Snow, Sports, Sunset

Other Features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 2.8
Auto focus: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0
Manual focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:PIXELA ImageMixer, Video Browser v1, Transfer Utility v1
Cables included:USB
Handheld remote control: No
Included memory card size:32
Memory card included:SDHC

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
DV port: No
HDMI version:1.3
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
PictBridge: No
S-Video in: No
S-Video out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/2000 / 1/2000 - 1/2
Shutter speed (video):1/2000

Still Image

Continuous shooting mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080
Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Flash memory:32 / 33
Internal storage capacity:32
Memory slots:2


Analog signal format system:NTSC
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Video compression format:H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:H.264,MPEG4


Viewfinder screen size:0.24

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.07 / 6.34
Height:3.03 / 5.94

White Balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto / Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent / Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Shade, Tungsten