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Canon VIXIA HF R10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Canon VIXIA HF R10. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and image quality. The price and portability are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the battery. Many are less positive about the durability and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon VIXIA HF R10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: N/A (

Canon VIXIA HF R10


To expensive for what you get.

Somewhat of a low price

It makes a VERY annoying sound inside that is picked from the microphone when recording. I called CANON, they said it was the dynamic stabilizer and if I turned it off the sound would stop, Well that didn't work because I think it's the lens that does...

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Greg C (

Great Video, Unsupported Video File


Use vimeo to upload videos, it gets converted and posted on their sites. Not to be a spokesperson or anything, works the best for me.

Bought this for my wife for xmas. Takes amazing video for the price. Even got a free 1.5TB external out of it with a combo. Lightweight and easy to use. Like that it uses SD cards, got a 16GB card for dirt cheap. Takes great videos of my daughter,...

Stupid file format. Isn't supported by mac natively, have to import the video in imovie, which is garbage. VLC will play the video natively, works great in windows 7. Snapshot mode is pretty much useless

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Batman (



FANTASTIC camera for the price! Dont look any further! Attatched a raw video!

SUPERB VIDEO QUALITY ; GREAT audio for price ; The quality of this camera is phenominal as well as audio, and with the settings turned up to the highest it looks fantastic! Also it is very compact and light! Great to carry around to record those...

BATTERY LIFE ; Do yourself a favor and buy an extra battery on the interwebs and lug it around with the camera

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: Tony B. (

It's incredible!!!


Very impressed with a small good priced HD camera. I've been a DP for 15 years and this is a small camera full of highend features. I'm using a class 10 A Data card and works fine. Would like to buy 2 more of these whenever they come in.

Very easy to use but you have to read the pdf manual to really see what you can do with this great camera. Has an audio meter and an attenuator which only comes on mid to high end cameras. Able to turn everything off and use it manually. Facial...

cannot screw on a lens filter to protect the lens while shooting outside, camera gets hot like a laptop when playing back footage, which also makes the battery hot...that could be dangerous. Wish battery was on back of camera so as to get a bigger...

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: Cozz (

Canon product good but software makes it useless


It should include something other than pixela for getting the video from the camcorder. Shame on Canon for bundling such inferior and useless software.

Good Quality picture and recording ; Easy to use and navigate ; Good battery life ; Small form factor ; HD video at a low price

Bundled software is the worst I have ever seen. Proprietary editing software that does not convert to any other format that is usable by Camtasia or other editors. Plan on buying Sony Vegas Studio pro (@ $100) with this so you can convert the video...

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: � Mickÿ½ (

Pretty Nice Camcorder


I got this to film a bike trip my friend and I took. I wanted something light and small. The camera is easy to use and has quite a few settings and features. There is a bit of a learning curve for all of them but you get pretty good results if you just...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: ÿ½ Nasterman¯Â¿Â½ (

Excellent Product Great Value


This unit has the same things as a lot of the higher end units, just the on-board mem is less. It has great picture quality (when played back on a HD capable TV)--I use my blu-ray dvd player with the SD mem. card to play back. Great editing...

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: slimmak (

great camera


get nero 10 to edit you movies and you'll thank your self

simple to use. canon quality. and you can burn hi def video in avchd format on a regular dvd and play on a blueray player in hd

battery life a little short no big deal use the same battry as my eos reble xti software is so so but works

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: mrrandomstuff (



I had always wanted a very good video camera, and this one was definitely good for a first! The videos i have recorded on this camera are great! When i hooked it up to my TV, it looked like an HD movie! I recommend this product to any family that wants...

Great pictureZoom is outstandingPrice was good

The sound quality could be betterBattery life wasn't great

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: jibsteez (

awesome camera. ”


I have had this camera for about 6 months i love it. it's durable (yes i have dropped it), and it shoots great vids. especially skiing. it is great and highly recommended.

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications

With the Canon VIXIA HF R10 dual flash memory camcorder, you'll find that high definition video has hit higher levels of convenience, ease, performance and value. The VIXIA HF R10 has an 8GB internal flash drive, together with an SD memory card slot, Canon's relay recording and smart auto. A genuine Canon 20x HD video lens and dynamic IS works in combination with the sophisticated Canon HD image processing to deliver the sharp, vivid, lifelike video you want to see on your HDTV. Advanced video snapshot lets you create 2-, 4- or 8-second movie clips, with music, that are perfect for sharing and advanced easy-to-operate control features of the VIXIA HF R10 help to make high-quality video that can turn the casual shooter into the family cinematographer, at a very affordable price.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-2L5

Camcorder Features

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

Dimensions & Weight


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:Cine / Snow / Beach / Sunset / Sports mode / Night scene / Low light / Fireworks / Portrait mode / Spotlight

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:8GB


Model:HF R10
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon VIXIA

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.6
Max Focal Length:60mm
Min Focal Length:3mm
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1.73Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.56Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.39Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/5.5 / 1/5.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.6 mm ( 1/5.5 ) / 4.6 mm ( 1/5.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:MPEG-4 / AVCHD
Digital Zoom:400
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG