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Canon VIXIA HF R10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 128 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the design and image quality are on the whole positive. The portability and usability also get good reviews, whereas there are some negative views about the size and battery.

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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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Amazon.com review summary for Canon VIXIA HF R10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 user reviews of Canon VIXIA HF R10 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

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65% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon VIXIA HF R10 Full HD Camcorder w/8GB Flash Memory (Red)Canon VIXIA HF R10 Full HD Camcorder w/8GB Flash Memory (Silver)Canon VIXIA HF R10 Full HD Camcorder with 8 GB Flash Memory (Black)

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Canon Vixia HF R10 (red)

 

There's a lot to like about Canon's entry-level Vixia HF R series of "high-definition" camcorders, such as its user interface--which is better than that of its more expensive sibling--and its mic and headphone jacks, which are a rare find in this...

Mic and headphone jacks rare in this price class; straightforward and functional design

Poor low-light video and color accuracy; lens doesn't focus very closely; subpar battery life

If you're looking to shoot great HD video on the cheap, keep looking; the Canon Vixia HF R series delivers decent video at best, even for its modest price. But for a low-priced model with mic and headphone jacks, the HF R100 is a pretty good deal.

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"Nice HD camera with manual features,but one major flaw."

 

Camera comes with an external mic jack, which is a PRO! The Con is.. YOU NEED TO USE IT if you want audio that doesn't have clicking in it. The only 'fix' is to switch to manual focus mode, but the lack of an external focus ring makes this option a...

Internal memory, expandable memory options, manual controls, external audio jack, solid construction/build. Nice picture quality with custom picture settings. 24fps Cinemode option.

AUDIO! This camera has a 'clicking' noise that can be heard when in 'auto-focus' mode. The camera ships out from the factory with this obvious DEFECT? I'm amazed Canon would ship a product with an obvious defect issue like this... a major FLAW!

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Way to go Canon!

 

This is a great camera for the price. Fun and functionality for under $300. It's not great in low light, but most video cameras aren't. It would be nicer if there was a real wide angle, but that can be cured by taking a step or two back. Having an...

Great zoom, clean video, many settings can be set to manual to give you flexibiliy. Easy to learn, transfers very easily. Overall, I am pleased with this camcorder, especially for the price

Not great in low light. No real wide angle. Definitely a clicking "old film projector" sound that is annoying. The sound isn't there when zooming which is kind of bizarre

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"Way to go Canon!"

 

This is a great camera for the price. Fun and functionality for under $300. It's not great in low light, but most video cameras aren't. It would be nicer if there was a real wide angle, but that can be cured by taking a step or two back. Having an...

Great zoom, clean video, many settings can be set to manual to give you flexibiliy. Easy to learn, transfers very easily. Overall, I am pleased with this camcorder, especially for the price!

Not great in low light. No real wide angle. Definitely a clicking "old film projector" sound that is annoying. The sound isn't there when zooming which is kind of bizarre.

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LET'S PUT THIS CAMCORDER IN PERSPECTIVE

 

If you're looking for an "on the cheap" camera that will produce "blow your socks off" video, this is the one. If you're looking for a unit that will perform wide ange or low light, keep looking. I am very happy with the unit because I know it's...

This isn't a $1000 camcorder. The knowlege of previous posters might be questioned. IT DOESN'T HAVE A HARD DRIVE. I have yet to find any audio noise. I use the unit for recording high speed competition. Focus, metering and color are excellent

Very low light operation is marginal. There is no real wide angle

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"LET'S PUT THIS CAMCORDER IN PERSPECTIVE"

 

If you're looking for an "on the cheap" camera that will produce "blow your socks off" video, this is the one. If you're looking for a unit that will perform wide ange or low light, keep looking. I am very happy with the unit because I know it's...

This isn't a $1000 camcorder. The knowlege of previous posters might be questioned. IT DOESN'T HAVE A HARD DRIVE. I have yet to find any audio noise. I use the unit for recording high speed competition. Focus, metering and color are excellent.

Very low light operation is marginal. There is no real wide angle.

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"Decent Video Quality, Can't stand the camera noise"

 

It's easy to use,

That noise is absolutely annoying, everyone who has seen video playback from this camera has commented immediately about it. It's actually louder then the zoom sound, which is at least understandable.

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Decent Video Quality, Can't stand the camera noise

 

It's easy to use

That noise is absolutely annoying, everyone who has seen video playback from this camera has commented immediately about it. It's actually louder then the zoom sound, which is at least understandable

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"Background harddrive noise. Poor perf. in low light."

 

Don't bother purchasing this one.

Light weight and controls were intuitive.

Poor performance in low light. Audible background noise from hard drive.

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Background harddrive noise. Poor perf. in low light.

 

Don't bother purchasing this one.

Light weight and controls were intuitive

Poor performance in low light. Audible background noise from hard drive

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
Type:Microphone

Battery

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

Depth:4.9in
Height:2.5in
Weight:9.5oz
Width:2.4in

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

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
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

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Red/Silver

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
Type:Camcorder
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