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Canon FS10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 387 reviews of Canon FS10. 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. Views about the battery and price are overall positive. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, but the connectivity and viewfinder get negative views.

usability, portability, image quality, price, battery

viewfinder, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon FS10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Canon FS10


alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Canon FS10 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the battery and zoom are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability are also appreciated.

usability, portability, image quality, zoom, battery

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon FS10 Digital Camcorder (45x Advanced Zoom) 2.7 inch Widescreen Colour LCDCanon FS10 Digital Camcorder (45x Advanced Zoom) 2.7 inch Widescreen Colour LCD

Dec, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Canon FS10


alaTest has collected and analyzed 256 user reviews of Canon FS10 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the reliability and price. The image quality and portability also get good opinions. Many are negative about the viewfinder.

usability, portability, image quality, price, reliability


88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon VIXIA HFS10 HD Dual Flash Memory w/32GB Internal Memory & 10x Optical Zoom - 2009 MODELCanon VIXIA HFS10 HD Dual Flash Memory w/32GB Internal Memory & 10x Optical Zoom - 2009 MODEL

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Jager (

Canon FS10


Small, affordable and flashy

Cute and compact design, dual flash memory recording modes, external microphone jack, 37x optical zoom

No headphone jack, lightweight design takes some getting used to

The Canon FS10 is a good all-rounder that puts portability and ease-of-use at the forefront. While it may not excel in any one area, it remains one of the better value standard-def camcorders on the market.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Laiq Qureshi (

Canon FS10


It's light and compact, but the features aren't too hot and there's a serious need for reinvention...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Jayesh Limaye (

Canon FS10


The sleek 'n' sexy looks of this camcorder will steal your heart.

Very compact, Light, Stylish, Good build, Ergonomic, Swivel LCD, Dual flash memory, Usable optical zoom that is smooth and silent, Battery life, Remote control

Mediocre image quality, No optical image stabilization, Awkwardly placed USB port, No headphone jack, No carry pouch

Sep, 2008

Consumer review (

Best Product for the deal I Got


I purchased this camera to record live bands. It does a great job. The sound came out really clear just using the mike on the camera. It also has an input to take a feed directly from the board. I haven't used this feature yet. The mike does great and...

Jan, 2010

Consumer review (

Grate Deal


Camcorder part of it is good for the price, But the camara part of it is just OK

Jan, 2010

Consumer review (

So far, so good!


We haven't had any problems so far but have not used it too much yet. Did some videoing right away over Christmas but haven't played with the software yet or anything.

Jan, 2010

Consumer review (

we are so pleased!


We wanted an easy-to-use, lightweight, handheld camcorder for filming our son's basketball games and this meets all those needs and then some. We have taken a few stills also and they came out great, a little blurry because of the action but it was...

Jan, 2010

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O K for a low price camcorder


easy to record, software is junk. prepare to spend some time learning to use. getting your picture to your PC in a usable form will tax you.

Dec, 2009

Consumer review (

Do Not Miss It!


I was suprised when i open the box. It can't be refurbished. I was like get a brand new product. It has easy menu options, very little and needless to say that It is CANON. If I were you I wouldn't miss it.

Dec, 2009

Consumer review (

Excellent buy


The camcorder was a replacement for one which was stolen. The camcorder is a fantastic buy and does a fine job for all of the tasks I have used it on. Will buy another one for son soon.

Dec, 2009

Product Specifications

From Canon's long history of optical excellence, advanced image processing, superb performance and technological innovation in photographic and broadcast television cameras comes the latest in high definition camcorders. Now, with the light, compact Canon FS10, you can have stunning video with the ease and numerous benefits of Flash Memory, at an affordable price. Flash Memory is used in some of the world's most innovative electronic products such as laptop computers, MP3 players, PDAs and cell phones. Canon offers the best in Flash Memory with Dual Flash Memory- record to both the camcorder's 8GB internal memory and a removable SD/SDHC card, extending your available recording space and offering added flexibility in file transfer and playback. It's just the thing for catching more of your life's most special moments. Add to that the FS10's Canon Exclusive features such as Canon 48x Advanced Zoom and DIGIC DV II Image Processor, combined with a 1.07 Megapixel CCD image sensor, Image Stabilization and a 2.7" Widescreen LCD - and you truly have a Flash Memory camcorder that's both hard to beat and unmistakably Canon.


Audio dubbing: No
Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-in Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-808
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-808

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes


3D compatibility: No
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:DIGIC DV II
Minimum illumination:1.7
Self-timer delay:10


Color of product:Black, Silver / Silver

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in display: Yes
Display Diagonal:2.7
Display Resolution:123000 x 123000
Display resolution (numeric):123000

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


Built-in flash: No
Built-in light: Yes

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:8GB


Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (image):0.8
Effective megapixels (movie):0.71 / 0.8
Optical sensor resolution:1152
Optical sensor size:1 / 6 / 1/6
Scan technology:CCD
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:1.07

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.64 - 73.9
Digital Zoom:2000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.64 - 73.9
Focal length range (f-f):0.102 - 3.79
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/2.0-5.2
Max Focal Length:96.2mm
Min Focal Length:2.6mm
Optical Zoom:37
Optical Zoom:37
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.8Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:710Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.07Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Other Features

Art: Yes
Audio Output:1 / AV
Auto focus: Yes
Internal memory:8192
Light exposure control:Built-in Video light
Manual focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Resolution:1152 x 864
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video out:1

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Pixela Image Mixer / PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE

Ports & interfaces

DV port: No
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video in: No
S-Video out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Camera shutter speed:1/2000 - 1/6 / 1/6 - 1/2000

Still Image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480


Camcorder media type:Memory card, NAND
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Disc types supported: No
Flash memory:8
Internal storage capacity:8

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Zoom:2000
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.36 / 4.88
Height:2.36 / 4.88
Weight:12.7 / 9.17

White Balance

White Balance:Auto, Tungsten, Daylight