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Canon HV10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Canon HV10. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and image quality. The size and usability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the battery.

portability, usability, size, image quality, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon HV10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Canon HV10 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the usability and durability. The price and portability also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the size.

portability, price, durability, usability


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

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

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: PC Plus (

Canon HV10 review


Canon takes on Sony in the sub-£1,000 market

Esay to use controls ; Amazing video in good lighting

If the lighting is right, this camcorder is a gem

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: Good Gear (

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A great consumer level HD camcorder with only a few letdowns

Excellent picture, good still images

No HDMI out, lack of a useful computer kit, awkward button layout

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: Brian Chen (



The powerful Canon HV10 ($1099 as of May 11, 2007) captures impressive high-definition video and shoots high-quality still images. The camcorder is compact and lightweight, and comes loaded with customization options that give you full control over its...

Impressive video and photo quality Flexible controls

Poor microphone placement Low battery life

The HV10 can shoot superb video and still images, but the positioning of its microphone and the lack of a microphone jack--among other flaws--are difficult to accept. The HV10 would be a top consumer camcorder if not for these imperfections in design...

May, 2007

Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (

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Quick Camcorder Reviews: Canon HV10 Camcorder

The first 1080i camcorder that fits in your pocket, -Great video resolution and performance in normal light, -Good array of features and manual controls in a small package, -Image stabilization compensates for handling issues, -Good value, -HDV offers...

Handling is awkward and controls are undersized, -Low light performance leaves something to be desired, -No microphone or headphone jacks on a $1300 camcorder

Oct, 2006

Expert review by: Videomaker (

Canon HV10 HDV Camcorder Review


The HV10 HDV Canon camcorder tha is small but fierce

Great image quality, Compact and portable, Sleek and sexy

Slightly awkward design, Poor low light and still photo image quality

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Consumer Electronics Net (

With the price of the HV10 down, is now the time to jump in?


I love technological advances as much as the next guy, but 1080i HD in the palm of my hand? This I had to check out for myself. I had been using my trusty old Sony Handycam for years now for on the spot shooting. It has always done well for me but...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: David Kender (

Canon HV10


The Canon HV10 comes equipped with a very large 1/2.7" CMOS chip, with approximately 2,960,000 pixels (this translates to 2,070,000 effective pixels in HDV and 16:9 DV modes, and 1,550,000 effective pixels in 4:3 DV. CMOS chips have become increasingly...

Sep, 2006

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes


Battery life (max):1.42
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-310 / BP-315


Minimum illumination:0.3 / 1
Photo effects:Art


Colour of product:Black, Silver


Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:210000


Built-in Flash: Yes

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.7
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:2.96

Lens System

Digital Zoom:200
Filter Size:3.7
Focal length range (f-f):6.1 - 61
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:10

Other features

Art: Yes
Auto Focus: Yes
Fader:Auto, Wipe
I/O ports:-USB 2.0 Hi Speed\n-DV out/in\n-Analogue-in\n-AV / -USB 2.0 Hi Speed\n-DV out/in\n-AV
Lens system:F/1.8
Manual Focus: Yes
Media types supported:MiniDV
Night mode: Yes
Shooting programs:Auto, Av, Tv, Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, Fireworks
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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


Camera shutter speed:0.0005 - 0.1666 / 1/2000

Still image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480 / 640 x 480,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080


Camcorder tape type:HDV / Mini-DV
Compatible memory cards:miniSD / SD


Viewfinder screen size:0.27

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.4 / 10.6
Height :10.4 / 10.6