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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Canon LEGRIA HF S10. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the viewfinder.

portability, usability, image quality, size, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon LEGRIA HF S10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Canon LEGRIA HF S10 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the color and design. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the viewfinder.

usability, image quality, portability, design, color


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

This summary is based on the products: Canon LEGRIA HF S10 High Definition Digital Camcorder - Black (10x Optical Zoom, 2.7 Inch Widescreen Colour LCD)Canon LEGRIA HF S10 High Definition Digital Camcorder - Black (10x Optical Zoom, 2.7 Inch Widescreen Colour LCD)

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Rob Hull (

Canon LEGRIA HF S10 review


Full HD camcorder with Dual Flash Memory and pro-style features

Video and audio quality ; Flash and SD card recording ; Connectivity ; 8 megapixel digital stills

Learning curve for manual features ; Button and menu heavy ; No viewfinder

Feb, 2009

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Canon Legria HF S10


The LEGRIA HF S10 is an HD camcorder that fuses professional-level imaging with the advantages of Dual Flash Memory. Advanced controls allow you to capture incredibly sharp and detailed HD images. It has an 8MP lens, 32GB Dual Flash memory, and a 10x...

Canon has rolled out the big guns again. This Rolls Royce of a camcorder makes shooting stunning HD movies a breeze but its touch-less, viewfinder-less interface could limit its audience. Canon Legria HF S10 is tagged with Canon Legria HF S10, Canon...

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: hokstnator (



Light easy to use little camera with a very impressive picture quality. Pretty easy to navigate around the menus and takes only a day or so of playing around before you have a pretty good idea of how to get the best out of the camera. One of the very...

size descrete does not look like a big fancy camera battery life is ok external pic input a big plus!

new to cannon had to upgrade software to work with apple computer. Software that comes with the camera is terrible

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications


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


Battery life (max):1.75
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-807


3D: No
3D compatibility:N
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:DIGIC DV III
Minimum illumination:0.3
On Screen Display (OSD):Y / Yes
Self-timer:10 / 2, 10


Colour of product:Black


Built-in Display:Y
Display diagonal:6.86 / 68.6
Display resolution (numeric):211000


Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Built-in light:Y


Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:1/0.102 / 25.4 / 2.6
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:8.59

Lens System

Digital Zoom:200
Filter Size:5.8 / 58
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):43.5 - 435
Focal length range (f-f):6.4 - 64
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Interchangeable lens:N
Optical Zoom:10

Other features

Art:Y / Yes
Auto Focus: Yes
Flash memory:32768
Interface:USB 2.0, HDMI
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode:Y / Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Sports:Y / Yes
Spotlight:Y / Yes
Video Out:1

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
HDMI:Y / Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y / Yes
PictBridge:Y / Yes
S-Video Out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1 - 1/2000

Still image

Maximum image resolution:3264 x 2456
Still image resolution(s):3264 x 2456\n3264 x 1840\n1920 x 1440\n640 x 480 / 640 x 480,3264 x 1840


Camcorder media type:NAND
Camcorder tape type:N
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Disc types supported:N
Internal storage capacity:32


Full HD:Y
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video Resolutions:1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.6 / 6.9 / 69
Height :13.6 / 136 / 6.9
Width:7 / 70

White balance

White Balance:Auto