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Canon DC 10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 122 reviews of Canon DC 10. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the image quality and price. The portability and size also get good feedback. The reliability and control panel get critical comments. There are some mixed comments about the zoom.

usability, size, portability, price, image quality

battery, durability, control panel, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon DC 10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon DC 10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Canon DC 10 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the size and price are generally positive, but many are negative about the usability and image quality.

price, size

image quality, usability

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon DC10 DVD Digital Camcorder [1.33Mp. 10x]Canon DC10 DVD Digital Camcorder [1.33Mp. 10x]

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon DC 10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Canon DC 10 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. People are impressed by the durability and image quality. The zoom and size also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed comments about the portability.

usability, size, zoom, image quality, durability

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon DC10 1.3 MP DVD Camcorder w/10x Optical ZoomCanon DC10 1.3 MP DVD Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: James Dickinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon DC10

 

Canon makes some interesting claims about the DC10 DVD camcorder.

Nice features, compact frame

Image quality could be improved, interface a little cluttered

A fairly decent camera that struggles to find a balance between quality and usability

Apr, 2006

Expert review by: Chris Stevens (cnet.com.au)

Canon DC10

 

DVD-based camcorders still have a way to go before they can match traditional MiniDV camcorders. Still, compared to other DVD camcorders, the DC10 is a decent offering.

Comparitively small chassis ; Easy operation

Image quality could be improved

It's difficult to recommend this camcorder over much cheaper, MiniDV models, because the image quality lags so far behind. The appeal of popping a DVD straight out of the camcorder and into a DVD player is as mesmerising as ever, but the format still...

Aug, 2006

Expert review by: David Kender (camcorderinfo.com)

Canon DC10 Camcorder Review

 

Canon, the tortoise of the camcorder industry, has finally chosen to enter into the race with the hare. The DC10 and DC20 mark their first foray into the DVD camcorder market, currently dominated by Sony. Their large imager size (1/4” and 1/3.9”,...

Oct, 2005

Consumer review by: xxDanmanxx (dooyoo.co.uk)

Canon DC 10: Ultra Compact Camcorder

 

Gadgets are a pet love of mine and compact has always intrigued me when it comes to cameras and mobiles, and so when it came to buying a camcorder for my month long trip in many different places across Europe, I decided to splash out and treat myself,...

good effective resolution, compact

small optical zoom

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: xxDanmanxx (dooyoo.co.uk)

Canon DC 10 : Ultra Compact Camcorder

 

Gadgets are a pet love of mine and compact has always intrigued me when it comes to cameras and mobiles, and so when it came to buying a camcorder for my month long trip in many different places across Europe, I decided to splash out and treat myself,...

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: parisbeach (dooyoo.co.uk)

Canon MV800: smile please your on candid camera

 

Smart little camcorder light and easy to use. Accessories camera came with compact power adaptor battery pack lithium button battery lens cap and cord stereo video cable scart adaptor It was brought for me as a present i think it cost around £200. I...

light easy to use

no long play feature

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: gnipping (dooyoo.co.uk)

Canon XL2: Go PRO for less

 

The Canon XL2 is the pro-sumer miniDV camcorder that is most often spotted on the sets of low budget and independent films. Not because it is a cheap option, but because for a fraction of the cost of a professional rig, you can deliver the same...

Interchageable lens system, 2xXLR inputs built in, adjustable viewfinder position

Not good for low light performance, bulky when compared to consumer units, not HD

May, 2007

Consumer review by: CrisisWolf (dooyoo.co.uk)

JVC GR-D240: Quality comes without a price

 

I was never really sure if a budget camera would suit me. I'd decided I needed to change my current camera, which I bought 3yrs ago for £1200. I didn't really want to spend that much again. And at a price of a shade under £200 this was a bargain. As...

Cheap, Good Quality, Easy to use

Short Battery Life

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: Donf18 (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sony Handycam DCR-TRV480E: A handy Piece of Kit

 

My son was 21 in June and was going to Jamaica for his hols, which were during his birthday. Buying him a present that he wouldn't open before his due date would have been impossible. he's like me would have opened it as soon as he was in the hotel. He...

Takes great filmd and pictures

battery time, at max zoom you really need a tripod to steady the camera

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

Capture the memory in style with Canon!

 

Portable and advanced

Price

Jan, 2006

Product Specifications

Exquisitely styled, delightfully slender and surprisingly lightweight, the 1.33 Megapixel DC10 records video and photos straight to DVD, for instant shooting and exciting in-camera edit possibilities. At just 47mm wide, the DC10 is delightfully slim. The casing's solid construction adds durability to a surprisingly lightweight body. Key controls are easy to locate and operate. Start shooting straight-to-DVD without rewinding or fast-forwarding tape. Thumbnails of each scene let you see at a glance which footage to share or quickly delete. Create playlists and group together favorite scenes and digital stills. Finalize the disc in-camera then play back on your home cinema. A 1/4" 1.33 Megapixel CCD sensor and DIGIC DV processor ensure great quality video and digital stills. DIGIC DV's true split path processor renders stills and video separately for uncompromised output quality of both formats. Canon's all-glass 10x zoom lens produces sharp, crystal clear results free of ghosting and smear. A built-in lens cap keeps out of the way and protects against dust and scratches. True 16:9 Widescreen mode means your images will naturally fill the screen of a widescreen TV without cropping or stretching. Electronic Image Stabilization suppresses the effect of vibrations and hand-held camera shake to keep images steady when you can't be. Particularly useful at high zoom ratios. The DC10 has a fully functioning digital still camera built in. Special Scene modes assist with tricky lighting conditions. 9-point AiAF auto focus keeps even off-center subjects clear and sharp. Auto exposure bracketing helps get the perfect exposure with every shot. Capture the pace of action events with Continuous Shooting mode. Put an end to storage worries with capacity to write up to 8,000 images to a single DVD. Connect direct to any PictBridge compatible photo printer and push the Print/Share button for quality photo prints without the computer. USB 2.0 Hi-Speed connects the DC10 to computers for fast transfer of video and stills. You can even use the DC10 as an external DVD burner for making duplicates of your home movies.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-208

Camcorder Features

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

Camera Flash

Type: None

Design

Colour of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.2cm
Height:8.6cm
Weight:0.4kg
Width:4.7cm

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
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

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:10
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon DC

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.8
Max Focal Length:40.5mm
Min Focal Length:4.05mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1.23Megapixel
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.33Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4" ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Other features

Magnification:0.8

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:200
Faders:Beam / Black fader / Corner wipe / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Wipe fader / Zigzag
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Ball / Black & White / Colour Mask / Cube / Mirror / Mosaic / Sepia / Wave
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor