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Canon HF10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 619 reviews of Canon HF10. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the size and image quality are overall positive. The price and portability also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the reliability, while many are critical about the viewfinder and battery.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

battery, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon HF10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon HF10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Canon HF10 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the memory and portability are overall positive. The durability and image quality are also appreciated. Many are critical about the price. Comments about the battery and reliability are mixed.

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon HF10 High Definition Camcorder - 12x Optical Zoom With 2.7 inch Widescreen Multi-angle Vivid LCDCanon HF10 High Definition Camcorder - 12x Optical Zoom With 2.7 inch Widescreen Multi-angle Vivid LCD

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon HF10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 440 user reviews of Canon HF10 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Views about the size and image quality are generally positive. The price and portability also get good feedback.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon VIXIA HF10 Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder with 16 GB Internal Flash Memory and 12x Optical Image Stabilized ZoomCanon VIXIA HF10 Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder with 16 GB Internal Flash Memory and 12x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Canon HF10 review

 

The HF10 is almost as small as Panny's SD9 but packs 16GB of flash. Has Canon found the perfect HD camcorder compromise?

Shoots better than camcorders twice its size without compromising too much on storage. The bar’s been raised again

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

The HF10 is almost as small as Panny's SD9 but packs 16GB of flash. Has Canon found the perfect HD camcorder compromise?

Shoots better than camcorders twice its size without compromising too much on storage. The bar's been raised again

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Canon HF10 review

 

While some manufacturers are experimenting with innovative shapes and ergonomics, Canon has stuck steadfastly to the tried-and-tested camcorder design with the HF10.

Keep your memories in high definition. A great all-round video camera with excellent picture quality.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Brian Chen, Macworld (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Canon Vixia HF10 camcorder review

 

In our testing, Canon's Vixia HF10 shot impressive, brilliant video, up to par with its similar MiniDV counterpart, Canon's Vixia HV30. The HF10 has a few minor flaws, but it's a fine choice for Mac users eager to leave MiniDV tape behind.

The HF10’s impressive video quality and ease of use add up to a very good camcorder, especially given its size. If size is a consideration for you, the HF10 is the right tapeless camcorder; if size doesn’t matter, another good choice is Sony’s HDR-SR11.

Jul, 2008

Recommended!

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Canon HF10

 

The HF10 is Canon's first flash-based Full HD AVCHD camcorder and it looks set to make a big impression.

Without a doubt, the HF10 is the best AVCHD camcorder yet produced by any manufacturer. It's not perfect in every respect, but it ticks more than enough boxes to be highly desirable as a serious video tool or point-and-shoot camcorder companion. With...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Canon HF10 Camcorder Review

 

The Canon HF10 is an ultra-compact high-definition camcorder featuring Canon's impressive Dual Flash Memory System.

HDMI out allows you to view your movies on a HD TV or computer.

May, 2012

Expert review by: James Morris (igizmo.co.uk)

Canon HF 10

 

The HF10 is the best AVCHD camcorder yet

The HF10 has a unique feature, too. It’s the first HD camcorder to come with a copious quantity of Flash memory built in – 16GB to be exact. This is enough for two hours of footage even at the top quality mode, and there’s a SDHC slot available, too,...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Brian Chen (macworld.co.uk)

Canon HF10 review

 

While a little clumsy to handle, the Canon HF10 shoots stellar HD video.

Shoots stellar HD video, works smoothly with the Mac, includes microphone jack and accessory shoe

A bit clumsy to handle, battery life is unimpressive, still-image colours look eerie

The HF10’s impressive video quality and ease of use add up to a very good camcorder, especially given its size. If size matters to you, the HF10 is the right choice; if size doesn’t matter, another good choice is Sony’s HDR-SR11.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Brian Chen, (techworld.com)

Canon Vixia HF10 camcorder review

 

Hard drive-based HD camcorder shoots impressive video.

The HF10’s impressive video quality and ease of use add up to a very good camcorder, especially given its size. If size is a consideration for you, the HF10 is the right tapeless camcorder; if size doesn’t matter, another good choice is Sony's HDR-SR11.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: (channelpro.co.uk)

Canon HF10

 

Canon cracks the AVCHD format with the best flash-based camcorder we've seen, but can it overhaul the excellent HDV-based HV20?

Jul, 2008

Product Specifications

With Canon’s Dual Flash Memory System, you’re always ready to shoot – even if there’s no spare media to hand. Record up to 6 hours of HD footage to 16Gb internal memory. Use SD/SDHC memory cards for extra capacity, or to share your movies with friends. Flash memory allows for an incredibly compact design that’s small enough to carry in your pocket. Since flash memory involves no moving parts, your precious memories are better protected against knocks and bumps. The HF10 records 1920x1080 Full HD video – matching the resolution of Full HD TVs for the best possible picture quality. Enjoy superior quality HD video via the combination of unique Canon technologies: a Canon HD Video Lens with 12x optical zoom, a 3.3 MP Canon Full HD CMOS sensor, and the powerful DIGIC DV II processor. Focusing errors and camera shake are more noticeable when shooting in HD. Instant AF and a Super Range Optical Image Stabilizer provide a unique solution to these two problems. Shoot with a range of optional peripherals. Manual audio controls, plus microphone and headphone connections, let you capture a great soundtrack. HDMI provides a simple way to get your HD movies onto a TV or compatible computer. With low power consumption, flash memory lets you shoot for longer. The camcorder is also compatible with a high capacity battery pack for even greater shooting times. An Intelligent battery system displays remaining charge to the minute. The HF10 lets you capture 3.1 Megapixel photos. Even take 2.07MP shots during recording or grab them from movies you’ve already made. A range of other advanced features are available. Preview your movies with family and friends on the 2.7" Multiangle Vivid LCD screen – easy for everyone to gather around. With HCAR surface treatment, images look sharper and colors are vibrant; screen reflection is also minimized. The HF10 is compatible with Canon’s optional DW-100 – the easiest way to get your HD movies onto a DVD. Alternatively, Pixela ImageMixer 3 SE is provided – organize, play back and edit your video clips on a PC, then convert them to other file formats.

Audio

Audio Dubbing:Y / Yes
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):3.08
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-809, BP-819
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-809

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera

Minimum illumination:0.2

Design

Colour of product:Black

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.9cm
Height:6.4cm
Weight:380g
Width:7.3cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86 / 68.6
Display Resolution:211000

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

Flash

Built-in Flash:Y / Yes

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:16GB

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:HF10/HF10 Value-up Kit
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:1/0.126 / 25.4 / 3.2
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:3.31

Lens System

Filter Size:3.7 / 37
Focal length range (f-f):4.8 - 57.6
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.0
Max Focal Length:57.6mm
Min Focal Length:4.8mm
Optical Zoom:12
Optical Zoom:12
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:2.76Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2.07Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:3.31Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3.2"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):7.9 mm ( 1/3.2" ) / 7.9 mm ( 1/3.2 )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer:Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical (SuperRange)

Other features

Art:Y / Yes
Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Cable Type:USB
Internal Memory:16384
Manual Focus:Y / Yes
Night mode:Y / Yes
Photo mode:Y / Yes
Sports:Y / Yes
Spotlight:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DV port:N / No
HDMI:Y / Yes
S-Video In:N / No
S-Video Out:N / No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/2000 - 1/2

Storage

Camcorder tape type:HDV
Compatible memory cards:SD

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080

Video Input

Digital Zoom:200
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Low Sharpening / Neutral / Sepia / Skin Detail / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.9 / 129
Height :6.4 / 64
Weight:380
Width:7.3 / 73