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Canon HG10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 628 reviews of Canon HG10. 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. Reviewers really like the size and price. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative comments about the memory. Views are divided on the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon HG10 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 HG10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of Canon HG10 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the price and durability are overall positive. The size and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews are divided on the portability.

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87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon HG10 Ultra-Compact High Definition HDD Camcorder (10x Optical Zoom, 2.7" widescreen Multiangle Vivid LCD)Canon HG10 Ultra-Compact High Definition HDD Camcorder (10x Optical Zoom, 2.7" widescreen Multiangle Vivid LCD)

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon HG10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 390 user reviews of Canon HG10 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. Opinions about the size and price are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability also get good views. Many are critical about the memory and reliability.

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reliability, memory

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon HG10 AVCHD High Definition Camcorder with Optical Image StabilizerCanon HG10 AVCHD High Definition Camcorder with Optical Image Stabilizer

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: TechRadar (techradar.com)

Canon HG10 review

 

“Control, control, you must have control!” So says Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back.We agree, but is this the cam to give you that all-important control?

Good range of features ; Excellent usability ; Impressive image quality ; Great microphone

Uses awkward mini HDMI

A well-specified performer with an innovative approach to navigation and manual operation that is capable of impressive pictures and sound.

Feb, 2008

PC ADVISOR - RECOMMENDED

Expert review by: PC Advisor staff (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Canon HG10 review

 

Canon's robust HG10 camcorder offers support for microSD and includes a 40GB hard drive that allows for up to 15 hours of full HD 1,080i video.

Despite minor gripes, the HG10 offers solid performance at a reasonable price. And that's enough for us to recommend the Canon HG10.

May, 2008

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Canon HG10 review

 

The HG10 is the world's smallest AVCHD camcorder with a built-in hard drive. Time to see what this 40GB beauty can do

An all-round performer that shoots great footage, but is beaten by Sony's SR7E for style and Canon's own HV20 for features

Jan, 2008

Recommended!

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Canon HG10 HDD Camcorder

 

Canon's first camcorder with a hard disk drive makes its debut. Is James Morris impressed?

Although the HG10 doesn't bowl us over quite as much as the HV20, it's still an impressive piece of kit. Sony's lower end HDR-SR5E undercuts it on price considerably, but misses out key features such as a standard-sized accessory shoe. The more fully...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Canon HG10 Camcorder Review

 

The Canon HG10 camcorder packs 15 hours of HD video, extensive shooting options, intuitive controls and full photographic features into a light, compact form.

Software supplied with the Canon HG10 lets you edit your footage with ease, delivering professional results right out of the box.

May, 2012

Expert review by: Insider Staff (theinsider.pricerunner.co.uk)

Canon HG10

 

Gone are the days of shooting fuzzy home movies fit only for You've Been Framed. Todays high-definition movie makers like this

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: PriceRunner (pricerunner.co.uk)

Canon HG10

 

Canon’s most affordable Full HD (1080) camcorder is a beauty. The 10x zoom lens is optically stabilised to keep its pin-sharp movies even sharper in low light and the logical menus are easily navigated. A built-in 40GB hard drive can shoot up to 15...

There’s little to complain about, although the HG10’s 505g weight is enough to get tiring after carrying it around all day. The electronic viewfinder is too small to be of much use – stick to the 2.7-inch LCD for framing and your eyes will thank you

A classy, friendly introduction to High Definition movie-making that will have you smiling as you shoot. There’s nothing here to bewilder debut directors and while more experienced cinematographers might bemoan the lack of the fiddliest of tweaks, the...

Oct, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Gavin Stoker (macworld.co.uk)

Canon HG10

 

Whether you're in the market for a new camcorder for that trip of a lifetime or are a newcomer thinking of getting into video blogging, there's plenty of choice when it comes to how (and in which format) you record your home movies.

Generous 40GB hard disk storage is more than enough, viewfinder is handy when LCD visibility suffers in sunlight, robust build and reliable performer

Too large to be pocketed, awkward positioning of some controls, stills committed to removable card only (which costs extra), auto focus sometimes hunts

More positively, you can further enhance the look of your footage by selecting the built-in cinema mode, which, combined with its 25fps (frames per second) progressive frame rate, lends your digital images a film-like feel. Footage displays...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Canon HG10 HDD Camcorder

 

This camcorder is one of the latest versions that record to an internal hard drive, thus increasing the capacity vastly over other storage methods. It can of course also record still images onto an SD card.

The total weight of the Canon HG10 is 570grams. The dimensions are 12.5x7.5x7cm. The middle figure the width can increase by another 8.5cm should you choose to use the TFT screen while capturing images and have it at 90degrees to the unit.

May, 2008

Expert review by: PC Advisor staff (techworld.com)

Canon HG10 review

 

Canon's robust HG10 camcorder offers support for microSD and includes a 40GB hard drive that allows for up to 15 hours of full HD 1,080i video.

Despite minor gripes, the HG10 offers solid performance at a reasonable price. And that's enough for us to recommend the Canon HG10.

May, 2008

Product Specifications

The Canon HG10 AVCHD Format Hard Disk Drive Camcorder delivers high definition technology with the effortless ease of recording video directly onto a hard disk. Incorporating the latest AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition) format, it puts superb image reproduction and advanced features at your fingertips in a compact AVCHD Format HDD camcorder, which means you'll carry it everywhere you want to capture the special moments in your life in true HD. Among the Canon Exclusive features on the HG10 are Canon's own Full HD CMOS sensor and advanced DIGIC DV II image processor. More exclusives are SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization, Instant Auto Focus and 2.7" Widescreen Multi-Angle Vivid LCD. With the Genuine Canon 10x HD video zoom lens and a host of other advanced features the HG10 is the right choice in HDD camcorders.

Audio

Audio Dubbing:N / No
Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):4 / 5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-2L13

Camcorder Features

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

Camera

3D: No
3D compatibility: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
GPS: No
GPS (satellite): No
Image processor:DIGIC DV II
Minimum illumination:0.2
Photo effects:Sepia, Art, Fader, Black&White
Self-timer:10 / 2+10

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction:Built-in
Type:Built-in flash

Design

Colour of product:Black, Silver / Silver

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.9cm
Height:7.5cm
Weight:0.5kg/505g
Width:8.1cm

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.858 / 6.86 / 68.6
Display Resolution:211000
Display resolution (numeric):211000
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen: No

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
Built-in light: Yes
Shoe mounting point: Yes

Focusing

Closest focusing distance:0.010
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:HG10
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.76
Effective megapixels (movie):2.07
Optical sensor size:1/0.106 / 25.4 / 2.7 / 25.400 / 2.700
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:2.96

Lens System

Digital Zoom:200
Filter Size:4.3 / 4.300 / 43
Focal length range (f-f):6.1 - 61 / 6.100 - 61
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.0
Max Focal Length:61mm
Maximum aperture number:3
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):6.100
Min Focal Length:6.1mm
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1 / 6.100
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens
Wide angle lens system: Yes

Light exposure

Scene modes:Sunset, Portrait, Beach, Night, Fireworks, Snow, Sports, Spotlight

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:2.76Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2.07Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.96Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.7"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):9.4 mm ( 1/2.7" ) / 9.4 mm ( 1/2.7 )
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
Audio output:1
Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Focus:Instant AF
I/O ports:USB
Manual Focus:Y / Yes
Night mode:Y / Yes
Power consumption (typical):3.6
Sports:Y / Yes
Spotlight:Y / Yes
Video Out:1

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Corel / Corel Application
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
DV port: No
HDMI:Y / Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y / Yes
PictBridge:Y / Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:0.002 / 1/2 - 1/2000 / 1/2000 / 1/2000th

Still image

Continuous shooting mode: Yes
Histogram: Yes
Maximum image resolution:2048 x 1536
Still image resolution(s):2048 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 1440 x 1080, 848 x 480, 640 x 480 / 640 x 480, 1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536 / 640 x 480,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080,2048 x 1536

Storage

Camcorder media type:HDD / HDD, Memory card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:miniSD
Disc types supported: No
Internal storage capacity:40

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Technical Details

Date imprinting: Yes

Video

Capture modes:LP, SP, XP
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:24
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVCHD
Digital Zoom:200
Faders:Art fader / Black & white fader / Wipe fader
Media Type:Hard disc drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Cinema / Low Sharpening / Neutral / Skin Detail / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder:123000
Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder screen size:0.27 / 6.86
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor
Viewfinder Type:Electronic / Unspecified

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.7 / 7.5 / 7.500 / 75
Height :12.9 / 12.900 / 129 / 7.6
Weight:500 / 505
Width:8.1 / 8.100 / 81

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Daylight, Tungsten