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Canon HV10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 250 reviews of Canon HV10. 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. People are impressed by the price and size. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably, but the viewfinder and zoom get less positive comments.

portability, usability, image quality, size, price

battery, zoom, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon HV10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon HV10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Canon HV10 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size and design. The portability and image quality also get good feedback, but many are negative about the viewfinder and usability.

image quality, portability, design, size

usability, viewfinder

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

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

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon HV10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 user reviews of Canon HV10 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and image quality. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the zoom.

portability, usability, price, image quality, size

zoom

98% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon HV10 3.1MP High-Definition MiniDV Camcorder with 10x Optical ZoomCanon HV10 3.1MP High-Definition MiniDV Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (pcplus.co.uk)

Canon HV10

 

Sony may have had the consumer HDV market to itself for a few of years, but Canon is starting to show an interest. The HV10 represents its first dip in the sub- £1,000 market and it goes head-to- head with Sony's HDR-HC3

Esay to use controls, Amazing video in good lighting

If the lighting is right, this camcorder is a gem

Feb, 2007

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

Canon HV10 HD Camcorder

 

The Canon HV10 is a powerful digital camcorder that's capable of shooting impressive high definition video and taking excellent still images. The Canon HV10 HD Camcorder compact, lightweight and loaded with customisation options that give you plenty of...

The Canon HV10 HD Camcorder is capable of shooting superb video and still images, but its microphone placement and lack of a microphone jack - among other flaws are difficult to accept. The HV10 would be a top consumer camcorder if it weren't for the...

May, 2007

Expert review by: Karl Foster (macworld.co.uk)

Canon HV10

 

To HD or not HD? Macworld answers the question.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

Canon - HV10

 

Unless you live somewhere near Alpha Centauri, you'll be well aware that all televisions in the UK will soon cease to be analogue and are switching to digital and High Definition. The new technology has naturally ...

Although not the first HD camcorder on the market, this is truly the most compact and its picture quality and advanced AF are impressive. In future, though, the operating controls need to be fewer in number, more prominent and better positioned, with...

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: Richard Baguley (digitalartsonline.co.uk)

HV10

 

Canon's HV10 is the company's first palm-sized high-definition camcorder. It makes a strong debut producing impressive video and it's easy to use.

Vivid colour capture. Good set of manual controls. Convenient controls

Poor low-light performance. No external microphone port.

The HV10 has conveniently located controls. The zoom control falls under the user's index finger, and the record button sits under the thumb. The other controls are located either on the back of the camcorder or underneath the LCD screen

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: Gordon Mah Ung (maximumpc.com)

Canon HV10

 

Remember the first time you used high-speed broadband? Or the first time you fired up a 3D-accelerated game? You'll experience that same excitement the first time you plug Canon's miniature HV10 HDV camcorder in to your 60-inch HDTV. Instead of the...

1941 Incredibly small; one of the lowest priced HDV cams available

The Thin Red Line A bit too small, quirky mic placement

It would be better if we didn’t have these kvetches, but we think the HV10’s pluses far outweigh its minuses.

Mar, 2007

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

Canon HV10

 

We've been waiting a while for this, but Canon has finally entered the consumer-level high definition camcorder market with its HV10. There's only one...

Excellent picture, good still images

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

A great consumer level HD camcorder with only a few letdowns

Oct, 2006

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Canon HV10

 

The stylish Canon HV10 gives you the ultimate in HD video and digital photo quality - in the world's smallest HDV camcorder. Its 10x optical zoom lens and 2.96 Megapixel CMOS image sensor ensure meticulous detail and superior color reproduction. And,...

Not yet reviewed.

May, 2008

Expert review by: Brian Chen (pcworld.com)

Canon HV10 Camcorder Review - PCWorld

 

Impressive video and photo quality

Poor microphone placement

May, 2007

Expert review by: Brian Chen (pcworld.com)

Canon HV10

 

Impressive video quality ; Superior still images ; Flexible controls

No microphone or headphone jacks ; Microphone is on the back of the camcorder ; Quirky ergonomics ; Poor battery life

Apr, 2007

Product Specifications

The name Canon has always meant photographic and broadcast television cameras with optical excellence, advanced image processing, superb performance, and the latest in technological advancements. Canon's High Definition video camcorder is no exception. The stylish Canon HV10 gives you the ultimate in HD video and digital photo quality - in the world's smallest HDV camcorder. Its 10x optical zoom lens and 2.96 Megapixel CMOS image sensor ensure meticulous detail and superior color reproduction. And, with its HD and Standard Definition recording modes, you can make the move to HD without making your SD equipment obsolete. The HV10 is easy to use and delivers the high level of performance you've come to expect from Canon. It's the premium quality camcorder that sophisticated and discerning videographers have been waiting for.

Audio

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

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-300 / BP-310 / BP-315
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-310

Camcorder Features

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

Camera

Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:0.3
Photo effects:Art

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Design

Colour of product:Black, Silver

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.6cm/10.7cm
Height:10.4cm
Weight:440g
Width:5.6cm

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:210000

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Fireworks / Night mode / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:HV10
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon

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
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.0
Max Focal Length:61mm
Min Focal Length:6.1mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

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

Other features

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

Ports & interfaces

DV port: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: No

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/2000

Still image

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

Storage

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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1440

Video Input

Digital Zoom:200
Faders:Black fader / Wipe fader
Media Type:Mini DV/Mini DV (HDV)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder:123000
Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder screen size:0.27
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.4 / 10.6
Height :10.4 / 10.6
Weight:440
Width:5.6