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Canon Legria HF-S10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 reviews of Canon Legria HF-S10. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the size and design are on the whole positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the battery and viewfinder.

image quality, usability, portability, design, size

price, viewfinder, battery

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon Legria HF-S10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Canon Legria HF-S10 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the color and design. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the viewfinder.

usability, image quality, portability, design, color

viewfinder

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon Legria HF-S10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Canon Legria HF-S10 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price and zoom. The usability and portability are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the battery.

image quality, portability, usability, zoom, price

battery

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon VIXIA HFS10 HD Dual Flash Memory Camcorder + Deluxe Value Accessory KitCanon VIXIA HFS10 HD Dual Flash Memory Camcorder + Deluxe Value Accessory Kit

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Jim Feeley (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Canon Vixia HF S10 review

 

Hands down, the Canon Vixia HF S10 generates the best high-definition video and still images we've seen from a small camcorder.

The great overall image quality, deep manual controls, and decent ease of use make the Canon Vixia HF S10 an excellent choice for both advanced and casual videographers.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Chris Jager (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Canon Legria HF S10 review

 

It replaces the Canon HF11 as the company's flagship consumer-level camcorder - which arguably makes it the new benchmark for high-definition video. (After all, the HF11 was one of the best camcorders of its generation).

However, the Canon Legria HF S10 wins out when it comes to manual controls and features. Both models produce excellent picture quality, with Canon’s superior optics providing a slight edge. Unless you specifically require lots of inbuilt storage, we’d...

Jun, 2009

Recommended!

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Canon Legria HF S10

 

The Canon Legria HF S10 is pricey, but it's still a great camcorder.

We're still only in March and 2009 is already turning out to be a bumper year for camcorders - credit crunch be damned. Canon knew it had to pull out all the stops with the successor to last year's HF10 and HF11, and in terms of features and quality it...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Canon LEGRIA HF S10 review

 

Packed with pro-style features, Full HD and dual flash recording, could the HF S10 be the best high-def cam yet?

Class-leading movies and the flexibility to shoot exactly how you want make this a real hero camcorder

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Canon Legria HF S10 review

 

Facilitating the maximum 24Mbits/sec bitrate possible under the existing AVCHD specification, the Legria HF S10 produces images that are unquestionably superb. However, importing the raw clips into Premiere Pro CS4 highlighted a number of problems that...

TIPA Award!

Expert review by: (tipa.com)

Canon LEGRIA HF S10

 

The Canon LEGRIA HF S10 is an HD camcorder that fuses professional-level imaging with the advantages of Dual Flash Memory. The LEGRIA HF S10 uses a combination of 8.0MP Full HD CMOS sensor, Canon HD Video Lens with 10x optical zoom, and the DIGIC DV...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Digital Arts (digitalartsonline.co.uk)

Canon Legria HF S10 review

 

When it comes to producing easy-to-use camcorders that deliver on picture quality, Canon has an enviable track record – and the HF S10 is no exception. Everything about it screams quality, from its fit, finish and comfortably weighty feel, down to the...

Excellent picture quality even in low light; good range of features; easy to use for novices and enthusiasts alike

Poor microphone placement; no 5.1-channel surround option; no optical viewfinder; control dial is fiddly

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: electricpig.co.uk (electricpig.co.uk)

Canon Legria HF-S10 review

 

A fine HD camcorder with a few quirks that make it hard to justify that epic price tag

Stunning HD pics, great stills, pro quality

No EVF, no touchscreen and awkward joystick control

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Chris Jager (techworld.com)

Canon Legria HF S10 review

 

The Canon Legria HF S10 is a flash memory-based 'Full HD' camcorder equipped with 32GB of built-in storage.

However, the Canon Legria HF S10 wins out when it comes to manual controls and features. Both models produce excellent picture quality, with Canon’s superior optics providing a slight edge. Unless you specifically require lots of inbuilt storage, we'd...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: SimplyDV (simplydv.co.uk)

Expert Review

 

One nagging problem is the ease with which even the slightest amount of wind noise can affect the recorded sound quality. Given that the two microphones are positioned either side of the lens barrel and, therefore, facing sideways, they’re prone to...

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications

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. Capture stunning images via the Canon HD camera system: the LEGRIA HF S10 uses a unique combination of 8.0 megapixels Full HD CMOS sensor, Canon HD video lens with 10x optical zoom, and the DIGIC DV III processor.

Audio

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

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):5.33
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-807
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-807
Video recording time:12.25

Camcorder Features

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

Camera

3D: No
3D compatibility:N
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:DIGIC DV III
Minimum illumination:0.3
On Screen Display (OSD):Y
Progressive Scan: Yes

Camera Flash

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

Design

Colour of product:Black

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.6cm
Height:6.9cm
Weight:450g
Width:7cm

Display

Built-in Display:Y
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86 / 68.6

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:Y

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:32GB

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Macro focusing range:0.1
Normal focusing range:1

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:HF S10
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon LEGRIA

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):8.02
Effective megapixels (movie):6.01 / 6010000
Optical sensor resolution:8020000
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
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.0
Max Focal Length:64mm
Min Focal Length:6.4mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:8.02Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:6.01Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:8.59Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):9.8 mm ( 1/2.6" ) / 9.8 mm ( 1/2.6 )
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
Audio output:1
Auto exposure: Yes
Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Flash memory:32768
Focus:TTL
Interface:USB 2.0 / USB 2.0, HDMI
Lens focal range:f/1.8-3.0 mm
Manual exposure: Yes
Night mode:Y / Yes
Photo mode:Y / Yes
Resolution:3264 x 2456
Sports:Y / Yes
Spotlight:Y / Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:1

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Pixela ImageMixer 3SE

Ports & interfaces

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

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1 - 1/2000
Shutter speed (photo):1/500
Shutter speed (video):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

Storage

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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC
Full HD:Y
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:H.264

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:AVCHD / MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:200
Face Detection:Built-in / Yes
Faders:Art fader / Black & white fader / Wipe fader
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Low Sharpening / Neutral / Skin Detail / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.6 / 136
Height :6.9 / 69
Weight:450 / 500
Width:7 / 70

White balance

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