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Canon HF10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 618 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. Reviews about the size and image quality are overall positive. The price and portability are also appreciated, whereas the viewfinder and battery get less positive comments. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

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. People are impressed by the memory and portability. The durability and image quality also get good opinions. Views about the battery and reliability are different. Some have doubts about the price.

usability, image quality, durability, portability, memory

price

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

Oct, 2017

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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The price and portability also get good comments.

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

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon HF10

 

High-def video at its best

Stunning 'full HD' video resolution, improved AVCHD recording format, arresting design

No standard-definition mode, inbuilt hard drive only 16GB

For an AVCHD removable flash memory camcorder, the HF10 is close to flawless. It offers superior video performance, better build quality and more modes and features than any of its high-def rivals. Highly recommended.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

Canon HF10 Review - Camcorders

 

canon hf10 review: Canon's first flash-based camcorder, the Canon HF10, delivers excellent HD video quality and performance in a tiny package.

Excellent video quality, Fast focus, Compact, attractive, and comfortable design

Wind filter not as dependable as previous Canon model, Manual focus pretty useless

Canon's first flash-based camcorder, the Canon HF10, delivers excellent HD video quality and performance in a tiny package.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: James Morris (pcauthority.com.au)

Canon HF10

 

Great image quality and plenty of enthusiast features for a very reasonable price

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Daniel Long (pcauthority.com.au)

First Look: Canon HF10

 

Canon are only the second manufacturer in the Australian market to provide a flash based video camera (Panasonic is the other). Daniel Long gives his first impressions.

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: Bigtoss (cnet.com.au)

Canon HF10

 

Superb quality images. Using the 16GB internal memory & sticking a 16GB (class 6) SDHC card in the memory slot as well lets you shoot circa 4hrs of HD 1080 video before you need to offload.... That's plenty! Low light capability also excellent. ...

Excellent optical zoom. Fantastic, clear natural looking video. Bundled software packages very functional & easy to use. ***NOTE*** You will need to have a reasonably powerful PC ( definitely dual or quad core) ideally with a Blu-Ray or HD-DVD...

For thhe vast majority, battery life circa 55mins is not an issue...especially if most of your shooting is family video of the kiddies playing in the backyard or day trips here & there etc.... however if going o/s or travelling for prolonged periods...

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: Scotty (cnet.com.au)

Canon HF10

 

Not a bad camcorder but capacity isn't enough. I'm tired of changing SD cards as well.

Reasonable picture quality

Limited on capacity ; High Def recordings need more storage space. The 16GB internal flash isn't enough, just over 2 hrs of HD recording at top quality. I should of gone for a higher capacity HDD/SD Hybrid camcorder that will give me the best of both...

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: dazou (cnet.com.au)

Canon HF10

 

Video qaulity as good as HV20

Jun, 2008

Product Specifications

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