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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 are impressed by the size and price. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability, and some have doubts about the memory.

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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. Reviewers really like the price and durability. The size and image quality are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about 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)

Dec, 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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the memory and reliability.

usability, portability, image quality, price, size

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

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

A great all-round camera, the HG10 is streamlined towards delivering high quality video in ideal conditions. The lack of manual controls may frustrate advanced users, however most will find it to be an excellent camcorder.

Great image quality, easy to use, customisable recording qualities

Lack of manual controls, slightly lowered performance in low light settings

Apr, 2009

PC&TECH AUTHORITY - Recommended!

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

Canon HG10

 

Canon's first hard disk-based AVCHD camcorder gets it mostly right, with a good level of features and the best image quality we've yet seen from the format.

May, 2008

Expert review by: (photoreview.com.au)

Canon HG10

 

A compact digital camcorder that records AVCHD format high-definition video direct to a 40GB internal hard disk drive.In Canon's new HG10 digital video camera we see many of the components of the HV20 camcorder, which we reviewed in May. Both models...

Aside from a slightly frustrating user interface, there's little to complain about on the HG10 and much to praise. Both video and still image quality are above average for this type of camera and transfer of stills and video to a computer was...

Nov, 2007

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

Canon HG10

 

For a $1700 RRP product to not even supply a shoulder/neck strap is a bit stingy.

Sharp lens, good colour reproduction. Good resolution in normal lighting conditions

Is anyone aware that if you shoot 999 takes the camera will not function unless you delete scenes or download the contents of the hard drive to a PC and reformat? I found out the hard way buying the camera for an overseas holiday. the camera was set on...

Apr, 2008

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

Canon HG10

 

Exellent features and image quality. Overall very happy.

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: tell2all (productreview.com.au)

Excellent

 

Well I have to say I am impressed with this digi cam. It cost me an arm and a leg when I bought it, and not surprised there are no other reviews because of this reason, as it was quite expensive compared to other digi cams on the market then, but I...

Light and compact

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications

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