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Canon HR10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 187 reviews of Canon HR10. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the design and image quality are overall positive. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the memory and reliability. There are some critical reviews about the control panel and viewfinder.

usability, price, portability, image quality, design

viewfinder, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon HR10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon HR10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Canon HR10 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 really like the zoom and price. The image quality and portability also get good reviews. Opinions about the size and reliability are mixed.

usability, portability, image quality, price, zoom

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon HR10 Ultra Compact High Definition DVD Camcorder (10x Optical Zoom, 2.7" widescreen Multiangle Vivid LCD)Canon HR10 Ultra Compact High Definition DVD Camcorder (10x Optical Zoom, 2.7" widescreen Multiangle Vivid LCD)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon HR10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 111 user reviews of Canon HR10 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. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and battery. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the size, and there are some less positive reviews about the reliability.

portability, price, usability, battery, image quality

reliability

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon HR10 AVCHD 3.1MP High Definition DVD Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized ZoomCanon HR10 AVCHD 3.1MP High Definition DVD Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Dec, 2016

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

Expert Review

 

The Canon HR10 is a decent enough DVD camera, offering impressive high-def visuals at a relatively affordable price. However, there are several competing models on the market which offer a superior performance.

Good quality video, extensive range of manual options, HDMI capable

Mini-SD card slot prohibits recording options, viewfinder poorly placed, a bit on the chunky side

Aug, 2008

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

Canon HR10

 

Though the Canon HR10 is a decent camcorder, there are better choices for the same money because format performance and compatibility issues make it hard to recommend a DVD-based AVCHD model.

Nice video and decent photo quality ; Manual exposure controls ; 24p support ; Full-size HDMI connector

DVD initialisation and finalising operations are slow ; Relatively short battery life ; Can't charge while camcorder is powered on

If it weren't for the DVD/AVCHD double whammy, the HR10 might have more to recommend it. For now your best bet is to stick with one of Canon or Sony's tape-based HDV models, or at least avoid the DVD issue and opt for one of the hard-drive-based options.

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: (photoreview.com.au)

Canon HR10

 

The third model in Canon's consumer HD camcorder line-up, the HR10 records high-definition video on mini DVD disks.Canon's new HR10 high-definition video camcorder has many features in common with the HG10 and HV20 models we have already reviewed. All...

Video quality from the test camcorder was similar to the recordings we made with the HG10 and HV20. Pictures were sharp and detailed with elevated saturation and contrast. These qualities were duplicated in still shots from the camera and confirmed by...

Dec, 2007

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

Canon HR10

 

I have used this camera in a wide variety of travels. Images can be breathtaking if you plan ahead. Don't pan too quickly, keep an extra battery with you, keep the quick-start turned on and realize that it is a low-end HD camera; you won't be...

great image for the now $300 USD price

not as capable for AVCHD MB/s like HF100

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: d3nn15c00l (cnet.com.au)

Canon HR10

 

Canon is cooking up something gooooood

Nice I like

I cannot buy it immediatly this one

Sep, 2007

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Dubbing: No
Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-214
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-214

Camcorder Features

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

Camera

Image processor:DIGIC DV II
Minimum illumination:0.2
Photo effects:Sepia, Art, Fader, Black&White
Self-timer:10

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Design

Colour of product:Silver

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:miniSD Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.3cm
Height:9.3cm
Weight:0.53kg
Width:6.5cm

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:211000
Display resolution (numeric):211000

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

Flash

Built-in Flash: Yes
Built-in light: Yes

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:HR10
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):155000
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 (35mm film equivalent):43.6 - 436
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

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
Audio output:Y
Auto Focus: Yes
Expansion slots:miniSD
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Resolution:1920 x 1080
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Video Out:Y

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1 / 3
Composite Video Out:1
DV port: No
HDMI: Yes
Microphone in:No / Yes
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:0.0005 - 0.5 / 1/2000

Still image

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

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory card, Optical disc
Compatible memory cards:miniSD
Disc types supported:DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVCHD
Digital Zoom:200
Faders:Black fader / Window wipe
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-R DL (8 cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Low Sharpening / Neutral / Sepia / Soft / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Image Aspect Ratio (camcorders):16:9
Viewfinder:123000
Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder screen size:0.27
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.3 / 9.3
Height :13.3 / 9.3
Weight:530
Width:6.5

White balance

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