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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 also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and zoom.

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 85/100 = 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. Reviewers really like the size and design. The portability and image quality also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative views 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

Dec, 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 are also appreciated, but many are less positive 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

Dec, 2016

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: Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

Canon HV10

 

An excellent HD video camcorder with some annoying quirks, the Canon HV10 delivers almost everything a technophile wants for making home videos.

Excellent video quality ; Compact ; Broad feature set

Some very awkward ergonomics ; Poorly located microphone ; Can't adjust white balance while shooting ; No HDMI output or accessory shoe ; Short battery life ; No bundled video software

There's so much to like about the Canon HV10 that, on balance, even the not-so-trivial ergonomic problems attain a rosier glow than I'd usually ascribe to them. If you want a compact HD camcorder for your next vacation, you don't have much of a choice...

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: Canon fan boy (cnet.com.au)

Canon HV10

 

Great, easy to use and uses easy to store mini DV tapes.

Incredible quality video for first generation HD camcorder, portable and handy, easy to store mini DV tapes (far prefer to hard disc or DVD storage)

Lack of HDMI. Perhaps a tad unreliable (my camcorder has required 2 repairs under warranty - fortunately Canon provided fantastic after sales service)

Jan, 2009

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

"Great B-Roll Camera"

 

Excellent image, reasonable low light performance, good manual control for a small format camera, Quick stills at a decent resolution

Lack of a mic input

Oct, 2006

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

Great B-Roll Camera

 

Excellent image, reasonable low light performance, good manual control for a small format camera, Quick stills at a decent resolution

Lack of a mic input

An excellent HD video camcorder with some annoying quirks, the Canon HV10 delivers almost everything a technophile wants for making home videos.

Oct, 2006

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

"Great B-Roll Camera"

 

Great B-Roll Camera

Excellent image, reasonable low light performance, good manual control for a small format camera, Quick stills at a decent resolution

Lack of a mic input

Oct, 2006

Product Specifications

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