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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 also get good opinions, whereas there are some negative reviews 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. Reviewers are impressed by the color and design. The portability and image quality are also appreciated. Some have doubts 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. Reviewers really like the price and zoom. The usability and portability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts 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

GOOD GEAR GUIDE - EDITOR'S CHOICE

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

Canon Legria HF S10

 

The Canon Legria HF S10 is a flash memory-based Full HD (1920x1080) camcorder equipped with 32GB of inbuilt storage. It replaces the Canon HF11 as the...

Excellent Full HD video quality, huge array of manual features, quick and responsive control dial

Too expensive for most consumers

The Canon Legria HF S10 is one of those rare camcorders that will please all types of user. It combines beginner-friendly features with in-depth manual controls and produces unmatched video quality to boot. Unfortunately, it's also prohibitively...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Lori Grunin, and Derek Fung (cnet.com.au)

Canon Legria HFS10

 

The awkwardly named Legria HFS10 is the star of Canon's range of high-def flash memory camcorders. It features a larger 8.6-megapixel CMOS sensor, 10x zoom, 32GB of storage, optical image stabilisation and a plethora of inputs and outputs.

Outlook We're looking forward to getting our hands on HFS10, but it's going to be a long wait until mid-March when it goes on sale in Australia. Pricing has yet to be confirmed.

Jan, 2009

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

Canon Legria HFS10

 

Mmy first hd camcorder. Sorry to learn that canon hasn't developed win7 drivers and software, yet, although win7 has been several months underway and has been official the last 2,5 months. Otherwise a neat product.

quality

no windows 7 driver (neither 32 nor 64bit)

Dec, 2009

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

Canon Legria HFS10

 

Nobody writes about the presence of an electronic viewfinder, while Lori Grunin and Derek Fung wrote here the following 2 statements in this pre-review : 1. "Along with the higher technical specifications, not to mention the very welcome electronic...

Wait and see.

Wait and see.

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: camcorder enthusiast (cnet.com.au)

Canon Legria HFS10

 

32GB Capacity isn't enough. At the best quality 24Mbs that means just under 3 hrs.Not enough when travelling. You will need to buy more SD cards. More $$$ when you want decent capacities.

I'm sure it will give a reasonable picture.

Insufficient on board memory.

Feb, 2009

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

Canon Legria HFS10

 

Looks very promising. Hopefully the DIGIC DV III will unleashe the full potential of 24Mbps recording. I was hoping for 64GB but internal flash is slow to transfer anyway so I'll be sticking with SD cards which max out at 32GB anyway (doubt it will...

Larger sensor for oversampling, DIGIC DVIII, Larger Lens, Better manual controls

No EVF

Feb, 2009

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

Canon Legria HFS10

 

Good specs but limited on capacity! At 24 Mbs how much recording time can you get out of 32GB? Only 2hrs 55 mins. Lets face it when it comes to a HD camcorder at the moment the HDD/SD hybrids are the way to go when it comes down to $ for capacity.

Good specs

Limited on Capacity

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications

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