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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. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The price and portability also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the reliability, while some have doubts about the viewfinder and battery.

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

2017-10

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

2017-10

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.

2008-06

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Canon HF10 review

 

The HF10 is almost as small as Panny's SD9 but packs 16GB of flash. Has Canon found the perfect HD camcorder compromise?

Shoots better than camcorders twice its size without compromising too much on storage. The bar’s been raised again

2008-12

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

The HF10 is almost as small as Panny's SD9 but packs 16GB of flash. Has Canon found the perfect HD camcorder compromise?

Shoots better than camcorders twice its size without compromising too much on storage. The bar's been raised again

2008-12

Expert review by: Jim Feeley (pcworld.com)

Canon Vixia HF10

 

The Canon Vixia HF10 ($1000 as of September 28, 2008) has a lot going for it. It's light and compact, it generates fine images without much effort, it offers good control over look and frame rate, it carries a reasonable price, and it works well with...

Compact size ; Good video quality, optical zoom, and stabilizatio

LCD is the only viewfinder ; Lower bit rate than newer Vixia models have

This compact camcorder combines sharp AVCHD video, flash memory, easy and flexible operation, and a reasonable price.

2008-10

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Canon HF10 review

 

While some manufacturers are experimenting with innovative shapes and ergonomics, Canon has stuck steadfastly to the tried-and-tested camcorder design with the HF10.

Keep your memories in high definition. A great all-round video camera with excellent picture quality.

2008-07

Expert review by: Brian Chen, Macworld (techadvisor.co.uk)

Canon Vixia HF10 camcorder review

 

In our testing, Canon's Vixia HF10 shot impressive, brilliant video, up to par with its similar MiniDV counterpart, Canon's Vixia HV30. The HF10 has a few minor flaws, but it's a fine choice for Mac users eager to leave MiniDV tape behind.

The HF10’s impressive video quality and ease of use add up to a very good camcorder, especially given its size. If size is a consideration for you, the HF10 is the right tapeless camcorder; if size doesn’t matter, another good choice is Sony’s HDR-SR11.

2008-07

Recommended!

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Canon HF10

 

The HF10 is Canon's first flash-based Full HD AVCHD camcorder and it looks set to make a big impression.

Without a doubt, the HF10 is the best AVCHD camcorder yet produced by any manufacturer. It's not perfect in every respect, but it ticks more than enough boxes to be highly desirable as a serious video tool or point-and-shoot camcorder companion. With...

2008-04

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Canon Vixia HF10 review

 

Canon may not have been first out of the gate with a flash-based camcorder--or second, or third--but its debut model, the high-definition Vixia HF10, gets it right the first time. A sleek, black compact model with a well-rounded feature set, great...

Excellent video quality; fast focus; compact, attractive, and comfortable design.

Wind filter not as dependable as previous Canon models; manual focus pretty useless.

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

2008-03

Expert review by: Jackson Lynch (wired.com)

Review: Canon Vixia HF10

 

If you're thinking hi-def (and how could you not be?), the HF10 merits serious cogitation. Compact and quick-focusing, it produces AVCHD 1920 x 1080 video...

Dual-positioned controls on body and LCD are perfect for all shooting situations. With four zoom speeds (one of them variable), wide-angle and telephoto buttons on the superbright and sharp LCD provide excellent modulation

Recording time on standard battery is pretty much a disappointment. Gawky toggle on the camcorder body makes zooming in and out a drag

2008-01

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.

2008-07

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