With the price of the HV10 down, is now the time to jump in?
Consumer Electronics Net
13 June 2007
Excerpt: I love technological advances as much as the next guy, but 1080i HD in the palm of my hand? This I had to check out for myself. I had been using my trusty old Sony Handycam for years now for on the spot shooting. It has always done well for me but transitioning to the HD world made me look for an upgrade. Could the HV10 be the one? Let me share my experience with you. Size matters As I opened the HV10 box I knew something special was inside.
Excerpt: Remember the first time you used high-speed broadband? Or the first time you fired up a 3D-accelerated game? You’ll experience that same excitement the first time you plug Canon’s miniature HV10 HDV camcorder in to your 60-inch HDTV. Instead of the fuzzy YouTube-esque video you get with your current DV cam, you’ll get video that jumps to life. It’s like, well, it’s like going from standard-definition TV to high-definition TV.
Pros: 1941 Incredibly small; one of the lowest priced HDV cams available.
Cons: The Thin Red Line A bit too small, quirky mic placement.
Conclusion: The Canon HV10 HDV camcorder is a mixed bag with good overall video quality, fast focusing, OIS and solid stills. You’ll really like watching higher-quality home videos on your new widescreen HDTV. I had a problem with its form factor, lack of an HDMI output, annoying zoom switch and obtuse menus. And don’t forget about the total lack of video software support. Ah, but that high-def video is really good.
Pros: -The first 1080i camcorder that fits in your pocket, -Great video resolution and performance in normal light, -Good array of features and manual controls in a small package, -Image stabilization compensates for handling issues, -Good value, -HDV offers easy workflow and wide compatibiilty with NLEs
Cons: -Handling is awkward and controls are undersized, -Low light performance leaves something to be desired, -No microphone or headphone jacks on a $1300 camcorder?!
Conclusion: Die Canon HV10 besitzt einen exzellent auflösenden CMOS, der in Helligkeits- und Farbauflösung HDV fast ausnutzt. Die Optik verzeichnet recht wenig, bietet aber nur wenig Weitwinkel und zeigt über den gesamten Brennweitenbereich leichte chromatische Abberationen. Im Lowlight schafft die HV10 klassenübliches, bei der Ausstattung verhindern vor allem die fehlenden Tonanschlüsse eine bessere Bewertung.
Pros: exzellente Auflösung in Helligkeit und Farbe, sehr klein, viele manuelle Funktionen, 25 FPS-Modus
Cons: Optik nur durchschnittlich, wenig Weitwinkel, kein Mikrofonanschluss, unergonomisches Design