Summary: I've been using a Canon Camcorder HV10 3.1MP High Definition Mini Camcorder for years. I took it to Europe last summer on a transatlantic voyage on the Queen Mary 2. We drove around Germany and Austria with it and sailed back to the States, then traveled back across the country by car. I always had an extra charged battery in my purse. It took care of all my needs, and the battery capacity is such that I rarely needed a spare.
Summary: I've owned this camera for some time now and have found it to be an outstanding camera in every way. I have not written a review on it until now. Yesterday I fell into a stream in the Great Smokey Mountains while filming grandchildren. Need I say I thought it was "history" for the camera. To make a long story short, in between a few emails to Canon's very good custmer support, I found a way to return the camera for possible repair when I returned home.
Summary: FOR ALL YOU FOLKS OUT THERE WHO HAVE HD TV'S YOU WON'T REGRET GETTING THIS CAMCORDER. THE VIDEO IS CLEAR ,SHARP AND COLOURFULL. I HAVE TRIED THREE OTHER CAMCORDRERES SONY,SAMSUNG AND OTHERS AND NONE COME EVEN CLOSE TO THE PICTURE QUALITY OF THIS UNIT......got it for 595.00 shipped from amazon PROS excellent video quality sharp video good lowlight video quality built in video light very portable lightweight high definiton playback up to 1080i CONS NO PREPACKAGED HD...
Summary: Pros: -Lens cap (I hated my sony handycam len's cap ruining the souund of my videos hitting the camera in any movement or windy situation) -Small size and low weight. -HD Video Quality. -Integrated Led light (is really helpful) -Fast response from off to recording. -Integrated flash for pictures. -Optical stabilizer really works! -Good materials. -Price is really good. Cons: -Battery life is ridiculus (get a replacement batttery together with the camera).
Summary: First this camera replaced a Panasonic PV GS500 when I lost all my luggage on a flight back from Oregon. It took great video and stills but nothing in comparison to this great little camera which I did purchase from Amazon ~ not worth wasting your time and energy looking elsewhere as you never know if you are going to get gray market or refurbished as some not so honest sellers out there.
Summary: We bought this camera before our vacation. The shipping was so fast, thanks Amazon. We didn't have much time to learn the features but we had great movies just in auto setting. This is a really good camera. The picture quality is great, even in regular tv the videos turn out so clear and nice. It is very light weight and looks beautiful. I am very pleased with this camera over all.
Summary: I've had this for a couple of weeks now. The great price at Amazon and the overall high reviews proved too much to resist. I take a lot of family videos and wanted to move to HD without breaking the bank. The HV10 has allowed me to do this. When reading the other reviews, I found myself immediately hesitant to purchase the HV10 because of the comments regarding it having no shoe for a camcorder light and no microphone jack.
Summary: I strongly considered the HV20 and HC7 but ended up buying the HV10 due to its smaller form factor. The thought was that the only way to get good video is to carry it - and I've had other DV camcorders that sat in the bag because we didn't want to lug them around. We've shot 30 minutes of video of the dogs in the backyard and some indoor shots and we are thrilled. It puts out a wonderful 1080i image on my 1080p front projection setup of 123".