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Canon HG10

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Overall 9
9.0

Canon HG10 HDD Camcorder

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
  • Summary: Canon's first camcorder with a hard disk drive makes its debut. Is James Morris impressed?
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Reliability 8
8.0
Looks 8
8.0
Usability 10
10

Canon HG10

PriceRunner
23 October 2008
  • Conclusion: A classy, friendly introduction to High Definition movie-making that will have you smiling as you shoot. There’s nothing here to bewilder debut directors and while more experienced cinematographers might bemoan the lack of the fiddliest of tweaks, the HG10 still has a choice of exposure and focus modes, scene settings and great low light performance. Recommended.
  • Pros: Canon’s most affordable Full HD (1080) camcorder is a beauty. The 10x zoom lens is optically stabilised to keep its pin-sharp movies even sharper in low light and the logical menus are easily navigated. A built-in 40GB hard drive can shoot up to 15 hours of HD video, and films have a natural clarity to them that looks stunning when played back on a High Def telly. The camera flash and video light a welcome find at this price.
  • Cons: There’s little to complain about, although the HG10’s 505g weight is enough to get tiring after carrying it around all day. The electronic viewfinder is too small to be of much use – stick to the 2.7-inch LCD for framing and your eyes will thank you.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Reliability 8
8.0
Looks 8
8.0
Usability 10
10

Canon HG10

PriceRunner
23 October 2008
  • Conclusion: A classy, friendly introduction to High Definition movie-making that will have you smiling as you shoot. There’s nothing here to bewilder debut directors and while more experienced cinematographers might bemoan the lack of the fiddliest of tweaks, the HG10 still has a choice of exposure and focus modes, scene settings and great low light performance. Recommended.
  • Pros: Canon’s most affordable Full HD (1080) camcorder is a beauty. The 10x zoom lens is optically stabilised to keep its pin-sharp movies even sharper in low light and the logical menus are easily navigated. A built-in 40GB hard drive can shoot up to 15 hours of HD video, and films have a natural clarity to them that looks stunning when played back on a High Def telly. The camera flash and video light a welcome find at this price.
  • Cons: There’s little to complain about, although the HG10’s 505g weight is enough to get tiring after carrying it around all day. The electronic viewfinder is too small to be of much use – stick to the 2.7-inch LCD for framing and your eyes will thank you.
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

PC Advisor
5 January 2008
  • Excerpt: Canon's robust HG10 camcorder offers support for microSD and includes a 40GB hard drive that allows for up to 15 hours of full HD 1,080i video.
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