Beware, the video is really 1440x1080 not 1920x1080
Paul H., Newegg
15 September 2009
Summary: I would have returned it if Newegg's return policy on this item allowed for it. Does not come with HDMI cable. A standard mini-HDMI to HDMI cable will work, no need to pay 10x extra for a Canon-branded cable. The included battery is pretty weak.
Pros: Decent picture quality in very well-lit situations but grainy in low-light (such as indoor lighting). Good frame-rate, saves avchd format on HDD which can be copied to PC and played without conversion. The videos it produces work fine with Kdenlive on Linux.
Cons: First the big con: It does NOT produce 1920x1080 videos. The actual video files it saves are 1440x1080. The CMOS sensor may be 1920x1080, and the mini-HDMI may output 1920x1080 to TV, but that is meaningless because it doesn't save that resolution on disk. I think it is very misleading and disapp...
Summary: If you're a Mac user, make sure you read up on the issues people are having trying to upload video! I wish I had know what a nightmare it was going to be-- I would NOT have purchased this camera.
Summary: Die HG10 als Festplatten-HDV-Gerät kann ich keinesfalls empfehlen. Durch die starke Komprimierung, die meines Erachtens zu aggressiv vonstatten geht, entstehen Störungen im Bild, die in diesem Preissegment indiskutabel sein sollten. Auch lässt die Adioqualität sehr zu wünschen übrig.