Excerpt: This new hard disk drive camcorder from Canon is beautiful! It's very compact in size and it's even equipped with a 40GB Hard drive. It's capable of recording upto 15 hours of High-Definition video!The lense on this beauty is a crisp canon 10x zoom that captures imagery at a crystal-clear 1920 x 1080 resolution on a full HD CMOS sensor.The HG10 also has a miniSD card slot, allowing you to take still photos at 3.1-megapixel resolution.
Summary: I lucked out on a used HG10 camcorder when I was looking for something to do some video production samples on. I really liked it... so much in fact that I decided to use it as my personal camcorder for documenting personal family videos. The video quality is superb, and editing it is a breeze if you know what you're doing.
Summary: I think the hg 10 is a great camcorder for anyone who is interested. I bought this for shooting videos with my friends and it works great for that. If you want a proffesional camera I suggest you buy something else, but if you want a good quality camera you can dork around with, than this is for you. The only three things I found wrong with it were that the editing software that comes with it is absolutely terrible.
Summary: The color, clarity, and ability to manually adjust settings is fantastic. Way beyond what I expected. The only draw back is the file format. I have to copy the files to my external drive and then convert them which takes a long time. I am using Final Cut Pro 2 which is supposed to be able to handle the files but it doesn't. TIP for MACS: Toast Titanium has proven to be the best conversion tool for this particular file format.
Summary: I was originally concerned when I received this because it was so SMALL! I am a big guy with big guy fingers but I can run the controls with ease.I think this was an excellent purchase and except for forgetting my battery charger while on vaca. I love it! [...
Pros: Comfortable to Operate, Great Picture Quality, Simple Controls