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 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
Summary: I have been using this camera for a few weeks and really like what it has to offer. Some of the functions are a little hard to find the first time and I think the manual could be a little easier to read. I like the fact that I don't have to mess with tapes anymore! The battery life seems to be pretty good but I think I will purchase another one to match the long recording time of the hard drive.
Pros: Durable, Great Features, Great Picture Quality
Summary: I bought this camcorder to film short movies with my friends. The battery it came with lasted 4-5 hours. The viewfinder was pretty useless. The quality is great! The microphone is good indoors, but in the wind it gets pretty messy. I did not take pictures with it yet so I have no opinion about that. It has decent zoom. The software it comes with is not superb but it does get very basic video editing stuff accomplished. The controls are easy to learn and maneuver.
Pros: Durable, Great Picture Quality, Simple Controls
Summary: I have put this camera through extreme conditions. 50mph winds, below zero temps, fog/mist, still works great. I use it primarily for hunting and it has seen some rough times. the picture quality is great, features are easy to use but the compatability for playback on a computer even with the software it came with is not good, only problem i have had.
Pros: Comfortable to Operate, Durable, Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Simple Controls, Versatile
Summary: Our home movies have never looked better! The image stabilization is awesome since most of our home movies are hand held. The tiny size wierded me out at first but don't let it fool you. The only struggle we've had is figuring out the best way to edit and archive footage since AVCHD is still new-ish. We'll probably buy Sony Vegas for editing.
Pros: Comfortable to Operate, Durable, Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Simple Controls
Summary: My hobby is taking films of the birds and animals around Vancouver, Canada. I think the quality of the image is fantastic, and it seems to be pretty rugged. I once left it on top of a tripod, then knocked the thing over, and smack, it went straight down onto a wooden floor from four feet. 3 months later, it's still going strong (although it wasn't turned on at the time). I don't recommend you try this at home, but it lived.
Pros: Comfortable to Operate, Durable, Great Picture Quality