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Canon HG10
5.0 out of 10

Canon HG10

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Overall 10
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still awsome after a year and a half

Beau B., Newegg
6 July 2009
  • Summary: buy the dm-50 microphone for awesome sound quality
  • Pros: I have taken this camcorder everywhere. From extreme sports to hanging with my friends, this bad boy has filmed it all. The quality is amazing and i am never afraid of running out of space with 40gigs. I have had this thing for a year and a half and it has documented all the awesome moments of my...
  • Cons: The battery life isn't that great after you start using it for a while. I suggest buying another battery for backup.
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Overall 10
10

A Highly Versatile and Easy to Use Combination

Patrick Shepherd "hyperpat", Amazon
20 August 2008
  • Summary: This is apparently one of the most popular models currently on the market, and from my experience there is good reason for this. First is ease of use. While it took me a while to browse through the instruction manual, when I actually started trying out the various functions, I found it surprisingly...
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Overall 10
10

Friendly to Use. Good even for non HD users

Jagmohan S. Chawla "director in the making", Amazon
8 August 2008
  • Summary: Hi I had a JVC miniDV that worked great but wanted to upgrade to HDD. I don't own HDTV or blue ray player any of those fancy stuff. Still I bought this (as who knows when I'll win a lottery and suddenly own all these :) .
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Overall 10
10

Worth the price

Anonymous, Newegg
16 July 2008
  • Summary: You don't have to spent a lot of $$$ to be able to play/convert M2TS file formatted video. You can download the M2TS codec for free, just google 'm2ts codec' and look for fddshow or similar.
  • Pros: Amazing video recording, lightweight, learning curve isn't bad at all, internal HDD is the way to go - direct transfer from camcorder to your PC.
  • Cons: People not familiar with the video format (M2TS) will run into some road blocks getting the recorded video to play on their PC.
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Overall 10
10

Amazing video quality

Anonymous, Newegg
11 July 2008
  • Summary: What works for me personally is using the included HGBackup utility to transfer the .MTS files from the HG10 to my PC's hard drive. Then I use TMPGenc 4.0 XPress v4.5.1.254 to convert the .MTS files into .mpg files.
  • Pros: I really love this camcorder. The image quality is top notch. The controls are well placed and easy to use. The optical zoom toggle switch allows you to zoom slowly or quickly. A ton of features offered if you want to tweak things, but I found that the Auto setting works as well as any adjustment...
  • Cons: The included software did not work for me. Similar situation for everyone, from what I have read here and elsewhere. It's a problem with the compatibility of programs with the .MTS files (aka .m2ts), which are AVCHD, based on the H.264 codec. The top mounted microphone picks up every thing in all...
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Overall 10
10

I love this Camera!!!

T. Ford "Bamaquer", Amazon
23 June 2008
  • Summary: I am not an expert by any means but for a consumer grade camcorder the HG10 is outstanding. I have had mine for about three weeks now and here are my observations. Video quality is absolutly beautiful, even in the LP mode. Batery life is pretty good. Plenty of record time on the 40GB HD.
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Overall 10
10

Wow - Great camcorder!

Ryan I., Newegg
16 May 2008
  • Summary: This is my first camcorder, so I don't have much to compare to, but the Canon HG10 has so many features, it'll take a while to figure everything out. The user manual is about 120 pages, but I hear that you can also download it off their website if you like.
  • Pros: -Many options and settings -HD -large internal (40GB) HDD -if left idle for 5 min, it has auto-shutoff. -hand strap is nice to have. Would have been great if it came with the optional shoulder strap. In a quick browse through the user manual, I noticed that you can record in black/white, sepia, f...
  • Cons: Should include HDMI cable, considering price. You can get HDMI cables for $5-10. No other cons that I can think of.
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Overall 10
10

Great camcorder. Great price.

E. Stevenson "Heavy Metal Librarian", Amazon
15 May 2008
  • Summary: I bought this to take with me when I go take photographs to make a video journal of the places I go. The video quality is excellent (of course, it's a Canon)--great for shooting outside (pick up a polarizer when shotting outside).
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Overall 10
10

Amazing Video Quality

R. Byrnes, Amazon
9 May 2008
  • Summary: Pros: Much smaller than my old Canon Optura Xi Fantastic 1080i HD @ 60 frames per second Can convert to 1080p @ 30 frames per second (with help...) Image stabilization works well at maximum zoom Uncompressed AVCHD has much better quality than flash based MPEG4 cameras Good low-light performance...
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Overall 10
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Great camcorder, would you like to see some sample footage?

Jeremy Powlus, Amazon
2 May 2008
  • Summary: The existing reviews here are great and pretty much cover what you need to know about the HG10. What you'd REALLY like to see is some sample footage, right? Look no further than vimeo...
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