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Canon HF10

With Canon's Dual Flash Memory System, you're always ready to shoot – even if there's no spare media to hand. Record up to 6 hours of HD footage to 16...

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“The first HD worth buying”

published 13/08/2008

ProStunning quality, easy to use, compact

ConsA bit pricey, standard battery life just OK

I have been waiting for some time to buy into HD technology, with a trip to the US looming I decided to take the plunge and buy the Canon HF10. Having spent a few days getting to know this product I an very pleased with the camcorder in general and the results, its not perfect, but certainly one...

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Product Information : Canon HF10

Manufacturer's product description

With Canon's Dual Flash Memory System, you're always ready to shoot – even if there's no spare media to hand. Record up to 6 hours of HD footage to 16Gb internal memory. Use SD/SDHC memory cards for extra capacity, or to share your movies with friends. Flash memory allows for an incredibly compact design that's small enough to carry in your pocket. Since flash memory involves no moving parts, your precious memories are better protected against knocks and bumps. The HF10 records 1920x1080 Full HD video – matching the resolution of Full HD TVs for the best possible picture quality. Enjoy superior quality HD video via the combination of unique Canon technologies: a Canon HD Video Lens with 12x optical zoom, a 3.3 MP Canon Full HD CMOS sensor, and the powerful DIGIC DV II processor. Focusing errors and camera shake are more noticeable when shooting in HD. Instant AF and a Super Range Optical Image Stabilizer provide a unique solution to these two problems. Shoot with a range of optional peripherals. Manual audio controls, plus microphone and headphone connections, let you capture a great soundtrack. HDMI provides a simple way to get your HD movies onto a TV or compatible computer. With low power consumption, flash memory lets you shoot for longer. The camcorder is also compatible with a high capacity battery pack for even greater shooting times. An Intelligent battery system displays remaining charge to the minute. The HF10 lets you capture 3.1 Megapixel photos. Even take 2.07MP shots during recording or grab them from movies you've already made. A range of other advanced features are available. Preview your movies with family and friends on the 2.7" Multiangle Vivid LCD screen – easy for everyone to gather around. With HCAR surface treatment, images look sharper and colors are vibrant; screen reflection is also minimized. The HF10 is compatible with Canon's optional DW-100 – the easiest way to get your HD movies onto a DVD. Alternatively, Pixela ImageMixer 3 SE is provided – organize, play back and edit your video clips on a PC, then convert them to other file formats.

Product Details

Product Description: Canon HF10 - camcorder - flash card, Canon HF10 - Value-up Kit - camcorder - storage: flash card, Canon HF10 - camcorder - storage: flash card, Canon VIXIA HF10 - camcorder - storage: flash card

Product Type: Camcorder - 1080p - widescreen

Media Type: Flash card

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Internal Storage: 16 GB flash

Sensor Resolution: 3.31 Mpix, 3.3 Mpix

Effective Sensor Resolution: Video: 2.07 Mpix - Photo: 2.76 Mpix

Lens System: 12 x zoom lens - 4.8 - 57.6 mm - f/1.8-3.0, 12 x zoom lens - 4.8 - 57 mm - f/1.8-3.0

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 1 cm

Digital Zoom: 200 x

Image Stabiliser: Optical (SuperRange)

Display: LCD display - 2.7"

Supported Battery: 1 x Canon BP-809 Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included ) ¦ 1 x Canon BP-819 Li-ion rechargeable battery ( optional )

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio, HDMI

Dimensions (WxDxH): 7.3 cm x 12.9 cm x 6.4 cm

Weight: 380 g

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

General

MPN: 2574B006AA, 2574B012AA, 2754B006, 2574B004AA, 2574B005AA, 2574B007, 2573B001, 2574B001AA

Product Type: Camcorder - 1080p

Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 3.31 Mpix, 3.3 Mpix

Effective Video Resolution: 2.07 Mpix

Effective Photo Resolution: 2.76 Mpix

Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camcorder Media Type: Flash card

Optical Sensor Type: CMOS

Optical Sensor Size: 1/3.2"

Optical Zoom: 12 x

Digital Zoom: 200 x

Video Recording Modes: SP, LP, XP, XP+

Image Stabiliser: Optical (SuperRange)

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

Image Recording Format: JPEG

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio, HDMI

Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty: 9

Digital Video Format: AVCHD

Exposure & White Balance

Min Illumination: 0.2 lux

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic, aperture-priority, shutter-priority

Shooting Programs: Spotlight, portrait mode, night mode, fireworks, sports mode, sunset, beach, snow

Special Effects: Art, Black & White, Sepia, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Vivid, Skin Detail

White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets

White Balance Presets: Cloudy, tungsten light, daylight, shade, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (warm white)

Max Shutter Speed: 1/2000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 1/2 sec

Lens System

Type: 12 x zoom lens - 4.8 - 57.6 mm - f/1.8-3.0, 12 x zoom lens - 4.8 - 57 mm - f/1.8-3.0

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 1 cm

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Filter Size: 37 mm

Features: Built-in lens shield

Additional Features

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2sec

Built-in Light: Yes

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Additional Features: Direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, backlight compensation, RGB primary colour filter, display brightness control, sharpness control, histogram display, colour control, accessories hot shoe, progressive scanning, Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording, brightness control, takes photos while film recording, contrast control, 25p Cinema Mode

Display

Type: 2.7" LCD display

Resolution: 211,000 pixels

Display Features: Rotating

Microphone

Microphone Operation Mode: Stereo

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x headphones ¦ 1 x microphone ¦ 1 x USB ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output ¦ 1 x component video output ¦ 1 x HDMI ¦ 1 x DC power input

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, PIXELA Image Mixer

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: USB cable

Battery

Battery Type: Canon BP-809

Details: 1 x Canon BP-809 Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included ) ¦ 1 x Canon BP-819 Li-ion rechargeable battery ( optional )

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Supported Memory Cards: SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card

Internal Storage: 16 GB flash

Included Memory Card: 16 GB

Image Storage: JPEG 1920 x 1080 ¦ JPEG 2048 x 1536 ¦ JPEG 1440 x 1080 ¦ JPEG 848 x 480 ¦ JPEG 640 x 480

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 7.3 cm

Depth: 12.9 cm

Height: 6.4 cm

Weight: 380 g

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

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