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Canon HG10

Canon HG10
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Canon Vixia HF G10 (Black)

Canon Vixia HF G10 (Black)
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Price $1,210 at 1 store $399 at 1 store $429 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.8 (3.0 stars)
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Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 29 reviews 5.0 stars out of 2 reviews 4.0 stars out of 9 reviews 4.5 stars out of 1 review
Release date June 12, 2007 March 15, 2011 March 15, 2011 January 04, 2013
The Bottom Line A solid hard-drive based HD camcorder, the Canon HG10 nevertheless has its share of annoying quirks. While it's got a great shooter feature set and good video quality, the Canon Vixia HF G10 still feels a bit expensive for what it offers. Typical for their price class, the no-frills Sony Handycam HDR-CX130, CX160, and XR160 produce generally subpar HD video, but if you're not picky you'll probably be fine. The CX130 is the best buy of the three, as long as you go cheap on the memory card.

Basic specs

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Lens aperture F/1.8-3.0
F/1.8-2.8
F/1.8-3.4
F/1.8-4.5
Flash type Built-in flash
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Media type Hard disk drive
Flash card
Flash card
Flash card
Optical zoom 10 x
10 x
30 x
32 x
Optical sensor type CMOS
HD CMOS Pro
Exmor R CMOS
CMOS
Video input type Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Digital zoom 200 x
200 x
350 x
1060 x
Battery technology Lithium ion
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Weight 1.1 lbs
19.2 oz
8.8 oz
8.3 oz
Image stabilizer Optical (SuperRange)
Optical (Dynamic SuperRange)
Optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
Optical
Manual focus Manual
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
Automatic
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