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Canon Vixia HF G10 (Black)

Canon Vixia HF G10 (Black)
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Price $848 at 1 store $349 at 1 store $1,199 at 1 store $379 at 1 store
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    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 6.8 (3.0 stars)
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Release date January 04, 2013 March 15, 2011 March 15, 2011 January 04, 2013 January 04, 2013
The Bottom Line 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.

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Lens aperture F/1.8-4.0
F/1.8-2.8
F/1.8-3.4
F/1.8-4.0
F/1.9-4.0
Media type Flash card
Flash card
Flash card
Internal flash memory
Flash card
Optical zoom 30 x
10 x
30 x
30 x
26 x
Optical sensor type Exmor R CMOS
HD CMOS Pro
Exmor R CMOS
Exmor R CMOS
Exmor R CMOS
Video input type Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Digital zoom 350 x
200 x
350 x
350 x
320 x
Weight 12.2 oz
19.2 oz
8.8 oz
7.4 oz
7.4 oz
Image stabilizer Optical (Steady Shot)
Optical (Dynamic SuperRange)
Optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
Optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
Electronic (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
Manual focus Manual
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
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