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Canon Vixia HF G10 (Black)

Canon Vixia HF G10 (Black)
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Canon Vixia HF M400 (Black)

Canon Vixia HF M400 (Black)
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Price $1,277 at 1 store $349 at 1 store $4,498 at 2 stores
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    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 6.8 (3.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
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Release date January 04, 2013 March 15, 2011 March 15, 2011 March 15, 2011 August 30, 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. A fine follow-up to last year's M3xx series, the Canon Vixia M4xx series should please most home-movie-oriented videographers despite its relatively high price. If you don't need the EVF, the M400 is your best buy, but if you'll be shooting a lot in sunlight, it's worth it to step up to the M41.

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Lens aperture F/1.8-3.4
F/1.8-2.8
F/1.8-3.4
F/1.8-3.0
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Flash type Built-in flash
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Media type Flash card
Flash card
Flash card
Flash card
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Optical zoom 10 x
10 x
30 x
10 x
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Optical sensor type Exmor R CMOS
HD CMOS Pro
Exmor R CMOS
CMOS
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Video input type Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
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Digital zoom 120 x
200 x
350 x
200 x
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Weight 16.2 oz
19.2 oz
8.8 oz
12.3 oz
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Image stabilizer Optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
Optical (Dynamic SuperRange)
Optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
Optical (Dynamic SuperRange)
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Manual focus Manual
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
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