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Canon Vixia HF G10 (Black)

Canon Vixia HF G10 (Black)
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Price $879 to $1,099 at 11 stores $349 at 1 store $379 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
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3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.8 (3.0 stars)
2.5 stars Average
    Overall score: 5.8 (2.5 stars)
Average user rating 5.0 stars out of 2 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 4.0 stars out of 9 reviews 5.0 stars out of 1 review
Release date March 15, 2011 January 04, 2013 March 15, 2011 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. The only thing the Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 seems to have going for it is the low price, but "you get what you pay for" has never rung truer.

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