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Canon Vixia HF G10

Canon Vixia HF G10  32 GB  Flash Media  Hard Drive Camcorder


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Canon Vixia HF G10
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Canon Vixia HF G10  32 GB  Flash Media  Hard Drive Camcorder
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Release Date
Feb 2011
Sep 2011
Jan 2011
Feb 2011
Jan 2012
Battery Life
12.0 Hours
8.0 Hours
13.4 Hours
6.0 Hours
24.5 Hours
HDD Size
32.0 GB
2.0 GB
32.0 GB
32.0 GB
Optical Zoom
10.0 x
12.0 x
21.0 x
10.0 x
Recording Format
Flash Media, AVCHD
High Definition
Flash Media, High Definition, AVC, H.264, MPEG
AVCHD, MEPG-4, AVC, H.264, High Definition
Flash Media
Recording System
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
Camcorder Type
Digital
Digital
Digital
Digital, 3D
Digital
CCD Quantity
1.0
3.0
1.0
Memory Still Resolution
2.07 MegaPixels
5.0 MegaPixels
14.2 MegaPixels
3.32 MegaPixels
2.37 MegaPixels
Recordable Media
Flash Media
Flash Media
Flash Media
High Definition, Flash Media, AVCHD
Flash Media
Use
Video, Photo Viewing
Video
Video
Video, Photo Viewing
Video

  • 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.


  • We're impressed with the HF G10 in terms of performance and capability, but the camcorder's $1499 price tag may be too high for most consumers. You are getting a lot for your money, though, and for people who want access to professional-grade controls, paying around $1500 for a camcorder isn't that bad. If you have more cash to spend, Canon does have the professional XA10 camcorder, which is identical to the HF G10 except it has a removable handlebar with XLR audio ports (and it costs around $2000).


  • The Canon VIXIA HF G10 is a camcorder built for ease of use and high quality recording. While the CMOS sensor is a basic 2 megapixel sensitivity that creates 1920 x 1080 resolution video, the lens is of a high quality that enables up to 10x optical zoom.


  • The ContourRoam finally matches the rugged construction and ultrawide field of view of the competition, while still excelling as a sports camera with its ease of use and low price.


  • Contour's cheapest camera is also its most versatile -- it's waterproof to a depth of one metre. This should make it great for all-weather sports (think surfing, skiing, whitewater rafting) where other Contour models or competing sports cameras require a bulky waterproof case. The quality of the video is good, the camera handles low light reasonably well, and plenty of accessories are available.


  • The Contour Roam will suit action adventurers who just want to point and shoot. Adjusting settings on the fly is next to impossible, so if tweaking's your deal, look elsewhere. The Roam is available for AU$299.


  • Panasonic's trio of prosumer camcorders, the hard-disk-based HDC-HS900 and flash-based TM900 and SD800, deliver generally excellent video quality and provide the full set of manual controls and features advanced users want. But you have to be willing to baby the white balance a bit. The TM900 is my top pick of the three for its EVF, but if you're on a tight budget the SD800 should suit just fine.


  • The HDC-TM900 (MSRP $1099) is a great camcorder, that much is clear. It captured excellent video in a variety of record modes, and its performance recording 1080/60p HD video was as good as it gets. It has a ton of controls, a solid body design, and its 3D recording option (with the purchase of an optional conversion lens) makes it a cutting-edge product.

    Despite all this, we are still disappointed with the TM900. Other than adding the 3D capability and increasing the size of the LCD, Panasonic didn't do much to improve on last year's HDC-TM700รข??


  • Panasonic's HDC-TM900 offers no revolutionary new features, now that 3D shooting has already started its journey to ubiquity. But like its predecessors it blends excellent enthusiast features, headlined by the lens ring, with supreme image quality. There's also no significant premium being charged for this new model compared to the outgoing TM700, if you can still find it. So the TM900 takes over from its predecessor as our videomaking enthusiast camcorder of choice.


  • The 3D compatibility may be the biggest headline for the HDC-SD90, but at its core this is essentially a very well featured midrange HD camcorder. If your budget can't quite stretch to a high-end model, this model would make a very acceptable compromise. With more enthusiast features than similarly priced competitors, and equal or better image quality, the HDC-SD90 gives you plenty for your money, with the added bonus of 3D if you're feeling a bit more flush.


  • A massive thumbs-up for the Panasonic HDC-SD90. This is almost the complete camcorder. It's hard to see, for the sub-£500 price, how you could reasonably ask for more. Watching our test footage played back, even mundane shots are imbued with an almost-tactile quality.


  • Overall, the SD90 is a splendid camcorder for the sub-£500 price bracket and offers lots to get excited about, even before you consider its 3D capabilities. Apart from its slick chassis and comfortable design, its versatility is a key selling point and one that allows for plenty of creative input. This makes it a good choice for budding filmmakers who don't have a lot of cash to spare or those that want some high-quality home movies.


Top 5 battery life camcorder:

  1. Canon Vixia HF G10 32 GB Flash Media Hard Drive Camcorder
  2. Contour ROAM Waterproof HD 1080P Camcorder
  3. Panasonic HDC-TM900K Camcorder
  4. Panasonic HDC-SD90K Camcorder
  5. Canon Vixia HF M500 Camcorder