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Canon XHA1SE Mini DV
Canon VIXIA HF S10
Canon VIXIA HV40
Canon XL-H1A
Canon VIXIA HV30
Canon XHA1SE Mini DV  DV  Flash Media Camcorder
Canon VIXIA HF S10 32GB Flash Drive HD Camcorder
Canon VIXIA HV40 miniSD HD Camcorder
Canon XL-H1A MiniDV Camcorder
Canon VIXIA HV30 Mini DV Camcorder
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Release Date
Jan 2011
Apr 2009
Nov 2008
Jul 2008
Jan 2008
Recording Format
Mini DV, DV, Flash Media
High Definition, DV, Flash Media, HDV, Micro MV
DV, High Definition
DV, High Definition
Mini DV, DV, HDV
Optical Zoom
20.0 x
10.0 x
10.0 x
20.0 x
10.0 x
Recording System
NTSC, PAL
NTSC
NTSC
PAL
NTSC
Camcorder Type
Digital
Digital
Digital
Digital
Digital
CCD Quantity
3.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
Memory Still Resolution
1.67 MegaPixels
8.59 MegaPixels
3.15 MegaPixels
3.15 MegaPixels
Recordable Media
Flash Media
DV, High Definition
Use
Video

  • Canon's XH A1 and XH G1 are excellent camcorders for entry-level professionals and independent filmmakers, with hard-to-beat prices for what they offer.


  • An excellent flash-based prosumer HD camcorder, you may nevertheless pass on the Canon Vixia HF S10 because it lacks an eye-level viewfinder. And the identical--but cheaper, because it has no built-in memory--Vixia HF S100 may also be a better buy.

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    - The huge 8.5-megapixel CMOS only sweetens the deal.
    - The Canon HF S10 is perhaps the most exciting camcorder to appear here at the Consumer Electronics Show, at least on the upper-end of the market.
    - As mentioned above, the lens barrel on the front is overwhelming large, which is probably a clever trick from Canon's designers.

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    - LCD should be better.

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    - The HDV/MiniDV tapes used by this camcorder are available throughout the world, so if you are going on an extened international trip, HDV will provide you a significant amount of storage at a good price.
    - Overall the quality of the lens is excellent.

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    - Focus performance in low light is just OK.
    - Shooting with the HV30 feels easy and natural.

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    - Though even sitting flush with the back end, the battery is millimeters away from the viewfinder, which is an unfortunate design flaw.
    - The port cover is burly, but hard to snap back into place.
    - The built-in stereo microphone is mounted toward the lens end of the camcorder, evading hand interference, thanks to the voluminous tape hatch.
    - The left side of the HV30's looks sleek.


Top 5 canon dv camcorder:

  1. Canon XHA1SE Mini DV DV Flash Media Camcorder
  2. Canon VIXIA HF S10 32GB Flash Drive HD Camcorder
  3. Canon VIXIA HV40 miniSD HD Camcorder
  4. Canon XL-H1A MiniDV Camcorder
  5. Canon VIXIA HV30 Mini DV Camcorder