Canon VIXIA HF G10 Flash Memory Camcorder - Bundle - with Lexar 200x 32GB SDHC Memory Card, Adorama Slinger Bag, Cleaning Kit for Camera & Optics, USB 2.0 Media Card Reader, 58mm UV Filter

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About Canon HF G10

Packing in every feature a video enthusiast could ask for, the VIXIA HF G10 Flash Memory camcorder is Canon's new flagship consumer camcorder, providing the ultimate in HD video performance and quality. Incorporating a 32GB internal flash drive, as well as dual SDXC-compatible card slots, it delivers exceptional storage capacity.

Recording Full HD 1920 x 1080 video, the VIXIA HF G10 features a Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens (35mm equivalent of 30.4mm - 304 mm) with an 8-blade iris for smooth background blur and a dedicated manual focus ring for enhanced control. The VIXIA HF G10 boasts Canon's HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor which provides outstanding video resolution, superb low-light performance and a wide dynamic range.

The 3.5-inch High Resolution Touch Panel LCD provides a large, crisp display and easy menu navigation. And advanced features such as an improved built-in microphone, Native 24p recording, Cinema-Look Filters and full manual control provide the discerning user with an extensive level of creative management.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to use (14),Excellent image quality (13),Accurate, vivid colors (12),Compact design (11),Good low-light performance (10),Easy computer connectivity (9),Good battery life (8),Durable (7),Ergonomic/comfortable to hold (7),Great sound/audio (7),Easy TV connectivity (4),Good in low light (3) Good software compatibility (3),Well built / quality (3) View All
Cons:
Short battery life (3)
Best Uses:
Home movies (3)

Canon HF G10 Features

  • Flash Memory: The VIXIA HF G10 allows you to record up to 12 hours of clear high definition video to a 32GB internal flash drive or to two SDXC-compatible memory card slots
  • Canon HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor: Incorporating a technology proven in Canon's professional level camcorders, HD CMOS Pro is a 1/3" native 1920 x 1080 image sensor which delivers outstanding video resolution, superb low-light performance and a wide dynamic range
  • Stunning Image Quality: The VIXIA HF G10 features a Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens which offers a 35mm equivalent of 30.4mm - 304mm
  • Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization with Powered IS: The VIXIA HF G10 features Canon's proprietary Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization which provides continuous adjustment throughout the entire zoom range to correct a broad range of motion
  • Instant AF: The VIXIA HF G10 camcorder features Canon's revolutionary Instant AF focusing system which offers a dramatic improvement in auto focus speed and accuracy, compared to traditional auto focus systems
  • 3.5" Touch Panel LCD Screen: You will see extraordinary detail with this large, stunning 922,000 dot screen which also provides approximately 100% coverage of your shooting scene. It delivers brilliant color combined with touch panel control for faster and easier menu navigation
  • Smart Auto: Smart Auto makes shooting great video easier than ever before. Using the power of Canon's DIGIC DV III Image Processor, the VIXIA HF G10 intelligently detects and analyzes faces, brightness, color, distance and movement, then automatically selects the best settings for the scene
  • Touch & Track: Touch and Track delivers precise tracking of the focus and exposure on any subject - people, pets, vehicles and more
  • Genuine Canon Face Detection: The same high quality Face Detection technology used in Canon digital cameras is available in the VIXIA HF G10 high definition camcorder. Up to 35 faces can be tracked automatically, ensuring razor-sharp focus and natural, accurate exposure
  • Professional Shooting Assist Functions: To provide an exceptional level of control over the components of the video you shoot with the VIXIA HF G10, you will find a range of shooting assist functions normally only available to professional videographers
  • Custom Key and Dial: A Custom Key and Dial feature allows you to assign functions to an easily accessible key and adjust the settings with a control dial
  • Focus and Exposure Aids: To further enhance focusing capability the VIXIA HF G10 also features Focus Assist. It includes enlargement, which helps in capturing your subject in razor-sharp focus
  • Composition Aids: With the Level Marker feature, it's easy to keep your camcorder level for more professional looking shooting. Line up any horizontal lines in your shot - such as the horizon - to the marker and you can be sure your camcorder is level
  • Advanced Control: The VIXIA HF G10 features full manual exposure, as well as aperture priority (Av) and shutter priority (Tv) modes
  • Advanced Video Snapshot: Advanced Video Snapshot allows you to capture the highlights of a once-in-a-lifetime trip or a family milestone with the same ease as taking photos. Simply record a series of short video clips - or select your favorite clips while in Playback Mode
  • Easy Web Sharing: HD-to-SD Downconversion allows you to convert recorded high definition video to standard definition files while safely preserving the original HD video. These standard definition files make it even more convenient to edit or share video online
  • Frame Modes: The VIXIA HF G10 boasts a host of shooting modes which give you creative options rare in a consumer camcorder. In addition to Normal mode, three other modes offer a range of opportunities to give your video a truly cinematic look and feel
  • Cinema-Look Filters: Other cinematic looks can be had through the use of Cinema-Look Filters. This feature offers a choice of nine varied built-in adjustable filters which give the look of a variety of cinematic styles by compensating for the color, gamma and other aspects of the image's quality
  • Terminals: To maximize the usefulness and versatility of the VIXIA HF G10, you'll find a range of terminals to extend the capabilities of your camcorder. A supplied HDMI cable offers easy, one-cable connectivity to your HDTV. The HDMI terminal also supports CEC and x.v.Color
  • Audio: The VIXIA HF G10 offers a built-in stereo microphone to capture high-quality audio. It offers a significant reduction in noise at medium and low frequencies
  • Story Creator assists you in the process of creating an organized and sophisticated video. Choose one of five different themes - Travel, Kids & Pets, Party, Ceremony and Blog - and the camcorder provides a list of suggested scenes to shoot

Canon HF G10 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.4

(based on 26 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

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  • 3 Stars

     

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Reviewed by 26 customers

 
5.0

Great performer for event video

By

from Oklahoma

Purchased to record Sunday services and Wednesday evening teaching in a large sanctuary (seats 800). We shoot from a balcony in the back where all the tech gear is located, probably 120 feet from the subject. Features allow us to set exposure and focus in a way that works great. The camera has performed flawlessly. I'm mildly annoyed with Adobe for how they now handle loading AVCHD footage into the CC suite, but it's just one added step and not complicated. Not a great choice as a second camera when shooting with Canon DSLRs (60D, 5Diii) because the look and color rendering is just too different, but that's not why we purchased it...

 
5.0

Great video camera

By

from Germany

A great camera for semi-pro, pro (non-broadcast) use. Works well in low light. Image stabilization works very well. Handles easy. Great storage capabilities with hard drive/SD cards. Getthe optional high-powered battery for much better battery life

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

JUST BOUGHT IT - Learning to use it

By

from Houston, Tx area

I just aquired this camcorder in prep for Alaska tour this summer. I have been reading(?) the manual that came with this camera. LOTS of info. I am not a video pro but hope to take some great vids of Alaska. It looks easy to run and just playing around, found that the batery that comes with the camera is a little weak. Ran down to 75% after 10 minutes of use (vid and pictures). I am ordering two extra large cap bateries (BP818 I think) plus a separate charging station. I have also ordered the two SD 32gb extreme pro cards to suppliment the onboard memory. I may use the camcorder to record concert that I record for audio. The camera seems to be a great fit for what I want to do and should do well in all of the coming video situations. I will file another review when I get back from Alaska this summer. My fingers are crossed. Canon products have never let me down yet!

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

super flexibillity

By

from Asia/pac

I switched to the HFG10 and loaded it up with 2 more 32 GB SD cards and the largest original manufacturer battery available for continuous recording. Power consumption is very low and 96 GB continuous is perfect The low light capabilities are outstanding. In a room with a 32 watt energy saving bulb the colors and contrast from shadow to lit areas is very smooth and the image is sharp The auto-focus is best when set at a slightly lower speed than normal because it gives your eyes a chance to take in the detail and the power of the AF. The LCD monitor has given me a a direct understanding of the differences between having more mega-pixel vs larger size of pixel. I found the touch screen response was good after getting used to the pressure required. My only 2 complaints are the lens cap needs a string and choices for the custom buttons are limited but at least the HFG10 has the option to customize.

(10 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Versatile Tool with limitations

By

from DC

Everyone said all the good so no need to recount all the details about how versatile the camera is. The down side is the "Noise". The camera is almost unusable in low light condition (speaking from a semi-professional stand point). And when I say low light, I am talking even with aprox 300W lit room, the subject still has lot's of digital noise. It's almost as if the moment you increase the gain, the sensor become sub par. Only in a highly and well lit situation does the camera shine, within the context.

(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good but frustrating

By

from Seattle

I'm an amateur videographer and a control freak. I use to use canon XH-A1 but decided to switch to solid state. Performance wise it meets my expectation. My biggest gripe is the touch screen. It requires more effort to use than expected. Sometimes I have to touch a button twice to get it to respond, or slide a few times before the screen starts to scroll. To avoid breaking the screen off the hinges, I have to put my fingers behind the screen, and use the thumb to operate the screen. This compounds the fat finger small button issue. I wish it has a better touch screen or a control wheel interface like XH-A1. My second gripe is still related to the user interface. The menu is not very intuitive. For example, in the setup menu, there are 3 tabs labeled with icons: camcorder, film, and wrench. I could never quite figure out which features belong to camcorder and which belongs to film. Also, while in manual exposure mode, you could control the gain using the control wheel but to set it up to do that requires: hold the custom button for a second, select the M mode. Then each press of the custom button cycle between aperture, shutter speed, and gain. If you can figure this out without reading the manual, you are a genius. I have to bring the user manual wherever I bring the camcorder. The spot ight mode sounds very useful, for example when shooting a brightly lit stage surrounded by a large, dark theatre. The default exposure mode would overexpose the stage. Unfortunately, in spotlight mode the exposure compensation cannot be increased much, so if the subject is underexposed, there's nothing you can do. I ended up having to use manual exposure mode because it allows me to increase gain freely. What a pity. The chain memory card feature allows the camcorder to record a long show and switches memory card when one is full. Annoyingly, this feature is turned off everytime the camcorder is turned off, and it requires a long sequence of buttons to turn back on again. One thing I miss that is available on the XH-A1 is plenty of buttons. With this HF G10, everything has to go through the unintuitive menu and unresponsive touch screen. There is a nice feature not found on XH-A1: when on AC power, it automatically fallback to battery power if AC power is lost. As of today (9/16/2012), there is no firmware update for this camcorder.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great!

By

from SWFlorida

This is probably the best purchase I have ever made! The camera does everything but dance. I don't see how Canon can sell the more expensive camera's with HF G10 around. The audio is fantastic, and it unloads its video to my IMac Like they are brothers. I have been shooting video for 30 yrs. I love it!

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow

By

from Undisclosed

I have used this camera in many low light conditions (i.e. Disneyland attractions and rides) and came away with very excellent video, in native full 1080p 24 fps video. Wow, this is heavy duty equipment. I have had may SLR users come up to me asking about the low light performance on this. Along with all the features, this is a fantastic camera. This camera is similar to Cannon's high end professional cameras except this one has a 32GB hard drive to record on and uses SD cards as additional storage. I am extremely happy with this purchase. I have looked at other competing camcorders but this one I believe to be the best.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Very Best Camcorder

By

from San Bruno, California

I purchased this camcorder about 2 weeks ago. I have been impressed with it ever since. I filimed a performacne by my Grandchildren last week. The video was taken in a not so well lit auditorium. The video came out beautiful. The color was great and camera adjusted for the lighting conditions, it was just perfect. When we viewed the video a couple of days later, everybody was blown away by the quality of the video, they just could not be leave how how clear and bright it looked. I am very pleased with my purchase, Canon makes great camcorder and cameras.

(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

All I Expected

By

from Wichita Kansas

I was looking for a camcorder that would produce the quality needed to make great Blu-ray movies of steam locomotives. They can somtimes be hard to video or photograph being black against light colored backgrounds, scenery etc. So exposure must be correct or all detail on the locomotive will be lost. I got a chance to try the G10 out last weekend and wanted to see first what it would do in the automatic exposure mode, as when taking video of trains since they are on the move you don't always have time to set up for the video. I was blown away with the results, burned a Blu-ray of the video and could not be happier with the results, crystal clear video every detail, nut and bolt in perfect focus and was very happy with the audio also. I do plan to add the Canon external directional mic to it for even better audio.

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