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Canon Legria HF G10 Camcorder

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2.37MP 1/3 CMOS 10x Jul 2012
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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. With Relay Recording, the camcorder... More
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30 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both endorsed this video camera. Trusted Reviews conluded that they would recommend this Canon camcorder and gave it a "Recommended" award and the writer at Camcorderinfo.com decided that it was terrific and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on eighteen expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and T3.com this Canon video camera has an average expert rating of 79 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Excellent

Users have rated this small sensor size camcorder as superb on average.

Good Product Quality

Several customers who reviewed the product considered that it was good quality. Expert review site Cnet.com mentioned “While it's got a great shooter feature set and good video quality”. Cnet.co.uk mentioned on CNET.co.uk five years ago “The Canon Legria HF G10 camcorder's video quality is great.”. Three years ago Consumersearch.com mentioned in their Canon Legria HF G10 review “Exceptional video and audio quality”.

Canon Has Excellent Camcorder Reviews

Canon is one of the top rated video camera manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Canon also has excellent reviews for its small sensor size camcorders.

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Good Support

Six customers who reviewed the Canon Legria HF G10 thought it had good technical guidance. Expert website Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review five years ago “A high-quality lens and plenty of manual controls”. Three years ago expert review site Consumersearch.com wrote “Extensive options with manual controls and excellent image stabilizer” in their review of the Canon Legria HF G10. Consumersearch.com also wrote “Extensive manual controls”.

Good Technical Features

A few Canon Legria HF G10 reviewers who bought it reckoned that it had good features. Expert website Camcorderinfo.com said in their review “It has a ton of features, i” . Five years ago Cnet.com.au mentioned in their review of this camcorder on expert website CNET.com.au “There are enough bells and whistles here to cater for the most ardent hobbyist videographer”. Cnet.com.au also mentioned “The Canon Legria HF G10 is an excellent high-end camcorder with a wealth of features”.

Easy to Use

Five Canon Legria HF G10 reviewers who purchased the product agreed that it was easy to use. Consumersearch.com mentioned in their review of the Canon Legria HF G10 “Gives you the ultimate control over your shots while still being easy to use” . Consumersearch.com also mentioned “For more serious filmmakers a handy microphone input helps to deliver impressive audio”. Consumersearch.com also wrote “Full manual control will let adventurous filmmakers tweak their footage for a professional look”.

One customer said that it was easy to use the menus. Expert website Consumersearch.com said “The Vixia HF G10 has a wealth of controls to easily dial in preferred shoot settings, including white balance presets, shooting modes” in their review of this camcorder.

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Good Quality Lens

Some Canon Legria HF G10 owners who reviewed this camcorder said that it had a good image stabiliser. Consumersearch.com mentioned “Excellent image stabilisation” in their review of this camcorder. One person who bought the Canon Legria HF G10 thought it had a good lens.

Nice Design

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on expert website Expert Reviews “A beautifully made high-end camcorder.”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good design. Techmagnifier.com said four years ago “Attractive design, one of the leading brand canon is available with 3.5 x 3.0625 x 6.375 inches dimension, HD video quality, video capturing, 3.5 inch touch scree” .

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Acceptable Noise Level

One customer mentioned that this camcorder was noisy. Expert website Gadgetshow.channel5.com said in their review “Its performance is fantastic with little to no sign of grain or noise in bright and low light conditions” and gave the Canon Legria HF G10 a rating of 4 stars.

Good Connectivity

One person who purchased it concluded that it was wifi compatible. Expert review site Digitalversus.com mentioned “Canon has a wireless mic kit” in their review of this camcorder.

Robust

One Canon Legria HF G10 reviewer who purchased the Canon Legria HF G10 reckoned that it was well made. Three years ago Consumersearch.com said “Well-built, very sturdy” in their Canon Legria HF G10 review.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Large Screen Size

At 3.5 inches, the Legria HF G10 has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the Legria HF G10. The screen sizes of camcorders that were released more than two years ago range from 1.4" to 4.3".

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3.5" screen size video cameras currently available including the Canon XA10[plb_1476816_price] which has better reviews.

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Full HD

Like most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the Legria HF G10, the Canon Legria HF G10 is Full HD.

Alternative Full HD camcorders currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Legria HF M52[pl_389042_price], or the Legria HF M56[pl_1260566_price] both from Canon.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Legria HF G10 has an HDMI port. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also have an HDMI port.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an HDMI port and we think the Legria HF M52[pl_389042_price], and the Legria HF M56[pl_1260566_price] both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and spec, the Canon Legria HF G10 has an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other camcorders with an image stabiliser currently available including because of it's better review score, the Legria HF M52[pl_389042_price], or the Legria HF M56[pl_1260566_price] both from Canon.

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1/3" Optical Sensor Size

The Legria HF G10 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/3". That's 94% more optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/5.8". 4.80 x 3.60mm.

A 1/3" optical sensor size is in fact the best optical sensor size amongst all small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

An 1/8" optical sensor size is the worst optical sensor size across similar types of video camera.

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Two Memory Card Slots

The Legria HF G10 has more memory card slots than most of the video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF G10. This Canon camcorder is a two memory card slot camcorder compared to most of the video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF G10 which only have one memory card slot.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Canon Legria HF G10 supports a better memory card type than most small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to it. This video camera supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to it support an SD memory card. This Canon camcorder also supports an SDHC memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type across all comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the Legria HF G10.

Across comparable types of video camera the worst supported memory card type is MicroSD (Transflash).

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has Five Scene Modes

The Legria HF G10 has a greater number of scene modes than most comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently found scene mode is Spotlight, but this scene mode is not found on this video camera. The scene modes Beach, Night, Snow, Sports and Sunset are also found on this Canon video camera.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The Legria HF G10 has a fairly high display resolution (922,000 pixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF G10. The display resolutions of small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the Legria HF G10 range from 23,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Very Big Included Memory Card Size

When compared to other small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF G10 that we have checked, the Legria HF G10's included memory card size of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest included memory card size of small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Quite Large Internal Storage Capacity

The Canon Legria HF G10 has one of the larger internal storage capacities (32 gigabytes) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. The smallest internal storage capacity of similar spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 2GB, the largest is 120GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 28GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Fash Memory Capacity

The maximum fash memory capacities of video cameras of this age and spec range from 4GB to 120GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Legria HF G10 has a quite big maximum fash memory capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the Legria HF G10.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Canon Legria HF G10 has a built-in display. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in display.

We compared all the other camcorders with a built-in display to this video camera and we think the Legria HF M52[pl_389042_price], and the Legria HF M56[pl_1260566_price] both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The Canon Legria HF G10 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF G10.

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Very Small

The depths of video cameras of this age and type range from 27mm to 1,200mm, and the average depth is 140mm. At only 78 millimeters, the Canon Legria HF G10 is fairly small compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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12 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Some customers mentioned that this camcorder was not cheap. Expert review site Cnet.com wrote “The Canon Vixia HF G10 still feels a bit expensive for what it offers”. Four years ago Trustedreviews.com said on expert website Trusted Reviews “The LEGRIA HF G10 costs a little over £1,000, so it's still more expensive”. Expertreviews.co.uk said in their review on expert review site Expert Reviews “The most expensive we've seen of this year's crop”.

Three Canon Legria HF G10 owners who purchased the product concluded that it was not good value for money. Cnet.co.uk wrote on CNET.co.uk “Its high cost and a few minor flaws mean it's lost some points in our book” in their Canon Legria HF G10 review nonetheless they still gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Consumersearch.com mentioned “Relatively pricey”.

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Not Good in Terms of Size

A number of customers who purchased this camcorder agreed that it was not heavy and bulky. Consumersearch.com said “Slightly bulky body” in their Canon Legria HF G10 review. Consumersearch.com also mentioned “The LEGRIA HF 10 is a heavy duty camcorder that you can feel safe lugging around”. Consumersearch.com also wrote “Large and heavy”.

Very Small Optical Zoom

The Legria HF G10 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 10 times zoom factor) amongst similar spec video cameras of this age. The smallest optical zoom of camcorders of this spec and age is 10x and the biggest is 78x.

We compared this camcorder to all the other 10x (optical) camcorders and we think the Canon Legria HF M52[plb_389042_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Camcorders with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the Canon Legria HF G30[plb_1564050_price] (20x and higher rated).

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the Legria HF G10, the Canon Legria HF G10 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Heavy

The lightest video camera of this type and age is 57g weight, the heaviest is 3.9kg, and the average weight is 500g. With a weight of 590 grams, the Legria HF G10 is quite heavy compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Legria HF G10.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the Legria HF G10, the Legria HF G10 does not have a night mode.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with a night mode and we think the Legria HF M52[pl_389042_price], or the Legria HF M56[pl_1260566_price] both from Canon which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Legria HF G10 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most video cameras of a similar type and age to the Legria HF G10 do not have a built-in projector. The Legria HF G10 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago, the Legria HF G10 is not waterproof.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Value

At only 2.8, the Canon Legria HF G10 has a fairly low maximum aperture value compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF G10. The maximum aperture values of small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the Legria HF G10 range from 1.8 to 22.

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Only Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the Legria HF G10 is more than most video cameras of this age and type. This Canon video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF G10.

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Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

At only 0.24 inches, the Legria HF G10 has a fairly small viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out more than two years ago. The average viewfinder screen size of similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the Legria HF G10 is 0.33", and the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.24" to 0.52".

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3 Other reasons to consider the Canon Legria HF G10

Released Over Four Years Ago

Canon released the Legria HF G10 over four years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

At 200 times zoom factor, the Legria HF G10 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF G10.

Alternative 200x (digital) video cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF M52[plb_389042_price].

If this small sensor size camcorder digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Canon Legria HF G30[plb_1564050_price] (400x) which also has a higher rating.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and type.

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Specification

User Ratings
Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Value
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
Exposure Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Resolution
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Image Processor
Aspect Ratio
Self-Timer
Image Quality Adjustment
Geotagging
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Continuous Shooting Mode
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Component Video Out Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Version
Networking
Battery
Battery Type
Battery
Operational Conditions
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cable Included
Included Memory Card Size
Other Features
Projector
Technical Details
Technical Details

2 Awards

camcorderinfo.com Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended

Expert Reviews

(26)

While the Vixia HF G10 comes at a much higher price than what an average consumer might be willing to pay for a camcorder, reviews overwhelmingly praise this device's stunning video quality and...

Exceptional video and audio quality
Extensive manual controls
Dual memory card slots and 32 GB internal memory
The Canon LEGRIA HF 10s build is made of tough plastic that is much stronger than that may sound
The LEGRIA HF 10 is a heavy duty camcorder that you can feel safe lugging around
Touch screen can be temperamental
Slightly bulky body
A price of around 1 200 might be a little steep, and compared the very best in class there are camcorders out there that offer slightly more detail for the price
And its 10x optical zoom is a tad too limiting to offer ultimate shooting flexibility, and unless you purchase an adapter, you wont be able to add your own standard video light or camcorder as the acc
Relatively pricey

Despite its high price, the Canon LEGRIA HF G10 is a great camcorder for amateur movie makers and camcorder aficionados. Its performance is fantastic with little to no sign of grain or noise in...

27 April 2012

Video Review: The Canon VIXIA HF G10 camcorder may be all you need to shoot your own summer blockbuster with its full 1080p HD video recording in 24 fps, 10x zoom lens and more. Matt Mira and... Read more…

15 February 2012

Canon's LEGRIA HF G10 is close to being a perfect camcorder for video enthusiasts or professionals looking for a second unit for quick handheld work. Only the lack of a standard-sized accessory...

Trusted Reviews

2 January 2012

If you are looking for high ? end camcorder sensor with premium price and quality, Canon Vixia HF G10 will be good one which has cost only $ 1499.99. However, it has few lack that can not able to...

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User Reviews

(25)
Reviewed 2 September 2011 by Phil

I have been using this camera for a week now and I think it is truly amazing for the type of video I shoot. I like to be creative and use the camera in difficult situations (bad lighting, events... Read more…

Reviewed 20 November 2011 by GratuitousViolets

Unlike most modern camcorders that promise stunning HD quality videos and only produce dark, grainy pixelated scenes, the Canon LEGRIA HF G10 atually delivers exactly what it promises. Beautiful... Read more…

Reviewed 21 November 2011 by Peter

Canon's Legria HF G-10 gives stunningly good results. It's especially good in low-light situations, and it also packs in loads of options for manual control. Its sensor (CMOS rather than CCD) is... Read more…

Reviewed 17 June 2012 by Fox-trot

A really good mix. One of the selling features of the camera is the 1920x1080 sensor, which unlike the downsampled 8 or 16Mpix sensors has little aliasing and better noise and low-light response.... Read more…

Reviewed 24 December 2011 by Raysor
(Verified Purchase)

This is my first digital camcorder, and it does a great job of producing top quality video. I'm no expert, just someone that likes making videos. I have had several tape based cameras but they... Read more…

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