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Canon Legria HF G10 Camcorder

2.37MP 1/3 590g Jul 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Two industry awards
A price of around 1 200 might be a little steep
Design issues that affect frequently used adjustments may annoy the very people the camcorder is designed to attract
52 Reviews + 2 Awards
camcorderinfo.com Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended

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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

The editors of two expert review sites both liked this Canon video camera. This video camera received a "Recommended" award from website Trusted Reviews, confirming their endorsement and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from website Camcorderinfo.com.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on eighteen expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Digital Versus this video camera has an average expert rating of 79%.

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 27 user reviews the average user rating of this Canon camcorder is marvellous. Over 88% of reviewers gave this video camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Canon Camcorders Have Good Reviews

Based on 1,849 owner and expert reviews (including 392 verified purchases), Canon has good ratings for its video cameras. Canon also has good ratings specifically within its small total megapixels video cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Canon video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Price

A Price of Around 1 200 Might Be a Little Steep

Five owners wrote in their reviews that the product was expensive. Website Consumersearch.com mentioned “Relatively pricey”. They also wrote “Very expensive” in their review. And also said “One of the most expensive consumer camcorders on the market”.

Three owners said in their reviews that the Canon Legria HF G10 was not good value for money. Website Consumersearch.com wrote in their review of this camcorder “Compared the very best in class there are camcorders out there that offer slightly more detail for the price”. They also said “A price of around 1 200 might be a little steep” in their review. Expert website Cnet.co.uk mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Its high cost and a few minor flaws mean it's lost some points in our book” .

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Very Expensive

Five owners wrote in their reviews that the product was expensive. Website Consumersearch.com mentioned “Relatively pricey”. They also wrote “Very expensive” in their review. And also said “One of the most expensive consumer camcorders on the market”.


Design

Design Issues That Affect Frequently Used Adjustments May Annoy the Very People the Camcorder is Designed to Attract

Three owners considered that the product was not well designed. Website Consumersearch.com said in their Canon Legria HF G10 review four years ago “Design issues that affect frequently used adjustments may annoy the very people the camcorder is designed to attract”. A. Norris wrote in their review of this camcorder on expert review site Amazon.co.uk five years ago “My main issue is a design fault” nonetheless they still gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. They also said “The little design fault took the edge off” in their review.

Two people who reviewed it considered that it was not good looking. Four years ago Dheeraj S Rathore said on expert website Amazon.co.uk “It wont take most beautiful pictures” in their review of this camcorder. A. Norris wrote five years ago “The Canon software for storing footage on the computer pretty poor and gave up on it” nonetheless they scored it 80 out of 100.

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Very Good Image Quality

Ten owners considered that it was good quality. Website Consumersearch.com wrote “Very good image quality”. They also said “Exceptional video and audio quality” in their review. Expert website Cnet.com mentioned “While it's got a great shooter feature set and good video quality” in their review of this camcorder.

Robust Frame

Two owners said in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. Website Consumersearch.com said in their review of the Canon Legria HF G10 “Robust frame”. Dave mentioned in his review of this camcorder “There are great touches like focus peaking, manual audio presets (alas no full audio control), waveforms for exposure and the wonderful sturdy focus ring at the front”.

Assignable Control Dial

Nine owners who bought it mentioned that it was easy to use. Website Consumersearch.com mentioned in their Canon Legria HF G10 review “Full manual control will let adventurous filmmakers tweak their footage for a professional look” . They also said “Full manual control, no compromises” in their review. And also mentioned “Assignable control dial”.


Weight & Dimensions

Not Good in Terms of Size

Three customers who reviewed the Canon Legria HF G10 reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Website Consumersearch.com said four years ago “Slightly bulky body”. They also mentioned “Large and heavy” in their review. And also wrote “Bigger and heavier than a typical consumer camcorder”.

Large and Heavy

Three customers who reviewed the Canon Legria HF G10 reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Website Consumersearch.com said four years ago “Slightly bulky body”. They also mentioned “Large and heavy” in their review. And also wrote “Bigger and heavier than a typical consumer camcorder”.

Heavy

At 590 grams, the Legria HF G10 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder. The average weight of small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera is 450g.

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Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

Two owners said in their reviews that the Canon Legria HF G10 was noisy. Website Consumersearch.com said in their review of this camcorder “Noise affects video when light levels are low” . Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned “Its performance is fantastic with little to no sign of grain or noise in bright and low light conditions” .

Noise Affects Video When Light Levels Are Low

Two owners said in their reviews that the Canon Legria HF G10 was noisy. Website Consumersearch.com said in their review of this camcorder “Noise affects video when light levels are low” .

Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned “Its performance is fantastic with little to no sign of grain or noise in bright and low light conditions” .

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Canon Legria HF G10 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Legria HF G10 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

Canon released the Legria HF G10 in July 2012.


The Manual Focus Ring Feels Very Professional

Six customers said that the product had a good autofocus. Website Consumersearch.com mentioned “The manual focus ring feels very professional” in their review of this camcorder. Vmslavov@mail.bg said “Great at low light, very sharp focus and excellent image quality”. Ananthakumar Ponnuswamy wrote in their Canon Legria HF G10 review “Focus ring is a plus”.

Two customers who reviewed this camcorder reckoned that it had a good image stabiliser. Website Consumersearch.com wrote four years ago “Excellent image stabilisation” in their review of this camcorder. They also said “Extensive options with manual controls and excellent image stabilizer” in their review.

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Lens System

Very Small Optical Zoom

The Canon Legria HF G10 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 10 times zoom factor) amongst camcorders of this age. The optical zooms of comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera range from 10x to 78x, and the average optical zoom is 30x.

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

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Legria HF G30 (20x and higher rated), or the 800 (£1,100) (35x and higher rated) both from Canon.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Legria HF G10 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder.

There are a number of other camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to consider including because of their better review scores, the Legria HF M52, or the Legria HF M56 both from Canon.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 200 times zoom factor, the Legria HF G10 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 200x (digital) camcorders currently available including the Canon Legria HF M52 which has better reviews.

If you want a camcorder with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Canon Legria HF G30 (400x and higher rated).

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the video cameras of a similar spec and age to this video camera the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 22. At only 2.8, the Canon Legria HF G10 has a fairly low maximum aperture number compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Legria HF G10 is Full HD, as are most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this video camera.

We compared this camcorder to all the other Full HD camcorders and we think because of their better review scores, the Legria HF M52, and the Legria HF M56 both from Canon are also worth considering.

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HD-Ready

The Canon Legria HF G10 is HD-Ready. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also are HD-Ready.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

Video cameras that have been available for more than two years have display diagonals of between 1.4" and 4.3". With a display diagonal of 3.5 inches, the Legria HF G10 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Other 3.5" screen size video cameras currently available which you might want to look at include the Canon XA10 (£1,014) which has better reviews.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 922,000 pixels, the Legria HF G10 has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) amongst camcorders of this age. The display resolutions (numeric) of small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder range from 23,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Legria HF G10 has a touchscreen. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this video camera also have a touchscreen.

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Image Sensor

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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2.37 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 2.37 megapixels sensor video camera.

There are a number of other 2.37MP sensor camcorders currently available which you might want to consider including the Canon Legria HF M52 which has better reviews.

If this Canon video camera total megapixels is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Transcend DrivePro 200 (£89.99) (3MP and higher rated), or the Canon Legria HF G30 (3.09MP and higher rated).

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Legria HF G10 supports HDMI. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also support HDMI.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative video cameras which support HDMI currently available including the Legria HF M52, the Legria HF M56, or the XA10 (£1,014) all from Canon which all of have better reviews.

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Has a Microphone in

The Canon Legria HF G10 has a microphone in, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Legria HF G10 has a DC-in jack, as do most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Legria HF G10 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera also have a headphone outputs.

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Still Image

Has a Continuous Shooting Mode

The Legria HF G10 has a continuous shooting mode. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder also have a continuous shooting mode.

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White Balance

Features Outdoor White Balance

The Legria HF G10 features outdoor white balance. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this video camera also feature outdoor white balance.

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Features Indoor White Balance

The Canon Legria HF G10 features indoor white balance. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago also feature indoor white balance.

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Storage

Two Memory Slots

The Legria HF G10 is a two memory slots video camera.

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Quite Large Internal Storage Capacity

The Legria HF G10 has one of the larger internal storage capacities (32 gigabytes) amongst camcorders of this age. The average internal storage capacity of camcorders of this age and spec is 25GB, and the internal storage capacities range from 2GB to 120GB.

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Fairly Big Flash Memory

The Legria HF G10 has one of the bigger flash memory (32 gigabytes) amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age. Small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera have flash memory of between 4GB and 120GB, and the average flash memory is 23GB.

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The Legria HF G10 has a face detection, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camcorder.

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Viewfinder

Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

At only 0.24 inches, the Legria HF G10 has a quite small viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age. Across all the video cameras of this spec and age the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.24" to 2.8", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.72".

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04260168426296, 04960999783178, 08714574582887

Canon Legria HF G10 Review Sources

To prepare this Canon Legria HF G10 review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,208 product attributes, 23,752 camcorder reviews and 1,754,400 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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