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Canon Legria HF G10
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Canon Legria HF G10 Camcorder

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2.37MP 1/3 590g Aug 2011
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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 thought that this video camera was good. This Canon video camera received a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews, confirming their endorsement and the writer at Camcorderinfo.com concluded that it was outstanding 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 video camera has an average expert rating of 79%.

Excellent Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this Canon video camera is superb based on 26 owner reviews.

Good Product Quality

Some Canon Legria HF G10 owners who reviewed the Canon Legria HF G10 considered that it was good quality. Cnet.com mentioned in their Canon Legria HF G10 review on expert website CNET.com “While it's got a great shooter feature set and good video quality” and scored the product 4 stars. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk said “The Canon Legria HF G10 camcorder's video quality is great.”. Consumersearch.com wrote “Exceptional video and audio quality” in their review of this camcorder.

Canon Camcorders Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 1,422 expert and owner reviews for Canon camcorders and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically within its small total megapixels video cameras range.

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Good Support

A few people considered that it had good technical guidance. Six years ago Cnet.co.uk mentioned on expert review site CNET.co.uk “A high-quality lens and plenty of manual controls” and rated it 4 stars. Four years ago expert review site Consumersearch.com said “Extensive options with manual controls and excellent image stabilizer” in their review of this camcorder. Consumersearch.com also wrote “Extensive manual controls”.

Good Technical Features

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

Easy to Use

A number of people thought it was easy to use. Consumersearch.com wrote “Gives you the ultimate control over your shots while still being easy to use”. Consumersearch.com also said “For more serious filmmakers a handy microphone input helps to deliver impressive audio”. Consumersearch.com also mentioned “Full manual control will let adventurous filmmakers tweak their footage for a professional look”.

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

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Good Quality Lens

Two Canon Legria HF G10 reviewers agreed that it had a good image stabiliser. Consumersearch.com wrote “Excellent image stabilisation” in their review of the Canon Legria HF G10. One Canon Legria HF G10 owner who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good lens.

Nice Design

One Canon Legria HF G10 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was good looking. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on expert review site Expert Reviews six years ago “A beautifully made high-end camcorder.”.

One Canon Legria HF G10 reviewer who reviewed it wrote that it was a good design. Expert website Techmagnifier.com mentioned in their review “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 person mentioned in their reviews that it was noisy. Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned “Its performance is fantastic with little to no sign of grain or noise in bright and low light conditions” in their review.

Good Connectivity

One person who reviewed this camcorder considered that it was wifi compatible. Digitalversus.com wrote on expert review site Digital Versus “Canon has a wireless mic kit” in their review of the Canon Legria HF G10.

Robust

One Canon Legria HF G10 owner who bought this camcorder reckoned that it was well made. Consumersearch.com said “Well-built, very sturdy”.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the Legria HF G10 is 1.4" and the largest is 4.3". The display diagonal of the Canon Legria HF G10 of 3.5 inches is one of the largest amongst video cameras that were released around the same time as the Legria HF G10.

We compared this video camera to all the other 3.5" screen size video cameras and we think the Canon XA10 (£1,048.80) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Legria HF G10 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the Legria HF G10 are not Full HD.

We compared this camcorder to all the other Full HD camcorders and we think because of it's better review score, the Legria HF M52, the Legria HF M56, and the Vixia HF G20 all from Canon is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The Legria HF G10 has an HDMI, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

Alternative video cameras with an HDMI currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Legria HF M52, or the Legria HF M56 both from Canon.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the Legria HF G10, the Legria HF G10 has an image stabilizer.

Other video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Legria HF M52, or the Legria HF M56 both from Canon.

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1/3" Optical Sensor Size

The Canon 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 actually the best optical sensor size amongst all video cameras of a similar age and type to the Legria HF G10.

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

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Optical Image Stabilizer Type

This camcorder has an optical image stabilizer type, which is the most frequently found image stabilizer type on camcorders of a similar age and type to it. Optical image stabilisation is hardware based. Digital cameras with optical IS typically have a built-in gyro sensor and microprocessor that detects camera shake as it occurs. The stabiliser compensates for any camera movement.

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Two Memory Slotss

The Canon Legria HF G10 is a two memory slots video camera. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type only have one memory slots.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Legria HF G10 supports a better memory card type than most video cameras of this spec and age. This video camera supports an SDXC compatible memory cards, whereas most small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to it support an SD compatible memory cards. This Canon camcorder also supports an SDHC compatible memory cards. 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 actually the best supported memory card type across all video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF G10.

A MicroSD (Transflash) compatible memory cards is the worst supported memory card type amongst comparable types of video camera.

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

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Lithium Battery Technology

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery technology, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Has Five Scene Modess

The number of scene modes found on the Legria HF G10 is more than most camcorders of a similar age and spec to it. The most frequently found scene modes is Spotlight, but this scene modes is not found on this video camera. The scene modess Beach, Night, Snow, Sports and Sunset are also found on this camcorder.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of video cameras of a similar age and spec to the Legria HF G10 is 330,000 pixels. At 922,000 pixels, the Canon Legria HF G10 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Large Internal Storage Capacity

The internal storage capacitys of video cameras of a similar age and type to the Legria HF G10 range from 2GB to 120GB. The Legria HF G10 has a quite large internal storage capacity (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Flash Memory

With a flash memory of 32 gigabytes, the Legria HF G10 has a fairly big flash memory compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the Legria HF G10. Camcorders that were released more than two years ago have flash memorys of between 4GB and 120GB.

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Very Big Included Memory Card Size

Across all the small total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago the included memory card sizes range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average included memory card size is 17GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Canon Legria HF G10 has a very big included memory card size compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Legria HF G10.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Canon Legria HF G10 has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF G10.

We compared all the other camcorders with a built-in display to this video camera and we think the Legria HF M52, the Legria HF M56, and the Vixia HF G20 all from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has One White Balance

The Canon Legria HF G10 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras of this age and spec. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on small total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF G10.

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12 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

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

Several customers who purchased this camcorder thought it was not good value for money. Six years ago expert website Cnet.co.uk said in their review “Its high cost and a few minor flaws mean it's lost some points in our book” but despite that they still gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Consumersearch.com mentioned in their Canon Legria HF G10 review “Relatively pricey” .

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Not Good in Terms of Size

Some Canon Legria HF G10 reviewers who bought this camcorder concluded that it was not heavy and bulky. Four years ago Consumersearch.com mentioned “Slightly bulky body”. Consumersearch.com also said “The LEGRIA HF 10 is a heavy duty camcorder that you can feel safe lugging around”. Consumersearch.com also said “Large and heavy”.

Very Small Optical Zoom

Video cameras of this age and spec have optical zooms of between 10x and 78x. With an optical zoom of only 10 times zoom factor, the Legria HF G10 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age.

Other 10x (optical) video cameras currently available that you might also want to look at include the Canon Legria HF M52 which has better reviews.

If this Canon camcorder optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Legria HF G30 (£792.52) (20x), or the 800 (35x) both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most camcorders of this type and age do not have an interchangeable lens. The Legria HF G10 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Heavy

The lightest camcorder of this age and spec is 57g weight and the heaviest is 3.9kg. At 590 grams, the Legria HF G10 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most video cameras of this spec and age do not have a night mode. The Legria HF G10 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also have a night mode which you might also want to look at including the Legria HF M52, or the Legria HF M56 both from Canon.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the Legria HF G10, the Legria HF G10 is not 3D.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon Legria HF G10 is not waterproof. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Legria HF G10 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF G10 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 2.8, the Legria HF G10 has one of the lower maximum aperture numbers amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age. Across all the camcorders of a comparable age and type to the Legria HF G10 the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 11.

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Only Has One Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the Canon Legria HF G10 is more than most similar spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years. This camcorder has a USB cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on video cameras of this age and type.

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Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

The average viewfinder screen size of comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF G10 is 0.33", and the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.24" to 0.52". The Legria HF G10 has one of the smaller viewfinder screen sizes (only 0.24 inches) amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Canon Legria HF G10

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when this Canon camcorder was released.

Average Digital Zoom

At 200 times zoom factor, the Canon Legria HF G10 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the Legria HF G10.

Alternative 200x (digital) camcorders currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF M52.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Canon Legria HF G30 (£792.52) (400x) which also has a higher rating.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number
Filter Size
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Flash Memory
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
Light Exposure Modes
White Balance
Outdoor White Balance
Indoor White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Shutter Speed (video)
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Supported Aspect Ratios
Self-Timer Delay
Image Quality Adjustment
Geotagging
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Maximum Video Resolution
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Continuous Shooting Mode
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
HDMI Port
DC-In Jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
S-Video Out
PictBridge
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Version
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Included Memory Card Size
Other Features
Aperture Range (F-F)

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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