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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 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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31 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites endorsed this video camera. This Canon video camera received a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews, confirming their endorsement and the expert at Camcorderinfo.com gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and thought it was superb.

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this small sensor size camcorder is 79 out of 100 based on eighteen expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and T3.com.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Owners have rated this video camera as terrific on average.

Good Product Quality

Eight people concluded that this camcorder was good quality. Cnet.com wrote on CNET.com “While it's got a great shooter feature set and good video quality” in their review of this camcorder. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote “The Canon Legria HF G10 camcorder's video quality is great.” in their review of this camcorder. Three years ago Consumersearch.com wrote in their Canon Legria HF G10 review “Exceptional video and audio quality”.

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Camcorders

Canon has excellent average reviews for its small sensor size camcorders as well as across its entire video camera range compared to other brands.

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Good Support

Some customers who purchased it concluded that it had good technical guidance. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of the Canon Legria HF G10 “A high-quality lens and plenty of manual controls”. Three years ago expert review site Consumersearch.com wrote in their review “Extensive options with manual controls and excellent image stabilizer”. Consumersearch.com also said “Extensive manual controls”.

Good Technical Features

A number of people considered that the Canon Legria HF G10 had good features. Five years ago expert review site Camcorderinfo.com said “It has a ton of features, i”. Cnet.com.au gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their review of the Canon Legria HF G10 “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

Several customers who reviewed the Canon Legria HF G10 agreed that it was easy to use. Consumersearch.com mentioned “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 said “Full manual control will let adventurous filmmakers tweak their footage for a professional look”.

One person said in their reviews that this camcorder was easy to use the menus. Expert review site Consumersearch.com wrote 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

A few customers considered that it had a good image stabiliser. Consumersearch.com wrote in their review of this camcorder “Excellent image stabilisation”. One Canon Legria HF G10 owner concluded that it had a good lens.

Nice Design

One customer wrote that this camcorder was good looking. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Canon Legria HF G10 “A beautifully made high-end camcorder.” however they scored this camcorder 3 stars.

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

Good Connectivity

One customer concluded that it was wifi compatible. Digitalversus.com said on expert review site Digital Versus “Canon has a wireless mic kit” in their review of this camcorder.

Robust

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

Full HD HD Type

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

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Fairly Large Screen Size

Across all the camcorders of this age and spec the screen sizes range from 1.4" to 4.3", and the average screen size is 2.9". With a screen size of 3.5 inches, the Canon Legria HF G10 has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the Legria HF G10.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3.5" screen size camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon XA10 ($1,299.00).

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the Legria HF G10, the Legria HF G10 has an HDMI port.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative video cameras with an HDMI port currently available including because of it's better review score, the Legria HF M52, or the Legria HF M56 both from Canon.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Legria HF G10 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago also are Full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other Full HD camcorders currently available including 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 Stabiliser

The Legria HF G10 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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, or the Legria HF M56 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 a 1/5.8" camcorder, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. 4.80 x 3.60mm.

This video camera's optical sensor size (1/3") is actually the best optical sensor size amongst all video cameras of this type and age.

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

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Two Memory Card Slots

The Legria HF G10 is a two memory card slot camcorder. Most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the Legria HF G10 only have one memory card slot.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Legria HF G10 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago. Most comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as it support an SD memory card. In addition, this video camera 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 actually the best supported memory card type amongst all small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the Legria HF G10.

A MicroSD (Transflash) memory card is the worst supported memory card type across similar types of video camera.

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 the most frequently found battery on small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Has Five Scene Modes

The Canon Legria HF G10 has a greater number of scene modes than most camcorders of this type and age. The most commonly 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 camcorder.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The average display resolution of camcorders of this age and type is 360,000 pixels. With a display resolution of 922,000 pixels, the Legria HF G10 has one of the higher display resolutions amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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DIGIC DV II Image Processor

This video camera has a DIGIC DV III image processor, which is the most frequently found image processor on video cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Very Big Included Memory Card Size

The average included memory card size of camcorders of a similar age and type to the Legria HF G10 is 15GB. When compared to other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the Legria HF G10, the Legria HF G10's included memory card size of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Fairly Large Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 32 gigabytes, the Legria HF G10 has one of the larger internal storage capacities amongst camcorders of this age. The smallest internal storage capacity of comparable spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 2GB and the largest is 120GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Fash Memory Capacity

The Legria HF G10 has one of the bigger maximum fash memory capacities (32 gigabytes) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. Across all the small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years the maximum fash memory capacities range from 4GB to 120GB, and the average maximum fash memory capacity is 19GB.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Legria HF G10 has a built-in display, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

Alternative camcorders with a built-in display currently available which you might also want to look at include the Legria HF M52, or the Legria HF M56 both from Canon which has better reviews.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The Canon Legria HF G10 has a greater number of white balance modes than most small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on comparable spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Small

With a depth of only 78 millimeters, the Canon Legria HF G10 is one of the smaller video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Legria HF G10 amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. The depths of small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago range from 27mm to 1,200mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

A few Canon Legria HF G10 reviewers who purchased the product considered that it was not heavy and bulky. Three years ago Consumersearch.com wrote “Slightly bulky body” in their review of the Canon Legria HF G10. Consumersearch.com also wrote “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 a quite small optical zoom (only 10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF G10. The smallest optical zoom of video cameras of this age and spec is 10x, the biggest is 78x, and the average optical zoom is 31x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 10x (optical) camcorders currently available including the Canon Legria HF M52 which has better reviews.

If you want a camcorder with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Canon Legria HF G30 (20x) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Legria HF G10 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the Legria HF G10 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Heavy

At 590 grams, the Legria HF G10 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the Legria HF G10. The lightest small sensor size camcorder that has been on the market for around the same time as the Legria HF G10 is 57g weight, the heaviest is 3.9kg, and the average weight is 500g.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Legria HF G10 does not have a night mode. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the Legria HF G10 also do 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, or the Legria HF M56 both from Canon which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most camcorders of this type and age are not 3D compatible. The Canon Legria HF G10 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most video cameras of a comparable 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

The Legria HF G10 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Value

With a maximum aperture value of only 2.8, the Canon Legria HF G10 has one of the lower maximum aperture values amongst video cameras of this age. Small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years have maximum aperture values of between 1.8 and 22, and the average maximum aperture value is 4.9.

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Only Has One Cable Included

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

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Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

Across all the video cameras of a similar spec and age to the Legria HF G10 the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.24" to 0.52". At only 0.24 inches, the Legria HF G10 has a quite small viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Canon Legria HF G10

Released Over Four Years Ago

This small sensor size camcorder was released over four years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

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

We compared this camcorder to all the other 200x (digital) video cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF M52 is also worth considering.

Video cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the Canon Legria HF G30 (400x) which is also higher rated.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Specification

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
Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
Memory Card Slot
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
Exposure Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Video Shutter Speed
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Resolution
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Aspect Ratio
Self-Timer
Image Quality Adjustment
Geotagging
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Component Video Out Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Version
Battery
Battery Type
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cable Included
Memory Card Included
Included Memory Card Size
Other Features
Aperture Range

2 Awards

Trusted Reviews Recommended camcorderinfo.com Editor's Choice

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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