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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
Very good image quality
Unacceptable noise level
52 Reviews + 2 Awards
camcorderinfo.com Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended

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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both liked this camcorder. This video camera received a "Recommended" award from review site Trusted Reviews, confirming their endorsement and the writer at website Camcorderinfo.com gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and concluded it was terrific.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Eighteen experts from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Digital Versus have rated this video camera on average 79 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Excellent

Owners have rated this video camera as fantastic on average. 23 reviewers (88% of all reviewers) gave this video camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Canon Has Good Video Camera Reviews

We checked 1,806 user and expert reviews (including 388 verified purchases) for Canon video cameras and found that on average Canon has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has good reviews specifically for its small total megapixels camcorders. 96% of those that bought a Canon video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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White Balance

Features Outdoor White Balance

The Canon Legria HF G10 features outdoor white balance, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this video camera.

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Features Indoor White Balance

The Legria HF G10 features indoor white balance. Most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder also feature indoor white balance.

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Viewfinder

Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

Across all the small total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.24" to 2.8", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.64". The Canon Legria HF G10 has one of the smaller viewfinder screen sizes (only 0.24 inches) amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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Image Sensor

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on video cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Power

Battery Drains a Little Too Quickly

Two people thought the product did not have a good battery life. Consumersearch.com said four years ago “For the money it should ship with a double-capacity battery” in their review of this camcorder. Consumersearch.com also mentioned “Battery drains a little too quickly” in their review.


Support

Manual Controls

Twelve people who reviewed this camcorder wrote that it had good technical guidance. Consumersearch.com wrote “Comprehensive manual controls”. Consumersearch.com also said “Full manual control will let adventurous filmmakers tweak their footage for a professional look” in their review. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk said “A high-quality lens and plenty of manual controls”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Canon Legria HF G10 was heavy and bulky. One person who bought it considered that it was a good body shape.

One owner mentioned that it was compact. Phil mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “With this compact camera I have total control of depth of field, shutter time, exposure, focussing on difficult subjects, ect It also gets the whitebalance right without fiddling with it”.

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Heavy

Video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this video camera have weights of between 57g and 3.9kg, and the average weight is 460g. The Canon Legria HF G10 is one of the heavier comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder (590 grams) amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Canon Legria HF G10 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this video camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Legria HF G10 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder.

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Noise Affects Video When Light Levels Are Low

Four people who reviewed the product mentioned that it was noisy. Consumersearch.com mentioned “Noise affects video when light levels are low”.

Five years ago expert website Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned “Its performance is fantastic with little to no sign of grain or noise in bright and low light conditions”. Fox-Trot said on Amazon.co.uk “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” but in spite of that they rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

Four people who reviewed the product mentioned that it was noisy. Consumersearch.com mentioned “Noise affects video when light levels are low”. Five years ago expert website Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned “Its performance is fantastic with little to no sign of grain or noise in bright and low light conditions”. Fox-Trot said on Amazon.co.uk “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” but in spite of that they rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


Storage

Two Memory Slots

Most video cameras of a similar age and type to this camcorder have between one and two memory slots, including the Legria HF G10 which has two memory slots.

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Design

Very Good Image Quality

Twenty-two owners considered that the product was good quality. Consumersearch.com mentioned four years ago “108025p quality video impressed”. Consumersearch.com also wrote “The Canon Vixia HF 10 delivers great video quality and a lot of useful features for advanced shooters” in their review. Consumersearch.com also said “Very good image quality” in their review.

Well-Built, Very Sturdy

Six customers wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Consumersearch.com said “Well-built, very sturdy” in their review of this camcorder. Consumersearch.com also said “The Canon LEGRIA HF 10s build is made of tough plastic that is much stronger than that may sound” in their review. Dave wrote “I chose this because of the build, full manual control” in his review of this camcorder.

Three customers wrote in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Consumersearch.com wrote “Robust frame” in their review of this camcorder. Consumersearch.com also said “The LEGRIA HF 10 is a heavy duty camcorder that you can feel safe lugging around” in their review. Dave he said in his review of this camcorder on Amazon.co.uk six years ago “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”.

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Assignable Control Dial

Fourteen customers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. Consumersearch.com mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Assignable control dial”. Consumersearch.com also wrote “Full manual control, no compromises” in their review. Consumersearch.com also said “The manual focus ring feels very professional and gives you the ultimate control over your shots while still being easy to use” in their review.

Three customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Expert website 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”. Ash said “Even had to change the scene settings to Vivid to compensate for the poor colour reproduction capabailities of this Legria”.

One customer said in their reviews that this camcorder was easy to assemble. Ash said on Amazon.co.uk “So I don't think I'm wrong in expecting something amazing from a company whose SOLE job is to build cameras and camcorders”.

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Nice Design

Five owners who purchased this camcorder concluded that it was good looking. Six years ago expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “A beautifully made high-end camcorder.”. Peter gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars and he mentioned in the same month “You can also preset a focal-length and recall it at the press of a button, which is pretty nifty” in his review of this camcorder. Four years ago Ash said on Amazon.co.uk “Lets not forget that we live in an era where iPhone 4S can shoot pretty decent pictures and videos” nonetheless they only gave it a rating of 2 stars out of 5.

One person considered that this camcorder was well designed. Expert review site Techmagnifier.com mentioned “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”.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder was smooth. A. Norris wrote in their review of this camcorder “Fails each time to make a smooth transition” .

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Legria HF G10 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with an image stabilizer and we think because of it's better review score, the Legria HF M52, and the Legria HF M56 both from Canon is also worth considering.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this video camera range from 10x to 78x. At only 10 times zoom factor, the Legria HF G10 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera.

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 want to look at the Legria HF G30 (20x), or the 800 (35x) both from Canon which is also higher rated.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 200 times zoom factor, the Legria HF G10 has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 200x (digital) video cameras to this camcorder and we think the Canon Legria HF M52 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a video camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Canon Legria HF G30 (400x) which also has a higher rating.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Legria HF G10 supports HDMI. Most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder also support HDMI.

Other camcorders which support HDMI currently available which you might want to look at include the Legria HF M52, the Legria HF M56, or the Legria HF G30 all from Canon which has better reviews.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Canon Legria HF G10 has a DC-in jack. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder also have a DC-in jack.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

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

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

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HD-Ready

The Canon Legria HF G10 is HD-Ready. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this video camera also are HD-Ready.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

Across all the video cameras of this type and age the display diagonals range from 1.4" to 4.3", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". With a display diagonal of 3.5 inches, the Canon Legria HF G10 has one of the larger display diagonals amongst video cameras of this age.

Alternative 3.5" screen size camcorders currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon XA10.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The Legria HF G10 has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) (922,000 pixels) amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of video cameras of this spec and age is 23,000 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels.

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Large 3.4" LCD Screen

Three customers considered that this camcorder had a good screen. Four years ago Consumersearch.com said “Large 3.4" LCD screen” in their review of the Canon Legria HF G10. Dheeraj S Rathore gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon.co.uk also four years ago “The LCD is touch screen and you get a stylus for that”. Gratuitousviolets scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and said on Amazon.co.uk “* The flip out touch screen is massive”.

Lens Focus Ring

Seven owners who bought it concluded that it had a good autofocus. Peter wrote on Amazon.co.uk “The autofocus is very fast”. Vmslavov@mail.bg wrote “Great at low light, very sharp focus and excellent image quality” in their review of this camcorder. Ananthakumar Ponnuswamy wrote in their review of this camcorder “Focus ring is a plus” .

Three customers who reviewed it considered that it had a good lens. Consumersearch.com mentioned “30.4 mm wideangle lens”. Consumersearch.com also wrote “Lens focus ring” in their review.

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

Two customers who bought it said that it had a good zoom. Peter mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “The "wide" end of the zoom is generously wide, which makes filming in confined spaces much easier” and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Fox-Trot wrote five years ago “With a less useful zoom range (widest is 43mm instead of 30mm, which is a hell of a difference”.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Eight customers considered that it had good features. Expert review site Camcorderinfo.com mentioned “It has a ton of features, i” in their review of the Canon Legria HF G10. Cnet.com.au wrote on expert website CNET.com.au six years ago “There are enough bells and whistles here to cater for the most ardent hobbyist videographer” in their review of this camcorder. Expert website Cnet.com scored it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “While it's got a great shooter feature set and good video quality”.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Canon video camera was released in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04260168426296, 04960999783178, 08714574582887

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