Canon LEGRIA HF G10 High Definition Camcorder Black (10x Optical Zoom, 3.5 inch Touchscreen LCD)
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- High Definition imaging: wide-angle Canon HD Video Lens (30.4mm) with 10x optical zoom
- Canon HD CMOS Pro sensor provides outstanding dynamic range and low light performance
- Full HD AVCHD recording (24Mbps) to 32GB of internal memory or 2x SDXC cards
- Full manual control, with lens focus ring and customisable control dial
- High-resolution 8.8cm Touch-screen LCD
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Top Customer Reviews
I like to be creative and use the camera in difficult situations (bad lighting, events and parties, art videos) without a tripod.
And this camera does it all. And there is so much more to discover.
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.
Manipulation of the camera is really practical and I think this is the camera I was waiting for to come on the market.
This camera is perfect for the creative filmer.
The image quality cannot get any better, the sound is ok but much better with an external microphone.
The Sennheiser MKE 400 is a small but high quality microphone that fits well with this camera provided you get an adaptor for the shoe it fits in.
At work I use the Sony NEX VG 10 a camera three times the size and weight of the Canon G10 and very impractical to work with. To get decent results with the Sony I have to zoom and focus manually because you cannot rely on it in automatic.
The Canon G10 gives me the same image quality as the Sony, always focusses right and thanks to the touchscreen I can correct within a second.
I think this is a revolutionary camera. Thank you people from Canon.
Coming from a camera with DV cassettes, I love the absence of cassette noise, the absence of a fragile mechanism with a tag telling you where to press to close the cassette lid without destroying or bending it.
The HF G10 is probably what Canon can do best currently in the consumer space: perfect sharpness, good noise level and low-light sensitivity (although, do not expect miracles either in very low light), thanks to their modern 1:1 sensor. Very good AF and auto white balance. The compression is fairly good, and allows a quite high bit-rate.
I was also fairly impressed by the quality of the sound track, even without an external microphone.
Finally, the LCD is very sharp, and the controls of the camera with the touchscreen are working fine. Useful functions such as peak detector for checking AF or preprogrammed AF to switch focus from one object to another are really useful features.
The lens focal range is very good, from 30 to approx 300 in 35 mm equivalent. The wide-angle is great. Wider would probably introduce distortions that are difficult to tame.
You feel that Canon has been cutting some corners to deliver this camera. Buttons outside of the touchscreen are relatively scarce. I can live with a manual in PDF but saving on the strap is a bit stingy from Canon. The lens lid is not attached to some string so do not lose it. But heck probably Canon would have charged more otherwise.Read more ›
After a few minutes of filming some of the plants and flowers in the garden, I transferred the videos over to examine and I was absolutely staggered by how sharp and clear the images were. The picture was cinematic razor sharp, vivid colour and thanks to the manual focus (on cinematic setting) I was able to play with the focus on various aspects of plants, able to blur out the elements I wasn't interested in seeing.
A few points worth mentioning:
* Comes with a remote control and a battery; video bloggers will rejoice at this (also handy if you need to use it on a tripod for scenes that can't allow for any movement of the camera, no matter how slight). Also has a stylus as it's a touch screen.
* The flip out touch screen is massive, and gives you an excellent picture of what you're filming without you needing to rely on your viewfinder.
* Does take stills but they're not excellent (not really what it's meant for though anyway).
* The software for transfer is fast and easy to install and you can view your videos in minutes.
* The camera is so easy to use right from the start, I didn't even feel the need to really look at the manual (provided on a disc in the box).
* Has functions that let you edit and add features to your videos without even needing to use editing software. You can add effects to your videos as you're filming (such as stars and sparkles for example).Read more ›
Its sensor (CMOS rather than CCD) is only 2M pixels, which is exactly right for HD video. It means that the size of each pixel on the sensor can be much larger than those on the higher-resolution sensors used in most amateur video cameras, which improves sensitivity and reduces grain. Of course, this also means that if you want to take still photos using this camera, you're limited to 2M pixels. The optics on this videocamera are also huge, so more light gets to the sensor in the first place. And the result is that even in dim surroundings you can still get excellent results.
One of the most intriguing features of this camera is its knurled aluminium focussing ring round the lens. This - coupled with assistance provided by the camera - makes it very easy indeed to manually set up the focus for a shot. The camera can zoom in on the centre of the frame to assist with focussing, which is fine if your subject is in the centre of the frame; I turned this option off. There's a much more useful option to detect in-focus vertical edges, and highlight them in a different colour, which is what I use. The autofocus is very fast and precise; you can switch from auto-focus to manual during a shot, and you can also preset a focal-length and recall it at the press of a button, which is pretty nifty.
You also have options to set exposure, white balance and audio level manually. The latter two are straightforward; however, you have several choices for exposure.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I had this camcorder for quite some time and it just produces fantastic images. it's not the smallest, but the display works so well, and it simply does a good job. Read morePublished on 20 Feb. 2014 by Joe
Not bad. No where near as versatile or as good picture quality as a DSLR though. I sold a T2i to buy one of these, then after 3 months, sold it and got a 7D. Read morePublished on 28 Dec. 2013 by Harry Pirate
I did a lot of research before buying this and, if you want a good value, semi-professional video camera, this is the clear favourite. Read morePublished on 3 Oct. 2013 by Mr. Alex Buxton
The quality of the video is unreal. I am no pro, but my videos looks they have been taken by a pro.
This camera takes great quality film in low light and I am very impressed.
I have been a long time lover of Canon cameras and lenses and this little beauty has joined my stable.Published on 30 Jun. 2013 by Mrs. F. Street
Excellent camera in every way.i bought it specifically to record my two year old grandson,were ever I have filmed him indoors and out the quality of picture is incredible in... Read morePublished on 5 May 2013 by mr k a e bevans
Got a cheaper deal elsewhere so I bought it there instead of Amazon. I bought a Canon 1100D DSLR before it and I was so impressed that I went for this Canon branded camcorder. Read morePublished on 30 April 2013 by Ash
What a little beauty!
I was the proud owner of the Canon XM2 before this, a lovely machine that finally let me down due to age. Read more