Canon VIXIA HF S10 Dual Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder

Canon VIXIA HF S10 Dual Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder

Canon VIXIA HF S10 Dual Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder

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Product Highlights

  • 32GB Internal Flash Memory
  • SDHC Memory Card Slot
  • 8.59Mp 1/2.6" CMOS
  • Canon 10x HD Video Lens
  • 2.7" Multi-Angle Widescreen LCD
  • 8Mp Still Images
  • 1920 x 1080 HD
  • SuperRange O.I.S.
  • HDMI Mini
  • Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe
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Canon HF-S10 overview

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Canon's top of the line offering for 2009, the VIXIA HF S10 Dual Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder, provides an impressive 8.59Mp CMOS sensor along with HD recording. This dynamic duo gives you excellent video and 8Mp still images with up to 12 hours of high definition recording to the built-in 32GB flash memory. If you run out of space there's also the SDHC expansion slot, which can hold another 12 hours of HD footage.

Flash memory keeps this camcorder light and compact while high definition gives you excellent image capture. But helping you make your video and stills even better would be the DIGIC DV III Image Processor along with the 10x HD Video Lens, 2.7" wide LCD and the SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer.

The HF S10 gives the casual home movie maker Face Detection and Pre-record functions to ensure they always get the shot as well as more advanced features for the aspiring film-maker. Microphone and headphone terminals along with the Mini Advanced Accessory shoe help to capture high quality audio. In addition, 24p Cinema mode and 30p Progressive mode give your footage a professional look and feel.

The HF S10 gives you quality and then some, no matter what your subject.

Record to Dual Flash Memory
Record up to 12 hours of HD footage to the 32GB internal flash memory. Expand your recording time by using an optional SDHC memory card.
Image Sensor & DIGIC DV III
Capture vivid colors and clean images with the 8.59Mp Full HD CMOS sensor. Along with the DIGIC DV III Image Processor you'll see excellent color reproduction, reduced image noise and great low light recordings.
10x HD Video Lens
The 10x HD Video Lens captures landscapes and tight shots easily, while providing 4 fixed zoom speeds for fluid transitions. The super spectra coating keeps flare and ghosting at bay while the lens' aspheric design cuts down on aberration while boosting resolution.
2.7" Multi-Angle Vivid Widescreen LCD
The multi-angle widescreen LCD gives you a generous display on which to compose and playback your shots, not to mention the ability to shoot from more angles. The hard coat Anti-Reflection surface reproduces color accurately with reduced glare and enhanced contrast.
8Mp Digital Stills
Capture 8Mp digital photos to SDHC memory cards and enjoy special functions that make shooting easier, like the Histogram Display, scene modes and auto focus. You can also simultaneously capture still images while shooting video or capture stills from already recorded footage.
SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization
Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer corrects for hand shake, moving subjects and the inevitable slight bump. SuperRange Gyro and image sensors also correct for a wider range of incidents such as body sway and recording in a moving car, all while ensuring no loss in image quality.
Creative Control & Workflow Features
  • Microphone and headphone terminals
  • Built-in flash for stills indoors or in low light
  • HDMI for watching videos on HDTV with just one cable
  • Pre-record: Camera records 3 seconds of video before you press record
  • Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe for attaching Canon lights and microphones
  • 24Mbps recording allows for recording of the highest quality AVCHD video
  • Face Detection: sharp focus and accurate exposures of everyone in the scene
  • Video Snapshot Mode: Capture a series of 4 second video clips - add music background
  • 24p Cinema Mode gives your videos a "film-look" - enhanced when used with the CINE setting
  • 30p Progressive Mode great for action or sports footage or video that will be uploaded to the Internet
In the Box
Canon VIXIA HF S10 Dual Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder
  • VIXIA HF S10 Camcorder
  • BP-807 Battery Pack
  • Compact Power Adapter CA-570
  • Wireless Controller WL-D88
  • Component Cable CTC-100/S
  • Stereo Video Cable STV-250N
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • Digital Video Solution Disk
  • Pixela ImageMixer 3SE Video Editing
  • Music CD
  • 1-Year Limited Parts & Labor Warranty
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    Canon HF-S10 specs

    Sensor 1/2.6" 
    Zoom : 10x
    : 200x
    Filter Size 58 mm
    Recording Media x  (32  Maximum)
    Recording Time GB
    LP: 12 hours, 15 minutes
    XP+: 5 hours, 45 minutes
    MXP: 2 hours, 55 minutes (allows 1920 x 1080 full HD recording)
    Still Image Resolution : 8.02 Megapixel
    Channels 2.0-Channel
    Screen Size 2.7"
    Lux .3 (Night Mode)
    Built-In Light/Flash Light -
    Flash -
    Tripod Mount 1/4"
    Input/Output Connectors
    Inputs 1 x
    Outputs 1 x
    1 x
    1 x
    1 x
    1 x
    Power Adapter 100 - 240 , 50 / 60Hz
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.8 x 2.7 x 5.4" / 71.1 x 68.6 x 137.2 mm
    Weight 1.1 lb / 498.9 g

    Canon HF-S10 reviews

    VIXIA HF S10 Dual Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 109.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing video camera for the price!! I read many reviews about this camera and spoke to many friends. They all had great things to say about the features, specs and quality of this video camera. After ordering it and using it on my recent job in Las Vegas I agree, the quality of this video camera is AMAZING!!! The built in memory records hours of footage that I then took and uploaded to my Mac and then cleared and continued to capture more amazing footage. The weight and handling it is so easy. Hard to imagine a small camera like this capturing full HD video in 1920x1080 resolution. I have always been an avid Canon D-SLR user and now I'm an avid Canon HD video camera user as well. Way to go Canon!!
    Date published: 2009-07-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this camcorder! So far we have hiked with this camera mostly. Stabilization is great, documenting on the way is very clear as far as sound. Zoom is wonderful. Easy to manage, carry. Would like some sort of strap to serve as a safety attachment during hikes. Camera zoom is a bit difficult to navigate for smaller hands but otherwise good. As with any new device you need to adjust to controls and features. I know there is a lot more to learn about this little gem. Fairly light weight We are casual, novice users and are so pleased with quality of video and sound. Download was easy to a Mac, which was key to purchase.
    Date published: 2010-03-12
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible if you want quality audio I'm a USC film student. I bought this camera about 5 months ago because I heard the picture quality was great, which it is, but I also was intending on taking advantage of the external mic input in order to use a shotgun mic. Every time I use this feature an extremely loud beeping noise goes off when the access light blinks. Really really apparent and impossible to get any good audio. Other people seem to have the same problem: @ . The audio attenuator helps a little but doesn't eliminate the problem. I called Canon and they basically said that's how the camera is supposed to work. What?! Thanks Canon. Go with the Sony consumer HDs. I've never had any problems with them.
    Date published: 2010-02-10
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Easiest and best picture...but I use this mostly for experimenting with video effects/compositing and family videos as well. I can't afford anything bigger and better right now. It shoots a great picture in comparison to the HV30, yet I wish I were able to capture to Apple Pro Res. Looks like I'll have to upgrade to a 64bit system with 16gb of ram and a hurricane fast processor so that I can edit the AVCHD files. It's easy to use though and if you're smart, you'll do as much in camera editing as you can before sending the files to your computer. Adobe CS5 has some new promising software for handling this codec, so we'll see what the future holds for editing with AVCHD.
    Date published: 2010-04-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is the camera to own I shoot interviews, weddings, music video etc. I currently use the Sony Z1U. This is not the most convenient form factor when I am on the go. The VIXIA fills this space without sacrificing features. I also own the Sony CX7 and was looking to upgrade to the CX12 but the manual features in the HF S10 made the choice a no-brainer. Given the price and features, there is little that I would say is not great about this camera. You are actually getting more than what you paid for.
    Date published: 2009-04-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing all around camcorder I am an independent film maker and decided to try this camera on my first full length feature film. In all honesty I wasn't expecting much but now that I have seen the footage of several shoots I am blown away. The quality during daylight was spectacular, and the picture in no light (except for the small camera light) was still well above what I expected. When you add a shotgun mic and lighting this camera can offer any aspiring film maker a great camera to make their first film.
    Date published: 2009-08-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW I own a Canon xl2 and gl2 and just picked up one a canon hf s10 and want to say that the video quality is amazing for such a small camera and should be considered a prosumer camera. I am still getting used to its weight, it almost feels like nothing in my hands being used to heavier cameras. This is not for live video feeds without purchasing expensive hardware as the cpu recognizes it only as a memory device. Aftermarket batteries and lenses are fairly inexpensive compared to oem products. If recording in 24p make sure your software will import correctly. The internal stabilization feature kinda makes the software stabilization look weird. So use only one, either software or built in camera. Do your homework on this product if using for pro work
    Date published: 2010-05-29
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from I usually get paid to write these I use the product for recording political events. The picture it takes is excellent. Sound quality could be better. I don't like the fact that there isn't a firewire port on the device, which would allow me to record directly to my Mac. Without it, I really can't do anything other than upload video as clips to my Mac. The microphone and headphone jacks are defective on my camera and I am in the process of trying to figure out when I can be without it long enough to send it in to Canon to be repaired. I guess I have to send it from NH to NJ, and be without it for a week, which is really not cool.
    Date published: 2010-02-16
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