Canon VIXIA HF R10 Dual Flash Memory Camcorder (Red)

Canon VIXIA HF R10 Dual Flash Memory Camcorder (Red)

Canon VIXIA HF R10 Dual Flash Memory Camcorder (Red)

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Product Highlights

  • 8GB Internal Flash Memory
  • SD Memory Card Slot
  • Eye-Fi SD Memory Card Compatible
  • 2.39MP HD CMOS Image Sensor
  • 2.7" LCD Display
  • Genuine Canon 20x HD Video Lens
  • Dynamic Image Stabilization
  • 2MP Digital Still Capture
  • 24p and 30p Frame Modes
  • Microphone and Headphone Terminals
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Canon HF-R10 Overview

  • 1Description

Canon's VIXIA HF R10 Dual Flash Memory Camcorder is an entry-level HD camcorder with numerous features and functions to help you with the recording process every step of the way. The HF R10 captures 1920 x 1080 HD video to an internal 8GB flash memory or to SD/SDHC memory cards, including Eye-Fi SD memory cards. In addition to recording MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video, the HF R10 also captures 2MP digital stills.

At the core of the HF R10 you'll find a Genuine Canon 20x HD Video Lens, a 2.39MP HD CMOS Image Sensor, and Canon's DIGIC DV III Image Processor. Other features, like 20x optical zoom, Dynamic Image Stabilization, and a 2.7" LCD give you the tools you need to record your video with accuracy.

Among the numerous user-friendly applications of the HF R10 you'll find 24p and 30p recording. 24p gives your video a film-look, while 30p is ideal for shooting action footage and posting to social networking sites. Other beneficial applications include Face Detection, Quick Start, and Pre-Record modes. And last, but certainly not least, the HF R10 features microphone and headphone connections for recording quality audio using an optional external mic and headphones.

Flash Memory Recording
The VIXIA HF R10 allows you to record up to 3 hours of video to an 8GB internal flash drive or to a removable SD memory card. With Relay Recording, the camcorder automatically switches video recording from the internal drive to the SD memory card when the memory becomes full. There's no need to worry about running out of recording time during a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime shot. You'll also have the flexibility of copying video from your VIXIA HF R10's internal drive to the removable SD memory card. That makes it easy to insert the card into your computer or HDTV's card reader and view your recorded footage immediately.

The advantages of flash memory go beyond the added recording time. You'll also appreciate the quick response time, because there are no moving parts. In addition, when you review, you'll have quick access to your footage. Another plus is the VIXIA HF R10's low power consumption rate, allowing your battery to last longer. And if your HF R10 happens to slip, or you accidentally knock it against something, you'll be happy to know that flash memory makes your camcorder more shock-resistant than other recording storage systems. It also minimizes the chance of data loss if there is damage to your recording media or to the moving parts found in other camcorders 1

Stunning HD Image Quality
A Genuine Canon 20x HD Video Lens delivers excellent image quality, while the Canon Exclusive 2.39MP HD CMOS Image Sensor captures video at 1920 x 1080 resolution and photos with astonishing detail, while the Canon Exclusive DIGIC DV III Image Processor provides impressive color and imaging performance, with enhanced reproduction of difficult to capture purple and blue tones
2.7" Widescreen LCD Display
The 2.7" LCD on the HF R10 lets you see more of what your camcorder is recording. The screen delivers bright, clear detail and the widescreen format means there's no need to imagine what your final image will look like on your widescreen television because it's not squeezed into a small space while you're shooting. What you see will be what you get
Dynamic Image Stabilization
With the Canon HF R10, you can be sure that even on the move your video will be smooth and steady. Dynamic IS provides continuous adjustment throughout the entire zoom range to correct a broader range of motion. In comparison to conventional electronic image stabilization systems, extra compensation is applied at wide-angle focal lengths to eliminate unwanted vibration that is common when walking
Built-In Digital Camera
The VIXIA HF R10, in addition to being a camcorder, is also a digital camera. The VIXIA HF R10's Dual Shot makes it easier than ever to capture both video and photos. Shoot up to 3 frames per second in the Continuous Mode, or a blazing 5 frames per second in the High Speed Continuous Mode. The versatile VIXIA HF R10 even lets you capture a still image from an already recorded movie. While playing the movie in your camcorder, simply press the photo button to capture a 1920 x 1080 photo onto an SD card or to internal memory. Additionally, the VIXIA HF R10 allows you to capture 30 photos from one second of video.
Auto Intelligent Auto Focus
Auto Intelligent Auto Focus, AiAF, ensures sharp images and gives creative flexibility. Even when your subject isn't in the center of the frame, the VIXIA HF R10's 9-Point AiAF will automatically select from 9 metering frames on the screen to help bring images into sharp focus
Selectable Metering Patterns
For optimal still image exposure, the VIXIA HF R10 offers selectable metering patterns: Evaluative, Center-Weighted Average, and Spot
AE Bracketing Feature
The AE Bracketing feature of the VIXIA HF R10 automatically takes three versions of the shot, with 'dark,' 'normal' and 'light' settings in 1/2 exposure steps so you may choose the one that best suits you
Histogram Display
For the advanced digital photographer, the VIXIA HF R10 comes with a Histogram Display - a feature found in Canon's line of digital SLR cameras. The display allows you to see the brightness information of your still images, so you can adjust your exposures as you shoot
Smart Auto
Smart Auto makes shooting great video easy. Using the power of Canon's DIGIC DV III Image Processor, the VIXIA HF R10 intelligently detects and analyzes faces, brightness, color, distance, and movement, then automatically selects the best settings for the scene
Genuine Canon Face Detection
The same Face Detection technology used in Canon digital cameras is available in the VIXIA HF R10 high definition camcorder. Up to 35 faces can be tracked automatically, ensuring razor-sharp focus and natural, accurate exposure. Of the faces tracked, 9 detection frames can be displayed at one time. The system is in fact so smart that it will recognize faces turned downwards or sideways.

In addition, a specific face may be selected as the main subject for continuous tracking. This feature can be used to search for clips featuring that specific subject's face. In search and playback, use of the Face Index will display frames with the chosen face as a thumbnail in each shot in which it appears. The selected face can be linked as a timeline to further identify footage containing that subject

Advanced Video Snapshot
Advanced Video Snapshot allows you to capture the highlights of your adventures with the same ease as taking photos. Simply record a series of short video clips - or select your favorite clips while in Playback Mode - and blend in your favorite background music to create an exciting movie that will grab everyone's attention. This version of Advanced Video Snapshot allows selectable recording time (2, 4, or 8 seconds). Additionally, audio from an external source such as an MP3 player can be played along with the Snapshot movie, and playback can be controlled from that source
Easy Web Sharing
HD-to-SD Downconversion allows you to convert recorded high definition video to standard definition files while safely preserving the original HD video. These standard definition files make it even more convenient to edit, share video online, or create a DVD. The downconverted video can be transferred to your computer via traditional methods - i.e. USB connection, card slot - or wirelessly to sharing sites with an Eye-Fi SD memory card
Eye-Fi SD Memory Card Compatible
The VIXIA HF R10 is compatible with the Eye-Fi SD Memory Card. It's possible to wirelessly transfer your down-converted video and photos to your computer, or upload them directly to online sharing sites in a few simple steps. Insert an Eye-Fi SD Memory Card into the SD card slot on the camcorder, configure your computer to select the target site (e.g., Facebook, YouTube, Shutterfly, Flickr) and you're ready to share your standard definition files with family, friends, and the world 2
24p & 30p Frame Modes
24p Cinema Mode enables all aspiring moviemakers to achieve a professional "film-look." You can change the camcorder's frame capture rate to 24p (recorded at 60i), which provides the appearance of the same frame rate as movie film. In addition, you can use the VIXIA HF R10's CINE setting, which changes the color and tonal characteristics, evoking the look and feel of a movie shown in a theater. For added flexibility, these settings can be used together or independently.

In addition to the standard interlaced video frame rate of 60i, you may choose to set the VIXIA HF R10 to capture video in 30p Progressive Mode, (30 progressive frames, recorded at 60i) which is particularly useful for footage to be used on the Internet. Excellent for action and sports shots, this setting gives enhanced quality to still images captured after recording

To maximize the usefulness and versatility of the VIXIA HF R10, you'll find a range of terminals to extend the capabilities of your camcorder. Easy, one-cable connectivity to your HDTV is achieved through the VIXIA HF R10's HDMI Terminal which also supports CEC and x.v.Color. A Microphone terminal with manual audio level control and Headphone terminal provide audio flexibility
The Pre-record feature places your HF R10 in a stand-by "pre-roll" mode. With this feature the camcorder continuously records three seconds of video to memory before you even press the record button. When you start recording, the additional video is recorded too
Quick Start
With Quick Start, you'll never miss a quickly unfolding shot again. When the HF R10 is in Camera Mode and the LCD panel is closed, it is placed in standby. When the action starts, open the LCD panel and you'll begin recording in less than one second. You'll also help extend your battery life as compared to leaving the camcorder in regular recording mode
Creative Control and Workflow Features
  • Ultra-sleek, compact and lightweight design
  • Burn DVDs of your video with the optional DW-100 DVD Burner and one-cable connection
  • Built-in electronic lens cover automatically opens when the camcorder turns on and closes when it turns off
In the Box
Canon VIXIA HF R10 Dual Flash Memory Camcorder (Red)
  • Stereo Video Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Compact Power Adapter
  • BP-2L5 Battery Pack
  • Component Cable
  • Pixela ImageMixer 3SE Video Editing Software
  • Music CD
  • Digital Video Solution Disc
  • 1-Year Parts and Labor Limited Warranty
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    Canon HF-R10 Specs

    Sensor 1/5.5" CMOS
    Zoom Optical: 20x
    Digital: 400x
    Filter Size None
    System NTSC
    Recording Media x Internal Flash Memory (8 GB Maximum)
    x SD/SDHC
    Recording Time Internal Flash Memory GB
    LP: 3 hours
    XP+: 1 hour, 25 minutes
    FXP: 1 hour
    Still Image Resolution JPEG: 2 Megapixel
    Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo
    Display Type LCD
    Touchscreen No
    Screen Size 2.7"
    Image Stabilization Digital
    Lux .4 (Low Light Mode)
    Built-In Mic Yes
    Built-In Speaker Yes
    Built-In Light/Flash Light - No
    Flash - No
    Accessory Shoe None
    Tripod Mount 1/4"
    Input/Output Connectors
    Inputs 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo
    Outputs 1 x Mini-HDMI (Type C)
    1 x A/V
    1 x USB 2.0
    1 x Component Video
    1 x Composite Video

    A/V out for headphone connection

    Microphone Input Yes
    Headphone Jack Yes
    Supported Languages English
    Simplified Chinese
    Traditional Chinese

    Also displays Malay

    Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
    Power Adapter 100 - 240 VAC
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.4 x 2.5 x 4.9" / 61.0 x 63.5 x 124.5 mm
    Weight 11.5 oz / 326.0 g

    Canon HF-R10 Reviews

    VIXIA HF R10 Dual Flash Memory Camcorder (Red) is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 98.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for the price I went to this camera because it sported the external mic input but was affordable. Didn't almost all camcorders used to have those? Also the manual focus was nice. It's not a focus ring on the lens but it's nice to be able to turn manual on so auto-focus doesn't jump around. In the first real 'test' of this camcorder, I took it to a family outing for Easter. I shot video and honestly didn't expect much from it. I later edited it together loosely and slapped a soundtrack on it. Editing was a breeze as I just drag/drop the video into the timeline and have at it. 8GB built in memory gives about an hour of highest quality recording too. Not bad! I was actually pretty stunned at how good the video quality was. It blew my previous cam away (a little sony handheld). I had it playing on my big screen and it just looked great. And that was even the compressed version. I look forward to really putting it to work with some short video projects I have lined up. So, for the price and a couple of key features this is a great camcorder!
    Date published: 2010-04-13
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good deal at this price, but has flaws I bought this camera knowing about the audio issue (disc noise gets picked up by built-in mic) and intending to use an external mic with it. Without an external mic, in indoor and low-volume settings the built-in mic definitely picks up the disc noise and you will have that on your footage for sure. I use this camera as a 2nd camera for video shoots using an external lav mic or small shotgun mic and it's great for that. Video quality is good, and really as a 2nd or 3rd camera and at this price it's a bargain. Just be prepared to find some other solution for audio. The disc noise would be a deal-breaker for me if not for an external mic.
    Date published: 2011-03-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great HD camcorder, very versatile I use this for a few short films I've worked on, and family/school events. However, though this is a great product, there are two things you should know. 1. The auto-focus mechanics make some small amount of background noise. But it's not heard at all when a few people are talking or out in the street, etc. It's also very easy to remove in various sound editors. 2. It's effective pixel range is actually below 1920x1080 (full HD). However, footage still appears as such, and the upscaling is almost not at all apparent. Despite that, this is an excellent camcorder that records stunning HD video. The only other downside you'll find is with battery life (which is to be expected). For that, just purchase an extra battery and a external charger (if you want to be efficient).
    Date published: 2010-08-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice to travel with! I am taking this to travel to India. It is tiny- I was shocked at how small it is. However, the video quality is excellent, and even quite decent in low light...a big deal for me. The zoom works well and image stabiization is decent as well. The zoom button could be a bit better placed but works well enough...just a bit awkwardly placed. The housing could also be metal instead of plastic. It would be heavier though more solid and durable. Get an extra battery though...they do not last like camera batteries. Overall, this one is hard to beat at this price-point, and an excellent choice. The clear LCD is an added bonus.
    Date published: 2010-12-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING CAMERA! Great Quality!! This camera has FANTASTIC HD Video quality, its very easy to operate, the menus are easy to navigate, and the design of the camera is great, the start/stop record button is placed right where your thumb falls, aswell as the zoom rocker. I especially love the mic input and headphone out, as being an indie filmmaker like myself, an external mic is a must! Another great feature about this camera is the ability to record in 60i which allows for some AWESOME slow motion footage! I would definitely recommend this to any indie filmmaker or someone who is looking to get started in HD filmmaking! :)
    Date published: 2011-01-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good camera for the buck I bought this camera for my dad but I had used it for 2 weeks before gave to him. It's a great camera from a greater brand. It's light a easy to use and set up, the Movie Quick Mode is awesome and let you have the best image quality in just a few clicks. The HD image is good when you shoot in good light and a little bit grainy in low light places. I shot some scenes at beach and the colors are bright and vivid, and the Easy Beach Mode works great to. I imported the videoclips in iMovie easily and in HD quality. I would recommend this camera to family purposes but not if you want to do something more because it lacks the hot shoe and can't use lens adapter with it.
    Date published: 2010-10-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from VIXIA HF R10 In the Classroom The Canon VIXIA HF R10 will be the camcorder of choice for our speech communication faculty who video-record all students' oral presentations. The HD videos have vivid color and the audio picks up speeches and lectures with excellent clarity even without using the excellent option of an external microphone which will only add to the quality of audio recorded. Because the camcorder fits neatly into the palm of your hand, it is discreet, and attractive, almost a conversation piece, making it enjoyable for both the person recording and students' video-recorded. After many years of video-recording in the classroom, and, because of the excellent price, this will be the camera our school will use in the Fall of 2010 for all faculty in our speech department.
    Date published: 2010-08-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Canon made some mistakes I really tried to love this camera. Imagine...HD w/mic & headphones input. These features are great specially when you travel and want to check your footage privately & to do interviews (mic). One HUGE let down is that it does NOT have a FILTER SIZE...meaning you can't adapt a wide angle lens. I own a $130 wide angle adapter which I ended up not being able to use. The image is decent. The Image Stabilization should have been OPTICAL...specially coming from CANON...a company that makes good lenses! CANON has a tendency to make many cameras that are 1 or 2 features short of being GREAT! This is NOT good.
    Date published: 2011-03-10
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