Canon HG10 High Definition Digital Camcorder

Canon Updated: 2007-08-02
Canon HG10 High Definition Digital Camcorder

The name Canon has always meant photographic and broadcast television cameras with optical excellence, advanced image processing, superb performance, and the latest in technological advancements. Canon's new High Definition video camcorders are no exception. Add to that, our Canon Exclusives. Canon has long been a leader in bringing advanced features to its products, taking advantage of our superiority in optics and image processing. Thanks to a continuing effort to make better video easier to create, we've included a variety of these advanced and exclusive features only available in a Canon camcorder to help you do just that.

The Canon HG10 AVCHD Format Hard Disk Drive Camcorder delivers high definition technology with the effortless ease of recording video directly onto a hard disk. Incorporating the latest AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition) format, it puts superb image reproduction and advanced features at your fingertips in a compact AVCHD Format HDD camcorder, which means you'll carry it everywhere you want to capture the special moments in your life in true HD.

Among the Canon Exclusive features on the HG10 are Canon's own Full HD CMOS sensor and advanced DIGIC DV II image processor. More exclusives are SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization, Instant Auto Focus and our new 2.7" Widescreen Multi-Angle Vivid LCD. With the Genuine Canon 10x HD video zoom lens and a host of other advanced features the HG10 is the right choice in HDD camcorders.


AVCHD Format HDD in a Compact Size
The HG10 is Canon's first AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition) Format Hard Disk Drive camcorder. AVCHD uses an MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video codec, recording true 1080 High Definition resolution video. It allows you to capture more video onto a hard disk using less storage, for extended recording time. You can play the video directly from the camcorder on your HDTV, or easily download it onto your Windows XP™ or Vista™ system computer for playback, editing or sharing with friends and family. You can also burn video onto DVDs which play in AVCHD compatible Blu-ray disc players.2 Higher audio quality is also yours with the AVCHD format. All of this comes in a compact AVCHD format HDD camcorder, measuring only 3.2" wide, 3" high and 5.1" deep.

Added to the HG10's handy size is the convenience of shooting high definition onto a hard disk. You'll never tape over a precious moment by accident, since the disk automatically searches for a blank space on which to record.

Full HD on a 40GB Hard Disk Drive
The HG10 captures 1920 x 1080 High Definition resolution video onto a 40GB hard disk drive. A convenient format for anyone who wants to transfer video to a computer for viewing, editing or sharing, it also makes your life easier as you never have to worry about not carrying around enough recording media with you as you shoot your future memories. In LP mode, you'll be able to record up to 15 hours of video. Even when shooting in super high quality mode, five-and-a-half hours of footage is yours without taking a break to change tapes or DVDs.

HDD recording also delivers true random-access play, letting you get to the scene you select instantly.

With the HG10's built-in HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) Terminal, it's easy to transfer the HD video signal to your HDTV. With a single cable, you'll send a pure digital signal, audio and video, to your television to get the ultimate HD viewing experience.