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Canon HDV1080i camcorder HV10 2.96MP

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Hand-held camcorders allow you to record your own video and make photoshots. You can always have such cameras with you to record the important moments of your life and share them with friends or family. You can even make your own movie!
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Long product name Canon HDV1080i camcorder HV10 2.96MP :
The short editorial description of Canon HDV1080i camcorder HV10 2.96MP

HV10, HDV, 2.96MP pixels, 10x Optical Zoom, 6.858 cm (2.7 ") , widescreen 16:9

Canon HDV1080i camcorder HV10 2.96MP:
The official marketing text of Canon HDV1080i camcorder HV10 2.96MP as supplied by the manufacturer
The ultra compact HV10 benefits from Canon HD CMOS imaging. Shooting native widescreen 2.96MP HDV1080i, the HV10 features a 10x optical zoom with Instant AF and DIGIC DV II for HD.

-2.96MP HDV1080i Canon CMOS sensor
-Ultra compact design
-Instant AF and Focus Assist
-10x optical zoom with Super Range OIS
-Advanced digital photography
-True widescreen LCD
-Video light and flash for stills
-AV input
-Full connectivity

The ultra compact HDV1080i camcorder with Canon’s HD CMOS imaging.

HDV1080i Canon CMOS imaging
Canon's CMOS expertise, developed for our range of professional EOS D-SLR cameras, has been transferred to video. The HV10's 2.96MP Canon HD CMOS video sensor allows capture of HDV1080i footage with true 1920x1080 pixel resolution, for images of stunning clarity and sharpness. Standard DV recording is also possible.

Super compact
Packaging professional-quality HDV1080i into an elegant upright body, the HV10 reshapes HDV, bringing the highest resolution handheld video into the home.

Instant AF and Focus Assist
The increased resolution of HD highlights focusing errors. Canon's new Instant AF is an innovative hybrid AF system that results in extremely quick and accurate auto focus. Focus Assist is an aid to manual focusing.

Canon's next generation DIGIC DV II processor is optimised for the increased processing requirements of HD. Split path processing offers simultaneous video and digital photo capture.

Canon precision lens
Inheriting 48 years of experience in broadcast lens manufacture, the quality of Canon camcorders begins with the glass: aspherical lens elements and Super Spectra coating eliminate visual imperfections. A new Super Range Optical Image Stabilizer counteracts unwanted vibrations across the frequency range.

Advanced photography
The HV10 integrates advanced digital photography functions into a compact frame, including a one-push histogram display to monitor brightness levels. Up to four 3MP photos per second can be stored on convenient miniSD card: you can even capture 2MP screen shots straight from a movie, either during recording or playback.

Native widescreen
HDV is a widescreen format and the HV10 is optimised for 16:9 recording. A high resolution 2.7" LCD and widescreen colour EVF display footage exactly as it is recorded. A level marker on the LCD makes it easier to line up the perfect shot.

Built-in video light and flash
A built-in video light allows recording to continue in poorly lit conditions. A dedicated flash for stills is provided.

Analogue-to-digital conversion
Analogue-to-digital conversion is possible via AV input - older home movies can be easily archived to digital tape for safekeeping.

Full connectivity
Digital photographs can be transferred to a computer or printed out directly using PictBridge. Via Firewire, footage can be sent to and from a computer for editing.
Short summary description Canon HDV1080i camcorder HV10 2.96MP:
This short summary of the Canon HDV1080i camcorder HV10 2.96MP data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Canon HDV1080i camcorder HV10, 2.96 MP, 25.4 / 2.7 mm (1 / 2.7"), 10x, 200x, 6.1 - 61 mm, 3.7 cm
Long summary description Canon HDV1080i camcorder HV10 2.96MP :

Canon HDV1080i camcorder HV10. Total megapixels: 2.96 MP, Optical sensor size: 25.4 / 2.7 mm (1 / 2.7"). Optical zoom: 10x, Digital zoom: 200x, Focal length range (f-f): 6.1 - 61 mm. Compatible memory cards: miniSD, Camcorder tape type: HDV. Camera shutter speed: 1/2000. Display diagonal: 6.86 cm (2.7"), Display: LCD

This is an auto-generated long summary of Canon HDV1080i camcorder HV10 2.96MP based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Image sensor
Total megapixels *
A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 × 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 × 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).
2.96 MP
Optical sensor size
Optical sensors are electronic detectors that convert light, or a change in light, into an electronic signal. They are used in many industrial and consumer applications e.g. lamps that turn on automatically in response to darkness. Optical sensors come in many sizes.
25.4 / 2.7 mm (1 / 2.7")
Lens system
Optical zoom *
Indicates the optical zoom capacity, which is the number of times that the picture can be enlarged with the optics of the camera.
Digital zoom *
Indicates the digital zoom capacity, the number of times that the picture is enlarged thanks to digital technology.
Focal length range (f-f)
Measure of how strongly the system converges or diverges light. For an optical system in air, it is the distance over which initially collimated rays are brought to a focus. A system with a shorter focal length has greater optical power than one with a long focal length; that is, it bends the rays more strongly, bringing them to a focus in a shorter distance.For an optical system in air, the effective focal length (f and f′) gives the distance from the front and rear principal planes (H and H′) to the corresponding focal points (F and F′).
6.1 - 61 mm
Filter size
A filter is a screen, plate, or layer of a substance which absorbs light or other radiation or selectively absorbs some of its components e.g. a UV filter to reduce UV light. Filters come in various sizes.
3.7 cm
Compatible memory cards *
Types of memory cards which can be used with this product.
Camcorder tape type *
The type of tape used to record images from a camcorder, e.g. VHS, Video8.
Camera shutter speed
Determines the length of time the shutter lets light pass through the lens to the CCD. Shutter speed and aperture together determine exposure.
Display diagonal *
Size of the display for this product, measured diagonally, usually in inches.
6.86 cm (2.7")
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Display resolution
The number of distinct pixels in each dimension that can be displayed. It is usually quoted as width × height, with the units in pixels: for example, "1024 × 768" means the width is 1024 pixels and the height is 768 pixels. The higher the number of pixels, the sharper the image.
Viewfinder resolution
123000 pixels
Viewfinder screen size
Minimum illumination
Also known as light sensitivity, this is the smallest amount of light needed for the camera to produce an image of useable quality.
0.3 lx
Still image
Still image resolution(s)
List of image resolutions that supported by device.
640 x 480,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080
Built-in speaker(s)
The device contains speaker(s) to produce sound.
Ports & interfaces
S-Video out *
The port (socket) where the output for the S-Video is connected.
DV port
Allows to send digital video from the computer to the camcorder and record back onto tape.
S-Video in
Battery technology *
The type of battery in the device, e.g. nickel–cadmium (NiCd).
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery type
Description of battery supplied with the product, such battery form factor (e.g. AA/AAA).
Weight & dimensions
Width *
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
56 mm
Depth *
The distance from the front to the back of something.
106 mm
Height *
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
104 mm
Weight *
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
440 g
Other features
Lens system
Type of lens in this product, expressed as its characteristics including lens, zoom capability, focal length, 35 mm equivalent focal length, and aperture range.
I/O ports
An interface on a device to which you can connect another device.
-USB 2.0 Hi Speed -DV out/in -AV
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Testseek has collected 31 expert reviews for Canon HDV1080i camcorder HV10 and the average expert rating is 78 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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At first glance, the HV10 seems like a standard DV camcorder. Turn it on, though, and the letters HDV glow bright blue from the side of the LCD screen, highlighting that this is Canons first affordable high-definition (HD) camcorder. The HV10 has a...
Canon’s offering in the entry-level HD camcorder market has a retro feel about it. The HV10 is tall and thin, styled with black plastic panels, and is somewhat reminiscent of a Kodak Cine 8. This is no bad thing. The camera feels good in the hand an...
Good Compact, many camera controls on the body, video light included with stills flash, quick and responsive autofocus, limited dynamic range...
Bad Design renders controls fiddly to use with one hand, peculiar microphone positioning...
If you want to shoot HD video, then the HV10 produces sharp and natural-looking results. The HV10 is Canons first compact high-definition (HD) camcorder. It still captures video at a 1440 x 1080 though, and compared to a standard PAL camcorder with...
Canon’s HV10 is the company’s first palm-sized high-definition camcorder. It makes a strong debut producing impressive video and it’s easy to use, though it does suffer from a somewhat bulky design. The HV10 records high-definition video...
Weve been waiting a while for this, but Canon has finally entered the consumer-level high definition camcorder market with its HV10. Theres only one real competitor at present, Sonys excellent HDR-HC3, so we were keen to see how Canons offering would matc...
Good Excellent picture, good still images...
Bad No HDMI out, lack of a useful computer kit, awkward button layout The Final Word A great consumer level HD camcorder with only a few letdowns...
Bottom line A great consumer level HD camcorder with only a few letdowns...
The Canon HV10 is a powerful digital camcorder thats capable of shooting impressive high definition video and taking excellent still images. The Canon HV10 HD Camcorder compact, lightweight and loaded with customisation options that give you plenty...
Bottom line The Canon HV10 HD Camcorder is capable of shooting superb video and still images, but its microphone placement and lack of a microphone jack - among other flaws are difficult to accept. The HV10 would be a top consumer camcorder if it werent for the...
Sony may have had the consumer HDV market to itself for a few of years, but Canon is starting to show an interest. The HV10 represents its first dip in the sub-£1,000 market and it goes head-to-head with Sonys HDR-HC3.The HV10 is very consumer-oriente...
Good Esay to use controls, Amazing video in good lighting...
Bottom line Sony may have had the consumer HDV market to itself for a few of years, but Canon is starting to show an interest. The HV10 represents its first dip in the sub-£1,000 market and it goes head-to-head with Sonys HDR-HC3.The HV10 is very consumer-oriente...
The smallest and lightest HDV camera in the world? You better believe it, says Frank McLeod.Being shaped a bit like half a cube, the HV10 has a widescreen LCD monitor that allows you to see what comes through the Canon HD lens onto the True HD CMOS Se...
Good Images, images and images.
Bad No editing software supplied. Clumsiness of operation. Button clutter. Difficulty in holding the camera comfortably and steady. Poor audio facilities.
Bottom line The smallest and lightest HDV camera in the world? You better believe it, says Frank McLeod.Being shaped a bit like half a cube, the HV10 has a widescreen LCD monitor that allows you to see what comes through the Canon HD lens onto the True HD CMOS Se...
HDV1080i digital camcorder: Unless you live somewhere near Alpha Centauri, youll be well aware that all televisions in the UK will soon cease to be analogue and are switching to digital and High Definition. The new technology has naturally...
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