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Canon HG10 High Definition Digital Video Camera

Canon HG10 High Definition Digital Video Camera

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The HG10 is Canon’s first Hard Disk Drive digital video camera featuring a 40gb Hard Drive and Canon’s high definition camera system - a combination of a 1920 x 1080 True Progressive HD CMOS sensor teamed up with Canon’s superior lens and optics technology, as well as a 10x Super Range Optical Image Stabilizer, Instant Auto Focus, and increased capture sensitivity resulting in even better low-light and low-noise shooting. It also has a Quick Start function that allows the video camera to go from standby mode to shooting in approximately 0.8 seconds, 2.7” multi-angle vivid LCD, simultaneous video and photo shooting, and 25P CINE Mode.  NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

The Canon HG10 Records up to 5.5 hours in the highest quality HD recording mode; 11.5 hours in the SP Mode; or up to 15 hours in LP Mode. The supplied battery records for a full 70 minutes; A long-life battery is also available to provide an additional 120 minutes battery time
. RRP $1,399.


What's in the box?

Canon HG10 Digital Video Camera
Rechargeable Battery (BP-2L13)
Compact Power Adaptor (CA-570)
Stereo Video Cable (STV-100)
Component Cable (CTC-100/S)
USB Cable
AV Cable
Wireless Controller with battery (WL-268)
12 Month Warranty with Canon Australia
Software - Corel Application Disk
DVSD Ver 26.0 for Win/Mac


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 DCW recommends extra memory for photos

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 DCW recommends a spare battery

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 DCW recommends a carry case

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Specifications of the Canon HG10 Digital Video Camera

Video System
Standard 1080i / AVCHD / 40GB HDD with anti shock absorption system
Sensor 1/2.7 inch Canon progressive HD CMOS sensor (1920 x 1080)
Filter Array Primary Colour Filter (RGB Bayer)
Image Processor DiG!C DV II
Image Pixels
Total 2,960,000 (1994 H x 1484 V)
Movie 2.07MP (HD 1920 x 1080 16:9)
Still Image 2.76MP (1920 x 1440 4:3)
Widescreen Capability  High Resolution Real Widescreen 16:9
Type Canon High Definition Video Lens
Focal Length 6.1 – 61mm
Maximum Aperture f/1.8-3.0 (disc)
Minimum Focusing Distance 10mm
Shutter Speed Tape

1/6 – 1/2000 sec

Card 1/2 – 1/500 sec
Optical Zoom / Digital Zoom 10x / 40x/200x (Movie) seesaw-type zoom lever
Image Stabilizer Super Range Optical Image Stabilization
AF System Hi-Speed Instant Auto Focus (Instant AF) / Normal AF
Focusing Range Auto / Manual / Forced Infinity
Light Metering Method Evaluative / Centre-weighted average / Spot metering
Exposure Compensation ± 11 Levels
White Balance Mode

Auto, TTL, 6 Presets (Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Tungsten / Fluorescent / Fluorescent H), include Backlight correction (BLC)

Minimum Illumination 0.2 lux (Night Mode)
Advanced illumination with gapless micro lens technology on CMOS
Flash Built in (Auto / On / Off / Red eye reduction is available)
Video Light Built in low luminance AF auxiliary video LED light with manual switch
LCD Monitor/Viewfinder

2.7 inch Real Widescreen / approx. 211,000 pixels. With wide angle viewing, wide colour range, hard coat and anti glare.


0.27 inch Real Widescreen & colour / 123,000 pixel

Filming Modes & Controls
AE Modes 13 modes. AUTO, [P], (P / Av / Tv / SCN / CINE)
Scene Modes (SCN) Portrait / Sports / Night / Snow / Beach / Sunset / Spotlight / Fireworks
Image Quality Adjustment

8 adjustments. Vivid / Neutral / Low Sharpening / Soft Skin Detail / Brightness / Contrast / Sharpness / Colour Depth

Effects Movie Auto fade, Wipe, Black & White, Sepia, Art
Still Black & White, Sepia
Fades Auto Fade, Wipe Fade
Recording Formats
Video Data AVCHD (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264: 5/7/9/15 Mbps (variable)
Recording Modes Highest Quality HXP (15 Mbps 5Hrs 30mins)
High Quality XP (9 Mbps 9 Hrs 30mins)
Short Play

SP (7 Mbps 11 Hrs 30mins)

Long Play LP (5 Mbps 15 Hrs)
QuickStart button for power save mode and instant recording
Audio Data Dolby Digital AC-3 (2ch)
Audio Level Metering No
Wind Screen Available
Still Image Recording
Capture Sizes

3.15 megapixel (2048 x 1536 4:3)
2.07 megapixel (1920 x 1080 16:9)
1440 x 1080, 848 x 480 and 640 x 480 also available
Option to take stills from playback footage

Memory Card Mini SD (photo recording only)
Still Shooting Functions

Simultaneous Photo Recording to Mini SD / Auto Exposure Bracketing / High Speed Continuous Shooting (4 frames/sec) / 9-point AiAF

Still image file transfer USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Direct Printing PictBridge and dedicated Direct Print/Print Share button
Accessory Shoe Advanced Accessory Shoe for flash, guide light and directional microphone

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
AV in/out
Component out
HDMI output (Type C)
Microphone terminal
Headphone terminal

Included Accessories

Wireless controller WL-D86 (Remote battery CR2025)
Battery Pack BP-2L13 (1200 mAh)
Compact Power Adaptor CA-570
Stereo Video Cable STV-100
Component Cable CTC-100/S
Software Corel Application Disk
DVSD Ver26.0 for Win/Mac
USB Cable & AC Cable

Optional Accessories

Battery Pack NB-2L / NB-2LH / BP-2L12 / BP-2L13 / BP-2L14
Long Life Battery Pack BP-2L24H
Compact Power Adapter CA-570
AC Battery Charger CB-2LTE / CB-2LWE
Car Battery Charger CBC-NB2
Component Cable CTC-100/S / CTC-100
Stereo Video Cable STV-250N
Tele Converter Lens TL-H43
Wide Converter Lens WD-H43
Filter set FS-43UII / FS-43U
Soft Carrying Case SC-1000 / SC-2000
Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
SCART Adapter PC-A10
HDMI Cable HTC-100
Directional Microphone DM-50

Self Timer 10 sec/Remote Controller: 2 sec.
Power Supply 7.4V DC (battery pack), 8.4V (DC IN)
Power Save Power shutoff after recording continuously paused for 5 minutes
Dimensions 81 x 75 x 129mm (W x H x D)
Weight 505 g (body only)
Operating Platforms


Windows 2000 SP4, XP (SP1 & SP2), Vista
Macintosh OS X (v10.3– v10.4)
Corel software Windows XP SP2, Vista

*All data based on Canon’s Standard Test Method
*Subject to change without notice


Canon Australia Says:

Setting a new standard in High Definition, the HG10 is Canon’s first Full High Definition video camera that inputs & outputs in 1920 x 1080 resolution. The HG10 is the only consumer video camera with the choice of progressive (25P) or Interlaced (50i) filming, making it the highest quality of resolution available in the market.  With 40GB of storage, the HG10 conveniently stores over 11.5 hrs of footage (SP). It comes with a complete High Definition support system with HD Video Lens, DIG!C DV II for HD processing and of course, no Canon HD video camera is complete without its proprietary 10x Super Range OIS and Instant AF to ensure continuous smooth and crisp imagery. The HG10 is easy to use whilst offering complete creative control so that you can take your filming to the next level.

Superior High Definition Video Camera

- Canon’s first 1920 x 1080 input and output High Definition Video Camera
- True progressive HD CMOS sensor, utilising Canon’s 20 years of EOS technology and development. HD CMOS sensor is best option for HD capture as it processes data faster with lower power consumption.
- Full HD video camera system with progressive HD CMOS sensor, HD video lens and DiG!C DV II processor. Powerful high speed processor enables processing of progressive footage (25P) a specification for digital HDTV broadcasting.
- HDMI output for connection to HDTV and USB2.0 Hi-Speed output for HD streaming.
- AVCHD High Profile recording for highest quality High Definition image.

Canon High Definition Image Quality

- Largest consumer HD image sensor (1/2.7”) results in best image capture and quality.
- Canon is world leader in lens technology and is the No 1 producer of quality TV broadcasting lens.
- Advanced technologies to support high quality video including On-Chip Noise Reduction and RGB Bayer filter to achieve realistic and brilliant colour reproduction.
- Advanced low light sensitivity with gapless micro lens technology for each pixel on image sensor.
- 43mm diameter HD video lens, compatible with teleconverter & wide angle lens
- 3.1 Megapixel simultaneous shooting while recording includes comprehensive range of photographic functions such as selectable 9-point AF, various modes and continuous shooting up to 4 frames/second.
- Built in video LED light and built in flash with red eye reduction.

Superior Technology to Ensure Optimum HD Footage

- Super Range OIS, a feature of professional video cameras, covers the widest range of shake from rhythmic movement such as hand held sway and breathing to bumpy car rides.
- Instant AF meets the HD requirements for fast and sharp on demand. An absolute necessity for HD films.

Additional Features for Creative Control

- The only High Definition consumer video camera with the choice of Progressive (25P) or Interlaced (50i) filming. 25P is the film rate which professionals use for improved image capture and creative control.  Combined with 25P Cinema Mode, the HG10 gives the richness and depth of colour and film to create cinematic quality.
- Joystick to control focus, exposure, auto exposure and white balance
- Corel Application Software for creating DVDs, backing up data and editing
- Multiangle vivid 2.7” LCD display for sharing with friends. Complete with protective hard coat to reduce scratching and glare.

The HG10's Outstanding Features include:

- True Progressive HD CMOS sensor (1920 x 1080)
- 10x Canon HD Video Lens 43 mm diameter
- Super Range Optical Image Stabilization
- Instant AF for crisp and quick refocus
- Choice of 25P (Progressive) or 50i (Interlaced) filming
- 40GB for convenient storage (up to 15hrs recording) with anti shock HDD
- 3.1 MP photos, simultaneous photos while recording
- 0.8 second QuickStart
- HDMI output & Accessory shoe
- Includes Editing and Storage Software