Canon HF10 HD Camcorder PAL

by Canon
Canon HF10 HD Camcorder PAL
The Canon HF10 AVCHD Flash Memory camcorder sets a new standard for high definition, delivering optimal image quality, quick response time, flexible media exchange, and extended recording times all in a compact and lightweight body. Capture amazing HD detail and colour reproduction while achieving critical focus with Instant AF. Create the look and feel of Hollywood movies with the 24p Cinema Mode or capture fast action optimized for web viewing in 30p Mode. You can even use Canon's select Photo grabbing function to capture still images from your video footage.

The HF10 offers the unparalleled combination of Canon's exclusive SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer to stabilize a wide range of movements, a built-in video light to easily shoot in dark settings, and the new 2.7-inch, widescreen Multi-Angle Vivid LCD screen to view from various angles with true colour representation and contrast. The HF10 features the latest HD technology, excellence in Canon optics and engineering in a compact, sleek design to deliver the high level of performance you've come to expect from Canon.


-Dual Flash Memory -- Taking Video to the Next Level

Canon's breakthrough use of Dual Flash Memory -- the ability to record to an internal flash drive as well as a removable SDHC memory card -- allows a new level of performance, style and flexibility. Dual Flash Memory allows you to record up to 6 hours of video to the camcorder's internal Flash drive even if you do not have a memory card. When the internal Flash drive becomes full, footage can be easily transferred to a SDHC memory card and when it comes to viewing your video, the card is simply inserted into a memory card reader in a computer or HDTV for instant viewing. Furthermore, having a SDHC memory card slot allows for expandability, since greater capacity can be added in the future by purchasing additional cards.

-Canon Full HD CMOS Sensor (1920 X 1080)

The HF10 features a newly developed, Canon manufactured, HD CMOS Image Sensor. Similar to its use in Canon's EOS series digital SLR cameras, the CMOS sensor reproduces high-resolution images as true HD movies. Canon's HD CMOS sensor acquires image information at 1920 x 1080 pixels. Canon's HD CMOS sensor also features on-chip noise reduction technology. This low noise technology feature means that even in dimly-lit scenes, the signals from each pixel are as pure as possible, with minimal "noise" or other aberrations.

-RGB Primary Colour Filter

Whether you're shooting video or photos, you will appreciate the HF10's stunning, high-definition image production. For rich, accurate colour, the HF10 uses an RGB Primary Colour Filter. It separates light into red, green, and blue colour components, resulting in vibrant images with natural-looking tones similar to what you'd obtain from professional 3CCD camcorders.

-Genuine Canon 12x HD Video Lens

The HF10 comes equipped with a 12x HD video lens. An aspherical lens is used to help achieve low aberration and high resolution. The lens also features super spectra coating technology which lowers flare and ghosting. A gradation ND system is used for better exposure in bright shooting situations. This lens design creates true HD image quality.

-DIGIC DV II Image Processor

DIGIC DV II is the next generation of Canon's exclusive DIGIC DV signal processing technology designed specifically for HD. Since video and still images have different colour requirements, DIGIC DV II HD digital signal processing ensures optimal image quality for both HD video and still images. Thanks to DIGIC DV II image processing, the HF10 produces video with improved colour reproduction -- especially in skin tones, and dark and light scenes. It also uses a hybrid noise reduction system that employs two types of noise reduction -- for images that are crystal clear.

-SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer

The HF10 features Canon's SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). Utilizing a hybrid detection method (combining vector and gyro detection method) corrects camera shake instantly for steady shots. And unlike other optical stabilization systems, Canon's Super Range OIS covers a wide range of movements while preserving image quality. It is even effective while taking photos.

-2.7-inch widescreen Multi-Angle Vivid LCD

The HF10 is equipped with a Multi-Angle Vivid LCD. This newly-designed screen offers two key advantages for easy, flexible operation.

1. A wide viewing angle - view from any direction
2. A wide colour range - provides robust, accurate colour

-Instant AF (Auto Focus)

Instant AF is Canon's new and advanced autofocus system required for High Definition. Using a Hybrid Control system, the Instant AF makes it easy to focus on previously difficult subjects. It dramatically decreases the time it takes to achieve proper focus and increases accuracy especially in low-light and high-brightness situations. Auto Intelligent Auto Focus ensures sharp images and gives creative flexibility. Even when your subject isn't in the centre of the frame, the HF10's Ai-AF function will automatically select from 9 metering frames on the screen to help bring images into sharp focus.

-Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe

The Advanced Accessory Shoe allows the use of additional accessories such as a video light and directional microphone. Compared with the previous Advanced Accessory Shoe, the new version is 50 percent smaller in size.

-Quick Start

Instead of powering off your camcorder between shots, simply press the Quick Start function to put the camcorder in stand-by mode. Quick Start considerably reduces the power consumption of the battery and allows the user to return to recording mode in less than a second, so you'll never have to miss another special moment.


-Dual Flash Memory 16Gb internal memory and memory card
-Stylishly compact
-1920x1080 Full HD
-Canon HD Camera System
-Instant AF and Super Range OIS
-Versatile system
-Shoot for longer
-3.1MP photos
-Multiangle Vivid LCD
-Shoot, burn, share
-Built-In Electronic Lens Cover
A built-in electronic lens cover automatically opens when the camcorder is turned On and closes when turned Off. There is no dangling lens cover to lose.
-Program AE Mode
The HF10 gives you a choice of settings that automatically result in the best exposure for different conditions. Scene modes include: Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, and Fireworks. Each adjusts your camcorder's settings to compensate for different lighting conditions and different subjects.
-24p Cinema Mode
24p Cinema Mode is a feature demanded by professional filmmakers and previously available only on pro-level camcorders. 24p Cinema Mode enables all aspiring movie makers achieve a professional "film-look." This mode is actually two different features, which can be used independently or together, depending on the user's preference.
1. The frame rate changes to 24p -- the same frame rate as movie film
2. The HF10 changes the colour and tonal characteristics to make you feel like you are watching a movie in the theatre.
-30p Progressive Mode
30p Progressive mode delivers clarity for fast-action subjects and is the perfect frame rate for the web. Plus, it is ideal for displaying crisp images on your home theatre system or computer monitor. Before now 30p was exclusively featured on pro-level camcorders but Canon now offers the widest frame rate options for every videographer.
-HDMI terminal
The HDMI terminal transports high-definition video signal with audio in one cable to your HD television. The new standard in HD connection.
-Intelligent Lithium-ion battery
The remaining battery time is now indicated down to the minute, so you will never have to guess the recording time available.
-One-Touch Power Button
Power your camcorder with a touch of a button just like a digital camera. .
-Smooth Zoom Control
With this innovative feature, you can always be sure of smooth, steady, professional looking zoom shots. Simply select one of three pre-set zoom speeds. You can also select variable so you can control the speed manually.
-3.1-megapixel photos
Capture stunning 3.1-megapixel photos to a miniSD card With the professional-level Photo Grab feature, capture photos during playback. With one push of a button you can "grab" a 2-megapixel still picture from your HD video footage. There is no need to worry about taking a photo while you're shooting.
-Built-In Flash
Capture superb images in low light and indoor photography settings.
-Histogram Display
Monitor image quality so you can make adjustments to improve the next shots.
-Print/Share Button
For fast and easy, one-touch printing of your photos at home, simply press the camcorder's Print & Share Button.

In the Box

BP-809 Battery Pack (with Terminal Cover)
CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
STV-250 N Stereo Video Cable
WL-D88 Wireless Controller
IFC-400PCU USB Cable
CTC-100/S Component Cable
Canon HF10 Manual


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