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True HD in Your Pocket. 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 camcorder is no exception.

The stylish Canon HV10 gives you the ultimate in HD video and digital photo quality - in the world's smallest HDV camcorder*. Its 10x optical zoom lens and 2.96 Megapixel CMOS image sensor ensure meticulous detail and superior color reproduction. And, with its HD and Standard Definition recording modes, you can make the move to HD without making your SD equipment obsolete.

The HV10 is easy to use and delivers the high level of performance you've come to expect from Canon. It's the premium quality camcorder that sophisticated and discerning videographers have been waiting for.

The Image Quality of HD - The HV10 is the HD camcorder to go along with everything else in your HD world. It captures true 1080 High Definition resolution video in 16:9 format, using MiniDV cassette tapes. The HV10's true 16:9 widescreen HD image is made for your new HD widescreen TV. High Definition and widescreen are the future. Be sure you invest in that future with Canon's HV10.

At the same time, the HV10 gives you the flexibility to record in SD (standard definition) mode, too. That means you can enjoy the ultimate in HD video and photo quality, and still shoot SD video for viewing on your non-HD equipment.

Convenience in a Compact Size - The HV10 is currently the world's smallest HDV camcorder. It's easy to take this ultra compact camcorder wherever you go, because it weighs in at less than a pound and has a slim design. That means you always have both an HD camcorder and a high quality digital still camera with you to capture the precious moments of your life. Along with its compact size, the HV10 is designed for easy one-hand operation, with all of its controls within easy reach. (*Fall/2006)

HD Video Lens - Since 1934, Canon has been producing exceptional photographic lenses that are synonymous with unsurpassed optical performance. Because of Genuine Canon Optics, every Canon broadcast lens, 35mm film camera, digital camera and camcorder assures brilliant optical quality -- and the HV10 is no exception.

The HV10 comes with an outstanding High Definition video lens -- a 10x Genuine Canon Optical zoom. It's the lens you need to record long shots of your child on the soccer field, wide shots of beautiful landscapes, and everything in-between. And because it comes with five pre-set zoom speeds, you always get smooth, steady, professional looking zooms shots.

Super spectra coating technology results in images with minimal flare and ghosting. Plus, the new lens' aspheric design reduces aberration and increases resolution, ensuring crisp, sharp video and enhancing the HD image quality. Not only that, but a new gradation ND system gives you better exposures in bright shooting situations.

True HD CMOS Sensor (1920 x 1080) - The HV10 is the first Canon camcorder to feature a Canon designed and manufactured CMOS image sensor. The CMOS image sensors in Canon's EOS Series Digital SLR cameras result in outstanding digital photographs. In the HV10, the CMOS sensor reproduces high-resolution images at 1920 x 1080 resolution with full HD information in video images.

Compared to a CCD, the HV10's CMOS's high color resolution and advanced color reproduction gives brilliant results. It is also unique in featuring Canon's proprietary noise reduction technologies for crisp, sharp images. Low noise technology also means that even in dimly lit scenes, the signal from each pixel is as pure as possible, with minimal noise or other aberrations. It's the ideal sensor for HD.

In addition, the HV10 uses an RGB Primary Color Filter that separates light into red, green and blue color components. This results in vibrant images with deep, rich, accurate color and natural-looking tones similar to what you'd obtain from 3 CCD camcorders.

DIGIC DV ll - DIGIC DV II is the next generation of Canon's exclusive DIGIC DV signal processing technology. Designed specifically for HD, DIGIC DV II ensures optimal image quality. It also ensures optimal image quality for still images, even though video and still images have different color requirements. DIGIC DV ll is just another of Canon's advanced technologies that make the HV10 an exceptional performer.

Thanks to DIGIC DV ll image processing, the HV10 produces video with improved color 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 high definition images that are crystal clear.

Plus, DIGIC DV ll features improved continuous shooting of digital photographs with the HV10. You can shoot five (3 Megapixel) still images per second, and enjoy faster processing of your images to your memory card (1.4x normal card; 2.5x Hi Speed card). It also helps lower power consumption for longer battery life.

Super-Range Optical Image Stabilization - The HV10 is the world's first consumer HD camcorder to feature Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). Not only that, but Canon's innovative Super-Range OIS combines gyro- and image-sensors to give image stabilization through a wider range of camera motions. Some image stabilization systems correct one type of camera motion or vibration better than another. But Canon's Super-Range OIS corrects for a wide range of camcorder motion: the fast vibration you'd experience while recording from a moving car; the medium-speed motion of hand-held recording; and the slower motion of body sway. No matter what you're recording and how you're recording it, the HV10's stabilization design corrects camcorder shake instantly.

In addition, optical stabilization keeps your shot steady without a loss in image quality -- something that can't be said for electronic image stabilization. And image stabilization isn't just for video; you can even use it for taking sharper, clearer digital photographs with your HV10. Thanks to Canon's expertise, it's easy to eliminate one of the telltale signs of amateur video and photography.

Instant AF (Auto Focus) - Since it is critical to achieve very sharp focus when shooting in High Definition, the HV10 camcorder features Canon's revolutionary Instant AF focusing system. It offers a dramatic improvement in auto focus speed and accuracy (compared to traditional autofocus systems). The Instant AF feature uses an external sensor, in combination with Canon's autofocus system, to help significantly decrease the time it takes to find focus, even in low light conditions. This new system achieves focus instantaneously, reducing focus hunting. The benefits of Instant AF are especially seen in high brightness, and night shooting situations. With Instant AF, it's possible to capture fast, accurate focusing, even when following a moving subject.

Brilliant Video - The HV10's CMOS sensor reproduces high-resolution images at 1920 x 1080 resolution with full HD information in video images. Compared to a CCD, the HV10's CMOS's high color resolution and advanced color reproduction gives brilliant results. It is also unique in featuring Canon's proprietary noise reduction technologies for crisp, sharp images. Low noise technology also means that even in dimly lit scenes, the signal from each pixel is as pure as possible, with minimal noise or other aberrations. It's the ideal sensor for HD.

In addition, the HV10 uses an RGB Primary Color Filter that separates light into red, green and blue color components. This results in vibrant images with deep, rich, accurate color and natural-looking tones similar to what you'd obtain from 3 CCD camcorders.

DIGIC DV II - Thanks to DIGIC DV ll image processing, the HV10 produces video with improved color reproduction -- especially in skin tones, and dark and light scenes. It also uses a hybrid noise reduction system that uses two types of noise reduction, for high definition images that are crystal clear.
Variable Zoom Speed Control - Another sure sign of amateur video is the unsteady zoom shot. But with the HV10's zoom control, you simply select one of five pre-set zoom speeds for smooth, steady, professional looking zooms.
Level and Grid Markers - With the Level Marker feature, it's easy to keep your camera level for more professional looking video. Simply press the Level Shot Control button, and a horizontal marker appears in your viewfinder. Line up any horizontal lines in your shot -- such as the horizon -- to the marker and you can be sure your camcorder is level. The HV10's Grid Marker feature lets you compose your shot accurately, according to the grid in your viewfinder. You can even choose from two different colors for the grid. This ensures that you see the grid, no matter what the background color of your shot.
Low Light Performance - Some of the most magical shots are taken at the end of the day or long after the sun has set. You won't miss any of them, thanks to the HV10's bright Ultra Video Light. The light lets you shoot subjects in color in low light up to 4.9 feet away. So, whether it's a shot of your baby asleep, or your toddler blowing out the birthday candles, the HV10 captures all the special moments of your life.

Stunning Digital Photography - Canon's DoubleShot technology means your HDV camcorder is also a high performance digital camera capable of capturing stunning 3.1 Megapixel photos in 4:3 aspect ratio to a miniSDTM card (2.07 Megapixels at 16:9.) It's like having an HD digital video camcorder and digital still camera -- all rolled into one. What's more, the HV10's many advanced photo features make it a camera that rivals other state-of-the-art digital cameras. With DoubleShot, it's not just video and photos -- it's the best of both.

2.96 Megapixel CMOS - The same 2.96 Megapixel CMOS image sensor that ensures sharp, vivid HD video also gives you brilliant digital photographs. Like the CMOS image sensors in Canon's EOS Series digital SLR cameras, the HV10's image sensor results in outstanding digital photographs. It gives an impressive resolution of 1920 x 1440 for sharp, crisp still images.
DIGIC DV II - DIGIC DV ll features improved continuous shooting of digital photographs with the HV10. You can shoot 5 (3 Megapixel) still images per second, and enjoy faster processing of your images to your memory card (1.4x normal card; 2.5x Hi Speed card).
Focus Features - Auto Intelligent Auto Focus ensures sharp images and gives creative flexibility. Even when your subject isn't in the center of the frame, the HV10's Ai-AF will automatically select from 9 metering frames on the screen to help bring images into sharp focus.

Since it is critical to achieve very sharp focus when shooting in High Definition, the HV10 camcorder features Canon's revolutionary Instant AF focusing system. It offers a dramatic improvement in auto focus speed and accuracy (compared to traditional autofocus systems). The Instant AF feature uses an external sensor, in combination with Canon's autofocus system, to help significantly decrease the time it takes to find focus, even in low light conditions. This new system achieves focus instantaneously, reducing focus hunting. The benefits of Instant AF are especially seen in high brightness, and night shooting situations. Its even possible to capture fast, accurate focusing, even when following a moving subject.

And because a properly focused subject is more critical than ever with HD, the HV10 also features Focus Assist. With one push of the Focus Assist button (during manual focus setting), video zoom and peaking are displayed in order to emphasize image contours. This helps in capturing your subject in razor sharp focus. (When you start recording, this assistance is automatically cancelled.)
Auto Exposure Modes - Like any good digital still camera, the HV10 lets you choose from a range of exposure modes. Auto mode automatically sets the exposure, letting you concentrate on your subject. AV (aperture priority) mode lets you control depth of field by letting you choose the aperture. TV (shutter priority) mode lets you select the shutter speed for sharp, action shots. In P (program) mode, the camcorder adjusts camera settings automatically.
Program AE Mode - Your life happens everywhere, so the HV10 gives you settings that automatically result in the best exposure settings for different conditions and different subjects.

Portrait mode ensures shallow depth of field for a pleasing background to your shots of friends and family. Sports mode stops the action with faster shutter speeds. Night mode is designed to give you great shots after the sun goes down. Snow and Beach modes compensate for bright surroundings and give you the proper exposure on your subject. Sunset mode results in vibrant, well-exposed colors for one of the toughest subjects to capture. Use Spotlight mode when your child is on stage and in the spotlight -- literally -- and you want to make sure the exposure is right for them. And, Fireworks mode records brilliant images of another tough subject: the holiday fireworks display. -
Simultaneous Photo Recording - With the HV10, you can record HD video and capture a 2 Megapixel photo to a memory card -- simultaneously. Simply press the photo button, and you've got an e-mail ready digital photo to share with friends and family. -
Histogram Display - For the advanced digital photographer, the HV10 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. -
Level and Grid Markers - With the Level Marker feature, it's easy to keep your camera level for more professional looking photographs. Simply press the Level Shot Control button, and a horizontal marker appears in your viewfinder. Line up any horizontal lines in your shot -- such as the horizon -- to the marker and you can be sure your camcorder is level. The HV10's Grid Marker feature lets you compose your shot accurately, according to the grid in your viewfinder. You can even choose from two different colors for the grid. This ensures that you see the grid, no matter what the background color of your shot. -
Still Capture from Tape - The versatile HV10 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 2.07 Megapixel still frame on a miniSDTM card. It's another way the HV10 lets you enjoy and share your precious memories. -
Built-in Flash - Your HV10's built-in flash lets you capture superb photos indoors and in low light conditions.

Edit and Share Your Video - You can edit and share video with the HV10. Once you're connected to your computer, DV streaming and ultra-fast transfer of movies is a breeze. And because the HV10 uses the Firewire IEEE 1394 protocol, there's no loss of picture or audio quality in the process. You'll want to share your brilliant HD memories with friends and family, and the HV10 makes it fast and easy.

Share Your Photos - Your HV10 comes with a variety of features that make it simple to share your still photos.
Print & Share - Print & Share turns your HV10 into a photo lab in the palm of your hand. Simply connect your camcorder directly to select Canon printers or any PictBridge-compatible printer with the supplied USB cable. Then, with a simple touch of the Print & Share button, print directly from your HV10 without going through a computer.

Print & Share also makes it easy to transfer your still images to your computer. Simply connect your HV10 and your computer, press the Print & Share button and your photos are downloaded to your computer.

miniSDTM Memory Card Compatible - The HV10 makes it easy to store digital photos and movie clips on an optional miniSDTM Memory Card. Popularly used in today's newest cell phones and half the size of a standard SD card, the miniSDTM Card offers the benefit of high-capacity storage in a very small size

Additional Features

Built-in Electronic Lens Cover - means you never have to go looking for your lens cover again. Turn your camcorder on and the lens cover automatically opens; turn it off, and the cover closes.

2.7" Widescreen LCD Screen - makes it easy to compose and review your shots. The bright screen lets you see exactly what your camcorder is recording, and what your widescreen TV will display later. Playback of 60i/30 Frame/24 Frame Video

USB 2.0 Full Speed Terminal - for fast transfer of photos.

Analog-Digital Converter - lets you share the precious video memories you have stored on analog videotapes. Simply feed the analog signal from your TV, VCR or analog camcorder to your HV10 to convert the signal to digital for recording on DV tape. Or use your HV10 as a signal converter by connecting it between an analog device and another digital device.

Wireless Remote Control - lets you operate your HV10 from a distance, so you won't be left out of the picture.

Windows XP Compatible - means you can connect your HV10 and your Windows XP computer with ease.

1 Year Parts And Labor Limited Warranty - provides protection long after other manufacturers' warranties expire.

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
5 stars
(based on 1 review)
 
great camcorder
By circussam from las vegas,nv on 2/17/2007
Describe Yourself:
Casual user, Getting started, Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Durable, Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Simple Controls, Versatile
Best Uses:
Home, Professional Work, Special Events, Travel
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon HV10 HDV High Definition Camcorder:

I love it , the best camera. and the prise is right.

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