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Canon VIXIA Series AVCHD and HDV Camcorders
For VIXIA / LEGRIA Series (HF G, HF S, HF and HV) consumer camcorders.

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Old January 23rd, 2007, 09:14 PM   #1
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HV10 Samples and Impressions

Pros -

+ amazing and excellent video quality
+ very small, compact, light and sleek
+ has a little flashlight on the camera
+ instant autofocus
+ optical image stabilizer
+ HDV text on the LCD glows blue!
+ LCD is pretty nice in my opinion [ and everyone who saw my camera commented about the quality of it]
+ zebra pattern

Cons -

- does not have the cool pro look [ using the xl1 was neat ]
- no mic input nor headphone input
- noisey and weak in low light
- battery life is very weak : recorded 20 minutes of footage with lcd on, about 15 minutes on without recording, through out the whole time i was fiddling with the white balance. buying extra batteries is a must
- controls and buttons are very hard to use [ might get used it, zoom controls very weird ] almost impossible for one hand operation. Though because of this it's impossible in my opinion to fiddle with the settings like manual focus without moving the camera. You're pretty much left with using a tripod. Then again if you're filming you should be using a tripod never the less.
- not very fond of the jog dial, cramps my thumb when I try a one handed operation, also it's a disappoint that the manual focus is control by this puny device
- microphone on top of camera [ records me breathing :0 i plan to record audio separately ]
- awkward vertical design as most have said, though some may like it [ my hands are shaky and so it's hard to keep it steady especially due to it's lightness ]
- auto exposure sometimes isn't accurate and darkens the subject too much that it hides the details

samples I recently recorded today
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