Canon debuts hard-drive AVCHD camcorder
HG10 combines video and optical system of HV20 with hard disk goodness.
Back in May, Canon announced its first AVCHD camcorder, the HR10. At the time,
1,9201,440x1,080 HD video to a 40GB hard disk.
According to Canon, it has the same lens and sensor as the
The HG10 also adopts some control conventions from competitors, such as the combination joystick/scroll wheel on the LCD bezel. Canon will bundle Corel video software, as well.
- 3-megapixel 1/2.7-inch CMOS sensor
- 1,920x1,080 video capture, 3-megapixel 4:3 photo capture
- f/1.8-3.0 10x zoom lens
- 40GB hard drive; stores between 5 hours of video at 15Mbps or 15 hours at 5Mbps
- MiniSD media for photo capture
- 2.7-inch 211,000-pixel LCD
- microphone input
- Super Range optical image stabilizer with Instant AF
- Digic DV II processor
Canon plans to ship the HG10 in October for $1,299. We're expecting our evaluation unit to arrive within the next few days, so check back for my review.