The compact Canon HR10 delivers high definition technology with the convenience of DVD, incorporating the latest AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition) format. A host of advanced features are joined with superb image reproduction in the world's smallest AVCHD camcorder, allowing you to create stunning HD to complete your high definition home theater experience.
Canon's own Full HD CMOS sensor, advanced DIGIC DV II image processor, Genuine Canon 10x HD video zoom lens and new 2.7" Widescreen Multi-Angle Vivid LCD are but a few of the tools at your fingertips in the HR10, along with many other easy-to-use features which will make the HR10 the choice of the sophisticated shooter.
The Canon HR10 raises the bar for high definition quality for consumers who demand the very best but are not willing to compromise ease of use. Capture amazing HD detail and color reproduction on a standard 3" DVD discs and view it on a HD Blu Ray DVD Player. Complete your high definition home theater experience by creating the look and feel of Hollywood movies with the 24P Cinema Mode and achieve critical focus with the Instant AF.
The HR10 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" Multi-Angle Vivid LCD Screen to view from various angle with true color representation and contrast. The HR10 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.
Canon Full HD CMOS Sensor (1920x1080)
The HR10 features a 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 1920x1080 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 Color Filter
Whether you're shooting video or photos, you will appreciate the HR10?s stunning, high-definition image production. For rich, accurate color, the HR10 uses an RGB Primary Color Filter. It separates light into red, green, and blue color components, resulting in vibrant images with natural-looking tones similar to what you'd obtain from 3CCD camcorders.
Genuine Canon Optics
With more than 70 years of expertise in manufacturing lenses for professional broadcast and photography, The Canon names represents optical excellence. That's why Canon's expertise in designing lenses for photography and broadcast television goes into every camcorder lens we make.=
10x High Definition Video Lens
HR10 comes equipped with a 10X HD Video lens. An aspherical lens is used to help achieve low aberration and high resolution. The HR10 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 color 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 HR10 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 images that are crystal clear.
SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer
The HR10 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 SuperRange OIS covers a wide range of movements while preserving image quality. It is even effective while taking photos.
24p Cinema Mode
24p Cinema Mode is a feature demanded by professional filmmakers and previously, only available 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.
2.7" Widescreen Multi-Angle Vivid LCD
The HR10 is equipped with a Multi-Angle Vivid LCD. This newly designed screen offers two key advantages for easy, flexible operation.
Instant AF (Auto Focus)
Instant AF is Canon's new and advanced autofocus system. 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 focusand increases accuracy especially in low-light and high-brightness situations.
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface Terminal)
HDMI Terminal transports high definition video signal with audio in one cable to your HD Television. The new standard in HD connection.
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 HR10 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.
Simultaneous Photo Shooting
While shooting an HD movie, you can simultaneously capture a 2 Megapixel photo to a memory card by simply pressing the photo button. It's perfect for anytime you don't want to miss a moment.
Built-in Ultra Video Light
Increase your low-light capabilities even further by shooting with the HR10. Featuring an Ultra Video light, the HR10 enables you shoot subjects in color in low-light at distances up to 4.9 feet away.
Focus Assist function
When shooting high-definition, a properly focused subject is more critical than ever. With one push of the Focus Assist Button (during manual focus setting), video zoom and peaking (for emphasizing image contours) are displayed. Not to worry, this is automatically cancelled when recording is started.
Level and Grid Markers
It's easy to keep your HR10 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 to the marker and you know your camcorder is level. Also, the Grid marker is very convenient for setting up the special balance in your shots. Since background colors vary, you can select from two line colors to make the lines easily visible.
Variable Zoom Speed Control with 5 Presets
With this innovative feature, you can always be sure of smooth, steady, professional looking zoom shots. Simply select one of five pre-set zoom speeds.
3 .1 Megapixel Photos
Capture stunning 3.1 Megapixel photos in 4:3 aspect ratio to a miniSD card (2.07 mega pixel at 16:9).
9 Point Ai-AF Mode
Auto Intelligent Auto Focus ensures sharp images and gives creative flexibility. Even when your subject isn't in the center of the frame, the HR10's Ai-AF function will automatically select from 9 metering frames on the screen to help bring images into sharp focus.
Capture superb images in low light and indoor photography settings.
Commonly used in Canon's line of digital SLR cameras, the HR10 features a Histogram Display. With just one push of a button, the brightness information of a still image is revealed. This allows you to monitor image quality so you can make adjustments to improve the next shots.
For fast and easy, one-touch printing of your photos at home, simply press the camcorder's Print & Share Button. The button can also be used for one touch downloading of your images to a computer.
1 Year Parts and Labor Limited Warranty
Canon's camcorder limited warranty provides protection long after other manufacturers' warranties expire.
1/2.7" CMOS Sensor, RGB Primary Color Filter
Approx. 2.96 Megapixels
HD/SD (wide) mode: Approx 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
SD (normal) mode: Approx 1.55 Megapixels (1440 x 1080)
Maximum recording time:
XP+ = 12Mbps / SL Disc 15 min. / DL Disc 27 min.
XP = 9Mbps / SL Disc 20 min. / DL Disc 36 min.
SP = 7Mbps / SL Disc 25 min. / DL Disc 45 min.
LP = 5Mbps / SL Disc 33 min. / DL Disc 60 min.
(SL = Single Layer Disc, DL = Dual Layer Disc)
Zoom Ratio 10x Optical/200x Digital
Focal Length 6.1-61mm
Zoom Speed Variable/3 Fixed Zoom Speeds
Max. F/Stop f/1.8-3.0mm (when DVDs are used)
Filter Size: 37mm
Instant AF, through the lens
Manual focusing possible
Manual Focus Assist Functions Magnifying, Peaking
Auto, Program, Av, Tv, Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, Fireworks
Supported Playback Modes:
Max Shutter Speed:
Minimum Focusing Distance:
10 mm (wide)/ 1m (tele)
Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H
SuperRange Optical (lens shift)
Widescreen 0.27" Color Viewfinder/ (Approx 123,000 pixels)
2.7" Multi-Angle Vivid Widescreen LCD (Approx. 211,000 pixels)
DVD-R/-RW/-R DL discs
HD/SD: Dolby Digital 2ch (AC-3 2ch)
2.6" (W) x 3.7" (H) x 5.2" (D)
Weight (not including lens and battery pack)
Number of Recording Pixels: Approx. 2.96 Megapixels, 16:9 mode: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)