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Canon HG10 - Camcorder Hdd Full Hd 1080 10x Opt Zoom - £399.99 (+p&p) @ Empire Direct !!!!

£399.99 @ K and Co
Full HD 1080 movies straight to Hard Disc Drive shoot more, enjoy more. Make the most of the HG10s HDD and store up to 15 hours of brilliant High Definition video. Lightweight, portable and packed wit… Read More
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Full HD 1080 movies straight to Hard Disc Drive shoot more, enjoy more. Make the most of the HG10s HDD and store up to 15 hours of brilliant High Definition video. Lightweight, portable and packed with features, never worry about running out of recording space again.

HD video straight to HDD (AVCHD)
Canon Full HD CMOS
HD Video Lens with 10x Optical Zoomand Super Range OIS
Instant AF
Store 15 hrs of video
DIGIC DVII
Navigation Control Dial
Quick Start and long life battery
Full connectivity
Software supplied

Delivery : £4.99
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#1
http://www.techtonik.fr/images/HG10.jpg
#3
that's one fugly camera, hot price tho!
#4
I am no expert on HD camcorders but this certainly looks like a hot deal
#5
i want a HD camcorder but it's still a little expensive for me!

But i suppose this is a good price compared to the others
#6
This camcorder is not FULL HD as it outputs 1440 x 1080. Still a great camcorder though and a great price. High Def stuff is dropping in price fast!!

If you want a full HD camcorder in this price range go for the Panasonic HDC-SD9 from amazon:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/196704/panasonic-hdc-sd9-410-93-delivered-
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I'm not sure about this Canon HD camcorder, but I've bought the Panasonic HDC-SD5 (very similar to the SD9 mentioned by superal above - few minor tweaks) from Amazon for £350 and have been very very impressed with the quality of the footage. Obviously, you need a HDTV to display the content and you'll almost certainly need a HDMI cable (to go between the camera and TV).

If you want to edit your movie content, you'll need a high-end Windows machine, or a relatively recent Intel-based Mac with iMovie 08. Editing 1080p footage is extremely CPU intensive!

The quality of these cameras is astounding though. I've upped some footage taken from my HDC-SD5 and edited on my 2GHz MacBook with iMovie. If you want to see what all the fuss is about: http://vimeo.com/1185993. Superb.

One thing I would say when buying a HDTV camcorder is to check the spare battery situation. The only thing that is a pain with the SD5 is the paucity of non-OEM batteries. Panasonic want upwards of £80 for the bog-standard one hour battery, and there don't seem to be any alternatives yet. Check this out first for the camera you buy, as you will probably need at least one spare battery.

Another thing to remember about this camera is that it is a hard-disk recorder. 15 hours of footage is great, but once that it filled (e.g. you're on holiday), you can't just nip to the local shops and buy a new card to shoot some more. The Panasonics take cheap SDHC cards (4GB ~£30) which can be bought almost anywhere.
#8
superal;2378480
This camcorder is not FULL HD as it outputs 1440 x 1080. Still a great camcorder though and a great price. High Def stuff is dropping in price fast!!

If you want a full HD camcorder in this price range go for the Panasonic HDC-SD9 from amazon:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/196704/panasonic-hdc-sd9-410-93-delivered-


Not sure- the simplydv review states it records at 1920 x 1080
incidentally I have the panasonic SD9 - good picture, way better than SD, but by no means perfect - but the fact that it is SO smalll and light is great
4 Likes #9
Oh, and another quick tip: if you want to share your HD videos with the world, forget uploading them YouTube. Even with YouTube's new 'high quality' mode, you're taking your lovely HD-sized movie, and downsizing it to something worse than the resolution of a TV, completely negating the point of shooting HD in the first place!

What you need is Vimeo. It is a video sharing website in the same ilk as YouTube, but they allow you to upload and share HD resolution video that looks astounding. Somehow, they've managed to make a HD video on Vimeo start in the same time as a YouTube video would do, and you almost never see any stutters or buffering. HD video carries so much more data than the tiny videos on YouTube, so the technology the Vimeo guys have put in place to make the experience so seamless is quite astounding.

You can upload 500GB a week to Vimeo (about 30-40 mins, depending on compression). Their current service is free, and their paid-for service is coming soon (where you'll be able to upload more per week, embed HD videos, etc...).

I'm not affiliated to Vimeo by the way - just an avid user!
#10
craigp
Oh, and another quick tip: if you want to share your HD videos with the world, forget uploading them YouTube. Even with YouTube's new 'high quality' mode, you're taking your lovely HD-sized movie, and downsizing it to something worse than the resolution of a TV, completely negating the point of shooting HD in the first place!

What you need is Vimeo. It is a video sharing website in the same ilk as YouTube, but they allow you to upload and share HD resolution video that looks astounding. Somehow, they've managed to make a HD video on Vimeo start in the same time as a YouTube video would do, and you almost never see any stutters or buffering. HD video carries so much more data than the tiny videos on YouTube, so the technology the Vimeo guys have put in place to make the experience so seamless is quite astounding.

You can upload 500GB a week to Vimeo (about 30-40 mins, depending on compression). Their current service is free, and their paid-for service is coming soon (where you'll be able to upload more per week, embed HD videos, etc...).

I'm not affiliated to Vimeo by the way - just an avid user!



Great info, repped for that and the earlier footage.
#11
craigp
Another thing to remember about this camera is that it is a hard-disk recorder. 15 hours of footage is great, but once that it filled (e.g. you're on holiday), you can't just nip to the local shops and buy a new card to shoot some more.

It can ‘only’ manage 5.75 hours at the highest quality setting which you should be using really; why buy a HD camcorder and choose to lower the video quality!
#12
The main draw to the HDC-SD9 for me is that its light and small and the quality is great. 8GB SDHC class 6 under £20...I don't trust HDD cams because you stand to lose too much if the HDD fails
#13
Hi all, I am thinking of buying one of these, either HG10 or SD9, so the only difference is HG10 uses HD and SD9 uses memory card?
can someone help me to decide which one to buy? thanks a lot in advance!!
#14
craigp
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The quality of these cameras is astounding though. I've upped some footage taken from my HDC-SD5 and edited on my 2GHz MacBook with iMovie. If you want to see what all the fuss is about: http://vimeo.com/1185993. Superb.



priceless, didn't realise they had White Ford Transits during the Civil War ;-)
Still nice footage though.

as to it being FULL HD or not, found this little snippet from one of the reviews mentioned to save you reading it if it's a stopper..

Canon is also claiming the HG10 is Full HD, which has become a rather confusing label these days. Canon appears to be using it because the CMOS sensor records HD video natively at 1,920 x 1,080. But the recording format itself is still 1,440 x 1,080, even in HXP mode. JVC, in contrast, records true Full HD at 1,920 x 1,080 with its GZ-HD7E. The Canon CMOS sensor is actually a 4:3 model, rather than 16:9, so its top still image resolution is 2,048 x 1,536 - not exactly state of the art, but probably sufficient for occasional use.

HTH

Bal
#15
The video footage posted at Vimeo is stunning! I really wish they came down to 300+ range for me to grab one!

Cheers!
#16
Hi guys any one know voucher discount code.

very much appreciated.
#17
Bal
priceless, didn't realise they had White Ford Transits during the Civil War ;-)



made me spit my brew out all over my desk !! very funny
#18
the footage is sharp but the colour is quite 'neon' in the civil war footage, anyone else think so? Not dissing, just voicing my opinion, looks a bit artficial to me is all
#19
In case anyone is interested - here's some footage from my now 2 year old Sony HDR-HC3, which too outputs 1440x1080i :-

http://www.vimeo.com/gavhd

Note that although Vimeo is good, it still compresses it slightly, quality straight off the camera looks better.....
#20
Bal
priceless, didn't realise they had White Ford Transits during the Civil War ;-)


Never mind the van, what about the Tesco's Value Bowl and spoon at 21 seconds.
#21
jukkie
Never mind the van, what about the Tesco's Value Bowl and spoon at 21 seconds.


...you guys.

Actually, it really was quite scary how involved these people were getting in their 'characters'. In particular, there was a 'medieval doctor' there talking about how his character would drain blood to cure illnesses (apparently, they thought illness was due to dirt collecting in the extremities and the only way to cure it was to drain the dirty blood), chisel off bits of bone on freshly-amputated limbs and liberally use leeches wherever possible. I was quite worried at this point, but became nothing less than very alarmed when, upon further questioning about the leeches by a small girl in the gathered group, he produced a jam jar with two live specimens. His pets. His pet leeches.

Trust me, the Ford Transit and the penchant for cheap cutlery were the least odd things on display.

That said, it was all bloody good fun!
1 Like #22
AugQX
the footage is sharp but the colour is quite 'neon' in the civil war footage, anyone else think so? Not dissing, just voicing my opinion, looks a bit artficial to me is all


Yes. I have noticed this too. The Panasonic SD5 has an 'Intelligent Contrast' setting which is off by default and that you have to enable each time you take the camera out of standby. This does seem to make quite a difference to the exposure, and would probably reduce some of the 'neon' quality you were seeing. I tried shooting with this setting off in this film to see what it looked like. I've got some more footage I shot while in Oxford with the intelligent contrast setting on. I'll post that up on Vimeo soon, so you can compare and contrast.

I have bought a cheap set of 37mm filters from eBay to use on the camera. I think it is it the UV filter one that will help reduce the glare-iness of the light and make give it a more even tone.

The problem with shooting footage at this high a resolution (I've found) is that you can't just point and shoot any more. You almost have to take on some of the sensibilities usually reserved for professional filmmakers. You can't afford not to think about light, shadows, speed of motion, annoying things in shot that will draw your audiences' attention away from your main focus... Even on a relatively basic camera such as my SD5, you're capturing so much information nothing gets lost.

This is, however, the best type of problem to have to solve. ;-)
#23
craigp
Yes. I have noticed this too. The Panasonic SD5 has an 'Intelligent Contrast' setting which is off by default and that you have to enable each time you take the camera out of standby.....

I have an SD5 and didn't know about this setting . So thanks
#24
AugQX
that's one fugly camera, hot price tho!

this is some hot deal, I've been trying to buy it but it's so hot they don't want to sell it, some deal.:x

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