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Lighting & Studio

Flash Memory Camcorder

1/3-inch HD CMOS Image Sensor

32GB Internal Flash Drive

3.5-inch Touch Panel LCD

Recording Full HD 1920 x 1080 Video

Features a Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens (35mm equivalent of 30.4mm - 304 mm) with an 8-blade iris for smooth background blur and a dedicated manual focus ring for enhanced control

HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor which provides outstanding video resolution, superb low-light performance, and a wide dynamic range

3.5-inch High Resolution Touch Panel LCD provides a large, crisp display, and easy menu navigation

Advanced features such as an improved built-in microphone, Native 24p recording, Cinema-Look Filters, and full manual control provide the discerning user with an extensive level of creative management

Flash Memory:

Allows you to record up to 12 hours of clear high definition video to a 32GB internal flash drive or to two SDXC-compatible memory card slots

With Relay Recording, the camcorder automatically switches video recording from the internal drive to the SD memory cards when the memory becomes full

With SDXC memory card compatibility, you?ll have card storage capacity from more than 32GB up to 2TB and ultra-fast data transfer speeds

You?ll also have the flexibility of copying video from your VIXIA HF G10's internal drive to the removable SD or SDXC memory cards

That makes it easy to insert the card into your computer or HDTV?s card reader and view your recorded footage immediately

When recording has continued for 12 hours, it will stop and then restart, automatically.

Maximum memory capacity and recording time can be substantially increased by the combination of the internal memory and the size of the SD memory card chosen

For example, the VIXIA HF G10' 32GB of internal memory, combined with two removable 64GB memory cards, would give 160GB in total memory capacity, and 61 hours 15minutes of recording time at LP setting

MXP and FXP modes record in 1920 x 1080 and require a Class 4 or higher SDHC Card.

Canon HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor:

HD CMOS Pro is a 1/3" native 1920 x 1080 image sensor which delivers outstanding video resolution, superb low-light performance and a wide dynamic range

Unlike image sensors found in competitive consumer camcorders, HD CMOS Pro uses fewer pixels, which are significantly larger (61 percent) and more sensitive, resulting in optimized video performance

Outstanding Video Resolution (800 Vertical and 900 Horizontal TV Lines): Since the effective number of pixels of HD CMOS Pro is equal to 1920 x 1080, resizing is eliminated, allowing Full HD video to be captured and recorded with professional precision

Superb Low-Light Performance (1.5 lux): Because each individual pixel is larger and more sensitive, each is capable of capturing more light, allowing high quality video to be achieved even in dimly lit conditions. The sensitivity of HD CMOS Pro is approximately 25% better than the Full HD CMOS sensor in the 2010 VIXIA HF S-series

Wide Dynamic Range: Larger pixel area also allows more light to be stored, resulting in 280% improvement in dynamic range for exceptional reproduction of both highlights and shadows.*** Skin tones are captured in a finer gradation, and stable gamma and Auto Exposure control is also achieved resulting in a more "lifelike" image

Stunning Image Quality:

Features a Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens which offers a 35mm equivalent of 30.4mm - 304mm

It delivers unsurpassed image quality, the versatility of a wide angle of view and smooth and professional looking background images thanks to a sophisticated 8-blade iris

Professional touch of a dedicated manual focus ring allows accurate and precise control

Combined with Canon's Exclusive HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor, it captures video with stunning resolution, superb low-light performance, and a wide dynamic range

Canon's DIGIC DV III Image Processor provides stunningly realistic colour and sophisticated noise reduction for exceptional low-light performance

It is also the high-speed engine that powers a variety of Canon technologies including Smart Auto, Touch & Track, Genuine Canon Face Detection, and Cinema-Look Filters

Exceptionally lifelike tone and detail are captured thanks to 24Mbps Recording, which offers the highest bit rate in AVCHD

Not only captures images in Full HD, but records and outputs at 1920 x 1080 as well, so you get Full HD from lens to screen

With Tele Macro, the VIXIA HF G10 automatically zooms the lens to the telephoto end and sets the minimum object distance to approximately 1.3 feet (from 3.3 feet) giving you the opportunity to shoot spectacular close-ups with the dramatic look of shallow depth of field

Tele Macro is one of 38 scenes available in Smart Auto Mode

Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization with Powered IS:

Features Canon's proprietary Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization which provides continuous adjustment throughout the entire zoom range to correct a broad range of motion

Extra compensation is applied at wide-angle focal lengths to eliminate unwanted shaking which is common when walking

Together with the latest development, Powered IS, you'll find an even higher level of compensation for subtle hand movement at the telephoto end of the zoom range

Powered IS can be engaged by pressing or holding the Powered IS button on the Touch Panel LCD

Instant AF:

Features Canon's revolutionary Instant AF focusing system which offers a dramatic improvement in auto focus speed and accuracy, compared to traditional auto focus systems

Instant AF feature uses an external sensor, in combination with Canon's auto focus system, to help significantly decrease the time it takes to find focus, even in low light conditions

This system achieves focus instantaneously, reducing focus "hunting"

This is especially beneficial in high brightness or night shooting situations

With Instant AF it's possible to capture fast, accurate focusing even when following a moving subject

For those situations in which the super quick action of Instant AF might not be desirable, you also have the option of Medium AF, which is softer and smoother than Instant AF, but faster than would be possible with manual focusing

3.5" Touch Panel LCD Screen:

You will see extraordinary detail with this large, stunning 922,000 dot screen which also provides approximately 100% coverage of your shooting scene

It delivers brilliant colour combined with touch panel control for faster and easier menu navigation

Touch & Track allows you to get precise focus and exposure on any subject - whether it's people, pets, or vehicles, by selecting your choice right on the Touch Panel LCD

Touch Panel for Touch Decoration: lets you superimpose select decorations onto the images on your LCD and then records the images complete with the additions. You may add animation effects, hand written and stamp messages or insert a still image to give your video a truly individual look

Equipped with a 0.24-inch, 260,000 dot colour viewfinder which provides approximately 100% coverage, for use in shooting when very bright outdoor light conditions may make it difficult to see the LCD display

Smart Auto:

Makes shooting great video easier than ever before

Using the power of Canon?s DIGIC DV III Image Processor, the VIXIA HF G10 intelligently detects and analyzes faces, brightness, colour, distance, and movement, then automatically selects the best settings for the scene

Whether you are capturing a sunset, a day at the beach, or a fast-paced soccer game, Smart Auto delivers exceptional accuracy, raising your video to the next level

Among the 38 scenes available in Smart Auto, a standout is Tele Macro. Tele Macro automatically zooms the lens of the camcorder to the telephoto end, setting the minimum object distance to approximately 1.3 feet (from 3.3 feet). This gives you the opportunity to shoot spectacular close-ups with the dramatic look of a shallow depth of field

Touch & Track:

Delivers precise tracking of the focus and exposure on any subject - people, pets, vehicles and more. Simply select your point of interest on the Touch Panel LCD, and you will have your subject in sharp focus, regardless of where in the frame it moves during the shot and, the exposure will be perfectly adjusted for subject and conditions

Touch & Track is the default setting. You can also choose to adjust focus or exposure independently by turning off Touch & Track, and turning on Touch Focus or Touch Exposure

Touch Focus allows the user to pinpoint a specific area to focus on. This function is similar to the Push AF feature found in professional camcorders, but can target a subject anywhere in the frame

Touch Exposure enables exposure to be locked or compensated for the area touched by the user

Genuine Canon Face Detection:

Up to 35 faces can be tracked automatically, ensuring razor-sharp focus and natural, accurate exposure. Of the faces tracked, 9 detection frames can be displayed at one time

The system is in fact so smart that it will recognize faces turned downwards or sideways

A specific face may be selected as the main subject for continuous tracking. This feature can be used to search for clips featuring that specific subject's face

In search and playback, use of the Face Index will display frames with the chosen face as a thumbnail in each shot in which it appears. The selected face can be linked as a timeline to further identify footage containing that subject

With the Face Only AF option, the camcorder will automatically track a chosen face. However, should that face leave the scene, it will reset focus to manual mode

Professional Shooting Assist Functions:

To provide an exceptional level of control over the components of the video you shoot with the VIXIA HF G10, you will find a range of shooting assist functions normally only available to professional videographers

Custom Key and Dial:

A Custom Key and Dial feature allows you to assign functions to an easily accessible key and adjust the settings with a control dial. They include:

Tv/Av: Use the dial to adjust shutter speed (Tv mode) or aperture (Av mode), as needed. In this mode the key has no effect

Manual exposure: When manual control is selected, the dial can adjust aperture, shutter speed, or gain. Select items to adjust, such as aperture or other settings, with the key

Exposure Lock can be set on or off as can the AGC Limit

Focus and Exposure Aids:

To further enhance focusing capability the VIXIA HF G10 also features Focus Assist

It includes enlargement, which helps in capturing your subject in razor-sharp focus

It works by providing a 2x magnification of your subject, which is automatically cancelled when you start recording

This is a feature normally found in professional broadcast-quality cameras

Also included is colour peaking, which shows the shooting object's focused areas in actual colours

With Canon's Edge Monitor Focus Assist system, a green monitor is shown at the bottom of the LCD Display

Green waveform shows overall focus of the image, and the height raises to indicate the area in focus

Through this dynamic focus feedback, you can intuitively tune focus in a scene and quickly change the zone of focus

Typically only found on expensive external units, the VIXIA HF G10 has a waveform monitor built right into the camera. The waveform monitor shows a detailed view of overall image brightness

Enhanced zebra pattern (70% or 100%) indicates "blown out" or high brightness areas to help you set the proper exposure

Composition Aids:

With the Level Marker feature, it's easy to keep your camcorder level for more professional looking shooting

Line up any horizontal lines in your shot - such as the horizon - to the marker and you can be sure your camcorder is level

Grid Marker helps you compose your shot accurately, by referencing a grid in your viewfinder

Depending on the background colour of your shot, you can choose between two different colours for better viewing contrast

Advanced Control:

Features full manual exposure, as well as aperture priority (Av), and shutter priority (Tv) modes

Either colour bars, or colour bars and test tone can be selected and recorded using a menu

Colour bars comply with the SMPTE standard. -12 dB, -18 dB or -20 dB can be selected as the test tone

White balance control has 6 available presets settable through a variety of day and artificial light conditions (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent), as well as two manual white balance settings

Colour temperature may also be manually set from 2,000K to 15,000K in 100K increments for more precise adjustment

Gain may be manually set from 0 dB to 24 dB in 1 dB increments. Additionally, Auto Gain Control Limit allows you to set the maximum gain limit for the image sensor's sensitivity. With this function, brightness and noise can be balanced as required, and image quality can be maximized in low light situations

The zoom speed as controlled by the rocker and handle controls is selectable, with a choice of variable or 16 fixed speeds, with fast/normal/slow settings for greater control while zooming in various situations

Advanced Video Snapshot:

Allows you to capture the highlights of a once-in-a-lifetime trip or a family milestone with the same ease as taking photos

Simply record a series of short video clips - or select your favourite clips while in Playback Mode - and blend in your favourite background music to create an exciting movie that will grab everyone's attention

This version of Advanced Video Snapshot allows selectable recording time (2, 4, or 8 seconds)

Additionally, audio from an external source such as an MP3 player can be played along with the Snapshot movie, and playback can be controlled from that source

Easy Web Sharing:

HD-to-SD Down conversion allows you to convert recorded high definition video to standard definition files while safely preserving the original HD video

These standard definition files make it even more convenient to edit or share video online

The video can be transferred to your computer via traditional methods - i.e. USB connection, card slot - or wirelessly to sharing sites with an Eye-Fi SD memory card

Compatible with the Eye-Fi SD Memory Card. It?s possible to wirelessly transfer your video and photos to your computer, or upload them directly to online sharing sites in a few simple steps. Insert an Eye-Fi SD Memory Card into the SD card slot on the camcorder, configure your computer to select the target site (e.g., Facebook, YouTube, Shutterfly, Flickr) and you?re ready to share your standard definition files with family, friends, and the world!

Canon camcorders are not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions, including wireless transfer. In case of an issue with the Eye-Fi card, please consult with the card manufacturer. The use of Eye-Fi cards may not be approved in all regions, or from one region to another; please contact the card manufacturer for status of approval in the country/region of use

Frame Modes:

Native 24p Mode, a feature generally found only on Canon?s professional camcorders, allows 24 frames per second to be captured and recorded (instead of the standard 60i) - a must for serious filmmaking work

24p Cinema Mode enables all aspiring moviemakers to achieve a professional "film-look." You can change the camcorder's frame capture rate to 24p (recorded at 60i), which provides the appearance of the same frame rate as movie film. In addition, you can use the VIXIA HF G10's CINE setting, which changes the colour and tonal characteristics, evoking the look and feel of a movie shown in a theatre. For added flexibility, these settings can be used together or independently

You would normally have to look to professional video cameras in order to have a sophisticated tool like 30p Progressive Mode at your command. In addition to the standard interlaced video frame rate of 60i, you may choose to set the VIXIA HF G10 to capture video in 30p (30 progressive frames, recorded at 60i), which is particularly useful for footage to be used on the Internet. Excellent for action and sports shots, this setting gives enhanced quality to still images captured after recording

Cinema-Look Filters:

Other cinematic looks can be had through the use of Cinema-Look Filters. This feature offers a choice of nine varied built-in adjustable filters which give the look of a variety of cinematic styles by compensating for the color, gamma and other aspects of the image?s quality. The looks can be previewed in the LCD display while shooting.

Choose from:

Cinema Standard: Tones down highlights slightly, boosts shadows slightly and adds warmth for a cinematic look

Cool: Adds a bluish tint for cool, futuristic-looking scenes

Dramatic B&W: Creates bold B & W movies with high contrast and grain

Dream: Adds a magical look (soft focus) for dream-like scenes

Memory: Adds a faded, misty look to create flashback scenes

Nostalgic: Recreates the look of old '70s TV programs

Old Movie: Gives movies the aged look of old cinema

Sepia: Uses a sepia tint for an antique, faded look

Vivid: Accentuates primary colours for a bright, cheerful look

The brightness of each filter can be adjusted low, medium or high, for even greater control

When Cinema Standard is selected, colour depth, softening, and contrast can also be adjusted


To maximize the usefulness and versatility of the VIXIA HF G10, you?ll find a range of terminals to extend the capabilities of your camcorder

A supplied HDMI cable offers easy, one-cable connectivity to your HDTV

The HDMI terminal also supports CEC and x.v.Color. The camcorder converts 1080i in which the video was shot into HDTV format 1080p through the HDMI Terminal

Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe allows you to attach optional Canon accessories, such as the VL-5 Video Light, DM-100 Directional Stereo Microphone or SM-V1 5.1-Channel Surround Microphone

Built-in Microphone terminal with manual audio level control and Headphone terminal provide exceptional audio flexibility

Built-in remote control terminal (compatible with LANC protocol) provides an easy connection to both Canon and third party wired remote controllers


Offers a built-in stereo microphone to capture high-quality audio

Offers a significant reduction in noise at medium and low frequencies

Microphone's direction can be adjusted four different ways to match your needs and taste

Choose from:

Monaural: Single point direction

Normal (Stereo)

Wide: Provides a more enhanced, separated stereo effect than normal

Synced with Zoom: Directionality is adjusted to match the zoom position

In addition, the frequency response characteristics of the microphone can be adjusted between low, mid-range and high frequencies

Normal: Provides a balance throughout all frequencies

Low-range emphasis: Excellent for recording live music with impact

Attenuate low frequencies: Reduces ambient noise and the sound of traffic outdoors, such as wind, cars and the like

Mid-range emphasis: Ideal for capturing people's voices

Low and high range emphasis: Record live music with balanced lows and highs

Automatic Attenuator feature prevents high volume distortion and optimizes audio quality in situations when sound levels quickly change, such as when loud music plays in the background. It automatically keeps the audio clean and even

Built-in Microphone terminal with manual audio level control and the Headphone terminal provide exceptional audio flexibility

Canon's optional WM-V1 Wireless Microphone allows you to record high-quality audio without wires from up to 164 feet away (50m), ideal for ceremonies and recitals

For the ultimate home theatre experience, 5.1-Channel Surround Sound* allows you to capture audio quality that matches the stunning realism of your high definition video. The sound is captured from all directions (five different pickup sensors) so your home movies will look and sound more lifelike than ever before. * Optional SM-V1 5.1-Channel Surround Microphone is required

Additional Features:

Story Creator assists you in the process of creating an organized and sophisticated video. Choose one of five different themes - Travel, Kids & Pets, Party, Ceremony, and Blog - and the camcorder provides a list of suggested scenes to shoot. After capturing your video, Story Creator helps you categorize and rate your scenes, making it easy to review, select and playback your favorites.

Optional Canon WD-H58W Wide Converter is optically matched for the VIXIA HF G10's HD lens. It provides a magnification factor of 0.8x, increasing wide angle capability to approximately 24mm (35mm equivalent).

Intelligent Lithium-Ion Battery accurately indicates remaining battery time down to the minute, so you won?t run out of power when you need it most.

Pixela Video Browser Software* is bundled with the VIXIA HF G10. You can easily perform a variety of functions, including AVCHD Editing in which you can trim, reorder, and combine scenes, as well as add music, titles, and transitions. This software also allows you to play your AVCHD movies on your computer and will let you share copies of your movie with friends and family through flash memory to hard drive copying. Transfer and store your movie onto your computer's hard drive with the software and easily convert your high definition video to standard definition video as well. Pixela Video Browser will also assist you in converting video to the optimum resolution for transmission over the Internet.* The bundled application is compatible with Windows XP (Service Pack 2 and 3), Windows Vista, and Windows 7.

Support for 27 languages is available, including Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Hungarian, Malay, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Finnish, Swedish, Turkish, Russian, Ukrainian, Arabic, Farsi, Thai, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, Korean, and Japanese.


High Definition

Power Supply (rated): 7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (DC IN)

Television System: NTSC

Video Recording system: MPEG4-AVC / H.264

Image Sensor: 1/3-inch HD CMOS Pro, RGB Primary Color Filter

Total Pixels: Approx. 2.37-megapixels

Effective Pixels: Video: Approx. 2.07-megapixels (1920 x 1080); Photo: 16:9 Approx. 2.07-megapixels (1920 x 1080)

32GB Internal Flash Drive: Recording time based on internal flash memory only. Greater capacity is possible when SD memory cards are also used (2 card slots)

Lens: Zoom Ratio: 10x Optical/40x/200x Digital (Movie); Focal Length: f-4.25-42.5mm (35mm equivalent 30.4-305 35mm); Zoom Speed: Variable, Constant: Fast, Normal, Slow (16 steps in each mode); Max. F/Stop: f/1.8-2.8

Focusing System: Instant AF, Medium AF, Face Priority AF, TTL (through the lens)

Manual Exposure: Yes

Programmed AE: Smart Auto, P, Tv, Av, M (Manual exposure), Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night Scene, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks

Max Shutter Speed: Movie: 1/2000

Minimum Focusing Distance: 20mm (wide) / 60cm (entire zoom range)

White Balance: Auto, Set 1, Set 2, Custom (2,000K to 15,000K in 100K increments), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Manual

Minimum Illumination: Auto mode 1.5 lux (with auto slow shutter selected - shutter speed 1/30); Low Light mode: 0.1 lux (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)

Image Stabilization: Dynamic SuperRange Optical (lens shift)/Standard SuperRange Optical (lens shift) / Powered IS

Filter Diameter: 58mm

Viewfinder: .24-inch, colour widescreen, Approx. 260,000 dots, Approx. 100% field of view

LCD Screen: 3.5-inch High Resolution Touch Panel Widescreen Colour LCD (Approx. 922,000 dots)

Recording Media: Internal flash drive (32GB) or SD / SDHC / SDXC memory cards (2 slots) (1920 x 1080 movie recording requires a Class 4 or higher memory card. For other recording formats, a Class 2 or higher card is recommended. Also, movie recording requires cards with 128MB of memory or more. Cards made by Toshiba, SanDisk or Matsushita are recommended. No particular restrictions apply for still images)

USB Terminal: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed

Video Terminal: Component (output), Composite (output)

Audio: Dolby Digital 2 channel (AC-3), 5.1-channel (with optional Canon SM-V1 5.1-Channel Surround Microphone)

Accessory Shoe: mini Advanced

Supplied Video Editing Software: Pixela Video Browser

HDMI Terminal: HDMI Mini Connector (output), CEC, x.v.Color, and 1080p output supported

Microphone Terminal: 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack

AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal: 3.5 mm 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)

Remote Control Terminal: Yes (compatible with LANC protocol)

Operating Temperature range: Approx. -5 to 45 C, 60% relative humidity / Approx. 0 to 40 C, 85% relative humidity (performance)

Dimensions (W x H x D): 3.0 x 3.1 x 5.9-inch (77 x 78 x 151mm). Excluding lens hood and grip belt

Weight: Approx. 1.2 lbs. (545 g) [Including lens hood (and grip belt); but excluding lens cap.]; Approx. 1.3 lbs. (590 g) [Including BP-808 Battery, memory card (x1) and lens hood (and grip belt); but excluding lens cap.]

In the Box:

VIXIA HF G10 Camcorder

Lens Hood

Battery Pack BP-808

Compact Power Adapter CA-570

Wireless Controller WL-D89

Stylus Pen

USB Cable IFC-300PCU

Stereo Video Cable STV-250N

Mini HDMI Cable HTC-100/S

Bundled CD ROMs: Pixela Video Browser Software Disc, Pixela Transfer Utility Disc, Photo Applications / Music Disc

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Canon Canada Inc. has been selling and promoting its cutting edge line of camera and optical equipment since its inception in 1973. Headquartered in Mississauga Ontario, Canon Canada is a highly-respected market leader in business and consumer imaging equipment and information systems. The extensive line of Canon products is constantly evolving to reflect the technological innovation the Company is renowned for.

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