The Beauty of High Definition - The Convenience of DVD!
The HR10 High Definition Camcorder is designed for the person who demands
high definition technology in the convenience of a DVD, advanced features and
superb image reproduction in a convenient and easy-to-use form. Incorporating
the AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition) format, along with Canon's own
Full HD CMOS sensor, DIGIC DV II image processor and a Genuine Canon 10x HD
video zoom lens in the world's smallest AVCHD camcorder, it's sure to be the
choice of the sophisticated shooter. Alone in its class in offering true 24p
Cinema Mode for "film look" video, it also boasts the new 2.7" Widescreen
Multi-Angle Vivid LCD which shows the scene you're shooting better than ever
before. The HR10 brings together everything you need to create stunning HD video
on DVD and share it with friends and family.
Canon Full HD CMOS sensor (1920x1080)
The HR10 features a Canon manufactured HD CMOS Image sensor. Similar to its use
in Canons EOS Series digital SLR cameras, the CMOS sensor reproduces high
resolution images as true HD movies. Canons HD CMOS sensor acquires image
information at 1920x1080 pixels. Canons HD CMOS sensor also features onchip
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 youre shooting video or photos, you will appreciate the HR10s
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 youd 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
The 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 Canons 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, Canons Super Range 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 users preference.
The frame rate changed to 24p -- the same frame rate as movie film
The HR10 changes the color and tonal characteristics to make you feel like you
are watching a movie in the theatre.
2.7-inch 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 Canons 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 focus and
increases accuracy especially in low-light and high-brightness situations.
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) terminal
The 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. Its perfect for anytime
you dont 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.
Capture stunning 3.1-megapixel photos in 4:3 aspect ratio to a miniSD card
(2.07-megapixels in 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 Canons 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
camcorders Print & Share Button. The button can also be used for one-touch
downloading of your images to a computer.