Canon Vixia HF S10 Camcorder Review

With excellent performance, may be the best buy Canon has to offer this holiday season.

$1,299.99 MSRP


The Vixia HF S10 is one of three 'flagship' camcorders released by Canon this year. It doesn't have the updated stabilization or the increased capacity of the recently released HF S11. However, it offers the same excellent performance, while giving consumers more convenience than the card-only HF S100. And since we're not really sure the HF S11 is worth the extra money, the HF S10 may be the best buy Canon has to offer this holiday season.

Update: The Canon HF S11 was our 2009 runner-up for Camcorder of the Year (behind the Panasonic HDC-TM300). To see why we selected it and read about our other awards, check out the 2009 Select Awards.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Product Tour
  4. Performance
  5. Color Performance
  6. Low Light Performance
  7. Motion Performance
  8. Sharpness Performance
  9. Sample Videos
  10. Usability
  11. Ease of Use
  12. Handling
  13. Controls
  14. Features
  15. Recording Options
  16. Hardware
  17. Other Features
  18. JVC GZ-HM400 Comparison
  19. Sony HDR-CX500V Comparison
  20. Sanyo VPC-HD2000 Comparison
  21. Conclusion
  22. Photo Gallery