The Canon Vixia HF10 is Canon’s first flash-based HD video camera with a 2.7-inch LCD. It has earned better than respectable reviews. It is more compact than previous Vixia models and sizes up pretty well to its Sony counterpart, the HDR-CX7. What is striking about the HF10, however, are the large controls. The black plastic body is solid; built-in memory is 16 GB, with a slot for removable flash memory. Zoom is 12x and the image stabilization works well, as does the still camera which produces sharp images at 3.1 MP. The HF10 retails for about $800 to $950 online.
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