HD Camcorder

Marketed February 2010

The entry-level Canon iVIS HF R10 camcorder offers excellent basic functionality through its 2.39-megapixel full HD CMOS Image Sensor, DIGIC DV III Image Processor, and Genuine Canon HD Video Lens with 20x optical zoom. In addition, the HF R10 is equipped with 8GB of internal memory and an SD/SDHC memory card slot for Relay Recording, Instant AF and a Dynamic mode.

Additional features include Smart Auto mode, HD-to-SD Downconversion, convenient Web Uploading, Eye-Fi wireless data transfer, and Video Snapshot mode for capturing movie clips of 2, 4, or 8 seconds, which can be connected to audio players for music and video sync during playback.

The iVIS HF R10 model weighs approximately 270 grams and is available in silver and red body colors.

Digital Video
Standard Definition or High Definition
High Definition
Power Consumption 2.8W (LP Mode, LCD set to normal brightness)
Television System NTSC
Video Recording system MPEG4-AVC / H.264
Image Sensor 1/5.5-inch CMOS, RGB Primary Color Filter
Total Pixels Approx. 2.39 Megapixels
Effective Pixels Video: Approx. 1.56 Megapixels (1664 x 936)
Dynamic IS ON: Approx. 1.04 Megapixels (1360 x 765)
Photo: 16:9 Approx. 1.56 Megapixels (1664 x 936)
4:3 Approx. 1.73 Megapixels (1520 x 1140)
Maximum recording time 8GB internal flash drive: *Recording time based on internal flash memory only. Greater capacity is possible when SD memory cards are used.
LP (5Mbps) 3 hours
SP (7Mbps) 2 hours 20 minutes
XP+ (12Mbps) 1 hour 25 minutes
FXP (17Mbps) 1 hour - Allows 1920 x 1080 Full HD Recording
* Movie mode only.
Lens Zoom Ratio 20x Optical/400x Digital
Focal Length f-3.0-60mm(35mm equivalent 40-800mm)
Zoom Speed Variable / 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds
Max. F/Stop f/1.8-3.6
Focusing System Instant AF, Face Priority AF, TTL (through the lens)
Manual Exposure Yes
Programmed AE Smart Auto, P, Cine*, Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night Scene, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks
* Movie mode only.
Max Shutter Speed Movie: 1/2000, Still image: 1/500
Minimum Focusing Distance 10mm (wide) / 1m (tele)
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent, Manual
Frame Rate 60i, 24p Progressive (records at 60i), 30p Progressive (records at 60i)
Minimum Illumination 0.4 lx (Low Light mode)
Image Stabilization Electronic: Dynamic Image Stabilization/Standard Mode (Dynamic OFF)
Filter Diameter None
Viewfinder None
LCD Screen 2.7-inch Widescreen color LCD (Approx.112,000 dots)
Flash None
Recording Media Internal flash drive (8GB) or SD memory card**
** 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.
USB Terminal USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Video Terminal component (output), composite (output)
Audio Dolby Digital 2 channel (AC-3)
Accessory Shoe None
Supplied Video Editing Software Pixela ImageMixer 3SE
HDMI Terminal HDMI Mini Connector (output), CEC and x.v.Color 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)
(W x H x D) Approx. 2.4 x 2.5 x 4.9in. (60 x 64 x 124mm)
Weight (not including battery pack and memory card) Approx. 9.5 oz. (270g)
Weight (fully loaded)
Approx. 11.5 oz. (325g) (including BP-2L5, memory card and grip belt)