By Andrew Liszewski
It’s been a long time coming but I’m happy to see true 1080p video recording technology finally trickling down to the consumer level. The Canon HV10 is based on HDV technology which allows a full 1920×1080 signal (yay!) to be captured to a standard DV tape which are almost as common today as VHS tapes were a few years ago.
Canon claims the HV10 is the world’s smallest HDV camera and looking at the shot there it does appear to slightly edge out Sony’s smallest offerings in the HDV market. The HV10 also allows you to record video in the standard 480 NTSC mode plus everything else you’d expect from a modern camcorder like fast auto-focus, image stabilization and still shot capabilities.
The HV10 is currently available on Amazon.com for what I consider to be a pretty reasonable $1,019.49.