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Canon VIXIA HF G10

High-definition camcorder with 32GB flash memory

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Record video like a pro
Loaded with every feature a video enthusiast could ask for, Canon's flagship consumer camcorder, the VIXIA HF G10, provides the ultimate in high-def video quality and customization. It offers a range of high-performance features, including Canon's latest imaging technology, intelligent automatic modes, and professional-style controls. This camcorder records photos and videos onto 32GB of internal memory, which can hold up to 12 hours of HD video. It also has dual memory card slots, allowing you to add as much memory as you want. It'll even automatically switch video recording from one memory card to the other when it's full, so there's no need to worry about running out of recording time during a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime shot.


Record video like a pro
Loaded with every feature a video enthusiast could ask for, Canon's flagship consumer camcorder, the VIXIA HF G10, provides the ultimate in high-def video quality and customization. It offers a range of high-performance features, including Canon's latest imaging technology, intelligent automatic modes, and professional-style controls. This camcorder records photos and videos onto 32GB of internal memory, which can hold up to 12 hours of HD video. It also has dual memory card slots, allowing you to add as much memory as you want. It'll even automatically switch video recording from one memory card to the other when it's full, so there's no need to worry about running out of recording time during a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime shot.

Exceptional image quality
You may notice that the 'G10's image sensor uses fewer pixels than many other camcorders on the market. However, each pixel is significantly larger — about 61% — and more sensitive than the pixels found on conventional sensors. This means that each pixel on the 'G10's image sensor can capture more light for the best video quality possible. This sensor is also designed to produce HD video at exactly 1920 x 1080 resolution, so there's no need for the camcorder to digitally resize the image captured by the sensor. Less internal processing means there's no loss of fidelity from the camcorder to your TV screen. The 'G10 even has a sophisticated 8-blade iris for professional-looking shots with crisply focused subjects against smooth, blurred backgrounds. You'll be impressed by the beautiful, clear images this cam captures in dimly-lit restaurants or of a city-scape at night.

Get the control you want
The dedicated manual focus ring gives you pro-style hands-on shooting. You can focus in on any subject in your frame, and then make subtle, artistic changes. Use the control dial at the back of the cam to make precise adjustments to the shutter speed and aperture settings to give your movies just the right look. White balance and exposure controls let you adjust for a wide range of lighting situations. This cam even comes with a lens hood to help you shoot more natural looking images in bright settings.

Smart, automatic features make filming a breeze
Ready to let the cam take over? The smart auto mode intelligently detects and analyzes faces, brightness, color, distance, and movement, then automatically selects the best settings for the scene. You can achieve the sharpest focus possible with this cam's instant autofocus, which snaps to focus seconds faster than many other systems. Tap anywhere on the 3-1/2" touchscreen while recording, and the 'G10 will shift the focus to that spot. It'll even following a moving subject — people, vehicles, fast moving animals, and more — across the frame to give you clearer focusing and exposure. Optical image stabilization covers for an even wider range of camera shake, including subtle hand movements in telephoto mode.

Fun extras help you create and share your videos
Record your video using one of the cinema filters, like "dream" or "old movie," to get an instant professional cinematic look. The Video Snapshot Mode lets you shoot short movie clips which can then be stitched together on the camcorder and played back with background music. It's a fun, easy way to document your vacation highlights or a friend's party.

Extend the capabilities of your camcorder
The 'G10 has a mini accessory shoe on the top, so you can add on an optional external microphone, video light, and more. When you're ready to show off your footage, hook it up to your HDTV using the supplied mini HDMI cable to see your high-def videos on the biggest screen in your house. Or connect the camcorder to your computer's USB port to transfer videos to your PC for editing, archiving, or uploading to the web.

    Storage and Formats:
    • records high-definition video and photos onto 32GB internal flash memory
      • internal memory holds up to 12 hours of HD video at the lowest quality setting
    • also takes optional SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards
      • dual memory card slots automatically switch from one card to the next when memory is full
      • in-camcorder dubbing lets you copy video from one memory card to another
    • maximum video resolution: 1920 x 1080
    • 2.37-megapixel HD CMOS PRO image sensor (2.07 effective pixels in 16:9)
    • advanced DIGIC DV III image processor
    • 10X optical zoom lens (200X digital zoom total)
    • 3-1/2" touch-panel widescreen LCD, plus color viewfinder
    • records in Dolby Digital® 2-channel audio
    • optical image stabilization compensates for a wider degree of camera shake
    • face detection mode recognizes up to 9 faces in each frame and automatically adjusts focus and exposure for more accurate portraits
    • manual focus ring lets you more precisely focus on subjects
    • custom control key and dial gives you quick access to the manual function of your choice, including shutter speed, aperture, exposure, and more
    • on-screen lighting assistance with zebra patterns, brightness levels, and histogram displays
    • Instant Autofocus snaps to focus seconds fast than other focus systems
    • Touch & Track allows you to get precise focus and exposure on any subject
    • selectable 24p Cinema Mode for more filmlike video
    • Cinema-look filter gives your video the look of a variety of cinematic styles, like dream, memory, nostalgic, and old movie
    • Smart Auto Mode chooses settings from up to 38 pre-set scenes, including portrait, sports, night scene, telemacro, beach, snow, and sunset
    • Video Snapshot mode allows you to assemble a highlight reel of 2-, 4-, or 8-second video clips
    • included lens hood allows better shooting in bright light
    • includes Pixela Video Browser editing software
    Connections and Dimensions:
    • high-speed USB interface (cable included)
    • mini HDMI, component, and composite video outputs for connection to any TV (cables included)
    • microphone and headphone jacks
    • remote control included
    • mini advanced accessory shoe lets you add an optional mic, video light, and more
    • comes with an AC adapter/charger and rechargeable lithium ion battery (BP-808)
    • 3-1/2"W x 3-1/16"H x 6-3/8"D
    • weight: 19.2 oz. without battery
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

    What's in the Box:

    • Flash memory camcorder (black)
    • Lens Cap (installed)
    • Lens Hood
    • BP-808 Lithium-Ion battery (7.4V/890mAh)
    • CA-570 Power adapter with attached 5.5' DC output cord (DC output: 8.4V/1.5A)
    • 5' AC cord
    • Stylus pen
    • WL-D89 Wireless Remote Control
    • CR2025 Lithium battery
    • 59" HDMI cable (with mini-HDMI connector on one end and a full-size HDMI connector on the other end)
    • 59" A/V cable with 3.5mm mini-jack plug on one end and RCA composite and stereo audio plugs on the other end
    • 2' USB cable with Mini USB Ver.2.0 connector on one end and Type-A USB connector on other end
    • VIXIA Photo Applications/Music Data/Image Mix Data software on CD-ROM
    • VideoBrowser Ver.1.1 CD-ROM
    • Transfer Utility Ver.1.0 CD-ROM
    • Instruction Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Transfer Utility/VideoBrowser Installation Guide (En/Fr/Sp/Jp)
    • Register Now card
    • Limited Warranty card
    • Notice for installing USB driver

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    Canon VIXIA HF G10 Reviews

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    (3 Reviews)

    Canon HF G10 camcorder

    BS from Elkhart, IN on 4/2/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This camera was purchased to be used with an underwater housing to take video while SCUBA diving. While I have not yet used this setup, I am impressed that I can easily white balance as lighting conditions change underwater. The image quality I have achieved just around my house looks terrific. I am also please that the camcorder is compatible with iMovie '11.

    Pros: Great picture quality. Easy to white balance.

    Cons: Expensive

    Canon VIXIA HF G10

    Omar from Puerto Rico y Florida on 1/21/2012

    The first time you use it in the midst of so many menu options I felt overwhelmed, but when I saw my TV recording in HD Samsun Picsel 5 million. I was very surprised because I noticed no difference in quality between G10 and the Canon HF utilis in the program broadcast on Dish HD VISION, with cameras profecionales, Spectacular mind boggling. This commits me to dive into the depths of understanding and full knowledge of this camera, you have no knowledge profecional of a cameraman, but I have a good camera, Canon Excellent work

    Pros: Excellent Video Quality, Many options in the menu of the camera

    Cons: The Price, including short battery duration (buy extra)

    Canon HF G-10 is superb

    JimS from Atlanta, GA on 10/24/2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Just trying the camera out I'm extremely satisfied. The video is true HD, and the sound pickup with no external mike is very clear. So far I've been able to try it outdoors in bright sunlight and low light conditions, indoors in a lecture setting as well as at home, and at a meeting during a slide presentation. The pictures were always quite clear, and voices that could be understood in person were also easily understandable.




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    General Features
    Video Camcorder Features
    Digital Still Camera Features
    Battery Information
    Inputs And Outputs
    Software Requirements

    General Features

    Overview: The Canon VIXIA HF G10 Flash Memory camcorder shoots high definition video or digital photos that can be stored on the built-in 32 GB flash memory or on optional SD, SDHC, or SDXC Memory Cards. You can store nearly 3 hours of HD video at the highest resolution on the built-in 32 GB memory.

    Image Sensor: The HF G10 features a 1/3", native 1920 x 1080 HD CMOS Pro image sensor. HD CMOS Pro uses fewer pixels (2,370,000) which are 61% larger and more sensitive than those found in most consumer camcorders. The result is outstanding video resolution, superb low-light performance, and wide dynamic range. The effective pixel count is 2,070,000 for video and photos.

    3.5" Widescreen LCD Touch Screen: The HF G10 features a 3.5" TFT color widescreen LCD touch screen (922,000 dots) to make it easy to compose and review your shots. The bright screen lets you see exactly what your camcorder is recording, and what your widescreen TV will display later. You can rotate the LCD screen 270° allowing the subject to monitor the LCD screen. The LCD screen also features an adjustable brightness control. The LCD Screen's frame contains zoom, playback and menu controls for added convenience.

    Viewfinder: In addition to the 3.5" LCD, the camcorder also features a separate 0.24" TFT color viewfinder with 260,000 dots. You can switch from the LCD screen and the viewfinder by pulling the viewfinder out. You can adjust the viewfinder to your eyesight using the dioptric adjustment lever.

    Recording Media: The Canon HF G10 camcorder captures video and still-images onto the built-in 32 GB flash memory or optional SD, SDHC, or SDXC memory cards (sold separately). Flash memory offers quick response time for recording and playback. By recording onto flash memory, the camcorder's power consumption rate is reduced, allowing the battery to last longer. In addition, by using flash memory, the camcorder is more shock resistant and is less likely to lose data because there are no moving parts.

    Dual Memory Card Slots: The HF G10 is equipped with two slots for inserting SD or SDHC memory cards. When the memory card in slot A becomes full while recording movies, the recording will continue uninterrupted on the card in slot B. When the built-in memory becomes full while recording movies, the camcorder will automatically switch to the memory card in slot A (Relay Recording), and then to the card in slot B.

    Recording Formats: The camcorder records movies in AVCHD (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) video compression format with Dolby Digital 2-channel audio, using the built-in microphone. You can record in 5.1-channel surround when using the optional SM-V1 Surround Microphone. Still photos are recorded in JPEG in Super Fine, Fine, and Normal compression.

    DIGIC DV III: DIGIC DV III, Canon's advanced HD image processor, delivers enhanced image quality, true color production for both video and photos, and a sophisticated noise reduction system for exceptional low-light performance. Its high-speed engine powers a variety of Canon technologies, such as the Genuine Canon Face Detection and Advanced Auto Exposure system. DIGIC DV III allows continuous shooting of digital photos, faster processing to the memory, as well as lower power consumption for longer battery life.

    Mini Advanced Shoe: The top-mounted Mini Advanced Shoe allows you to attach a range of optional accessories, such as external microphones and video lights.

    Genuine Canon Video Lens: The HF G10 comes with a Genuine Canon 10x HD video lens with a 10x Optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 30.4 - 304mm) and a selectable 4x or 20x digital zoom for a 40x or 200x total digital zoom. A lens hood is included to reduce the amount of stray light to enter the lens.

    Zoom Speed: The zoom speed can be set to variable or one of three fixed speeds. In the variable position, the zoom speed depends on how far you push the lever. The purpose of the three fixed zoom speeds is a smoother zoom transition, at your choice of speeds.

    Digital Tele-Converter: You can digitally increase the focal length of the camcorder by a factor of approximately 2x and record the enlarged image at full HD resolution.

    Optional Converter Lenses: The HF G10's lens has a 58mm filter thread, allowing you to attach optional converter lenses to increase or decrease the focal length. The optional TL-H58 Tele-Converter increases the focal length by a factor of 1.5 with a minimum focusing distance of 7.5'. The WD-H58W Wide-Converter decreases the focal length by a factor of 0.7, giving you a wide perspective for indoor shots or panoramic views. In addition to converter lenses, you can also attach 58mm protective or natural density filters to the lens.

    Dynamic Image Stabilizer: The HF G10 has a Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer system with Powered IS to compensate for camera shake. The Image Stabilization system provides continuous adjustment throughout the entire zoom range, plus extra compensation at wide-angle focal lengths. The Powered IS function compensates for hand movement at the telephoto end of the zoom range. You can select the degree of compensation:

    • Dynamic: Highest degree of compensation; most effective at wide angle zoom. (movie mode only)
    • Standard: Compensates for a lower degree of camera shake
    • Off: No compensation applied. Recommended when camera is on a tripod.

    x.v.Color: The camcorder can be set to x.v.Color to record video that uses a color space with an extended gamut to achieve deeper colors, closer to real life. Video recorded with x.v.Color can only be played back properly on HDTVs compatible with x.v.Color via an HDMI cable.

    Operating Modes: Using the Mode Switch on the top of the camcorder, you can select one of the following Operating Modes:

    • Auto: The camcorder takes care of all of the settings while you concentrate on recording.
    • Manual: The manual setting gives you full access to menus, settings, and advanced functions.
    • Cinema: The Cinema mode gives your recordings a cinematic look. The Cinema-Look filters help you create unique movies.

    Video Snapshot: The camcorder's Video Snapshot mode lets you shoot a series of short video clips, then combines them with a pre-recorded music track or your own favorite music track, to create an entertaining movie. You can select the length of the video snapshot scenes: 2 sec, 4 sec or 8 sec.

    Instant Auto Focus (AF): The HF G10 offers Instant Auto Focus, which uses an external sensor, in combination with Canon's auto focus system, to help significantly decrease the time it takes to focus, even in low light situations. The Focus Assistance feature provides a 2x magnification of your subject in the LCD monitor before you start recording. When recording begins, the Focus Assist is canceled. Other Autofocus modes include Medium AF and Normal AF.

    Manual Focus Ring: The HF G10 has a manual focus ring that helps you achieve the focus you're looking for. The focus ring response can be set to fast, normal, or slow, plus the focus direction can be set in either direction.

    Face Detection: The camcorder can automatically detect people's faces and use this information to adjust the focus and set the best exposure and color control settings for beautiful videos and photos. When there are a number of people in the picture, one person will be determined to be the main subject. You can also select the main subject manually.

    Exposure Modes: The HF G10 features several exposure modes, each depending upon how much control you have over recording-related settings:

    • Smart Auto: The Smart Auto setting automatically selects the best settings for the scene you want to shoot. You get spectacular recordings every time without worrying about the settings.
    • Programmed AE: The camcorder automatically adjusts the aperture and shutter speed to obtain the optimal exposure for the subject.
    • Cine Mode: The Cine Mode gives your recordings a cinematic look. You can select a 24fps progressive frame rate to enhance the effect.
    • Shutter Priority: You choose the shutter speed to freeze or blur the shot while the camcorder selects the appropriate aperture for the scene. You can select shutter speeds of 1/8 to 1/2000, or 1/6 to 1/2000 in PF24 mode.
    • Aperture Priority: You choose the aperture to affect the depth of field and the camcorder selects the appropriate shutter speed for the scene. You can select aperture settings of f/1.8 to f/8.0.
    • Special Scene Recording Modes: The camcorder features the following Preset Scene Recording Modes to match special conditions:
      • Portrait: camcorder uses a large aperture, achieving a focus on the subject while blurring other distracting details
      • Sports: for recording sports scenes or fast moving events
      • Night Scene: for recording in low-light conditions
      • Snow: for recording in bright ski resorts, it prevents the subject from being underexposed
      • Beach: for recording on a sunny beach, it prevent the subject from being underexposed
      • Sunset: for recording sunsets in vibrant colors
      • Low Light: for recording in low-light situations
      • Spotlight: for recording spotlight scenes
      • Fireworks: for recording fireworks

    White Balance: The camcorder's white balance system helps you accurately reproduce colors under different lighting conditions so that white objects will always look truly white in your recordings. You can choose from the following modes:

    • Automatic: the camcorder automatically sets the white balance for natural looking colors
    • Daylight: to record outdoors on a bright day
    • Shade: to record in shady places
    • Cloudy: to record on a cloudy day
    • Fluorescent: to record under warm white, cool white, or warm-white-type (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
    • Fluorescent H: to record under daylight or daylight-type (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
    • Tungsten: to recording under tungsten and tungsten-type (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
    • Color Temperature: You can set the color temperature between 2,000K and 15,000K.
    • Custom WB: use the custom white balance setting to make white subjects appear white under colored lighting.

    Cinema-Look Filters: The HF G10 allows you to record with the following cinema-look filters: Cinema Standard, Vivid, Dream, Cool, Nostalgic, Sepia, Old Movies, Memory, and Dramatic B&W.

    Digital Effects: When shooting videos, you can select a fade or wipe to begin and end a scene. The fader can be activated only one time, or every time you start/stop recording.

    Self-Timer: This feature allows the camcorder to start recording after a 10-second countdown. When using the wireless remote control, the delay is two seconds.

    Wireless Remote Control: The HF G10 comes with the WL-D89 Wireless Controller. With this remote, you can control the following functions of the camcorder: Start/Stop, Play/Pause, Menu Navigation, Display, Photo button (for taking still images), and zoom in/out.

    Video Camcorder Features

    Compatible Media: The HF G10 captures high-definition AVCHD video with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression, and 2-channel (or optional 5.1-channel) Dolby Digital audio onto the built-in 32 GB flash memory or optional SD, SDHC, or SDXC memory cards. A 64 MB or larger SD card is required for recording video content. Memory cards rated Speed Class 4, 6, or 10 are recommended.

    Recording Modes: The camcorder offers five video recording modes: MXP, FXP, XP+, SP and LP. You can capture the following video recording times using these modes:

    Memory Size Recording Mode
    1920 x 1080 (16:9) 1440 x 1080 (4:3)
    24 Mbps
    17 Mbps
    12 Mbps
    7 Mbps
    5 Mbps
    4 GB 20 min 30 min 40 min 1 hr 10 min 1 hr 30 min
    8 GB 40 min 1 hr 1 hr 25 min 2 hrs 20 min 3 hrs
    16 GB 1 hr 25 min 2 hrs 5 min 2 hrs 50 min 4 hrs 45 min 6 hrs 5 min
    Built-in 32 GB Memory 2 hrs 55 min 4 hrs 10 min 5 hrs 45 min 9 hrs 35 min 12 hrs 15 min
    64 GB 5 hrs 55 min 8 hrs 20 min 11 hrs 30 min 19 hrs 10 min 24 hrs 30 min

    Pre-Recording: When Pre-Recording is activated, the camcorder starts recording video continuously into a temporary 3-second memory. When you press the Start/Stop button, the scene recorded will have started 3 seconds before you started shooting. This is especially useful when it is difficult to predict when to start recording.

    Wind Screen: The camcorder automatically reduces the background sound of wind when recording outdoors when Wind Screen is turned to "Automatic."

    Built-in Microphone: You can change the directionality of the built-in microphone to control how sound is recorded. The options include: Monaural, Normal (stereo), Wide, and Zoom.

    Built-in Speaker: The camcorder has a built-in speaker so you can review the soundtrack as well as the picture when you're using the LCD screen to playback a recording. The built-in speaker is monaural.

    Playback Functions: The camera uses the following special playback modes: Fast Playback (5x, 15x, or 60x) in either direction, Slow Playback (1/8x or 1/4x) in either direction, and Frame-by-Frame Playback. During these playback modes there is no sound.

    Playlists: You can create a playlist to play back only the scenes you prefer and in the order of your choice. Moving or deleting scenes in the playlist will not affect the original recordings.

    Video Snapshots/Photos From Recorded Movies: You can record video snapshot scenes and still photos from a recorded movie. The size of the captured photos will be 1920 x 1080.

    Digital Still Camera Features

    Still Image Recording: The HF G10 flash memory camcorder is also a high performance digital camera capable of capturing stunning photos onto the built-in 32 GB flash memory or optional SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card. Photos are recorded at 1920 x 1080 only. The number of still images that can be recorded on a 1 GB SD memory card is approximately 670.

    Viewing Still Images: There are 3 ways to view still images: Single image, Slide show (one after the other automatically in order of recording), or Index screen showing 6 images or 15 images at once.

    Battery Information

    Lithium-Ion Battery Pack: The Canon HF G10 comes supplied with a rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack (BP-808). Optional batteries are available, such as the BP-808, BP-819, or BP-827. The camcorder also comes supplied with an AC power adapter and charger (CA-570). The battery recording and playback times are as follows:

    Battery Pack Function LCD Viewfinder
    890 mAh
    Maximum Rec 105-110 min 115-120 min
    Typical Rec 65 min 65-70 min
    Playback 145-155 min
    1780 mAh
    Maximum Rec 220-230 min 235-245 min
    Typical Rec 140-145 min 145-155 min
    Playback 300-315 min
    2670 mAh
    Maximum Rec 330-350 min 355-375 min
    Typical Rec 205-215 min 220-230 min
    Playback 455-480 min

    Note: The times above are based on using a Memory Card. Times may be slightly different when using the built-in memory.

    Charging Times: The BP-808 battery charges in 150 minutes when charging through the camcorder with the supplied AC adapter. The charging time for the optional BP-819 is 260 minutes, while the BP-827 charges is 385 minutes.

    Auto Power Off: After 5 minutes without any operation when powered by the battery, the camcorder automatically powers off. Approximately 30 seconds before the camcorder automatically turns itself off, a warning message appears in the display.

    Inputs And Outputs

    HDMI Output: The HF G10 features a mini-HDMI (Type C) terminal that offers a high-quality digital connection that combines audio and video in a single convenient cable. The HDMI port is compatible with HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control), allowing you in many cases to control the camcorder with the remote control of the connected TV. It is also compatible with x.v.color. A 59" HDMI cable is included.

    Component Output: The camcorder has a proprietary terminal for plugging in the optional CTC-100 component video cable. Since the component video cable outputs video only, the supplied STV-250N AV cable should also be used for the audio output.

    AV Output: The camcorder features an AV output to playback audio and video on your television using the supplied STV-250N composite video/stereo audio RCA cable. You can select between a 4:3 aspect ratio or a 16:9 aspect ratio for the video out based on your television's aspect ratio. The AV Output also doubles as a headphone output (selectable in the menu). The built-in speaker will be muted when headphones or the AV cable are plugged in.

    USB 2.0 Connection: The camcorder features a USB 2.0 High Speed terminal for fast transfer of photos and videos.

    Dual SD Card Slots: The HF G10 has dual slots for optional SD, SDHC, or SDXC memory cards.

    Microphone Input: In addition to the camcorder's built-in microphone, the HF G10 features a 3.5mm microphone input for connecting an external microphone (sold separately). With the optional SM-V1 Surround Microphone, you can record in 5.1-channel surround audio.

    Remote Control Input: The camcorder features a 2.5mm sub-minijack terminal for connecting an optional Zoom Remote controller (ZR-2000 or ZR-1000). Functions available with a connected Zoom Remote controller include power on/off, start/stopping a recording, zoom, focus adjustment, and switching between manual and auto focus.

    Software Requirements

    Included Software: The Canon HF G10 camcorder comes supplied with three CD-ROM application discs: PIXELA Transfer Utility Ver.1.0, PIXELA VideoBrowser Ver.1.1, and the VIXIA Disc with Photo Applications Ver.35.0, Music Data, and Image Mix Data. The PIXELA Transfer Utility and VideoBrowser discs are only compatible with Windows. Macintosh-compatible software is available for download from Canon's website.

    PIXELA Application Discs:

    • Transfer Utility: Transfer Utility offers basic options for saving movies on the computer, uploading movies to the web, transferring previously saved movies back to the camcorder or to a memory card, and transferring music files to a memory card.
    • VideoBrowser: VideoBrowser offers more advanced video editing options, including organizing videos by date or event, editing movies, creating discs, convert movies to other formats, and playing back discs.

    PIXELA System Requirements: The minimum requirements for the PIXELA Application Discs are as follows:

    Transfer Utility Ver.1.0

    Operating System
    • Windows XP: Home Edition, Professional Edition

      • Compatible with 32 bit version only; SP3 must be installed

    • Windows Vista: Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate, Business, Enterprise

      • Compatible with 32 bit and 64 bit; SP1 or SP2 must be installed

    • Windows 7: Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise

      • Compatible with 32 bit and 64 bit; XP mode is not supported


    Windows XP: Intel Pentium 4, 1.49 GHz or higher; Intel Celeron, 1.7 GHz or higher
    Windows Vista/Windows 7: Intel Pentium 4, 2.4 GHz or higher; Intel Celeron D, 3.0 GHz or higher


    Windows XP: 512 MB
    Windows Vista:
    1 GB
    Windows 7: 32-bit: 1 GB; 64-bit: 2 GB

    Available Hard Disc Space

    Installation: 30 MB or more

    Display 1024 x 768 pixels, High color (16-bit color) or higher
    Sound Sound card compatible with DirectSound

    Pre-installed USB 2.0 (Hi-speed USB) port
    Card reader/writer
    System that can run DirectX 9.0c
    Active Internet connection
    Capable of running .NET Framework 2.0 properly
    Adobe Reader (to open the software guide)


    VideoBrowser Ver.1.1

    Operating System
    • Windows XP: Home Edition, Professional Edition

      • Compatible with 32 bit version only; SP3 must be installed

    • Windows Vista: Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate, Business, Enterprise

      • Compatible with 32 bit and 64 bit; SP1 or SP2 must be installed

    • Windows 7: Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise

      • Compatible with 32 bit and 64 bit; XP mode is not supported

    CPU Intel Pentium D, 3.0 GHz
    Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.13 GHz
    Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.33 GHz (for MXP mode)
    RAM 1 GB for Windows XP
    2 GB for Windows Vista and Windows 7
    Available Hard Disc Space
    • Installation: 200 MB

    • Disc Authoring: The available space required depends on the type of disc you want to create:

      • AVCHD/DVD Discs: at least 3 times the size of the data to be written on the disc.

      • Blu-ray Discs: At least twice the size of the data to be written on the disc.

      • DataDisc: At least the same size of data to be written on the disc.

    Display 1280 x 1024 resolution, 32-bit color;
    Intel G965 Express Chipset on-board or higher
    Sound Sound card compatible with DirectSound
    Disc Drive Pre-installed DVD drive with writing capabilities
    (Blu-ray Disc drive if creating Blu-ray discs)

    Pre-installed USB 2.0 (Hi-speed USB) port
    Card reader/writer
    System that can run DirectX 9.0c
    Active Internet connection (for software installation and Web uploading)
    iTunes 9 or 10 (when using exported file converted for iPod use)
    iTunes 9.2 or 10 (when using exported file converted for iPad use)
    Adobe Reader (to open the software guide)

    VIXIA Photo Applications/Music Data Disc: The contents of the VIXIA disc includes:

    • Photo Applications Ver.35.0: Software for saving, managing, and printing photos
    • Music Data: Music files that can be used as background music during playback

    VIXIA System Requirements

    Operating System
    • Windows XP

      • Service Pack 3

    • Windows Vista

      • Service Pack 1 or 2

    • Windows 7

    CPU Intel Pentium 1.3 GHz or better
    RAM Windows XP: 512 MB or more
    Windows Vista: 1 GB or more
    Windows 7: 32-bit: 1 GB or more; 64-bit: 2 GB or more
    Free Hard Disc Space Canon Utilities
    ZoomBrowser EX: 200 MB or more
    CameraWindow: 150 MB or more
    Display 1024 x 768 resolution, 16-bit color (High color)
    Interface Pre-installed USB port

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