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Canon Vixia GX10 4K Ultra HD Camcorder | Reviews

January 4, 2019 by  
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Canon VIXIA GX10 4K Ultra HD Camcorder

Canon VIXIA GX10 4K Ultra HD Camcorder (with lens hood)

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The Canon Vixia GX10 is Canon’s first consumer 4K Ultra HD Camcorder. 4K Ultra HD has 4x the resolution of full HD, the same resolution used on 4K TVs and Movie Theater 4K projectors. The GX10 shares much of the same hardware as the Pro XF-400 4K Camcorder, with the main difference being XLR audio. So you get Pro features on a Prosumer camcorder. The GX10 has a new much larger (1-inch) 4K UHD CMOS Imager with Wide Dynamic Range Gamma and improved low light performance. Compact in size. Records video in 4K Ultra HD at up to 60fps (4K 60p), and Full HD at up to 120fps. Records to SDHC/SDXC memory cards (camcorder has two memory card slots)

The 15x zoom HD Video Lens delivers excellent image quality and low light performance even at full zoom. The Vixia GX10 features the new 5-Axis image stabilization (keeps video sharp in low light, or when holding the camcorder without a tripod). Another big first is the inclusion of the excellent Dual Pixel AF a high-speed, high-precision autofocus technology to a consumer camcorder. The new Dual Digic DV6 Processors are what powers these new advanced features, including 4K @60fps, and 1080p @120fps. The Large 3.5-inch high resolution touchscreen is the highest resolution screen on a camcorder that we have reviewed. For Sound, the GX10 has both external microphone and headphone jacks for recording and monitoring audio.

4K Ultra HD Camcorder Canon Vixia GX10 Features:The GX10 4K Camcorder has an HDMI 2.0 terminal that supports 4K UHD 60p output to a standard external SSD/HDD recorder. Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe to add an external light or microphone. Dedicated manual focus ring. Features a high resolution 3.5 inch LCD screen (1.56 million dots). Also included is a 0.24-inch color viewfinder (1,560,000 dots). 2 channel stereo sound. The GX10 has 5 assignable buttons to customize as your please. Built-in ND filters. Built-in Wi-Fi® technology allows you share video files wirelessly to your PC or favorite social network using internet browsers, smartphones or tablets. Battery Pack BP-828 included. You can remotely control key functions of your camcorder wirelessly using the Wi-Fi Remote control features. Slow and Fast Motion recording available. The GX10 records for 55 minutes in 4K to a 64GB memory card.

Canon GX10 Dimensions: 5.9″ x 3.8″ x 10.5″ (3.0 pounds w/ battery).
Camcorder Full HD Recording Modes: 1080p @ 24p, 30p, 60p, 120p (35 mbps)
Camcorder 4K Recording Modes: 4K @ 24p, 30p, 60p
Camcorder 4K Recording Bitrate: 8 bit 4:2:0 up to 60 fps recorded at (150 mbps) in mp4
Camcorder 15x Lens: 35mm equivalent: 25.5mm–382.5mm f/2.8-4.5, filter size: 58mm
GX10 Standout Features: 4K Video, 4K @ 60p, 1080p@ 120p, 1-inch Imager, Dual Pixel AF, 5 Axis Image Stabilization, ND Filters, Dual Card Slots, Dual Digic DV6 Processors, new 4k Lens.

Smart-Review Commentary: The new Canon Vixia GX10 4K Camcorder shares almost all the features of the Pro XF-400 model, except XLR audio. Canon has added 4K Ultra HD to the GX10 making it Canon’s first consumer 4K camcorder. The GX10 has a 1-inch imager which is 6.8 times larger than the 1/2.84-inch imager in previous G-Series camcorders for better low light performance, higher dynamic range, and shallower depth of field. Canon has added its best autofocus system the Dual Pixel AF to this camcorder. And finally Canon has added 5 Axis image stabilization to the GX10. This is the most fully featured consumer camcorder we have covered.

A detachable lens hood (which prevents light glare) is included as well as an improved larger eye cup, when using the camcorder’s EVF viewfinder. The viewfinder has 5x the resolution of most viewfinders with 1.5 million pixels. The Canon GX10 uses dual SDHC/SDXC memory card slots for long recording times. Double Slot Recording can record to two SD cards simultaneously as a safety backup. External Mic Jack for enhancing your sound options, and headphone jack to monitor sound. Professional-quality 16-bit PCM recording is available for best sound quality. The powerful Dual Digic DV6 processors allow the GX10 to record 4K at up to 60fps, and Full HD at 120fps. The Canon GX10 also has one of the widest lenses at 25.5mm compared to similar camcorders. The Dual Pixel AF offers a dramatic improvement in auto focus speed and accuracy. Great for sports. The Canon GX10 is a Smart-Review Top Pick for 2019.

Canon Vixia HFGX10 Canon GX10
4K Camcorder
Canon Pro XA11
Pro HD Camcorder
Canon Vixia G21
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    Camcorder Features

  • *Top Consumer Model
  • 4K 60p Recording
  • Large 1-inch imager
  • Dual Digic DV6 processors
  • Built-in ND Filters
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR)
  • 15x Optical Zoom
  • 30x Advanced Zoom in HD
  • Built in WiFi
  • Native 24p Mode
  • 24p,30p,60p 4K Progressive Modes
  • HDMI Terminal for HDTV
  • Dual SDXC/SDHC Memory Card Slots
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Color Viewfinder
  • Included Lens Hood
  • Touch & Track Feature
  • Linear PCM Audio
  • Mic and Headphone Jacks
  • High Resolution 3.5-inch OLED Screen

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4K Ultra HD
Full HD 120fps
Dual Pixel AF
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5 Axis Stabilization
Dual Digic DV6
1.0″ Imager

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Full HD
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XLR Audio
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Digic DV4
1/2.84″ Imager

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Full HD
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Digic DV4
1/2.84″ Imager presented Canon the GX10 our Best of CES 2018 Award

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