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Canon HG10 AVCHD Camcorder: Advanced Accessory Shoe

April 7, 2008

In the continuing series of Canon HG10 review, we’re looking at the built-in Advanced Accessory Shoe. One thing that I am missing from the Panasonic HDC-SD5 and Panasonic HDC-SD9 is the availability of any expansion ports.

Three accessories that are Advanced Accessory Shoe compatible for Canon HG10 are:

  • Video Flash Light VFL-1
    To be used with advanced accessory shoe combination video light & flash unit.
  • VL-3 Video Light
    The VL-3 Video Light connects to the Advanced Accessory Shoe and is powered directly by the camcorder.
  • DM-50 Directional Stereo Microphone
    Get near-professional quality sound for your movies with this shotgun stereo mic. Select from pure shotgun or shotgun + surrounding sound modes. Since the mic is powered by the camcorder’s power source, you remain cable free. Wind shields are included

3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 7, 2008 5:06 am

    So does the canon HG10 play well with Mac? What do you think about the quality vs the SD9?

    Canon HG10 works with Mac OS X apps (iMovie ’08, FCE4, and FCP6).
    It is capable shooting in 1080i 60fps. As for the quality, HDC-SD9 video looks sharper and better than HG10 so far. HDC-SD9 is a lot more compact than Canon HG10, and that’s one of the selling points. The only problem I have right now with HDC-SD9 is that it is not currently supported in iMovie ’08, FCE4, and FCP6.

    For me the main difference between HG10 and HDC-SD5/HDC-SD9 is the storage medium. I prefer the SD card, because I can archive it better.

  2. April 9, 2008 5:24 pm

    I agree. I had the HG 10 before I had my current macbook pro, and now have the SD9. I think it looks much better than the HG10 as far as quality. I also just got the Panasonic TZ5, which shoots 720p onto SD card, and so far it looks great. It is a 9 MP camera that offers great pics as well.

  3. stockard02 permalink
    May 27, 2008 7:02 pm

    Thanks so much for this info and photo. I was wondering how the mic would connect. I don’t suppose you could use a directional mic and a video light at the same time? Thanks again! Jennifer

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