Today's video camera manufacturers continue to sustain the trend of pushing expensive and useless toys to market. The Canon HR10, reviewed in the May 2008 issue of Videomaker, is a perfect example.
The camera boasts high definition recording, extreme portability, variable shutter speeds and even the ability to shoot in 24p. (24p refers to 24 frames-per-second, the frame rate of motion picture film.)
And while you're able to create a high definition film look, inexplicably the camera lacks very basic features - like a mic jack, an accessory shoe or even a headphone jack - even though these would add little to the sticker price. Priced at over $800, the HR10 is an expensive bauble with limited value for either the serious or casual shooter.