Can't beat the Canon FS100! Great videos, lightweight, simple to use!!!
12 August 2013
Summary: This is a GREAT little camcorder! The price is certainly right, and it delivers a lot for a small price tag! I'm nearly 60 years old and this is my very first camcorder, so it HAD to be lightweight and fairly easy to use. Got mine on eBay for a super price! It came without the manual, but I found the free download at Canon.com! I also recommend getting a 16GB memory card, though the 8GB that came with it gives me over 2 hours even in XP mode.
Summary: I have a Mac and have had trouble finding a camcorder compatible with the OS X system. Was initially frustrated with this one too, but found a simple conversion program for $8 that puts videos shot with this little honey right into manageable status with my my iMovie! Woot!
Excerpt: I have previously owned a couple other camcorders. When we decided to buy another one, I wanted one that was smaller and easy to use. I have had good luck with this camcorder. We have owned it for over a year and we were able to record graduations, Christmas programs and family holidays.
Excerpt: We purchased this camcorder in 2008 and have loved it ever since! It has been very reliable and still works just fine. It is very easy to use and works great for about any kind of recording. The small size is great because it is not heavy and is not hard to hold. The zoom works great and picks up objects quite well. We use ours for younger siblings' sporting events and it has done a great job.
EASY TO USE! I USE IT TO FILM ROCK BANDS, NOT THE BEST BUT I LOVE IT!
17 April 2012
Summary: EASY TO USE! I USE IT TO FILM ROCK BANDS, NOT THE BEST BUT I LOVE IT! DON'T FORGET YOU NEED A CARD READER OR USB CABLE TO SEND TO PC. YOU ALSO NEED TO TRANSFER MOD FILE WHICH THE CAMERA RECORDS IN TO A MPG AVI FILE ETC. ALSO WHEN SENDING TO PC CAMERA MUST BE PLUGGED IN TO WALL NOT BATTERY. GET ONE WITHOUT ASSECCORIES JUST GO HERE OR TO AMAZON AND FIND WHAT YOU NEED!
Pros: This has proven to be one of the most durable and versatile cameras I have ever owned. Excellent battery life and recharging speed.
Cons: Difficulty with focusing in low-light conditions, cannot handle sodium lighting at all (goes totally out of focus). Lacks image stabilization. Unable to "live stream" video to computer via USB. No Firewire or video time code.