Excerpt: (1 items) Canon’s Vixia HF S10 generates some of the best high-definition video and still images we’ve seen from a HD camcorder. Add the impressively deep and professional manual controls, and you have an excellent camcorder for advanced videographers that will also appeal to many casual users.
Pros: Deep and advanced manual controls, Good overall video quality
Excerpt: Many camcorders that you might know of use tape, usually the MiniDV standard. Within the last few years, camcorders using hard drives or flash memory have been popping up. Canon has been a pioneer in this area, and today we’re taking a look at one of their latest flagship flash models, the VIXIA HF S10. How is the quality compared to MiniDV? Read on to find out.
Summary: However, the Canon Legria HF S10 wins out when it comes to manual controls and features. Both models produce excellent picture quality, with Canonâ€™s superior optics providing a slight edge. Unless you specifically require lots of inbuilt storage, weâ€™d subsequently plum for the Legria HF S10.
Excerpt: The Holy Grail for camcorder owners is one device that takes great high-def video and outstanding stills, all in a compact package. Like Indiana Jones, the Knights Templar and Don Quixote, we’ve been on this seemingly fruitless quest for years. A few come close, but none ever took the ultimate prize.
Excerpt: When it comes to producing easy-to-use camcorders that deliver on picture quality, Canon has an enviable track record – and the HF S10 is no exception. Everything about it screams quality, from its fit, finish and comfortably weighty feel, down to the components inside. These include a 1/2.6-inch CMOS image sensor with an effective video resolution of 6.01 megapixels and an improved Digic DV III processor, which now includes face detection.
Pros: Excellent picture quality even in low light; good range of features; easy to use for novices and enthusiasts alike.
Cons: Poor microphone placement; no 5.1-channel surround option; no optical viewfinder; control dial is fiddly.
Excerpt: It replaces the Canon HF11 as the company's flagship consumer-level camcorder - which arguably makes it the new benchmark for high-definition video. (After all, the HF11 was one of the best camcorders of its generation).