Conclusion: The HF S10 is an excellent camcorder, even though it’s not tiny, cute, or $500. It’s substantial, and expensive, but the quality is outstanding. Given the results we’re especially looking forward to testing the new AVCHD Sony HDR-XV500, with its 120GB hard drive, 6.3MP CMOS sensor, built-in GPS,...
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.
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.