Excerpt: I love still photography a lot, but I find that most of the cameras that are very good for still photography aren’t very good for video recording. It is for this reason that in addition to a myriad digital cameras, I also decided to buy myself a Canon VIXIA HFS10 HD Camcorder . I bought it off Amazon.com at $1250, making it a really expensive kit. I have owned it for a few months so far, and digging into it’s features has been a treat.
Summary: I love the camera, it is a great value for the money, I wish I could have paid full price for a new one, but this one is still up to date and awesome! as a bonus I got a spare battery, battery charger,telephoto lens, a wide angle lens and a boom microphone which more than doubled the value! I am happy!
Large lens, great low light, manual focus ring/dial. 5 stars
30 March 2012
Summary: before this camera I used 3CCD Panasonic PV-GS300 cameras. This camera is much better. The lens is huge by comparison and the picture is in HD. The low light level is much better too. There may be some issues with this camera, but I haven't found them yet. Well, except for the microphones on the camera. They could be better; this doesnt matter much to me though because I am using the external output into a condenser mic of my own.
Summary: I researched like crazy and settled on this camcorder, bought it in early Mach, 2010 from Amazon. I wanted a good HD camcorder to video my son in his last season of high school baseball. The HD quality is superb when camcorder is connected to my Samsung HD TV. Whether I filmed under the lights or during the day, excellent quality video and even when zoomed in 10x, the quality, thanks to HD, is amazing.
Summary: I could go on and on about how i like this camcorder, but I will hold back a little. I puchased this one for 1100 back in December and have not had an issue yet. I got accessories like the 58mm Mennon Lens Hood, and the DM-50 microphone attachment (for the mini canon advancment shoe) and sunpack 7575 fluid head tripod.. combine this make this camcorder look ever that more professional and I made my own steady cam..