Summary: Just have owned my S10 for 14 months, but now it just died. the bad news is that it's just out of warrenty. I regret i didn't buy the extended warrenty. The estimate repair fee will cost $231. I believe i have totally recorded video no more than 20 hours.....now it's just dead. I can't believe Canon's product is so unreliable. Won't buy Canon's product anymore. totally rip off.
Summary: The Canon Vixia HFS10 is by far the best camcorder that I have used, but it sits unused after I ran into one essential problem. You cannot extract the videos off the camcorder with standard and professional software - such as Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 or Adobe Elements. You can try iMovie but I spent 5 hours extracting a 3 minute clip. So, once you use the internal flash memory - you're stuck. In order to record more, you must delete everything and cannot preserve anything.
Summary: I bought this camera about 5 months ago because I heard the picture quality was great, which it is, but I also was intending on taking advantage of the 1/8th inch mic input in order to use a shotgun mic. Every time I use this feature an extremely loud beeping noise goes off when the access light blinks. Really really apparent and impossible to get any good audio. Other people seem to have the same problem: [...] .
Summary: The HFS10 camerea (in EU is Legria HFS10) is easy to use and provides excellent recordings (photos as well). It has some problem with autofocusing in low light environment, but it is a good camera. However the bundled Pixela Imagemixer sotware is Useless: I have serious sound problems (during editing videos, and the saved video as well) Theres is no sotware support neither from Canon, nor Pixela.