Summary: Pros - Nice and sharp image - Very good autofocus - Takes pretty good still images outside (not inside) - Really like the continuous photo feature which allows you to take lots of pics very quickly - You can set the zoom speed Cons - Very narrow lens - Not good in low light (the pop up video light doesn't help at all) - Image stabilization is worthless - Coloring is unique on this camera. Some things look good, but a lot of times things look a little washed out & dull.
Summary: I have owned Canon products before and decided to purchase the Vixia HFS20 after looking at many online reviews. The picture quality is amazing. One thing Canon could have done is include a battery charger with the camcorder. Otherwise no complaints at all.
Summary: The camera performs very well taping indoor sports action. The picture quality is great. The hard drive option was worth the extra expense. The only complaint is the Video Software is limited and does not have good instructions. Overall I would recommend it if you are looking for a high quality camcorder at a reasonably price.
Summary: I bought it about 2-3 weeks ago. I carried it with me during my trip to Washington D.C.. You can use it to record every scene you like. But there is something I don't like. 1. the focus length, 43.5-435mm, is relatively too long. It is perfect when using outdoors, you can capture objects very far away. But if you use it indoors, the focus length is so long that you have to move back away enough to object, which is very difficult.
Excerpt: I know that this isn’t a problem when you are using the camera in a place with access to power, but it does present a problem when you consider someone who travels with a laptop. Of course, one way round this is to save everything onto an SD card and then just pop it into your computer, but I still think that they could have improved this. Other than this, however, I found this camera to be very capable and I wouldn’t hesitate recommending it.
Summary: I'm a pro videographer and have been for 6 years. I used to have the Sony PD-150 and the Sony TRV-950. I loved both of those cameras. They both shot really well in low light and were adjustable. They both broke, finally, after long years of use. I didn't want to spend a lot on a new camera right now. I just wanted something to tide me over until I buy a replacement big, expensive camera. I did a lot of research and this one seemed like the best one for the money.
Summary: Escribo en español, ya que he visto pocos comentarios en esta lengua. Tiempo de uso: menos de 1 mes Buena cámara para filmar, aún con poca luz. Sólo hay que configurar adecuadamente. Bastante intuitiva en el manejo, aunque una lectura del manual, es conveniente para conocer los detalles, y sacar más provecho. Excelente capacidad. 32 GB dá para filmar todo, sin preocuparse. Negativos: Aún estoy en dudas con la calidad de las fotos.
Summary: I'm very picky when it comes to quality you could say that I check every pixel!!! Like almost all reviews it is true that the video quality is superb (played on my Sony XBR4 52 in. lcd). What amazed me also was the sound, I felt like I was there!!! I also like the pictures, I bet it could beat 70% of all digital camera's on sale today (point and shoot), I can say that I can leave my digital camera at home and take this all in one.
Summary: I bought this to use it in shooting some documentaries and some small production projects and CANON didn't let me down on this one, the body is small and perfectly sized for extreme mobility, the HD output of this thing is amazing, the picture quality is solid and crisp and the colors are vivid.