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.
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: 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.
Summary: Read the description for the full list of features; these were the features which made an impression on me. Pros: Takes great pictures and video, especially good low-light performance and continuous-mode shots. Flash and video light included, although with the usual caveats about flash photography. Good image stabilization, even in a moving car, although shake becomes quite noticeable when fully zoomed in. In a moving car, that is.
Summary: Although a little pricey it is worth the extra money when considering a Flash Hard drive and memory card slotted device over a typical internal hard drive. The reason is the capability on this camera is second to none regarding over all picture quality. There is a little latency when panning about quickly but the image catches up quickly as well when you stablize your shot/frame.
Summary: The Vixia HFS10 is an upgrade for me, coming from the Canon VIXIA HG20 AVCHD 60 GB HDD Camcorder with 12x Optical Zoom . I've been enjoying the HG20 for a few months now, so being able to dig in to the new features on a 2009 model camera has been a real treat. Right off the bat, the video image quality on the HFS10 is incredible. Hands down, the best I have ever used. Facial recognition is blazing fast and accurate, even when people are moving reasonably fast.