Summary: I bought this camcorder as a 4th (HF S) series HD capture device for shooting weddings. I love the 8.0MP full HD CMOS sensor with a large lens that allows more light than a consumer camera and provides great video footage. With enough light I can capture good quality still pictures from my video footage for art on DVD covers using my Sony Vegas Pro software.
Summary: I purchased this camcorder to do underwater HD video along with an Ikelite housing and Ikelite video light. I then started using it on my vacation trips to do above water HD videos as well as underwater shoots and was so impressed with the results that I wanted to post this review! I paid about $1,000 for the camcorder, Ikelite underwater housing , and Ikelite underwater video light... and the results underwater ...and above water have been amazing!!!
Summary: I'm a little new to 'prosumer' equipment. This Cannon HD camcorder is so close to broadcast HD video. Beautiful High Def pictures and very nice audio. I bought the Pro Rodes external mic and that is a very nice improvement for the audio. The 'mini advanced shoe' on the Cannon was not able to accept the Pro Rodes mic, so there is an adapter available. Uploading clips to the computer couldn't be easier.
Awesome Camcorder! Check out KHxGuitar12 on youtube to view videos
1 March 2012
Summary: I love this camcorder! It is exceptionally great for my video making. If you want to get a look at the video quality, search my youtube channel : KHxGuitar12 i have made a few videos using this camcorder.
Summary: I bought the camera almost a year ago. All this time I enjoyed both an exceptional video quality and perfect stills. I don't know any other non-professional camera of a similar price tag providing such a successful combination. Until very recently, my only concern was of how to play the produced AVCHD files.
Summary: I've been extremely satisfied with the HFS100 camcorder. I did buy additional Transcend 16GB Class 6 SDHC cards, an additional battery pack, Dolica ST-650 tripod, Adorama l-bracket, and a Rode microphone ... but that was all I needed to complete this package to my liking. I'm not a pro videographer nor do I intend to put hours into post-production work ... just a proud parent with a newborn trying to capture every waking hour on video.
Summary: One of the best flash-based consumer camcorders in it's class. The video and still picture quality of this 8 mega-pixel camcorder are impressive. Colors appear true-to-life and the photos are sharp and clear. The camera responds to light well and the manual adjustments are handy when filming night scenes or when in very bright light. The external stereo microphone jack is also a plus. The 10X optical zoom is sufficient for capturing most events.
Summary: The quality is amazing on this little guy. There are a ton of nice features, and it is easy to figure out. If you are looking for a nice camcorder that is high quality but relatively low priced, I definitely recommend this one!