Summary: I am enjoying my video experience with Canon VIXIA HFS100 HD. Until recently, I have dedicated all my time to still photography. After experimenting through the years with other major brand name photo equipment, I have found Canon to be my choice. This video equipment has provided me with another avenue of photographic expression. With little video experience, I have found the VIXIA to be easy to use and capable of outstanding video production.
Summary: There aren't many things, let alone electronic gadgets that I can look at and go, "This thing has never failed me" but this unit fits the bill. I've taken this digital camcorder to Burning Man 3 times, and while the desert destroyed 2 Nikons and 2 Nikkor lenses, I've never had a single problem with this unit.
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 ordered this camcorder around June of 2010 and was pretty excited about it. When I got it it exceeded my expectations. It has a beautiful design and some awesome features. I really like the 24p mode that enables you to shoot scenes with a movie look. The only disappointment I have was the camcorder light. It doesn't shine bright enough. The other problem is battery life because it lasts virtually an hour and a half.
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.