Summary: Nice camera, good image quality, small size, and expandable storage.
Pros: Nice size. Clear pictures (even on lower quality settings). Easy operation. Scene settings seem to work well, at least from a white balance point of view (Snow setting makes snow white instead of blue). Expandable storage. External storage can be used as a back up of the internal storage via the ...
Cons: Low light conditions produce significant noise. Large external storage causes longer camera boot-up times. Can only charge the battery in the camera (unless you buy external charger). Have to plug the camera in to use USB.
Summary: There are many complaints about how the high-capacity battery sticks out from the back of the camera. While it does stick out about 1/2-3/4", I actually find that to be a comfortable place to rest my thumb when holding the camera.
Pros: Great video quality. Camera is very compact thanks to tapeless design. I didn't think the interface was too complicated. The 16GB of built-in memory will get you about 130 minutes of video at the highest quality setting, so I may never need to add an SD card. Based on several comments, I also opt...
Cons: Editing AVCHD files takes a lot of computer horsepower. A LOT. I have a dual-core with 4GB of RAM on 64-bit XP and just the playback framerate in Premiere Elements 7 is about 2 fps. Users with more powerful computers using Premiere CS4 have the same problems. The consensus seems to be that you wi...
Pros: I couldn't believe how small this camcorder was when I received it. Fairly easy to use, buttons and dials well placed, LCD menu somewhat convoluted.
Cons: More difficult than I expected to find decent editing software, which is also fairly expensive. When considering a program, absolutely take advantage of a trial period. Will probably go with Premiere Elements of Cyberlink PowerDirector?
Summary: At 17Mb/s your file sizes become huge! Using Vegas to edit and export. Takes a while to export. Need to upgrade to quad core. Need to purchase another battery as well as wide angle lens. Newegg is da best!
Pros: AWESOME PICTURE! Small, light weight. 1080i is something to behold! With the right combination of settings low light as well as night time shots are doable. Even a moon and stars shot was great. I would recommend this camcorder to anyone. Even with the cons. Purchased here for $795 with extra 32G...
Cons: Small buttons. Doesn't fit well in my hand. Made for my kids hands. The CONS that everyone else has said is true. Battery life is not great. File transfers via USB takes a while with the huge files. Still pictures are not great. But I didn't buy it for that.
Summary: So I've had my HF10 for about a month now. I'm extremely impressed with video and audio quality. Provided you are shooting with enough light, playback in full 1080P is amazing. Low light performance leaves a little to be desired. Autofocus hunts a little too much, again mostly in low light.
Summary: I have owned this camcorder now for 2 weeks and have loved it since I got it. The video quality is amazing. In full HD the the detail and color accuracy really shows. The camcorder also auto focuses incredibly fast even while zooming and panning.
Summary: The Canon HF100 is the same as the Canon HF10, except it has no internal memory (the HF10 has 16GB) and the HF100 is $200 cheaper. For $75 I can buy a 16GB SDHC card which works great with the camera;... you do the math..
Summary: This is a marvelous camcorder. Rather than repeat what some of the other reviews have mentioned, I thought I'd explain how to import video on the Mac, because it wasn't obvious to me. First, you must have an Intel based Mac running Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard).
Summary: I've had this camera for about a month now and have really enjoyed using it. It is light weight and turns on pretty quickly. Here is my quick review: Pros: Small, lightweight, nice view screen, lens gets covered automatically, internal memory holds 2 hours of footage but you can add another card,...
The best in its class but not without serious drawbacks
Pseudorandom Parents, Amazon
28 September 2008
Summary: First of all I'm quite sure that image-quality-wise it's the best camcorder one can buy below 2K. It is also probably the best compact camcorder and a great value. Downloading videos from internal memory is more painful than it should be and the included decoder cannot run smoothly enough on my new...