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Canon HF100
5.3 out of 10

Canon HF100

Canon VIXIA HF100 Canon VIXIA HF100 measures (WxHxD) 2.9 x Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Canon HF100

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Overall 2
2.0

Why AVCHD? Why no choice?

Donald G., Newegg
8 March 2009
  • Pros: Terrific camera, but software in camera and out is dismal. AVCHD and MTS are tragically flawed and secret. There is minimal control over exposure. There is no metadata. Nobody's PC can play your files well. Batteries cost more than camera and film.
  • Cons: AVCHD is deeply flawed. It succeeds in making something very simple rather complicated for no advantage. But it is documented under NDA. Even Adobe isn't strong enough to get AVCHD right, 20% of files appear flawed in transcode. The included Pixela software DVDs are useless. On the plus side no d...
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Overall 2
2.0

the video camera was fantastic, however it managed to get wet and no ...

Jason S., Amazon
28 August 2008
  • Summary: I initially bought this product in 2010, the video camera was fantastic, however it managed to get wet and no longer functioned. I was so happy with the first one, that I bought the exact same one, this time from Electronics Club (third party shipper).
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Overall 2
2.0

CMOS sensor not good for moving objects

B. Fesler, Amazon
28 August 2008
  • Summary: Junk cmos sensor. This is what is in all cheap canon video cameras. The problem with this? Lines when video taping anything moving. Get a CCD video camera instead.
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Overall 2
2.0

Very very poor durability

TT WPB FL, Amazon
28 August 2008
  • Summary: We bought this camcorder in 2/09, and have used it a total of 9 days/year since then. It developed a low-grade hum during the warranty period, which we thought we'd resolved with help from tech support. (Tech support was helpful, but nearly impossible to locate.
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Overall 2
2.0

Software is NOT user friendly!

Tina Shaw, Amazon
28 August 2008
  • Summary: I bought this camera to capture video clips to be used in online learning programs. My prior experience with a camcorder was in Hi8 format or with my Kodak digital camera that also takes video (VERY easy to use and publish)!
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Overall 2
2.0

Video Quality Is Ordinary

S. Gupta, Amazon
27 August 2008
  • Summary: I bought Canon HF100 5 months ago and was surprised to find that the video quality (even when recorded at the highest resolution) when played back on my HDTV (via HDMI) was very ordinary. I mean it is no better than the video quality of my five year old Sony TRV22E.
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Overall 2
2.0

AVCHD isn't ready for primetime yet

Compelled to write a review, Amazon
26 May 2008
  • Summary: I purchased this camera as a replacement for my JVC GR-DVM70. I loved the idea of recording to solid state memory, and creating videos in high definition since I have two high definition tv sets. What I have learned is, the video format AVCHD is just not supported yet.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't buy for Vista 64 bit

Benjamin G., Newegg
23 May 2008
  • Summary: Don't but unless you want to run on a 32 bit system.
  • Pros: Nice camera, small, fits in the right hand well, no issues with taking a video.
  • Cons: The software that comes with the camera won't work with Vista 64 bit. So, if you like to watch videos you are out of luck. Canon tech support and Pixella (software that came with the camera) aren't any help. Oh, Canon tech support supervisor did suggest getting Adobe Premier Pro, but he didn't me...
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Overall 2
2.0

Autofocus did not work properly ...

Axel R., Amazon
6 April 2009
  • Summary: Quick delivery. Not all buttons were ideally positioned. Biggest Disappointment was the broken Autofocus. Sent back. Quick refund - brill.
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Overall 2
2.0

Korrisionsschaden

Bonni "Bonni", Amazon
15 November 2010
  • Summary: Die Videokamera hat mir zunächst gut gefallen. Fotos waren eher mäßig und beim Zoomen hatte die HF100 Probleme. Ansonsten klasse Bild. Nach zwei Reisen in die Tropen fiel die HF100 nach ca. 1,5 Jahren aus. Feststellung des Canon-Service: Korrisionsschaden der Platine!
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