Still one of the best in it's price range, if not THE best.
10 November 2012
Summary: The quality of this camcorder is, in my view, the best of the camcorders that are: 1. Small pocket camcorders. 2. Under $700 street price. 3. Shoots HD to digital media. This camcorder have very good video that shoots to SD memory cards.
Summary: Contrary to other reviews that say this camera works with a Mac and the iMovie "automatically" imports the video from the camera, actually neither the Canon HF100 camera nor the SDHC card from it are recognized by iMovie '09 running on my fairly recent 2008 MacBook with latest operating system(even...
Summary: I did a LOT of research before settling on this camera. That said, I had very high expectations... Video Quality: I wasn't quite as impressed as I thought I would be. I watched the demo video on Canon's web site and I thought it looked amazing.
4.5 Stars: Great Video Quality, Slightly Quirky Menu System
20 December 2008
Summary: I also did quite a bit of research between various Sony and Canon HD models and kept coming back to this one, partially because it had very similar specs to some of the more expensive models, and partially because the indication seemed to be the quality was top-notch for HD video.
Summary: This is my first HD camcoder and first Canon brand after working with SD Panasonic. I am very happy with this camcorder, it is very easy to operate, the footage is excellent quality, it is small and easy to handle. I took 1 star off because of few things I think could be improved 1.
Summary: I purchased this camera to record my Football Teams games with. The camera itself is very nice, I do not have one single complaint, and battery life is pretty good. I do have a huge complaint with the crappy software that comes with this camera, it is junk.
Summary: Review of Amazon's Customer Service: I received my HF100 very quickly. It was backordered and shipped out (I assume) the same day that more came into stock. I paid for one day shipping (3.99 with prime), and received my order the day after Amazon got more in stock. Great job at a great price!
HF100 vs HV20: observations on video quality trade-offs and editing/distribution
Hans H. Roehrig "bubba", Amazon
30 June 2008
Summary: I have a one year old HV20 and a 2 month old HF100. First and foremost, I care about video quality, but convenience is also important. Each year, we go to the Fraser Valley in Colorado - an area surrounded by pine-forest covered peaks. Last year, we took a ton of footage with the HV20.
Summary: Have been doing photography for almost 40 years. I started at 12 with my own dark room but no darkroom needed with the new digital camera/video cam. Two weeks and all is well. Be advised this camera is tiny. Almost too tiny but that does make it easy to drag it along with you. It is light as well.
Summary: This is the first camcorder I have ever owned, so I am no camera expert. I purchased this camera because I wanted a high definition camera to film my new baby. I didn't want him to grow up and look back at the video and wonder what kind of ancient technology it was filmed with.