High quality portable camcorder that doubles as a camera.
20 September 2011
Summary: Great Camcorder with lots of features. Really simple to operate, high quality videos and pictures. A little small for my hands, yet it seems to be the perfect size for women and teenagers. Lightweight and just the right size to carry on that family outing to capture videos and still pictures.
Great camara to have if you want clear and quality videos!
9 June 2011
Summary: We had wanted this camara since it came out. It is so easy to use. It is small and compact. It takes wonderful and clear videos. The quality is a lot better than most camaras we seen. We are really enjoying having it. Thank you!
Summary: Solid-state recording on SD chip means no tape motor noise to disturb music recordings. Good microphone available for top-mounted "hot shoe". Also can plug in external mic. Tiny, light camera reduces fatigue of operator, comfortable to hold. Good part-mechanical, part-digital zoom. Control for manual focus is clumsy. Manual for included software could be better. Canon's phone support is friendly, free, and available forever, but personnel could know the product better.
Summary: This camera is great. The reason I bought it is because it has a mic and headphone jack. This is necessary for video interviews to get good audio. I have done inside interviews as well as wildlife filming with this camera and the videos are clear and lighting is great. It has all the options that I wanted in a proconsumer camera.
Summary: What makes me choose this camcorder is its design. It's small, compact but it delivers what it really meant to do. The only draw back I can think of is the screen size. If this like 3" it will be awesome.
Summary: I'm a long time part-time professional photographer and videographer and former television news photographer with many years of experience using a variety of professional and prosumer equipment. I've also owned three camcorders for personal use, including the highly regared Sony TRV900, a very capable three-ccd model. So my standards are quite high. I purchased the HF100 for a great price at Amazon knowing that this model was being superceeded by a new model.
Summary: My DV camcorder died some months back and I've been looking for a replacement. It seemed as though a non-tape based camcorder would be a good choice, so I've been following reviews of a variety of flash and hard-drive camcorders for several months. I really didn't think I needed an HD camera, but the reviews of the standard definition camcorders really weren't very good. I had just about decided to go with the Canon FS100 (their standard def.
Summary: I was a little skeptical at first. This camera seems too good to be true while reading all of the specifications listed. But I really have to say that it lived up to all of my expectations. In a well lit area the picture is absolutely stunning--a sharp and true-to-life image. In darker rooms the picture doesn't get grainy at all from my experience. Obviously a darker room isn't going to be quite as stunning as a brighter one but I'm still impressed.
AVCHD is no problem for Sony Vegas 8.0 Pro and Dual 2Ghz
Andrew Mountain, Amazon
19 November 2008
Summary: If you've been doing research, you know that most people say that AVCHD is a nightmare to edit and render. Not so! You need Sony Vegas 8.0 Pro and a fairly new computer. Editing and rendering is slower than with HDV, but it's not a nightmare at all. Can't afford Sony Vegas 8.0 Pro? At least download the trial version to see what you're missing. If you want to speed it up, shoot in XP+ instead of FXP--rendering takes 1/2 the time. 1) Shoot in 30p.