Summary: Excellent camera, very nice pics.This is the second camera that i had, but it is the first HD that i ever bought. Tha quality of still pics and video are brilliant. I love it and would like to recommend to all my friends.
Summary: It's not the newest in the market - but it is surely the best value you can get for that price! It's a top quality pro video cam. A superb video and photos shooting. Make me very proud of using it. Makes every shooting fun and experimental. Very easy to use and many useful modes (like low light shooting and with or without the cam light) and inner 64GB of endless memory space.
Summary: This is the third camcorder I bought and I am finally happy with this one! The picture quality and clarity is great in a range of lighting. Everyone else has said so much I don't feel like I need to rehash it all so I will keep to some general digital video stuff that I think is catching some people: 1. AVCHD is a high-compression codec, but it is tough to deal with for editing.
Summary: Previously I was the owner of the Panasonic minDV HD camcorder, which was very good but the tape was a huge limitation, thats why i bought the new cannon. I would never imagine that the consumer level camcorder could take such stunning video like this Cannon. I watch the videos on my Samsung HD led TV and the image is so realistic that you don't believe that you are watching video and not reality.
Summary: I did months of research before deciding on the S11, and my biggest priorities were superb picture quality then durability. Because flash camcorders don't have moving parts like a hard drive, flash memory is less prone to damage, uses less power, and reads/writes faster. This is very expensive, but it will last for many, many years while vividly capturing my most important memories with family. HD is the way to go.
Summary: I have never owned a Canon Camcorder before. However, being a professional photographer, I am quite familiar and happy with Canon products. I have always bought Sony handy-cams in the past. I bought this camcorder with the desire to shoot in HD and also because it had dual flash drive options (internal 64 GB and by card).