Summary: I've done probably a dozen short and long shoots with this camera and it's really awesome. Because it has a lot more bells and whistles than a consumer level camera, it takes some exploring to learn what it can do. But it's really a beautiful camcorder.
Summary: This camera has always taken amazing videos and photos; I never had a powerful computer to handle it. I thought I had made a bad investment, but then I went to plug this thing into my MacBook Air and iMovie worked wonders!
Summary: Good solid product. Excellent picture, fairly easy to use. If your a Mac user, iMovie can import directly from the built in memory making it very easy to edit and publish movies. Mic input is extra useful; location of the removable SD card means it can be removed without having to take the camera...
Summary: I am writing this review after 2 yrs of usage, very heavy in past few months. Overall, excellent camcorder for shooting HD movies - crystal clear display of videos and photos. I considered Sony while purchasing this but did not buy Sony 'coz of proprietary memory cards.
Summary: We've had this for maybe around 2 years now and still love the camera. HD video comes out great and it is really easy to use. The battery life is a little bit low, but that is only if you are running the quality at the highest (which you don't need to do for most cases).
Great compact camcorder with very high quality recordings
M. W., Amazon
14 May 2010
Summary: This is a very very nice camcorder. I bought it about 6 months ago (Dec 2009) from B&H for $600. Canon has since introduced new generation products. If you are considering buying this now as a new unit, make sure you don't pay the original list price. ***Followup Post.
Summary: I wanted HD, and I wanted Canon for their image quality, but I didn't want to pay more than $500. The HF11 would normally be out of that range, but I got it as a factory refurb, and I'm glad I did. Works great, no missing items or problems that I can see.
Summary: I bought this video camera to take on my trips and needed something both small, but with great image resolution. The Canon Vixia HF11 fits the bill. The controls are very easy to use and the interface is almost idiot proof.