Summary: I don't have anything to say about the other aspects of this product yet but I ran into trouble using the two highest speed modes (MXP and FXP) with a Class 10 SDHC flash card which should have been plenty fast enough.
Don't buy Class 10 or higher SDHC cards for this camera!
C. Barker, Amazon
30 April 2010
Summary: While the camera itself is one of the best in its class, Canon wrote its firmware prior to the release of the new generation of Class 10 SDHC cards. When you attempt to use such a card to record in HD mode, the camera refuses to do so, apparently assuming that the card is too slow to handle the...
Summary: With a bit of tinkering indoor low light situation can become acceptable I guess. I'm thinking about returning it and looking(or waiting) for a better low light option. I think though I may be past my initial date of purchase for a return because my first HF200 had to be returned due to a hair stuck...
Pros: Great ergos and feels great in my hand, nice strap, solid state only(less parts), Takes great video in good/great lighting, OIS is nice, I like the joy stick that canon uses for UI accessing
Cons: Terrible low light recording. No external battery charger, stock battery dies quickly. No mini HDMI cable. Bundled software is basically useless.
Summary: This camera had the balance of quality, price, and features I was looking for in a HD camcorder. Pros: -Built in light for dark shooting. I found it effective to about 4 feet. -Small form factor. The battery is smaller than the lens. -SDHC flash memory instead of built-in hard drives.
Summary: Although I did buy the camera and did use it briefly (it seemed very nice), I am not posting a review. I am simply posting to let other potential buyers know that this particular camera is not suitable for motorsports or any activity with sever vibration or shaking.
Summary: I Believe this camera is great. It's just above your average models. I've used for a week now filming basic family stuff, kids sports and it works great. It shows great video through a the HDMI cable on my HD TV as well (cable does not come with camera).
Summary: Software included is a total joke. Missing options. Difficult to navigate. Does not allow you to fully select location folders. Format is MTS. Only writes DVD (-) discs or Blueray (haven't tested). must use included software to edit or move or copy.
Pros: Great daylight video. at mxp, fxp, xp+, sp and even LP mode very very good video quality. Still Images 3 MP in good light are ok. Don't throw away your digital still cameral. Manual focus. No touch screen just buttons. Remote control is a good feature to take stills and start/stop video. Optical ...
Cons: Does not focus in dark situations. Uses a white LED to light and then focus in some situations but is a hit or miss. Even in full daylight had difficulty focusing green trees at infinity. It could not judge distance. Night mode: I don't see a night mode but in the auto modes there is a moon/cresc...
Summary: The CMOS on this camcorder is too small. There are not enough good pixels for HD. Its complete inability to handle any decent amount of movement is a deal breaker. But, if you are looking to leave the camera completely stationary it's an -extremely- good buy.
Pros: -great for tripod shots during the day -menu is reasonably easy to use -can record with LCD closed and disabled -very lightweight and small -the zoom range is very good -battery usage is very acceptable
Cons: -very poor noise levels outside of full sunlight -completely unacceptable quality if the camera is moving -very unreliable USB interface -included software is not good -very slow auto focus -auto focus fails to operate in dim lighting. -hard to use manual focus -impossible to hold steady without ...
Summary: I thought that this generation would be a lot better, but from what I've seen the quality is about the same as the hf100. Better battery life than hf100. For some reason Newegg does not have these in yet, had to go to another vender.
Pros: Small, light, has lots of optional features. The zoom is great. I've only had it a day, so I'll have to experiment with it to see how to get the best videos.
Cons: Focus hunts a bit, even in bright light. Optical stabilization is a joke. It's really hard to hold this little puppy steady because it is so light. Photos are very poor in quality, so don't through away your point and shoot camera.
Summary: The handling is good, easy to use. Picture quality ok, although I was slightly unimpressed by the relatively low color saturation by default, but you can set it to your liking. Sound quality as good as it get from a tiny mic.