Conclusion: This is just a great overall camera. Great auto mode for run and gun, perfect for the documentary project that I'm directing right now. Total manual control when I want it, 50 MBS, beautiful picture, all the controls are where I need them, thanks Canon
Summary: Finally a dreams come true .MPEG-2 4 - 2 - 2 50Mbps Codec camcorder with less than $3000. Unbelievable video and sound quality. I use this wonderful camcorder with an Audio-Technica AT875R Short Shotgun Microphone for better sound quality result .
Summary: Love this camera. It's easy to use and the picture quality is excellent! I'm a professional TV Producer who's trying to get some personal projects off the ground and the images generated by this camera are as good as those from cameras owned by the network, costing much, much more. Using wireless mics with this camera couldn't be easier. I recommend it, highly.
Excerpt: This is pretty much my favorite camera to work with. The HD video produced is beautifully sharp and crystal clear. My video production company uses only the Canon XF100 for all of our shoots. Whether it is a wedding or a marketing video our clients are always extremely pleased with the quality video they receive in the end.
Pros: Easy to Use, Great Picture Quality, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Zoom range/performance
Excerpt: I use this camera for my own work and have found it to be a top-notch item. I just bought 5 for my university. The only thing I don't love about it is that it is somewhat complicated to figure out at first, but then again, it is a pro camera!
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Great Picture Quality