Summary: I have been shopping for a replacement for my old Sony Mini DV which costed $1099. I read reviews of Sony HDR CX110 and Canon VIXIA R11 through CNET. Professional review is 3.0 for Sony and 3.5 for Canon. Therefore,I recently bought Canon VIXIA R11 with 32GB built in Flash memory.
Summary: The Sony seems like a nice little unit, I am however kind of disappointed in the outdoors video quality. The camera seems to grab the rays from the sun and wash images out, I have owned several camcorders over the years and never had the problem that I'm having with this one.
Summary: I bought this camera expressly for its advanced features. Slow Motion recording, Tele Macro, Spot Focus and Spot Metering. This is an outstanding camera and almost unbeliveable because of its tiny price tag.
Summary: This is my first HD camcorder, first Sony Handycam and first flash memory camcorder, and it's pretty amazing. No more rewinding tapes, no more rewinding/fast-forwarding to find a certain clip, etc.
Pros: great video quality (even played back through the included component cables), extremely compact size, solid build quality, 25x optical zoom, easy to use, useful features like one-touch DVD burning
Cons: no included HDMI cable, no included remote (but with HDMI-CEC the camcorder should be able to be controlled from my tv remote for playback)
Summary: This is my first HD camcorder, first Sony Handycam and first flash memory camcorder and I have to say, it's pretty amazing. No more rewinding tapes, no more rewinding/fast-forwarding to find a certain clip etc.
Pros: Clear video (looks great even through the included component cables), Carl Zeiss lens, 25x optical zoom, extremely compact size, solid build (especially the screen hinge), takes standard SDHC cards, touchscreen works well, good image stabilization, easy to use, useful features like one-touch DVD ...
Cons: No HDMI cable included, no remote control (but with HDMI-CEC the camcorder should be able to be controlled from my tv remote for playback, we'll see)
Summary: I just bought this camcorder about 3 days ago, and I'm still amazed with it. i used this camera with my mom (Who is an amateur camera man)and the outcome was just amazing. of course with plenty of editing. it is still amazing.
Summary: The video quality is amazing on this small camera, used it film some races and watched it when i got home and was blown away with the depth and image quality as well as how crisp the audio sounded. Great camera would recommend to anyone.