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Canon HF100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1094 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the memory and image quality are on the whole positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated. Many are critical about the viewfinder and features, while opinions are divided on the battery.

value for money, usability, portability, image quality, memory

features, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon HF100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon HF100

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 55 user reviews of Canon HF100 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, portability, build quality, image quality, memory

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon HF100 High Definition Camcorder - 12x Optical Zoom With 2.7 inch Widescreen Multi-Angle Vivid LCDCanon HF100 High Definition Camcorder - 12x Optical Zoom With 2.7 inch Widescreen Multi-Angle Vivid LCDCanon HF100 High Definition Camcorder - 12x Optical Zoom with 2.7" widescreen Multi-angle Vivid LCD

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon HF100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 700 user reviews of Canon HF100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, portability, image quality, battery

features

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon VIXIA HF100 Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder with 12x Optical Image Stabilized ZoomCanon VIXIA HF100 Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder with 12

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Canon Vixia HF100

 

Lightweight and extremely versatile, the flash-based Canon Vixia HF100 is the future of high-definition camcorders.

For such a small camcorder, the Canon Vixia HF100 is remarkably versatile, with a variety of settings and modes that should be enough for any type of videographer. It’s a strong argument in favor of AVCHD as the choice for high-definition recording in...

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Canon Vixia HF100

 

Canon may not have been first out of the gate with a flash-based camcorder--or second, or third--but one of its debut models, the high-definition Vixia HF100, gets it right the first time. A sleek, matte-gray compact model with a well-rounded feature...

Excellent video quality; fast focus; compact, attractive, and comfortable design

Wind filter not as dependable as previous Canon models; manual focus pretty useless

One of a pair of Canon's first flash-based camcorders, the Canon Vixia HF100, delivers excellent HD video quality and performance in a tiny package.

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Canon Vixia HF100 Camcorder Review - Canon Flash Memory

 

The Canon HF100 ($899 MSRP) comes from a good pedigree. It's nearly identical to the Canon HF10, which received our seal of approval earlier this year. The HF100 offers all the same image quality, manual controls, and form factor, but loses the 16GB...

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Canon Vixia HF S100

 

The Canon Vixia HF S100 (and its sister model, the HF S10) represent the top of the line from the manufacturer's 2009 camcorders. The 8.59-megapixel sensor, large lens, still photo capabilities, and excellent new custom control dial are just some of...

Canon has certainly made some improvements this year with the HF S100: a new lens and sensor that produce incredibly sharp videos and photos, a new processor that allows for simultaneous photo recording and less noise, and an excellent new custom...

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Canon HF100

 

The HF100 is equipped with a single 1/3.2-inch CMOS sensor and Canon's Digic DVII processor. The sensor is smaller than the one found in the popular HV20 and HV30 models (among others), but we saw little difference in performance. In bright to moderate...

The low light performance is great, as well. The HF100 manages to pull out color and detail in even very low light. It's helped greatly in this capacity by the camcorder's multiple frame rates, which we'll talk about in bit

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Canon HF100

 

The Canon HF100 ($899 MSRP) comes from a good pedigree. It\'s nearly identical to the Canon HF10, which received our seal of approval earlier this year. The HF100 offers all the same image quality, manual controls, and form factor, but loses the 16GB...

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Canon HF100

 

The Canon HF100 is a high-definition camcorder that records AVCHD video to SD/SDHC memory cards. Despite having a beefier sounding name, it's actually...

Stunning high-definition video resolution, unsurpassed image clarity and colour, comes packed with manual features

No inbuilt memory, no memory card in sales package, drab design

The HF100 is one of the best camcorders in its price range. Offering exceptionally sharp video and an extensive array of manual features, it will suit amateurs and enthusiasts both. However, sticklers for value should pick up the 32-gigabyte HF11...

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Canon HF100E review

 

The Canon HF100E is a well equipped AVCHD camcorder, although we are disappointed by the lack of an electronic viewfinder or a manual focus ring.

We can't argue with the Canon HF100E's build quality or the resulting images and we like the bright LCD that makes it easier to see what you are shooting in bright outdoor conditions. The cinema mode and digital effects impress us too. We wish Canon...

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Canon HF100

 

Similar to the award-winning HF10, but cheaper.

In comparison to the HF10, the similarly-specced HF100 actually works out better value when you factor in the price of memory. Ok, the HF10 can add a 16GB card and give you four hours of shooting in FXP - comparable to a hard disk-based model - whilst...

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Canon HF100 review

 

One of a pair of Canon's first flash-based camcorders, the Canon HF100 delivers excellent HD video quality and performance in a tiny package

Excellent video quality ; Fast focus ; Compact, attractive and comfortable design

Wind filter not as dependable as previous Canon models ; Manual focus pretty useless

Onthe downside, high-contrast edges show more fringing than usual. Thestereo microphone sits beneath the lens and generally delivers goodaudio quality. However, in recent models Canon changed the wind filteroption from a forced-on to automatic, and...

Product Specifications

From Canon's long history of optical excellence, advanced image processing, superb performance and technological innovation in photographic and broadcast television cameras comes the latest in high definition camcorders. Now, with the light, compact Canon VIXIA HF100, you can have stunning AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition) format recording with the ease and numerous benefits of Flash Memory. It's used in some of the world's most innovative electronic products such as laptop computers, MP3 players, PDAs and cell phones. Add to that the VIXIA HF100's Canon Exclusive features such as Canon's 3.3 Megapixel Full HD CMOS sensor and advanced DIGIC DV II Image Processor, SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization, Instant Auto Focus, 2.7" Widescreen Multi-Angle Vivid LCD and the Genuine Canon 12x HD video zoom lens and you have a Flash Memory camcorder that's hard to beat and unmistakably Canon.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-809

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.1in
Height:2.5in
Weight:13.4oz
Width:2.9in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Fireworks / Night mode / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:16GB

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:HF100
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon VIXIA

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.0
Max Focal Length:57mm
Min Focal Length:4.8mm
Optical Zoom:12
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:2.76Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2.07Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:3.3Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3.2"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):7.9 mm ( 1/3.2 ) / 7.9 mm ( 1/3.2" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (SuperRange)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVCHD
Digital Zoom:200
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder
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