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Canon FS11

alaTest has collected and analyzed 258 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the design and value for money are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the connectivity and features.

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

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon FS11 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon FS11

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 11 user reviews of Canon FS11 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, value for money, battery

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91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon FS11 Digital Camcorder (45 x Advanced Zoom With 2.7 inch Widescreen Colour LCD)Canon FS11 Digital Camcorder (45 x Advanced Zoom With 2.7 inch Widescreen Colour LCD)Canon LEGRIA HF-S11 Camcorder (10x Optical Zoom, 2.7 inch Widescreen Multiangle Vivid LCD)

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon FS11

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 116 user reviews of Canon FS11 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

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

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon FS11 Flash Memory Camcorder with 16GB Internal Flash Memory and 48x Advanced ZoomCanon FS11 Flash Memory Camcorder with 16GB Internal Flash Memory and 48x Advanced ZoomCanon VIXIA HF S11 HD Dual Flash Memory Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom - 2009 MODEL

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Handsome Canon Camcorder Shoots Eye-Melting HD Video

 

Got $1400 burning a hole in your pocket? Want to shoot stunning HD video? You should try Canon's newest Vixia.

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Canon FS11

 

In the continuum that runs from low-resolution, cheapo camcorders like the Creative Vado to high-quality, solid-state "prosumer" HD models like Canon's own Vixia HF10 , Canon's line of SD-based camcorders--FS11, FS10, and FS100--falls exactly where...

Compact, attractive design; mic input.

No optical image stabilization; ineffective wind filter; no headphone jack; modest video quality.

Convenient, well-designed camcorders that look pricier than they are, models in the Canon FS series--FS11, FS10, and FS100--nevertheless deliver typical budget video in line with their budget price tags.

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Canon Vixia HF S11 Camcorder Review

 

The Canon HF S11 is the latest flagship camcorder from Canon. The market is always interested to see what Canon has up its sleeve, but the HF S11 offers very few advantages over the HF S10, released earlier this year. Sure, you have the same solid...

The Canon HF S11 (MSRP $1399) is another excellent contender among this year's high definition camcorders. Its bright light video performance rivals just about anything you'll see from any manufacturer in 2009. In low light, however, the HF S11 does...

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Canon FS11 Camcorder Review

 

This year marks the start of Canon's entrance into solid state camcorders. The FS11 ($599 MSRP) is the top model in its standard definition line-up, featuring a 16GB internal memory and card slot for SD and SDHC cards. Below are the FS10 ($499 MSRP)...

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Canon Vixia HF S11 Review

 

Read this Canon Vixia HF S11 review to discover what this camcorder has to offer in terms of features, performance, price to value, etc. Is the Canon Vixia HF S11 right for you? Read this review to find out.

The price of the Canon Vixia HF S11 may not fit into everyone's budget, costing $1399.99. The competition is priced lower, thus placing it on the higher end of the range. But then more than a year in the market now, you can get some fine deals off many...

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Videomaker's 2009 Best Memory Card Camcorder: Canon VIXIA HF S11 AVCHD Camcorder Reviewed

 

View all of the best consumer video production products of 2009, selected by the editors of Videomaker The dust hasn't even begun to settle around the impact crater created by the entry of Canon's Vixia HF S10 onto the battlefield, and they have...

Large internal Flash drive (64GB) ; Additional Flash storage via SDHC card slot ; Full HD recording ; Highest quality AVCHD (24Mbps) ; Night Scene mode

No viewfinder ; No manual zoom/focus ring

Moderately priced, Canon's Vixia HF S11 is a powerful choice for video producers looking to make their mark on the professional video landscape

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Canon HF S11

 

Solid, but little is changed or improved over others in Canon's flagship line

Fantastic sharpness results; Tremendous manual controls

High noise levels; Subpar low light performance

The Canon HF S11 (MSRP $1399) is another excellent contender among this year’s high definition camcorders. Its bright light video performance rivals just about anything you’ll see from any manufacturer in 2009. In low light, however, the HF S11 does...

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Canon FS11

 

This year marks the start of Canon\'s entrance into solid state camcorders. The FS11 ($599 MSRP) is the top model in its standard definition line-up, featuring a 16GB internal memory and card slot for SD and SDHC cards. Below are the FS10 ($499 MSRP)...

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Canon Legria HFS11 HD camcorder

 

The Canon Legria HFS11 is the latest Full HD camcorder to roll off the company's prodigious production line. It replaces the top-of-the-range Legria H...

Video quality, manual tools and features, auto modes, build quality – it's got the lot

Sorry, there seems to be some mistake – haven't we reviewed this camcorder already? Only incremental changes to its predecessor

The Canon Legria HFS11 is the premier choice for hands-on enthusiasts. It will also suit novices who aren't afraid of using camcorder menus. If you want the very best in video quality, this camcorder is pretty hard to pass up.

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Canon FS11

 

Standard-def video continues to be big business for the camcorder industry. Despite abandoning their CRT TVs in flocks and droves, it would appear con...

Cute and compact design, dual flash memory recording modes, external microphone jack, 37x optical zoom

Slightly overpriced when compared to other SD camcorders, SD/SDHC card not included

The FS11 might be slightly expensive for an entry-level camcorder, but it offers an impressive array of features to make up for it. With its versatile recording options and powerful 37x optical zoom, it will suit anybody in need of a point-and-shoot...

Product Specifications

The Canon VIXIA HF S11 Dual Flash Memory camcorder takes Canon's solid reputation for optical excellence, advanced image processing and technological innovation in high definition camcorders and brings it to the next level. The VIXIA HF S11 offers a large internal memory, recording up to 24 hours, 30 minutes (LP mode), approximately 6 hours recording at the highest quality (MXP mode), and compatibility with removable SDHC cards. And the video and photos you record will be as brilliant as they can be - with the Canon exclusive 8.59 megapixel CMOS image sensor and Canon's advanced image processor, DIGIC DV III. What's more, the VIXIA HF S11 allows you to record at up to 24Mbps, the highest bit rate in AVCHD format, for the highest quality image. The VIXIA HF S11 is packed with Canon exclusive features - such as the genuine Canon 10x HD video lens, sophisticated genuine Canon face detection, dynamic SuperRange optical image stabilization as well as advanced video snapshot mode and a host of control and creative options. All of which make it possible for you to Shoot, capture, see and be HD.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-807

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.4in
Height:2.7in
Weight:15.9oz
Width:2.8in

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:Snow / Beach / Sunset / Sports mode / Night scene / Low light / Fireworks / Portrait mode / Spotlight

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:64GB

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:HF S11
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon VIXIA

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.0
Max Focal Length:64mm
Min Focal Length:6.4mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:8.02Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:6.01Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:8.59Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.6 / 1/2.6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):9.8 mm ( 1/2.6 ) / 9.8 mm ( 1/2.6" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Art fader / Black & white fader / Wipe fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG-4 / AVCHD / H.264
Digital Zoom:200
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Skin Detail / Vivid / Low Sharpening / Neutral
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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