Thanks Adam, thats very helpful.
Any other features that led you to pick the HFS10/100 over the Sony XR500/520?
P.S. One more thing I should mention I prefer with the Canon is the use of Flash Memory vs. a hard drive. I know 32 gigs is NO 240 gigs (but seriously who needs 240GB). 120GB is nice in the 500V, but I just like the fact there are no moving parts, it's a little quicker, it records 3 seconds of video before you even hit record, you don't hear any hard drive noise. And lastly, I know this has probably been mentioned to death, but it uses SD/SDHC. I HATE the fact Sony insists on using their proprietary, more expensive, at this time smaller Sony Memory Cards (At this time I believe they only go to 16GB). I mean just about EVERYTHING uses SD/SDHC and Sony just cant stand to use any media that isn't theirs (Memory Stick, Blu-Ray, Betamax lol) Anyway just had to say I love the internal switch to flash memory over a hard drive
Here is a CLASS 6 32GB SDHC card for anyone looking for ONLY 104.99. You can't beat that:
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...Dell.ca for the HFS100.
They have it for $1099 CDN.
Mostly Digital has it for $1159 CDN and it goes up from there.
I'm thinking the price is going to come down even further in the next couple of months.
I'm really beginning to lean towards this cam as my entry into HD for my event footage.
Just need to "sex" it up a bit. Maybe get a hood or mattebox and a couple of other accessories so that it approaches the looks of my Panny DVXb cams...OK approaches is an optimistic word, but at least so the Canons wouldn't look so consumer.
Great, thanks alot Adam for that insight. Ive been teetering back and forth on the fence for a few weeks now, but am increasingly sure Im going to get the Canon.
If You're not sure, Most local stores are getting them in stock now. Even if you're going to order online and save yourself a few dollars. It might be worth it to just go down to your local Bestbuy, or J&R, or whatever you have by you and play with the two just to get a feel for each. And when the salesman comes to ask if he can help you, tell him you're just checking them out but buying online, and who knows, maybe he will offer you a lower price to match online
Everyone seems to buy class 6 cards for their cams but is there any reason the 'minimum' class 4 card would not be enough? at 24 Mbps that's only 3MBps, and my understanding is class 4 cards would be minimum 4MBps.
If you want pre-recording, and photos while recording and stuff like that, it's best to have class 6. Besides, don't believe the ratings, and don't forget that when the camera might be on a load (maybe even because of a firmware bug), it's better to have the better card with you. Don't juggle with your options.
Camcorderinfo sure are taking their sweet time to put up the review of this camera.
Thanks to all the HF S10/S100 owners for sharing information and footage with the rest of us!
Has anyone tested for rolling shutter on the HF S10/S100? Has it decreased from the HV20/30 series cams?
I am getting my HF-S100 today.
I want a wide angle but usually when I want wide I want really wide and I was thinking of this one http://www.opteka.com/index.asp?Page...rodID=156&HS=1
Has anyone heard anything about this one or if Opteka Quality is good?
I posted in this thread because I'm not sure if it would have been fine to post in the HV accessories forum.
HD videos http://www.vimeo.com/lucasberg
I finally recieved my Raynox HD-6600 58mm wide angle adapter.
It's H U G E! The 72mm front lense is just gigantic!
The adapter itself works great, not much barrel distorsion, not much (perhaps not al all) chromatic aberations. But 0.66x doesn't seem wide neough to me compared to the 0.5x I used to have.
The complete setup is now quite heavy, I had to had some wight to my Hague MMC stabilisers and I don't think I'll be able to shoot 15mn straight with the complete rig (S10 + 6600 + MMC).
I built a small dof adapter using jetsetmodels.infos parts and tutorials, simple, quite fast an easy to build (if you're good enough using your hands at least), so :
jehugarcia : what is "flip hacked" (I guess it's flipping the LCD display) and what lens support are you using?
(Ok I found theanswer for the flip hack but I don't think I'll do it on my brand new and shiny HF-S10 :/)
Between all the other reviews, people buying them and posting vids; most people already know the deal with this camcorder.
I'm still interested to see it; no way near as I did two weeks ago.
Hey Babook, how does autofocus works with the WA adapter on? I suppose it should be as fast as without adapter, this was the whole point of putting the iAF sensor inside the threads. Please write back!
Thanks for the stills comparition.
Its about time CamcorderInfo posted their HF S100 review. They felt that it was pretty comparable with the other big offerings with a few advantages and a low light disadvantage.
They don't know about OIS rattle, fascinating.the HF S100 continues Canon's tradition of producing not particularly sturdy-seeming products. Once again, a Canon camcorder greets us with that familiar rattling of internal parts that's a bit unsettling on the ears. When you're in photo or video mode, the rattling subsides, but in playback mode or when the camcorder is powered down, the rattling is very distinct. We thought at first that this was the lens cover, but the sound comes from further up the barrel and it occurs even when we hold the lens cover in place. Whatever the sound is, it's not something you like to hear from a thousand-dollar piece of equipment.
Also, nothing has been said about 24p-in-60i, and that the 300 has it native. The 300 actually looks pretty good compared to the HF-S, maybe too much sharpening, but nevertheless good enough to compete. I will wait for the 300 review, but so far I am leaning to the TM300.
Huh? They complain that they cannot change the card with LCD closed? Pfft. But not being able to open the card door when the camera is attached to a tripod is lame, the Sony HC1 was hammered for a similar design flaw and Sony never repeated this mistake again. Does Canon learn on others' mistakes?The SD/SDHC card slot is protected by a flip down door that cannot be opened when the camcorder is attached to a tripod or if the LCD screen is closed.
Canon implemented a sliding cover for a shoe, and a pop-out flash. Still playing catch-up with Sony, that is just funny.