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Canon HF100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 993 reviews of Canon HF100. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and image quality. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the finish and viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon HF100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon HF100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 user reviews of Canon HF100 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and durability. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical comments about the reliability and finish.

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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 LCD

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon HF100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 718 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. People are impressed by the size and image quality. The price and portability are also appreciated, but there are some less positive views about the viewfinder.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

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92% 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 12x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Dec, 2016

PC ADVISOR - Best Buy

Expert review by: Rob Mead (pcadvisor.co.uk)

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...

Nov, 2008

Recommended!

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

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...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Canon HF100 Camcorder Review

 

The Canon HF100 camcorder makes High Definition recording simple. A sophisticated, compact design puts the power of HD into your hands, enabling you to capture stunning results wherever you go.

The Canon HF100 camcorder comes supplied will all the software you need to edit your clips and burn them to DVD for friends and family.

May, 2012

Expert review by: Rob Mead (techworld.com)

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...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Rob Mead (macworld.co.uk)

Canon HF100

 

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Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Colin Barrett (macuser.co.uk)

Canon HF100

 

Unlike the excellent Canon HG10, a so-called Hybrid camcorder released towards the end of last year that records high-definition AVCHD clips to either SD cards or an internal hard disk, the Canon HF100 and its HF10 sibling have no moving parts...

Not only does the Canon HF100 handle superbly, but its clever ergonomics make it a joy to use. The ability to connect external mics (either via the jack or accessory hotshoe) is a major boon, as is its comprehensive output connectivity by way of HDMI,...

May, 2008

Expert review by: CB (simplydv.co.uk)

SimplyDV Review: Canon HF100 AVCHD Camcorder

 

Not just a truly solid-state camcorder but one that produces superb quality high definition video and has all the inputs and outputs we like to see on a serious camcorder. Can anything beat the Canon HF100?

Every so often we receive a camcorder for review which knocks us out from the moment it's removed from the box. We'd already seen advance pre-production samples at an invitation-only Canon preview back in February 2008 in London and although it wasn't...

May, 2008

Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon HF100

 

Canon's flash-based high-definition camcorder has lots of manual features

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...

Feb, 2009

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Michael Patrick Brady (laptopmag.com)

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...

May, 2008

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Canon Vixia HF100 review:

 

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.

Apr, 2008

Product Specifications

The stylish HF100 offers the convenience of recording directly to memory cards. Capture incredible footage via the Canon HD camera system, and then share it quickly and easily. Shooting to SD or SDHC (high capacity) memory cards, the HF100 is an HD camcorder designed for sharing your movies. Cards are great for passing on to family and friends

Audio

Audio Dubbing:Y / Yes
Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):1.75 / 3.08
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-807 / BP-809, BP-819
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-809
Video recording time:3

Camcorder Features

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

Camera

3D: No
3D compatibility: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:DIGIC DV II
Minimum illumination:0.2 / 0.3
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Progressive Scan: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver / Grey

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.9cm
Height:6.4cm
Weight:380g
Width:7.3cm

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.858 / 6.86 / 68.6
Display Resolution:211000 / 211000 x 211000
Display resolution (numeric):211000

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

Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Built-in light: Yes

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Macro focusing range:0.1
Normal focusing range:1

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:HF100/HF100 Value-up Kit
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.76 / 8.02
Effective megapixels (movie):2.07
Optical sensor size:1/0.126 / 25.4 / 2.6 / 25.4 / 3.2
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:3.3 / 3.31 / 8.59

Lens System

Digital Zoom:200
Filter Size:3.7 / 37 / 5.8
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):43.5 - 435
Focal length range (f-f):4.8 - 57 / 4.8 - 57.6 / 6.4 - 64
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Interchangeable lens: No
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.0
Max Focal Length:57.6mm
Min Focal Length:4.8mm
Optical Zoom:12
Optical Zoom:10 / 12
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:2.76Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2.07Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:3.31Mpix
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:Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical (SuperRange)

Other features

Art:Y / Yes
Audio output:1
Auto exposure: Yes
Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Cable Type:USB
Flash:TTL
Flash memory:16384
Interface:USB 2.0, HDMI
Internal Memory:16384
Lens focal range:f/1.8-3.0 mm
Manual exposure: Yes
Manual Focus:Y / Yes
Night mode:Y / Yes
Photo mode:Y / Yes
Power consumption (typical):4
Sports:Y / Yes
Spotlight:Y / Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:1

Packaging Content

Bundled software:PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
DV port:N / No
HDMI:Y / Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In:N / No
S-Video Out:N / No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1 - 1/2000 / 1/2 - 1/2000 / 1/2000 - 1/2 / 1/6 - 1/2000

Still image

Maximum image resolution:3264 x 2456
Still image resolution(s):3264 x 2456\n3264 x 1840\n1920 x 1440\n640 x 480 / 640 x 480,3264 x 1840

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card / Memory card, Videotape
Camcorder tape type:HDV / No
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC
Disc types supported: No
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:16

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video Resolutions:1440 x 1080

Video Input

Digital Zoom:200
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Low Sharpening / Neutral / Sepia / Skin Detail / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.9 / 129 / 13.6 / 6.9
Height :13.6 / 6.4 / 6.9 / 64
Weight:38 / 380 / 45 / 450
Width:7 / 7.3 / 73

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Manual, Shade, Tungsten / Fluorescent H, Auto, Cloudy, Tungsten, Daylight, Manual, Fluorescent / Fluorescent H, Shade, Auto, Cloudy, Tungsten, Daylight, Manual, Fluorescent