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Canon Vixia HF S100 / Legria HF S100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 316 reviews of Canon Vixia HF S100 / Legria HF S100. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the battery and size are overall positive. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the viewfinder, while there are some mixed comments about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Vixia HF S100 / Legria HF S100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon Vixia HF S100 / Legria HF S100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Canon Vixia HF S100 / Legria HF S100 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the durability and size are overall positive. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, but there are some critical comments about the zoom.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon LEGRIA HF S100 High Definition Digital Camcorder - Black (10x Optical Zoom, 2.7 Inch Widescreen Colour LCD)Canon LEGRIA HF S100 High Definition Digital Camcorder - Black (10x Optical Zoom, 2.7 Inch Widescreen Colour LCD)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon Vixia HF S100 / Legria HF S100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 234 user reviews of Canon Vixia HF S100 / Legria HF S100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the battery and size. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. Many are negative about the viewfinder, while reviews are divided on the price.

usability, portability, image quality, size, battery

viewfinder

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon VIXIA HFS100 HD Flash Memory Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom - 2009 MODELCanon VIXIA HFS100 HD Flash Memory Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom - 2009 MODEL

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Canon LEGRIA HF S100

 

You will be very surprised at the size and weight of this camcorder, it weighs about 450 grams which for a camcorder like this is extremely light, and as such, adds a little to the price. The camera is 70mm wide, 69cm height and 136mm long. This makes...

Overall you can be sure that the Canon S100 is a camcorder that you can really rely upon to always give you the clearest possible video. The camcorder is stylish and very easy to use making this camera perfect for shooting professional video even if...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Canon Vixia HF S100 review:

 

Many companies turn out SD-based camcorders in compact designs, simply because the flash-based technologies allow for much smaller models than those based on tape, hard disks, and mini DVDs. While Canon continues to offer compact AVCHD models, the...

Excellent video quality and performance; nicely designed interface; fast battery charging.

No eye-level viewfinder; expensive; lens cover rattles when closed.

An excellent flash-based prosumer HD camcorder, you may nevertheless pass on the Canon Vixia HF S100 because it lacks an eye-level viewfinder. It's probably a better buy than the identical--but more expensive, because it has 32GB built-in memory--Vixia...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: (electronicsme.com)

Canon Vixia HF S100

 

The feature set and HD offering from Canon is absolutely a major contender in the camcorder market. While it appears to be a bit pricey those who are looking to enter the camcorder market would be advised to invest in a HD camcorder from the get go as...

Great for novice and medium skill usersEasy to holdFace detectionMinimal digital noise

The Canon Vixia HF S100 camcorder offers up a high definition camcorder...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Kaitlyn Chantry and Jeremy Stamas (camcorderinfo.com)

Canon Vixia HF S100 Camcorder Review

 

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...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (washingtonpost.com)

Canon HF S100

 

The HF S100 (along with its sister model, the HF S10) is Canon's new flagship HD camcorder for 2009. The camcorder has large shoes to fill, as it represents an upgrade over our winner of 2008 camcorder of the year-the Canon HF11. Canon has packed quite...

The HF S100 records exclusively to removable SD/SDHC memory cards, which are sold separately. Its upgraded sister model, HF S10, is essentially the same camcorder as the HF S100, but with 32GB of built-in flash memory (for an extra $200). With...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Kaitlyn Chantry and Jeremy Stamas (reviewed.com)

Canon HF S100

 

One of Canon's three 2009 flagship models, with strong features and performance

Outstanding sharpness; Good color accuracy in bright light; A wealth of manual controls

Higher noise than the competition

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...

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Can't beat the price:what you get ratio!!

 

I do wish they had a manual focus on the viewing screen so those of us who need glasses up close could adjust the view so we didn't need those glasses. Just a pain when you're looking distances and then at the viewing screen, then far aways again, and...

Absolutely cannnot beat what you get for the price, plus Canon is just hands-down one of the best camera companies in the world. I love the features on this. Clear, crisp viewing window. I like the fact that you can attach an external light on top of...

I wish they had done a better job on their low-light technology. I've seen better low lux cameras out there, so if you are looking to film in the dark much without the use of its onboard light or an accessory light mounted on it's shoe, then look for...

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Uundamp (newegg.com)

Superb.

 

I haven't tried the video editing software yet. I coupled this purchase with an adata 16 gb class 6 sdhc, and a mini HDMI to regular HDMI output cable (which is NOT included with the package). Newegg had them both, for great prices. 16 gb sdhc pulls...

Newegg rises to the top with a phenomenal price again! This camera shoots amazing film - my kids look like little brad pitts and angelinas. High definition, bright colors. The camera adapts quickly between outdoors and indoors, takes clear high...

Probably will make a home-made steadycam and also a tripod is a must - the camera is very light, and easily wobbles. Battery life is a little low, but all these things are fixable. I knew what I was getting, and I'm thrilled with it

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: MikeyFTL (newegg.com)

Price went up

 

I've been coveting this camera for weeks because I've read alot of good reviews. This looks like the perfect camera to blow my tax refund on

Unfortunately the price just went up $50. Strange to see the price go up on an aging camera. Guess it was on sale

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: JJK (circuitcity.com)

Great Camcorder

 

I'm no camcorder expert but I'm very impressed with this one! I'm not sure how good the prosumer category is supposed to be, but I can tell you this is nicer than any camcorder I've used to date. As a reference, my last one was a Canon Elura 100. The...

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

Great looking, smart and compact design that performs as good as it looks. Both easy to use and easy to carry. The EB-X7 offers not just a stylish design, but great performance as well. Thanks to its friendly design and portable weight, you can take this projector anywhere for your presentation. Simple functions allow you to use the projector very easily. Its exceptional value is complemented by an outstanding 5000 hours long life E-TORL lamp, offering you extra peace of mind. The EB-X7 should be your preferred partner for education.

Audio Input

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

Audio Output

Type:Speaker(s)

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:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction:Built-in
Type:Pop-up flash

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/2.6''

Connectivity

Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card / SD HC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.6cm/22.8cm
Height:6.9cm/7.7cm
Weight:2.3kg/450g
Width:29.5cm/7cm

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Colour Support:24-bit (16.7 million colours)
Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Display Resolution Abbreviation:XGA
Image Brightness:2200ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:2000:1
Max Image Size:7.62m / 762cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Max Screen Distance:10.4m
Min Image Size:0.76m / 76cm
Min Screen Distance:0.84m
Native Aspect Ratio:4:3
Portability:Portable
Recommended Use of Projector:Presentation and multimedia
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display/LCD projector

Exposure Parameters

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

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Full HD
Type:Camcorder

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Canon/Epson
Model:HF S100/X7
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon LEGRIA/Epson EB

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/6
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000

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"
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:Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical (SuperRange)

Projector Lamp

Bulb life cycle:4000hour(s)
Bulb type:E-TORL UHE

Recording

HD Video Format:MPEG2
Recording Format:4:3

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Analogue video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video
Digital Video Format:AVCHD / MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:200
Face Detection:Built-in / Yes
Faders:Art fader / Black & white fader / Wipe fader
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Low Sharpening / Neutral / Skin Detail / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None