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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. Comments about the size and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the finish and viewfinder.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

battery, viewfinder, finish

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 really like the image quality and durability. The price and portability also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the reliability and finish.

usability, portability, price, durability, image quality

battery, zoom, finish, reliability

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. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The price and portability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the viewfinder.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

viewfinder

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

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

Expert review by: James Morris (pcauthority.com.au)

Canon HF100

 

Cheaper than the HF10, although you need to factor in the cost of storage cards

As with the HF10, the 1920 x 1080 maximum resolution provides enough data for editing and playing back footage on large HDTVs, and the high-quality lens produces bright and crisp images free from colour distortion. The camera is also extremely...

Aug, 2008

Product Specifications

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