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Canon HF100

We have collected and analysed 7 expert reviews and 22 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 83/100 and users rate it 90/100. The average review date is 17-11-2008. We have compared these reviews to 369514 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 82/100 = Very good. Last update: 11-12-2018.

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Canon HF100


The Canon HF100 is an HD video camcorder that features a large 1/3.3 CMOS sensor, 3.3 megapixels, four recording modes and image stabilisation that utilises Canon's Super Range Optical system. One downside is that it does not come with a built-in flash...

Brimming with features and capturing amazing footage, the HF100 is probably the best mid-range camcorder money can buy. It's not bad looking either. Canon HF100 is tagged with Canon, small, AVCHD and camcorder. Select a tag (Canon, for example) to find...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : SimplyDV (

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At its highest 17Mbps quality setting, the clips recorded with the HF100 are absolutely superb when played back not only on a HDTV display via HDMI but even when displayed using the supplied AV connectors on a 28″ Widescreen CRT monitor, too. Its Dolby...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Good Gear (

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


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...

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

Jan, 2009

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Canon HF100


Excellent image quality & colour reproduction on my HD tv i.e. no over saturated colours. Far exceeded my expectations. It's so small and light too with a very impressive optical zoom.

Being extremely picky here but the internal microphone is very sensitive to the slightest breeze. You can purchase an external mic but surely that's overkill for most regular amateur users. However it's nice to know the option is there if needed.

May, 2009

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Canon HF100


super quality, easy to use

battery life is short

May, 2009

Consumer review (

Canon HF100


Great little camera, fantastic quality and good features.

Menus can be a little tricky to navigate and find what you want.

May, 2009

Consumer review (

Canon HF100


Excellent video quality, good handling, easy to use.

Battery life isn't great.

Apr, 2009

Consumer review (

Canon HF100


Great Image quality for a consumer camcorder

Low light performance is only average, editing software supplied with the camcorder is useless. Editing (with Adobe Premiere Elements) will require a powerful PC.

Feb, 2009

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Canon HF100


Great shots, in all conditions

short battery life but can get cheap fakes for the times when charging

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (

Canon HF100


Very small and easy to use!

Low light gets a bit grainy, but I imagine that is a problem with all camcorders.

Feb, 2009

Product Specifications


Audio Dubbing:No / Y / Yes
Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes


Battery life (max):3 / 3.08
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-809 / BP-809, BP-819


Minimum illumination:0.2
Self-timer delay:10


Colour of product:Black, Silver


Display diagonal:6.86 / 68.6
Display Resolution:211000


Built-in Flash:Y / Yes

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):2.76
Optical sensor size:1/0.126 / 25.4 / 3.2
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:3.31

Lens System

Digital Zoom:200
Filter Size:3.7 / 37
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):42.9 - 514.8
Focal length range (f-f):4.8 - 57.6
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Optical Zoom:12

Other features

Art:Y / Yes
Audio output:1 / Y
Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Cable Type:USB
Flash memory:16384
Manual Focus:Y / Yes
Night mode:Y / Yes
Photo mode:Y / Yes
Sports:Y / Yes
Spotlight:Y / Yes
Video Out:1 / Y

Packaging Content

Bundled software:PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE
Handheld remote control: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1 / 3
DV port:N / No
HDMI:Y / Yes
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In:N / No
S-Video Out:N / No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:0.0005 - 0.5 / 1/2000 - 1/2

Still image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080,2048 x 1536


Camcorder tape type:HDV
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Internal storage capacity:16


Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.9 / 129
Height :6.4 / 64
Width:7.3 / 73