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Canon Vixia HF S100 / Legria HF S100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 317 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. People really like the battery and size. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the price. Many are negative about the viewfinder.

usability, portability, image quality, size, battery

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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 (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. Reviewers really like the size and durability. The portability and image quality also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the zoom.

usability, image quality, portability, durability, size

zoom

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

Aug, 2019

Consumer review (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. Reviewers really like the battery and size. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the price, while there are some less positive opinions about the viewfinder.

usability, portability, image quality, size, battery

viewfinder

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

Aug, 2019

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 (reevoo.com)

Canon HF S100

 

amazing image quality, lots of manual functions, the light is very cool, well recommended

no viewfinder, bundled software is absolutely terrible and there is a lens cap rattle (which isn't that important)

Nov, 2009

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Canon HF S100

 

picture quality

optical stabiliser is not very good.

Nov, 2009

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Canon HF S100

 

Video quality, ease of use, overall quality of build.

Microphone sensetive to wind noise and needs maual adjusting unless the air is very still.

Sep, 2009

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Canon HF S100

 

Superb picture quality and pretty decent sound quality. Haven't used the camcorder long enough to give a more detailed appraisal. But on the evidence thus far this Canon package is really very good!

As I haven't tested this camcorder for long enough I am not at the time of writing this appraisal in a position to comment on aspects of this camcorder's foibles!

Aug, 2009

Price comparison for Canon Vixia HF S100 / Legria HF S100

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CeX Canon Legria HF S100 SD High-Def, B
Canon Legria HF S100 SD High-Def, B
£155.00 TO SHOP
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£62.00 TO SHOP
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Canon Legria HF R56, B
£55.00 TO SHOP
CeX Canon Legria HF R606 HD, C
Canon Legria HF R606 HD, C
£55.00 TO SHOP
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Canon Legria HF R76, B
£85.00 TO SHOP
CeX Canon LEGRIA HF R86 Digital Camcorder 16GB, B
Canon LEGRIA HF R86 Digital Camcorder 16GB, B
£100.00 TO SHOP
CeX Canon Legria HF R18 32GB, B
Canon Legria HF R18 32GB, B
£55.00 TO SHOP
CeX Canon LEGRIA HF-S11 64GB, B
Canon LEGRIA HF-S11 64GB, B
£150.00 TO SHOP
CeX Canon Legria HF R706, B
Canon Legria HF R706, B
£75.00 TO SHOP
CeX Canon Legria HF R406, B
Canon Legria HF R406, B
£52.00 TO SHOP
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Canon Legrias HF G25 32GB, B
£290.00 TO SHOP
CeX Canon Legria HF R77, B
Canon Legria HF R77, B
£130.00 TO SHOP
CeX Canon Legria HF R68 8GB, B
Canon Legria HF R68 8GB, B
£120.00 TO SHOP
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Canon Legria HF-R87, B
£75.00 TO SHOP
CeX Canon Legria HF R106E, B
Canon Legria HF R106E, B
£52.00 TO SHOP
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£240.00 TO SHOP
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Canon Legria HF R806 Camcorder Black FHD Flash
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£241.00 TO SHOP

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