Canon VIXIA HF-100 AVCHD Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder

Canon VIXIA HF-100 AVCHD Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder

Canon VIXIA HF-100 AVCHD Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder

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  • 3.3Mp 1/3.2" Full HD CMOS Sensor
  • Canon 12x HD Video Zoom Lens
  • 12x Optical Zoom
  • SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization
  • 2.7" Widescreen Multi-Angle Vivid LCD
  • Mini HDMI Connection
  • DIGIC DVII Image Processor
  • 24p
  • Microphone Input
  • SD/SDHC Flash Memory Slot
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Canon 2708B001 Overview

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Canon's VIXIA HF-100 AVCHD Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder brings together compact design with the convenience of recording in HD to flash memory. Thanks to its small size, you can take this camera anywhere you go for recording family vacations or just capturing on-the-fly moments during your daily routine. Recording in high definition to flash memory cards opens up a whole new world of possibilities, making it quick and easy to upload stunning video and stills to your PC for emailing, printing or sharing on sites such as YouTube. And, in the event that you fill up the recording time on one card, just replace it with another that's small enough to fit your pocket, taking up no room at all.

Canon gave this camcorder a 3.3Mp 1/3.2" Full HD CMOS sensor that captures remarkably clear, rich and accurate images each and every time. And because it records in HD when you play the footage back on your widescreen HDTV you'll see the amazing picture quality in every scene. The HF-100 also features a 2.7" widescreen multi-angle vivid LCD, SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization, and a DIGIC DVII image processor for clear, rich video and stills. Canon's own 12x HD Video Zoom Lens has three preset zoom speeds for recording smooth shots and a Super Spectra Coating for reduction of flare and glare.

This camcorder gets even better with 24p recording, allowing you to obtain that film-look and 30p Progressive Mode for shooting action and for footage you plan on posting to the web. The Quick Start mode keeps your camera in sleep mode and brings it up and ready to record in less than a second with the touch of a button. All of these features and then some make the HF-100 an exceptional value.

3.3Mp 1/3.2" Full HD CMOS Sensor
Film in 1920 x 1080 high definition with the 1/3.2" 3.3Mp Full HD CMOS Sensor. This sensor provides high color resolution and reproduction for stunning video and still images each and every time. The RGB Primary Color Filter separates light into red, green and blue for rich, natural tones that are true-to-life. This HD CMOS sensor also proves exceptional in light-low situations as well.
DIGIC DVII Image Processor
DIGIC DVII, unlike its predecessor DIGIC DV, is specially designed for HD image capture. Your video and still images will look better than ever in HD thanks to improved color reproduction for skin tones and light and dark situations. This processor also reduces image noise with two types of noise reduction for clean, crisp video and stills. There's more, the DIGIC DVII also provides for faster shooting of still images - up to 5 (3.1Mp) images per second.
Instant AF
The Instant AF on the HF-100 uses an external sensor along with Canon's autofocus system to ensure that you get the clear, accurate images that are crucial when recording in HD.
SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization
Canon's own SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) corrects for a variety of camera motion, not just hand shake. Fast vibrations, like a moving car, medium-speed motion when hand hold recording, and the slower motion of body sway are all accounted for. Even when shooting at long focal lengths SuperRange OIS comes through with a clean, stable shot.
24p Cinema Mode
By changing the camera's frame capture rate to 24p you can give your video that film-look with the 24p Cinema Mode. The CINE setting will further enhance your video by increasing richness in color and tone. Use both settings together or separately to create your desired look and feel.
Mini HDMI Terminal
The Mini HDMI Terminal allows you to share HD video and audio via one cable for impressive playback quality on your TV.
30p Progressive Mode
Usually only found in the professional camera market 30p Progressive Mode allows you to shoot at 30p as opposed to the standard video frame rate of 60i. Use this function video you plan to post to the Internet or for action shots and see the difference!
Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe
The Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe lets you add video lights, flashes and external microphones to the HF-100 without having to navigate extra cords or batteries.
2.7" Multi-Angle Vivid Widescreen LCD
The widescreen LCD display presents accurate, clear images each and every time, especially helpful when you are composing or sharing video with friends or family on playback. A wider range of viewing angles also helps. The hard coat AR surface and improved color reproduction helps ensure that what you capture is truer to the actual scene.
12x HD Video Zoom Lens
The HD Video Lens with 12x optical zoom demonstrates the quality Canon's lenses are known for. Capture every moment with three pre-set zoom speeds for smooth, accurate close-up and zoom shots. The Super spectra coating protects your images from the flare and glare that plagues video and stills, especially when shooting outdoors. Clean, accurate video and higher resolution are thanks to the new aspheric lens design that decreases aberration and increases resolution while the new gradation ND system corrects the image when recording in bright situations.
Share and print your still images with the touch of the button using a PictBridge compatible printer via the included USB cable.
Quick Start
Never miss the moment again because you're waiting for your camcorder to start up. Pressing the Quick Start button once keeps your camera in sleep mode. When you're ready to start recording just hit the button again and you can start recording in under a second.
Microphone Input Jack
Virtually extinct in the consumer camcorder market the microphone input makes a comeback for recording audio with an external mic for superb clarity.
Wireless Remote
Use the wireless remote to control the camcorder when you you're using a tripod or just want to be in the picture too.
In the Box
Canon VIXIA HF-100 AVCHD Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder
  • BP-809 Battery Pack
  • CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
  • WL-D88 Wireless Controller
  • Component Cable
  • 90-Day B&H Used Warranty
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    Canon 2708B001 Specs

    Sensor 1/3.2" CMOS Sensor (RGB Primary Color Filter)
    Lens 12x HD Video Zoom Lens
    Focal Length=4.8-57mm
    Zoom 12x Optical
    200x Digital
    Filter Size 37mm
    System NTSC
    Format MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
    Audio Dolby Digital 2 channel (AC-3 2 channel)
    Image Stabilization SuperRange Optical (lens shift)
    Lux 0.2 lux (Night)
    3 lux (Program AE)
    Recording Media SD/SDHC memory card (not included)
    Recording Time SD/SDHC memory card
    4GB: FXP: 30 minutes, LP: 1 hour, 30 minutes
    Display Type Multi-Angle Vivid Widescreen LCD
    Display Size 2.7"
    Viewfinder N/A
    Camera Features
    Manual Controls White Balance
    Built-in Speaker Yes
    Built-in Mic Yes
    Accessory Shoe Yes - S Mini Advanced shoe
    Built-in Light/Flash Yes - flash
    Yes - video light
    Digital Still Modeteretqfy
    Still Recording Media SD/SDHC cards
    Resolution 2.76MP
    Input/Output Connectorsteretqfy
    Inputs Mic input (3.5mm stereo minijack)
    Output HDMI (mini, Type C)
    A/V (3.5mm minijack) out
    USB (2.0, mini-B)
    Component out
    Microphone Input Yes
    Headphone Jack Yes
    Languages Not specified by manufacturer
    Compatible Operating Systems Not specified by manufacturer
    Power Requirements 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.9 x 2.5 x 5.1" (73 x 64 x 129mm)
    Weight 13.4 oz (380g)

    Canon 2708B001 Reviews

    VIXIA HF-100 AVCHD Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 185.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Performance... On the recommendation of an instructor, I purchased the HF-100 for some fundraising and informational videos about our non-profit group. It has outperformed my expectations so far... and I'm just learning how to use it.The flash drive recording and the built-in functions make professional-looking fiming very easy even for a novice. And the controls are easy to use and intuitive to learn. And the very small size makes filming pretty much effortless.The video quality is outstanding. I rendered a file to .wmv and it was as clear as any other format I've seen....I would very much recommend the HF-100, and B&H, to anyone from beginner to pro.
    Date published: 2008-05-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good camcorder so far I bought this camcorder, my first, for the birth of my son. I have used it a fair bit in the 2 weeks I've had it. No problems so far. Cons: minor only. The included software is a little buggy and isn't the greatest. Having to leave the camera hooked up to an AC adaptor to transfer video is a problem when you don't have one handy, one which I solved by getting a USB memory card reader and attaching it and the memory card to my laptop (bypassing the camcorder entirely - but then the software doesn't recognize the files on the card, requiring me to transfer them manually. All minor problems, and I'd still have gotten the camcorder despite them.
    Date published: 2008-06-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great run-and-gun camera This camera has all the deficiencies of cameras in its class. Everything is automatic, and even the things that can technically be controlled manually (focus, audio levels, exposure) are awkward to manipulate in practice.But if you're looking for a camcorder that can almost fit in your pocket and takes gorgeous video, then this is an excellent choice. Even the on-camera mic (again, not to be confused with lav mics or boom mics or anything like that) is outstanding for an on-camera mic.I use the camera mostly for b-roll (and family stuff). Couldn't be happier with it.I chose this one over over the otherwise identical HF-10...because I really prefer the convenience of SD cards.
    Date published: 2009-05-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm impressed I just recieved mine yesterday, and I've been playing with it non-stop. It's smaller than I expected. The autofocus is incredibly fast. Maybe I'm just used to low-end cameras, but it tracks motion very well. The video in FXP (highest resolution) set at 24p in CineMode looks really great. I can get 1 hour of video in FXP on an 8GB card. Low-light noise is still evident, but from what I read before purchasing this camera, it tested better than the comparable Sony, JVC and Panasonic. The AV out does double duty as the headphone out, so you can't have both unless you have a headphone jack on your monitor, I guess. The only catch -- as with all AVCHD format camcorders -- is that it doesn't work with my current editing program or play through my native OS applications. Prepare to invest in both a new editor and player if you want to keep it in AVCHD from start to finish and burn it to Blu-Ray.
    Date published: 2008-04-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from VIXIA HF-100 Seems to be a decent camera. Still getting used to it. I use it mostly for making amateur movies. Con's so far... When a wide angle is put on the lens the photograph pictures don't seem to come out well. Battery life: Suprised that the stock battery that came with it only seems to last an hour or so of recording time. Suprising because there are no moving parts such as with a tape recorder. Will have to upgrade. Also bummer with the battery system is that you have to plug the battery into the unit to charge. An external battery pack charging system would be better so you can use the camera while charging batteries.
    Date published: 2008-10-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Camcorder out there for the Money I bought this camcorder for my trip to Yosemite and I just got back. This camcorder was a great buy. It's small, light weight, uses SD, and easy to hold. The footage was top notch in HD on the 1080P TV. Still shots were a little above average. You should really have a camera if you want to shoot stills.There's always a negative though. Battery life lasts about an hour and 40 minutes. Less if you constantly replay video to see what you recorded.I would highly suggest getting this camcorder over the HF-10. Why pay 400 bucks more for on-board flash when you can get a 16GB SD card for 75 bucks.
    Date published: 2008-05-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice camcorder Used for vacation, birthday party. Picture is very good; sound is good. Low light gives a grainy picture, but that should be expected. Battery life is not bad; the quick-on mode is nice for saving power. The still-picture-button is not real easy to use, as it is behind the zoom button. I haven't studied the manual yet, so I'm still learning, but some features like turning off the flash or changing between auto-focus and manual focus are not initially intuitive. Also be cautioned that only newer computers/card readers will read the SDHC card. I'm kind of being picky about a few things, but this is a really nice camcorder, and would highly recommend it.
    Date published: 2008-09-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice Camcorder I was looking for something small enough to actually carry along for mainly family videos, kids sports, plays and the likes. Extremely nice HD quality videos. The OIS works better than expected for such a small camcorder. The 16 GB SDHC card holds a little over two hours of HD video. There is also no docking station to lug on vacation. As usual, great Canon quality. It feels good in your hand. When soemone sees you holding it they will know you have something special. If your looking for something small enough to take anywhere and records great HD videos look at the HF100.
    Date published: 2008-05-01
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