First impressions

The HF100 is small. Images can't give an impression how small this camcorder really is. You must see it to get a feeling for its size. Although there are smaller AVCHD devices I wouldn't want a camcorder any smaller.

The casing is made of plastic material with a solid, quality feel. The articulating display opens and closes easily. It's held close by spring tension, there's no latch. I like the fact that there's no need for a lens cap.

413 grams with battery