Canon HF S100 is the better choice

Canon HF S100

  • 1/2,6" sensor
  • 1920 x 1080 Full HD
  • 24 Mbps data rate
  • SDHC-card
  • 43,5 - 435mm lens
  • Fiter thread: 58mm
  • April 2009
  • 1300 EUR

Some "Pro" features like manual focus, custom button and wheel, zebra pattern or manual sound level control. Interesting although it would require a new wide angle adapter.

UPDATE: According to this German review the larger sensor area doesn't improve anything for video. Only photos benefit from the higher pixel count. Despite the larger sensor the low light performance didn't improve and the video resolution is in fact lower than that of the HF10/100! They measeured this three times!


HF200 is going into the wrong direction

Canon will offer new HF20 and HF200 models in spring 2009. FullHD and 24 mbits/s but 17 per cent smaller with an even smaller 1/4" image sensor! Imagine this almost microscopic sensor size. Crazy!