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Canon VIXIA HF S100 Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder

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The Canon VIXIA HF S100 delivers brilliant video and photos through a new Canon exclusive 8.59 Megapixel CMOS image sensor and the latest version of the advanced image processor, DIGIC DV III. It combines lightweight, compact size and the ease and convenience of Flash Memory. This technology, the same used in advanced laptop computers, MP3 players, PDAs and cell phones, allows the VIXIA HF S100 to record up to 6 hours of crisp, high definition video to a removable SDHC card. You have extended available recording space and more flexibility in file transfer and playback.

The VIXIA HF S100 allows you to record at up to 24Mbps, the highest bit rate in AVCHD format, for the highest quality image. The VIXIA HF S100's Canon Exclusive features - such as the Genuine Canon 10x HD video lens, sophisticated Genuine Canon Face Detection capability, SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization and a host of new control and creative options - makes the Flash Memory camcorder unmistakably Canon.

Key Features

  • Record HD video directly to removable SDHC memory card
  • The VIXIA HF S100 comes with an outstanding High Definition video lens - a Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens which records long shots of your child on the soccer field, wide shots of beautiful landscapes and everything in-between.
  • A built-in 1.7x Digital Tele-converter provides an extended telephoto range, while still retaining the renowned Canon image quality.
  • Super Spectra Coating technology results in images with minimal flare and ghosting. The lens' aspheric design reduces aberration and increases resolution, ensuring crisp, sharp video and enhancing the HD image quality.
  • The VIXIA HF S100 captures 1920 x 1080 High Definition video through its Canon designed and manufactured 1/2.6" 8.59 Megapixel HD CMOS image sensor, similar to the CMOS image sensors in Canon's EOS Series Digital SLR cameras.
  • DIGIC DV III is Canon's most advanced HD image processor delivers enhanced image quality, true color production for both video and photos and a sophisticated noise reduction system for exceptional low-light performance.
  • The Canon VIXIA HF S100 not only captures images in Full HD, but records and outputs at 1920 x 1080 as well, so you get Full HD from lens to screen.
  • The 24Mbps recording capability of the VIXIA HF S100 gives you the highest quality AVCHD video possible.
  • Canon's innovative SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization combines gyro and image-sensors to give image stabilization through a wider range of camera motions.
  • The VIXIA HF S100 camcorder features Canon's revolutionary Instant AF focusing system which offers a dramatic improvement in auto focus speed and accuracy (compared to traditional auto focus systems).
  • The Instant AF feature uses an external sensor, in combination with Canon's auto focus system, to help significantly decrease the time it takes to find focus, even in low light conditions.
  • With Face Detection technology, up to 35 faces can be detected automatically and 9 detection frames can be displayed at one time. Genuine Canon Face Detection ensures razor-sharp focus and natural, accurate exposure of the chosen subjects.
  • The VIXIA HF S100 has an Advanced AE System which provides the most accurate exposure settings in a wide variety of lighting conditions. This system together with Face Detection & DIGIC DV III captures an expanded dynamic range, optimizing brightness to avoid overexposure.
  • 24p Cinema Mode enables all aspiring moviemakers to achieve a professional "film-look." You can change the camcorder's frame capture rate to 24p (recorded at 60i), which provides the appearance of the same frame rate as movie film.
  • The VIXIA HF S100 is 8.0 Megapixel Digital Camera delivering stunning quality still photos with many advanced photo features rivaling other state-of-the-art digital cameras and recording to an SDHC memory card.
  • Capture video and photos without switching modes, which both saves you time and helps you to avoid the chance of a missed shot.
  • The 2.7" Multi-Angle Vivid Widescreen LCD on the VIXIA HF S100 lets you see more of what your camcorder is recording. Using a hard coat Anti-Reflection surface and improved color reproduction, the scene in the viewfinder is a more accurate indication of what you're capturing in the camcorder.
  • Enhanced zebra pattern (70%, 100%) indicates blown out or high brightness areas to help you set the proper exposure.
  • Color peaking displays the edges of your subject in color (red, blue, yellow) - to aid in manual focusing.
  • Color bars with Test Tone.
  • Gain control function is selectable from 0, 6, 12 and 18 dB and Auto. Lowering the dB value can ensure that dark scenes can be shot with the correct level of darkness. A higher gain setting can provide extra brightness for dark scenes.
  • 100% area display gives you a complete view in the LCD of the scene being shot. No need to worry that areas in the margins are being left out.
  • The Built-in Electronic Lens Cover means you never have to go looking for your lens cover again. Turn your camcorder on and the lens cover automatically opens. Turn it off and the cover closes.
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Terminal for ultra-fast transfer of movies and photos.
  • Wireless Remote Control lets you operate your VIXIA HF S100 from a distance, so you don't have to be left out of the picture.

Technical Specs

Standard Definition or High Definition High Definition
Television System NTSC
Video Recording system MPEG4-AVC / H.264
Image Sensor 1/2.6" CMOS, RGB Primary Color Filter
Total Pixels Approx. 8.59 Megapixels
Effective Pixels Video: Approx. 6.01 Megapixels(3264 x 1840), 4:3 Approx. 8.02 Megapixels (3264 x 2456)
Maximum recording time 32GB SDHC Memory Card (not supplied)
LP (5 Mbps) 12 hours 15 minutes
SP (7 Mbps) 9 hours 35 minutes
XP+ (12 Mbps) 5 hours 45 minutes
FXP (17 Mbps) 4 hours 10 minutes - Allows 1920 x 1080 Full HD Recording
MXP (24 Mbps) 2 hours 55 minutes - Allows 1920 x 1080 Full HD Recording
Zoom Ratio 10x Optical/200x Digital
Focal Length f=6.4- 64mm (35mm equivalent: 43.5 - 435mm)
Zoom Speed Variable / 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds
Max. F/Stop f/1.8-3.0
Focusing System Instant AF, Face Priority AF, TTL (through the lens)
Manual Exposure Yes
Programmed AE AUTO, P, Av, TV, Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, Fireworks
Max Shutter Speed Movie: 1/2000
Still image: 1/500
Minimum Focusing Distance 10mm (wide) / 1m (tele)
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Manual
Frame Rate 60i, 24p Progressive (records at 60i), 30p Progressive (records at 60i)
Minimum Illumination 0.3 lx (Night mode)
Image Stabilization SuperRange Optical (lens shift)
Filter Diameter 58mm
LCD Screen 2.7" Multi-Angle Vivid widescreen color LCD (Approx. 211,000 dots)
Flash Built-in
Recording Media SDHC Memory Card
USB Terminal USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Video Terminal Component (output), composite (output)
Audio Dolby Digital 2 channels (AC-3 2 ch)
Accessory Shoe Mini Advanced
Supplied Video Editing Software Pixela ImageMixer 3SE
HDMI Terminal HDMI Mini Connector (output), CEC and x.v. Color
Microphone Terminal 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal 3.5 mm 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)
Dimensions (W X H X D) 2.8" x 2.7" x 5.4" (70 x 69 x 136mm)
Weight 15.9 oz. (450g) (not including lens and battery pack)
Weight (fully loaded) 1.1 lb. (500g)
Warranty Canon 1 year parts and labor limited warranty
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