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Canon HF100 HD Camcorder - 12x Optical Zoom with 2.7" Widescreen Multi-Angle Vivid LCD £450.33 (£390.42 with cashback) @ AmazonUK
Canon HF100 HD Camcorder - 12x Optical Zoom with 2.7" Widescreen Multi-Angle Vivid LCD £450.33 (£390.42 with cashback) @ AmazonUK

Canon HF100 HD Camcorder - 12x Optical Zoom with 2.7" Widescreen Multi-Angle Vivid LCD £450.33 (£390.42 with cashback) @ AmazonUK

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OK, this requires the £50 cashback from canon, and the VAT voucher from amazon, bringing the price down from £450.33 on the amazon website.

Best HD camcorder for the money. There is a newer model, which is identical except for being able to record at a higher bitrate. Most reviews don't notice an improvement with the higher bitrate, which will take up more memory of course.

With SDHC cards so cheap from amazon and play.com, this is great. You will need a decent 1080P TV to see the benefits.

Canon cashback terms... canon.co.uk/Ima…pdf

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Good price, thanks stapsell

Only £423.98 @ Empire Direct after 10% voucher & £50 cashback!

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so £33 more expensive at empire direct...

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Only £423.98 @ Empire Direct after 10% voucher & £50 cashback!



Yes .... so the OP's deal is better, being £390.42 after cashback

My apologies, calculations all skew whiff this morning!

This certainly looks like a bargain.
I didn't really need one but now I'm really tempted. Really, really tempted.

Need to read a few reviews first to make sure it is an awesome camcorder and worth spending the dough on.
Intial looks on Cnet & Trusted reviews look good, really good.

Thanks OP, voted boiling hot.

Wow that's cheap, thinking of buying this... http://n08q1114fvte161.imageshacknow.info/img/1228/v08w1128rhlb/smile.gif

Good review on Amazon from someone who compared this against the Canon mentioned above...

95 of 96 people found the following review helpful:
4.0 out of 5 stars HDCSD9 Vs Canon, 6 Jul 2008
By P. Bailey "peterbailey" (uk) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)
I read many reviews and spent days wondering what to buy finally I went to a high street store and asked them to charge up the panasonic sd9 and the canon hf10. I took footage inside and out. At this moment I was somewhat obsessive about the Canon ie its quality and all the rave reviews. Imagine my surprise when I got home and looked at the footage via my ps3. The panasonic footage was much more stable and much more true to life vivid colours. This might be that the Canon was incorrectly set but both were on auto so to me thats an equal footing.

I took the plunge as to my surprise Amazon were now offering the unit at 400 pounds with an 8gb panasonic sdhc card so in effect the real price of the camera was at 360. Now for this price you cannot get a high definition
camcorder in this league.

Having taken much footage now, the path to avchd recording has not been so bad. I have an Sony AR61 that has a card reader and hd writer installed fine on Vista premium. The software is not perfect but within a small time I was able to edit avchd footage on a dual core laptop.

I use via ps3 as this can handle the avchd format directly and i see no point in converting a hidef avchd footage into an mpeg 2 for a dvd.

The resultant footage is excellent with the panasonic and I would urge you not to dismiss this unit over the Canon. If you want simplicity of use with excellent results then this is the perfect machine. OK yes the Canon is a remarkable piece of equipment but look at its price and ok quality of image can be subjective hence my advice to try. I see it this way I now have full HD recording at an amazing Amazon price. I can now wait for a year at which point the HF10 would have halved in price and then get that too, effectively owning the Panasonic and Canon at the same price as the canon is now.

The Panasonic is a well made machine and I suspect the reviews are all leaning to the Canon from video experts. If like me you have the normal two kids and a wife that is not so technical then the forego all the fancy buttons and get the Panasonic.

The images are truely stunning and yes in low light the images get grainy as all cameras do in low light conditions but it has to be really dark to the point where you wouldnt take footage anyway.

So do it. The money you save will buy you the Sony PS3 that you can use as a hub to show your footage from a standard usb stick. This way your Full HDTV can be used to its full potential.

You might ask why not 5 stars well this was not because of price or quality but because they give no mini hdmi to hdmi lead cable or a case for the device or even an sdhc card as standard.

If like me you already have the TV hdmi slots taken up in the cable run then go via the ps3 however if you want to connect the camera to the tv then get a mini hdmi to hdmi converter and plug it into the end of an existing hdmi cable as these are only 6 pounds.

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now £469.99 before cashback. Expired!
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