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Canon VIXIA HF S11 HD Dual Flash Memory Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom – 2009 MODEL

Canon VIXIA HF S11 HD Dual Flash Memory Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom – 2009 MODEL
Canon VIXIA HF S11 HD Dual Flash Memory Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom – 2009 MODEL


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Canon VIXIA HF S11 HD Dual Flash Memory Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom – 2009 MODEL


Canon VIXIA HF S11 HD Dual Flash Memory Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom - 2009 MODEL

The Next Step Forward in HD Video

The Canon VIXIA HF S11 Dual Flash Memory camcorder takes our solid reputation for optical excellence, advanced image processing and technological innovation in high definition camcorders and brings it to the next level. The VIXIA HF S11 offers a large 64GB of internal memory, recording up to 24 hours, 30 minutes (LP mode), approximately 6 hours recording at the highest quality (MXP mode), and compatibility with removable SDHC cards. And the video and photos you record will be as brilliant as they can be – with the Canon Exclusive 8.59 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor and our advanced image processor, DIGIC DV III.

What’s more, the VIXIA HF S11 allows you to record at up to 24Mbps, the highest bit rate in AVCHD format, for the highest quality image. The VIXIA HF S11 is packed with Canon Exclusive features – such as the Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens, sophisticated Genuine Canon Face Detection, Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization as well as Adva

  • Dual Flash Memory: 64 GB internal flash drive & SDHC card slot
  • Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens
  • Canon Exclusive: 1/2.6” 8.59 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor
  • Canon Exclusive: DIGIC DV III Image Processor
  • 1920 x 1080 Full HD Recording

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  1. 80 of 81 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Not a professional, just eager memory keeper, October 7, 2009
    By 
    Reverie (Memphis, TN) –
    This review is from: Canon VIXIA HF S11 HD Dual Flash Memory Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom – 2009 MODEL (Electronics)

    I did months of research before deciding on the S11, and my biggest priorities were superb picture quality then durability. Because flash camcorders don’t have moving parts like a hard drive, flash memory is less prone to damage, uses less power, and reads/writes faster. This is very expensive, but it will last for many, many years while vividly capturing my most important memories with family. HD is the way to go.

    The picture quality is great, and you can easily find HD examples on YouTube to preview if you’re curious to see how this measures up. Video capture at night isn’t as bad as what I had read. I can easily make out images in my night time shots albeit some detail was lost (as expected with any consumer camcorder). An added bonus is that I can snap photos while in video mode, so I don’t have to pack my point-n-shoot camera too. This has a built-in 8MP camera.

    If you need more than the 64GB of internal memory, you can expand by purchasing an external SDHC card. Canon says to use a minimum Class 4 SDHC card for video, but a lot of people who own flash camcorders seem to have better results with Class 6 cards (faster write speeds mean you won’t miss as many frames during recording). Keep in mind that 64gb can capture a minimum of 5 hours 55 minutes in MXP mode and up to 24 hrs 30 minutes in LP mode.

    There is NO electronic viewfinder which can be a problem since the screen is hard to see when you’re in super dark or super bright settings.

    Unfortunately, your investment won’t end with the camera.
    You will have EXTRA stuff to buy:

    * Extra battery – the one that comes included lasts 1.5 hours at best; I recommend Canon BP-827 * Lithium Ion Battery Pack for Vixia HG 20/21, HF11/10 & 100 Camcorders
    * Battery charger – otherwise you can only charge the battery while it’s in the camcorder so you have to stop filming while charging
    * HDMI cable
    * Canon Remote Control Adapter RA-V1 for Vixia HF S11 Camcorders to access the camera’s functions if you heavily use a tripod
    * Video editing software – Adobe Premiere seems to be pretty popular for AVCHD video.

    I travel often, so it’s not always practical for me to carry a lot of SDHC cards, and I wanted something that would be more user friendly for my folks to use. It’s crazy that Canon charges so much more for 32GB extra memory over the S10, so if budget is an issue, look into the HF S10 (32GB internal memory) or HF S100 (no internal memory).

    The S11 is very similar to the HF S10 and HF S100 models. The only differences I can tell:
    - 64gb internal memory (main reason this model costs more)
    - Dynamic SuperRange OIS (which is supposed to make for better video while walking and at wide angles)
    - Compatible with Canon’s RA-V1 remote adapter that you plug into the accessory shoe to provide a LANC (wired remote) terminal
    - Extra mode for low light scene

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  2. 42 of 43 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    A Worthy Contender In The Prosumer Camcorder Market, December 22, 2009
    By 
    LW
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    This review is from: Canon VIXIA HF S11 HD Dual Flash Memory Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom – 2009 MODEL (Electronics)

    I’ve used quite a few camcorders, including a professional shoulder mount standard definition camcorder model that I paid the price of a small car for, and this camcorder is a stunner even compared to that. Until now, I have never been impressed with the performance of consumer or even prosumer camcorders because I’ve been too accustomed to the performance of my professional camcorder that I used to shoot weddings.

    Make no mistake, Canon’s HF S11 camcorder is not perfect. But at its price it’s a steal. I won’t lavish endless praise like many reviewers (including professional reviewers) did. In fact, I’ll go over the negatives first.

    One of its biggest shortcomings is the audio quality of the built-in microphones. I rolled my eyes when a reviewer in VideoMaker magazine stated that the sound was something to the effect of “strong and clear”. It is not, there is almost a complete absence of bass, there is not a whole lot of treble; just a whole lot of narrow band midrange with very little apparent stereo separation. I find this to be one of the HF S11′s most serious flaws. At first glance, you’d expect the sound to be quite good, especially when each microphone is clearly arranged on each side of the camcorder. But take a closer look and you’ll notice that each mic opening through each of the deceptively large mic grills consist of a pinhole! Every camcorder I’ve used, including the lowest end unit outperforms the HF S11′s sound. So don’t expect even good amateur results. In fact, if you intend to use the camcorder to produce a professional-quality video, plan on investing in a separate digital audio recorder for the soundtrack and getting it back into sync with the video using editing software. You may be wondering why I simply don’t recommend purchasing an external mic to plug into the 1/8″ mic jack. Well the jack is side-mounted and there are no firm surfaces onto which you can attach the mic or the cable. The jack itself only supports mono.

    The second negative in my opinion may not be too important to a lot of users. The shooting angle of the lens is somewhat narrow. On many occasions when you’re shooting in tight spaces, you’ll find yourself backing into walls because you can’t capture enough video from the sides. Solution: you’ll need to purchase a wide-angle adapter. But if you do that you may see a slight loss in picture clarity AND the wide angle lens will block the camcorder’s front-mounted light sensor, which would prevent the camcorder from popping up the video light when scenes become too dark to shoot. The “low-light” shooting mode on the camcorder is not a good way to compensate for this because it will brighten the footage simply by slowing down the camcorder’s shutter speed until your footage appears as if it’s astronaut footage. The half-way compromise in this case is to use the unit’s “night scene” shooting mode, which fortunately adds no visible video noise. There’s only a very slight loss of clarity. But even then footage will be dark. The built-in lens is of good quality and there is just a slightly noticeable barrel distortion. Be careful when choosing a wide angle adapter; choose the wrong one and the barrel distortion will visibly increase or there may even be some vignetting. I purchased a Canon WD-H58 (0.7x lens) which did not produce these problems, there was just a very slight loss in detail.

    The third minus is a sin. Canon uses a proprietary hotshoe it calls the Advanced Mini-Hotshoe. This boils down to being forced to use only Canon’s accessory speedlight, video light, or microphone. And these accessories are not cheap by consumer camcorder standards. Sure, you can get around this by using an adapter on top of the hotshoe but the adapter is a coldshoe and it raises the mounting height.

    The fourth shortcoming is ironically one of the HF S11′s biggest selling points. Reviewers have billed this camcorder as a great indie film maker’s tool because it has the 24P shooting mode. Canon is careful not to overtly state that it shoots at 24 frames per second. It does not. Shooting at the 30P and 24P modes (as opposed to the conventional 60i mode) does give your footage more of a film look but this comes at the expense of motion blur or judder in medium to fast-moving objects. Why? Because the difference is not the frame rate but shutter speed! If you switched the camcorder to the 60i shooting mode and entered the custom dial menu to change the shutter speed to 30 or 24, you would get the same look! Personally, I find the 24P mode impractical to shoot anything other than subjects making very small and slow movements. I shoot at the 30P mode as a compromise, which still gives the film look. On the other hand, the 60i mode gives the best clarity and can capture fast motion. It just has a video look and everything appears to move quickly.

    The last negative in my opinion is the operating…

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  3. 29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Remarkable Camera and Camcorder, October 4, 2009
    By 
    Eric E. Peterson “Viking 3 Studios” (Southern California) –
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    This review is from: Canon VIXIA HF S11 HD Dual Flash Memory Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom – 2009 MODEL (Electronics)

    I have never owned a Canon Camcorder before. However, being a professional photographer, I am quite familiar and happy with Canon products. I have always bought Sony handy-cams in the past. I bought this camcorder with the desire to shoot in HD and also because it had dual flash drive options (internal 64 GB and by card). I picked it up at a store (Samy’s Camera) and having called ahead they charged the battery ahead of time per my request (but still, nice customer service). My plan was to use it right away. Anyone familiar with Camcorders or cameras can operate this unit with ease. For the more advanced individual there are endless options available – and from my perspective – easily navigable. Taking photos is a snap, and recording video is just as easy. The stabilization and zoom in and out is first rate and very smooth. It has a built in pop-up light which also functions as a flash for photos. The dual microphones offer a nice level of surround sound. The mics pick up even the slightest details (my son kicking a soccer ball 50 feet away during his game). It is slighter larger than I imagined having seen some very small camcorders – but easily disregarded when you consider what you are getting in this pro-sumer camcorder (but it does fit in your hand). Instead of the “rinky-dink” lens you get on some camera’s – this has a nice size lens allowing in all the light you need. It seemed to work well in low-light situations and does an amazing job in a macro situation. Granted, I have only used the thing for 4 days – but I am more than happy with my purchase. One thing you will want to pick up if you like to plug your camcorder directly into your HDTV is a mini-HDMI to standard HDMI cable or a converter if you already have a HDMI cable – it is one thing CANON left out of the box – that and a SDHC card. I also bought a larger battery for more flexibility.

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