Recommended overall buy
Canon set the benchmark for superior quality HD camcorders with the HF10 and HF11. Now there's a new Canon cam in town with some major improvements, which will probably keep Canon's strong market share rolling along.
An 8.59 megapixel sensor, large lens, enhanced video performance, and marvellous new custom control dial all add to this brilliant camera.
The remarkably sharp videos come at a price however, battery life can be short and it doesn't perform very well in low light despite this, the pros outweigh the cons and this is another example of Canon's optical brilliance.