Canon HFS100

LEGRIA HD Camcorders

LEGRIA HF S100

Canon HFS100

Supreme quality, advanced control.

The LEGRIA HF S100 records Full HD video to SDHC memory cards, ideal for sharing. A range of advanced features combine with an 8.0MP CMOS sensor and DIGIC DV III to deliver superior picture quality.

Benefits

  • 8.0MP Canon HD Camera System
  • SDHC Memory card recording
  • Instant AF and Super Range OIS
  • Manual control options
  • Video Snapshot, Face Detection, Pre REC
  • x.v.Colour and 25p
  • 8MP photos
  • Superior audio
  • Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe
  • Editing software

Detailed Features

Canon HD Camera System

Superb HD images are delivered by a high resolution Canon HD Camera System: an 8.0MP Full HD CMOS sensor, a Canon HD Video Lens (58mm filter diameter) with 10x optical zoom and the DIGIC DV III processor.

Memory card recording

Record directly to high capacity SDHC memory cards – a 32GB card can store over 12 hours of HD movies at the most efficient setting. For maximum quality, shoot at 24Mbps. Cards are perfect for sharing.

Essential shooting features

Canon’s unique Instant AF system achieves incredibly accurate focus at speed. Super Range OIS combats almost all kinds of camera shake, keeping shots steady.

Advanced control

A Custom Key lets you activate one of five variables which can be assigned to the manual Control Dial, including focus, exposure, and audio level. Further advanced controls include AGC (Auto Gain Control) limits – usually only found on professional camcorders, this boosts or limits responsiveness when shooting in low light – Zebra patterns, Colour Peaking and Colour Bar/Test Tone output.

Great videos made easy

Video Snapshot limits each movie to 4 seconds – ideal for putting together in a playlist later. Play back your montage of video clips to a soundtrack of your choice. Face Detection Technology automatically optimises settings for perfect people shots, detecting up to 35 faces in a frame. Pre REC captures the 3 seconds of action before you press Record – so you never miss the shot.

Choose your colour

DIGIC DV III supports x.v.Color – for deeper, richer hues when movies are played back on compatible HD TVs. 25p Cinema Mode matches the look of traditional film, and provides enhanced low-light shooting.

Still shooting

A dedicated Photo mode allows users to capture high resolution still images, up to 8MP. In Dual Shot mode, 6MP stills can be shot during video recording. Photo Burst grabs 25 stills from a single second of recorded footage.

Better audio

Capture and monitor superior audio using the microphone and headphone jacks. Manual audio level control provides even more options.

Expandable system

Attach a range of optional peripherals to a mini Advanced Accessory Shoe, including a directional microphone and video light.

Software

Easy-to-use PIXELA™ software is supplied for editing and sharing movies. With Canon’s DW-100 DVD Burner (available separately) burn DVDs at the touch of a button.

Product Specification

VIDEO SYSTEM

Recording Medium Removeable memory card (SD/SDHC)
Max Recording Time Variable, depending on memory card size.¹
16Gb SDHC card: 6hrs 05mins²
Type 1/2.6" CMOS
Total pixels 8.59 megapixel
Effective Pixels MOVIE: 6.01 megapixels
STILL: 8.02 megapixels (4:3 mode)
Filter RGB Primary Colour Filter
Optical Zoom 10x
Digital Zoom 200x / 40x (selectable)
Digital Tele-converter YES (1.7x)
Focal length 6.4-64mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length MOVIE: Approx 43.5-435 mm
STILL: Approx 39.9-399 mm (4:3)
Maximum aperture f1.8 to f3.0
Minimum focusing distance 10mm
Image Stabilizer Super Range Optical Image Stabilizer
Filter diameter 58mm
Wide Attachment YES (optional WD-H58)

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Image Processor DIGIC DV III
Face Detection Technology YES
Screen size 2.7" widescreen Multiangle Vivid LCD
Pixels 211,000 pixels
Manual adjustment Brightness, backlight
Temporary underscan YES

VIEWFINDER

Screen size N/A
Pixels N/A

MINIMUM ILLUMINATION

Minimum Lux. Approx. 0.3 lux (Night Mode)
Night Mode YES
Auto Gain Control limit adjustment YES
Auto/Manual YES / YES
Control AUTO: Face Priority AF/Instant AF/TV AF
MANUAL: Joystick
Manual Focus Assist YES (Magnification, Face Assist, Colour Peaking)
Program AE 13
Dual Shot, P, Av, Tv, CINE, Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, Fireworks
Zebra YES

BACKLIGHT COMPENSATION

Backlight Compensation YES

WHITE BALANCE

Type TTL
Auto YES
Set/Preset YES (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H)

SHUTTER SPEED

Maximum 1/2000th sec.
Slow 1/6 sec.

DIGITAL EFFECT

Fade Auto Fade , Wipe
Effect Black & White, Sepia, Art

IMAGE QUALITY ADJUSTMENT

Image Effects Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Soft Skin Detail
Custom Functions Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness, Colour Depth

CUSTOM KEY

Custom Key YES (plus Control Dial)

STILL IMAGE

Capture image size 3264 x 2456, 3264 x 1840, 1920 x 1440, 640 x 480
Continuous shooting mode YES (Normal and High-speed)
Auto Exposure Bracketing YES
Simultaneous Photo Recording YES
Selecting AF Frame Function YES
Histogram YES
Photo Button YES
Photo Burst YES

SELF TIMER

Self timer 10 sec
2 sec with wireless remote

REC. REVIEW/REC. SEARCH

REC. review/REC. search NO/NO

RECORDING MODE

LP mode 5 recording quality modes.¹
MXP: 1920x1080, 24Mbps;²
FXP: 1920x1080, 17Mbps;²
XP+: 1440x1080, 12Mbps;
SP: 1440x1080, 7Mbps;
LP: 1440x1080, 5Mbps
Extended Recording mode (ELP mode) -
Progressive shooting mode YES (25p)
CINE image mode YES
x.v.Color YES
Video Snapshot YES
Dual Shot YES
Pre REC YES
Colour Bars and Test Tone YES
Still image NO
Date YES (date select, calendar, timeline, Face Timeline, Face Jump)

MEMORY CARD

Multi Media Card NO
Secure Digital Card SD / SDHC
Movie Recording YES
Internal Data Transfer N/A
System Dolby Digital 2ch (AC-3 2ch)
Manual Rec. level control YES
Audio Dubbing NO

TERMINAL

Headphone YES
Microphone YES
USB YES (USB 2.0 Hi Speed)
DV NO
Direct Print YES
Analogue-in NO
AV YES
S-video NO
Component YES
HDMI YES (HDMI(™) Mini Connector: v1.3, CEC supported)
LANC NO
Built-in charger YES

QUICK START

Quick Start YES (using LCD screen)

ACCESSORY SHOE

Accessory shoe YES (mini Advanced Accessory Shoe)

BUILT-IN VIDEO LIGHT

Built-in Video light YES (white LED)

BUILT-IN FLASH

Built-in Flash YES

PC CONNECTION KIT

Digital Video Solution Disk YES (v32)
DV Network Solution Disk NO
Application software Yes (PIXELA ImageMixer™ 3 SE, Music Transfer utility)
USB cable YES

WIRELESS CONTROLLER

Wireless controller YES

BATTERY PACK

Type Lithium Ion
Intelligent Battery System YES
Battery included in the kit BP-807
Max recording time (included battery) Approx 1hr 45mins (normal LCD, LP mode)
Quick Charge NO
Long life Battery BP-827
Longer recording time- a) Approx. 5hr 10mins¹

DIMENSIONS

W x H x D 70 x 69 x 136mm
Weight Approx. 450g
Max Recording Time ¹ Class 4 or higher SDHC card required for 1920x1080 recording, Class 2 or higher SDHC card recommended for other recording modes, Memory card not supplied
² LP recording mode
LP mode ¹ Variable bit rate used in all recording modes
² Class 4 or higher SDHC card required for 1920x1080 recording, Class 2 or higher SDHC card recommended for other recording modes, Memory card not supplied
Longer recording time- a) ¹ LP recording mode
  • a) Using EVF (normal LCD brightness if no EVF) and optional long life BP-827
  • Specifications are subject to change without notice