I am thinking about buying an iVis HF S11 (known as Vixia HF S11 here in the US), but I am worried about whether it will work in the US. Anyone have experience with Japanese camcorders, and whether they work here in the US?
I took a quick look on the website for the model here (in japanese) and I can't see anything that says it won't work in the US.
It does say that in uses the NTSC standard...So I would assume that it will work without a problem.
Hopefully someone else with more knowledge on these things can help you.
I just took a look at the manual and on p254 it says that you can use it overseas.
It says that is supports from 100-240 volts and 50/60Hz.
It also says that the plugs might a different shape so you will need to get an adapter plug.
On page 256 it says that you can just attach the camera to a TV and watch.
You can also change the camera menu to either English or Japanese.
I don't know anything about the two NTSC standards I'm afraid..