Canon VIXIA HF S11

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by MBX, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. MBX macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2006
  2. spice weasel macrumors 65816

    Jul 25, 2003
    AVCHD is h.264, although different manufacturers implement it slightly differently.
  3. MBX thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2006
    Oh ok, thanks for clarifying.

    How is this cam compared to Canon's 7D? I'm just speaking of video not their still photo functions (which the 7D is much better for anyway)?

    Just in terms of video is this a better choice?
  4. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2007
    I gave significant thought to the S11 because of the much higher density imaging chip but that's for stills only. In the end, I just couldn't justify spending that much more money and ended up with the HG21. It records at the same maximum bandwidth as my HG21 but I'm already having issues dealing with the 24Mbps files on my MacBook Pro. They are very sluggish to work though. Lately I've been using 17Mbps to give my laptop a little room to breathe. If the 8MP stills capability isn't a big issue for you then an HG21 would be the same video quality (24Mbps) or, even cheaper, an HG20. The HG20 is the HG21 without an optical viewfinder (LCD-only), smaller hard drive and slightly different LCD panel. Otherwise it's exactly the same imaging/recording circuitry.
  5. MBX thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2006
    Thanks for info.

    How about comparison between S11 and the 7D? (just video)

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