Canon Legria HF-S11 reviews: Flash storage HD camcorder

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This camcorder is a good all rounder.

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9.0 out of 10 based on 1 review.
Canon Legria HF-S11: Horizontally held, 10x optical zoom camcorder using SDHC card. See full product description

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John, Norfolk Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Good image quality and functions
Bad points:
Camera shake and minimum lenght for focus at any zoom
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Dec 2009

Product Features

Resolution quality HD
Resolution quality Full HD
Resolution (Pixels) 1920x1080
3D No
Optical zoom ratio 10
Media format Flash
Connections USB
Type of memory card SD
Type of memory card SDHC
Shape of camcorder Horizontally held
Digital zoom ratio 200
Type of image stabiliser Optical
Widescreen recording Yes
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 64
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/2000
Weight (g) 450
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Maximum aperture telephoto 3
Maximum aperture wide 1.8
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 43.5
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 435
Type of chip CMOS
Release date 2009-10-06

Also known as: Canon HF S11, Legria HF S11, Canon Legria HF S11, CANON LEGRIA HFS11

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Manufacturer's Description

Take control with the LEGRIA HF S11: a professional-level HD camcorder that combines superbly detailed imaging with advanced controls and storage capacity for over a full day of shooting.


  • 8.0MP Canon HD Camera System
  • 64GB Dual Flash Memory
  • Dynamic OIS and Instant AF
  • Manual control options
  • 8.0MP photos
  • Full audio control
  • Creative flexibility
  • 25p Cinema Mode
  • Video Snapshot, Face Detection, Pre REC
  • Optional RA-V1 remote adapter
  • Setting the standard for Full HD shooting.

Canon HD Camera System
Capture stunning images via the Canon HD Camera System: the LEGRIA HF S11 uses a unique combination of an 8.0MP Full HD CMOS sensor, a Canon HD Video Lens with 10x optical zoom, and the DIGIC DV III processor.

64GB Dual Flash Memory
64GB Dual Flash Memory combines large built-in capacity – enough for over 24 hours of HD movies – with the option of recording to removable SDHC memory cards.

Dynamic OIS and Instant AF
Extreme camera shake at the wide end of the zoom is effectively compensated for by the Dynamic Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS). Instant AF achieves highly accurate focus at speed.

Creative manual control
A Custom Key lets you activate one of five variables that can be assigned to the manual Control Dial, including focus, exposure, and audio level. Advanced controls include AGC (Auto Gain Control) limits – a professional feature that boosts or limits responsiveness in low light – Zebra patterns, Colour Peaking and Colour Bar/Test Tone output.

8.0MP photos
A dedicated Photo mode captures high resolution still images, up to 8.0 Megapixels. In Dual Shot mode, 6.0 Megapixel stills can be shot during video recording. Photo Burst grabs 25 stills from one second of recorded footage.

Audio control
A microphone input connection and headphone jack let you capture and monitor superior audio. Manual audio level control puts you in complete charge of sound recording.

Creative flexibility
With a mini Advanced Accessory Shoe, optional peripherals – such as a microphone or video light – can be used. The camcorder’s 58mm lens thread is compatible with professional filters.

Colour options
DIGIC DV III supports x.v.Color – for deeper, richer hues during playback on compatible HD TVs. 25p Cinema Mode matches the look of traditional film, and provides enhanced low-light shooting performance.

Great videos made easy
Video Snapshot records short 4 second movie clips or captures them from video already shot. These are ideal for putting together in a playlist, adding a soundtrack of your choice. Face Detection Technology optimises settings for up to 35 faces in a frame. Pre REC captures the 3 seconds of action before you press Record.

Remote control
For extra stability when shooting on a long zoom, or if your camcorder is mounted in an awkward location, use Canon’s RA-V1 Remote Adaptor.

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