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CANON HFS10 - Vixia vs Legria (viewfinder issue)

by Merel 469 / February 13, 2009 7:08 PM PST

I'm confused about the viewfinder issue. At CNet Australia this camcorder is named Legria HFS10. According their description, it comes with an optical viewfinder included. However many articles on the internet describe the model HFS10 (without the name "Legria") as coming without viewfinder. Do I get this right ? Is the presence of a viewfinder making the HFS10 camcorder a "Legria" model ?

It looks as CNet-Australia is the only website writing about the presence of a viewfinder !!

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by chickenorfish / February 13, 2009 11:37 PM PST

it has optical image stabilisation, not an optical viewfinder. i dont think any cams have optical anyways, theyre electronic.

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A viewfinder is viewfinder , what else ?
by Merel 469 / February 14, 2009 5:55 PM PST
In reply to: no

The text at the Australian website is as follows :

" Along with the higher technical specifications, not to mention the very welcome electronic viewfinder ? angled upwards no less ? .../..."

"Thanks to its larger lens and electronic viewfinder the HFS10 will be larger than most other flash-based camcorders"

As stated on he following webpage :,239035915,339294048,00.htm

The obvious conclusion would be that there are two versions !?
On the TAB "Specifications" the presence of a viewfinder is not mentioned.

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Canon's "European " website ... even more confusion
by Merel 469 / February 14, 2009 6:16 PM PST

As I investigated a bit more , there is new information on the on the glogal European website. THe statement "N/A" for the viewfinder is even more confusing.

To my knowledge "N/A" means not available. But what is not available ... the right information or the viewfinder itself ?

In such specification tables, when any item is not present on the device, not "N/A" is used, but the word "NO" specifies the absence of a feature.

Conclusion : there still is a doubt.

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or they
by chickenorfish / February 14, 2009 11:29 PM PST

or they made a mistake

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by rohitpriti1 / March 17, 2009 10:26 AM PDT


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