You do know that the HF100 is a flash camcorder, correct? You'll save money on the camcorder, but after the addition of SD card media, you'll be right back at about even. The advantage of the flash memory is that they are more durable and are removable compared to the hard drive camcorder. Both record in AVCHD so you'll need to make sure you either 1) have editing software that is compatible with AVCHD or 2) use the included software.
Have you ruled out HDV camcorders?
Usually, new camcorder information isn't "leaked" to the public. Once they're announced (usually at CES in January), they come within the next few months.
I am shopping for a HD camcorder and I've narrowed it down to the HF100 and the HDR-SR11.
The only reason the HF100 is winning over the HDR-SR11 is because of its $200 (give or take) cheaper price tag. I really like the increased storage that the HDR-SR11's HDD provides and the touch screen sounds kind of cool, but those reasons aren't enough for me to justify the price increase. Are there any other major reasons I should consider the HDR-SR11 over the HF100, besides its slick physical appearance and supposedly slightly better video quality?
Also, before I make the plunge I'd like to know if there are any new potentially comparable/competitive HD camcorders about to be released?