the ccd sensor is only 3x 1/6" so the low light performace wont be spectacular. however in daylight i think it will be fine
the canon hf100 is the canon flash memoy camcorder, about the same price. its basically the hg20 without the hard drive or viewfinder
I am looking at buying my first camcorder. My top choices are the Sony SR-11 and Canon HG-20. However I have an opportunity to buy the Panasonic SD5 for considerably less than those top models, which is a huge incentive for me (about $400 difference)!
My camera will mostly be used for recording equestrian (horse riding) and other fun, not commercial, activities. Also, I do not have an HDTV at the moment, but I would like to get an HD camera, just because that is the way technology is going and why would i buy a SD camera? Does that make sense or should I not look at HD if I don't have the tv to go with it. The videos I watch on Youtube that are taped in HD are visibly better quality than those in normal, so it stands to reason, for me at least, to go with the HD.
Does any one have an opinion for me if I should seriously consider the SD5 or spend the extra $$ for the SR11/HG20 (yes I realize I'm compaing flash to harddrive, but other than that??)