- Excellent sharpness
- native 24p
- Low light better than last years model
- Color accuracy and noise levels not as good as the competition (color accuracy worse than the HF S11!)
- Though there are good manual controls, shutter and aperture cannot be set independently
I wonder whether the improved low light performance comes at the expense of color and noise. If you're buying a camera, how would you choose between those two factors?
As they have been doing, Camcorderinfo includes a collection of test videos which can make you eyes pop.
In general, we can conclude that the features have improved, though the image quality hasn't.
(Not really on point, but a friend of mine has the Canon HF S10, and is very happy with it, so not improving the image quality doesn't mean it's a bad camera!)