HDR with Camcorder – Canon Vixia HFS100

This HDR photo was taken with my camcorder, the Canon Vixia HFS100. The Vixia HFS100 is an amazing little HD video camera taking superior quality HD video. Not only is it amazing with video but it has an 8mp still camera mode that rivals my DSLR camera in quality. The camera features of this video camera is limited, but there is an AEB mode which allows me to manually or automatically adjust my exposure. Which is absolutely perfect for me!
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So far I’ve taken 3 amazing HDR photos including this one. The other HDR photos I will upload in a seperate post. I’ll also post an article with a bunch of regular exposures too. I’ve taken several with the local kittens here that are adorable.

The Canon Vixia HSF100 is one amazing little machine… and when I say little, I literally mean it. The video camera fits right into the palm of my hand. If it were any smaller you might mistake it for a point and shoot camera.

I can’t say enough good things about this video camera. Especially since both my professional SLR cameras broke during my SE Asia trip. Now all have have left is this dinky thing. But for being so small it sure does pack a mean punch!

Goes to show, good HDR photography doesn’t require a digital SLR camera. All you need is a camera with the ability to adjust exposure and a little creativity. A tripod and remote control also goes along way!

Software Used for Processing Photo:
Photomatix
– Used for creating high dynamic range.
Topaz Adjust
– Photoshop plugin used to enhance details.
Topaz DeNoise
– Photoshop plugin used to eliminate noise.
Topaz Clean
Photoshop plugin used to smooth pixels.

Photography Style: High Dynamic Range
Digital Camera Used: Canon Vixia HFS100
Lens Used:
Builtin 64mm lens with 10x Optical Zoom
Photo Location:
Phuket, Thailand

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