I received my HF100 from dell yesterday, I am far from an expert, my prior camera is a Sony Hi8. I did not test it yet because my memory stick is still in transit and should be here today. I did charge it and tried to get familier with it.
It felt comfortable. The mode dial was hard to turn with my thumb, cause it seems to close to the thumb. The menus are well laid out. I wish it had a program dial on it, instead of menu navagation all the time. I also wished it had a docking station, All the separate plugs need to be consolidated. Example is, It seems if I wanted to hook it up to my HDTV via component, I would need both the component and Audio breakout cables and don't forget the power cable.
I am still very optimistic for the HF100, I am over budget with this camera and the sony's will cost even more. I do have a question if anyone else gets this camera. When I shake the camera there is a very slight rattle. Maybe because the memory slot is empty? Seems like its working fine. I thought it would be solid cause it's memory only. Is it a defect? If it is I will have to exchange it, If it''s normal, it does not bother me too much.