I am interested in upgrading from SD to a HD camcorder and specifically looking at a HF S10. I currently have a Canon FS 11 which is one of Canon's premium SD camcorders and I am fairly happy with it's performance. I will specifically be using the camcorder for one of two things. I am a rail-fan and will be shooting trains passing by at a generally high rate of speed or from inside an Amtrak car looking out filming while traveling at speed. Here are two random examples from youtube of the type of filming I will be doing (I know neither of these people and just randomly found these clips as examples):
Filming train passing by at speed:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW0EAUPNNLE
Filming out the window while train is moving at speed:http://www.youtube.com/user/tigerhol...96/_Nyn-IAnUVk
I will only be using this footage for personal use on my own personal computer which is a brand new Dell XPS 8000 with i7 core processor and 8GB of RAM and a 2GB video card. I will not be burning the footage to DVD or watching on my HDTV at home.
With that being said, what kind of performance can I expect from the S10 using a shutter priority at 1000 or maybe even 2000? I will not be using the camcorder in the dark, but maybe towards the evening as the sun is starting to set. Will I be able to capture the high speed motion where it is a clear picture or will I have to deal with motion trailing blur with the CMOS system? I have searched for video clips filmed on the S10 that replicate this type of use situation, but most clips I have found do not have high speed motion in them.
Please share your opinion if you think I should stick with my SD FS11 which gets the job done ok for my needs, or if I will notice a substantial increase in Picture Quality in fast moving scenes moving up to the S10.