I'm debating between the Panasonic HDC-SD100 vs. Canon Vixia HF11. The use would be for recreation and as a B camera. I love my DVX-100 and was so excited about the HDC-SD100 because it has a small form factor, can record to SD cards in 24p, and has an audio input jack. I cannot count the number of times I wish I had a small 24p camera that I could take with me when it wasn't convenient to take my DVX. I really feel this is the wave of the future. Also I'm curious of each cameras' AVCHD integration with FCP.
I like Canon's still camera line, but I still have a slight distaste of their camcorders cause of the XL1, which had beautiful image quality but IMHO crappy handling and interface. Camcorderinfo.com reviewed both cameras and leans on the HF11 because of the better image quality. I'm going to a store to checkout both cameras, but any opinions/insights would be most appreciated!
I have the canon hf 100 and final cut pro 6. I am having difficulty with editing my clips. I am new to final cut but it seems that the AVCHD format is a real pain right now. The software to edit it (in my case final cut) is difficult at best. I could be wrong but AVCHD seems to place you on the "bleeding edge" of technology. Any one else out there using AVCHD and final cut pro?