how do you like the HF10? did you do comparison before purchasing? What was the other contender(s)?
I love it. Yes, I researched it a bunch before buying it.
Couldn't get a better cam for the price. $620 I paid.
Better picture than the Sony's at a similar price AND it has an external mic jack which was one of the main features I
was looking for. Most if not all lower to mid priced Sony's don't even have an external mic jack. I'm a musician and need to record with pro mics so for the combination of picture AND sound this beats anything in it's price range.
Look at all the reviews on YouTube, CNET, Amazon etc. You'll find all you need to know about it. Here's one for you: