When I posted the video review of the Canon HF M300 I almost immediately had people asking or commenting on the cameras poor low light capabilities on YouTube. This issue never crossed my mind since I usually shoot in pretty decent light and use LED lighting. I decided to shoot a quick video showing how the camera performs under low light.
The video was shot in 3 parts; First, I shot near a large window and slowly closed off the vertical blinds. Then, I shot in a corner away from the blinds that was much darker. Finally, I shot in my bathroom with no lights or windows and just used my iPhone to light my face.
Take a look at the video below and judge for yourself. You might want to watch the video in HD and full screen to see the cameras performance in low light easier.
YouTube video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMAlpFuNucY