Summary: it doesn't shut off or even pause recording when you fold the screen closed, because of which we ended up losing the chance to film our wedding due to a run down battery. when you record, the dot is red, but when you pause it is green: this causes confusion as to weather you are actually filming and resulted in the loss of many hours of footage when we thought we were recording. (c'mon guys, everyone knows green means go and red means stop.
it was good when it was released but is not worth it now
joe b, Amazon
2 December 2012
Summary: i got this when it came out and it worked really well it did fantastic outside in daylight but got real noisy in low light and i think the microphone was really great as long as it wasn't to windy. overall it was pretty good. but i wouldn't recommend buying it now since HD camcorders are much more affordable.
Excerpt: I'm fairly happy with the Canon FS200. It can records in widescreen mode, making videos I upload to Youtube fill the entire player rather than having black columns on the sides. The battery lasts about 3 hours, and if you have a 16 GB card in there, you'll get over 3 hours of footage, so it works out well. I like the settings available within the menus. They are generally easy to access and provide a lot of control over the footage.
Excerpt: We are a small family that travels a lot. We wanted a camera to record our children as they grow up, that would be subtle as we travel and that would be small enough to not add much to our large load. The Canon FS200 is perfect. We have gotten great quality videos out of our camcorder. It picks up sound well and has a clear image. The LCD screen is small but easy to see and the functions are easy to use. The buttons are small but work well.
Excerpt: My family bought this canon fs 200 camcorder about two yeara ago and I love it! We had an older vhs camcorder we had for for a number of years, but it was time for a change. We had to get with the new technology these days. And I'm glad we made the change and switched . I love that the canon camcorder is so compact, that you can take it pretty much and fit just about anywhere like in a coat pocket for example.