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.
Summary: I haven't used this very much but for what little I have, I've been pleased. I've deducted one star because the recorded files won't play on Windows Media Player and this really pisses me off.
Summary: The picture quality is about as good as the best VHS camcorder I have used. It's definitely not High Def, but it's good for everyday use. I have used footage for some work related videos and customers liked them.
Summary: I wanted a quality camcorder at an affordable price as I was preparing for a trip to Africa. I visited the Consumers Report website for recommendation. Canon FS200 Flash Memory camcorder was recommended very high within my price range. I wasn't disappointed at this baby's performance at all.
Summary: What surprised the most was the zoom and the ease of use. It is also very compact. Great for the family activity. I bought this camera based on Consumer Report reviews. Get one, you'll love it.
Summary: The camera is good and easy to use. The battery life is about 3 hours which is what I wanted. The picture quality is also good. The software that came with the camea could be a little better and a little more versatile. Price wise it was a good deal.
Summary: Just used my new FS200 this past weekend video'ing our dog in agility trials. Pros: Easy to use Battery life is sufficient for a whole day of video'ing multiple runs For commentary, the built in microphone is sufficient Very small, fits nicely into a small "man purse" Image stabilization (digital)...
editing on a Mac: Final Cut Pro, iMovie and .MOD files
T. Knight, Amazon
15 February 2010
Summary: This thing was very difficult to use as a Mac User. I spent about 5 hours doing research online trying to figure out how to get the .MOD files onto my computer so I could edit them with Final Cut Pro. The .MOD files are not recognized by Final Cut Pro. I tried two different things that worked.
Summary: Great camcorder for the price. Pretty easy to understand right out of the box. Internal mic sounds pretty good. I also use a wireless mic that plugs into the external mic jack. No problems so far. Battery life is good. Don't have any complaints, and would feel confident recommending to a friend.