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. I spent some time trying to locate a free program to convert the files so they can used by the Player, but so far I haven't had any luck. I should just bite the bullet and purchase a program and be done with it. Then I'd probably use it more.
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. The pic is sharp an bright. The camcorder is so small, it fits into my pant pocket very easily.
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) is plenty good for my needs The zoom is very good for my needs Cons: The included software is cumbersome On/off button is not in the greatest spot (nit) Without a tripod,...
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.
Summary: My major complaint is this: It's difficult to tell whether or not the camera is on or off. Especially if you're filming short amounts, I had trouble deciding whether or not the darn thing was on or off. Other than that, I really like it. It's small and portable, and the battery life is amazing.
Summary: I read the reviews prior to purchasing this camera. We were upgrading from a Mini DV Canon product and for the price, this camera really delivers. I really did not want to shell out $500-$700 for HD quality. It is extremely compact (amazing how small these things have gotten!) and functional, easy to use right out of the box. The battery life is great.