Summary: This tiny camcorder has a great comprehensive menu to help you get the shot you want. In daytime and with proper lighting it does an excellent job. I recorded with it at night in the dashboard, and it does a decent job, but the night time quality is nothing to brag about. It looks decent as long as you play it as a video, but you can hardly pull quality stills from it, unless you are at a full stop (no shaking) and in a well lit area.
Summary: The product did not show as clear of a picture as I had expected. I returned the camera at my expense. I then contacted the seller about getting a replacement. After several days, one was sent. The image quality is still not what I expected, but I knew it was a used camera. Everything works and the company was good about sending me a replacement camera.
Summary: I've been using this camera for about 9 months now. The picture quality is unbelievably good, I'm constantly getting compliments on my videos and I'm doing NOTHING other than pressing record. I'm a total novice, so it's nice to know the camera is making me look good. It's pretty small, so I can travel around with it, and given the internal memory, I haven't even had to buy a memory chip yet.
Summary: I wanted an HD video camera to record my son's soccer matches and to use when I travel. I have a Blu Ray player and a DVD burner on my computer but no Blu Ray burner, so the idea of playing AVCHD DVDs on my Blu Ray player was appealing. It took a good deal of effort to figure out how to author those AVCHD DVDs and I found that a little bit frustrating. I first started writing software over 40 years ago, so I consider my self an expert.
Pros: Good picture for its class. Has some semi-professional features. The stereo mic is good.
Cons: The internal mic pics up button presses, which are sometimes necessary. Hard to change functions on the fly because you need to navigate to them through a menu. The video codec can be a pain to edit with.
Summary: This camera, fits very well in your hand, the picture and video quality are excellent! It comes with good amount of internal memory, plus you can add more memory trough it's SD slot. It works very well in Mac OS X. iMovie detected inmediately as well as Final Cut Express.
Summary: The video this camera takes is awsome. The camera is extremely easy to use. The only down side to this camere is the software that is bundled with the camera. Software has no where near the capabilities of the Roxio products for burning DVD's.
Summary: There are pleanty of reviews on the HF20/HF200 out there, so I'll just give a few highlights on what I found to be better or worse than expected. Initial video quality: Stepping up from Aiptek ActionHD GVS's, the quality was actually not that much better! Indoor colors here more accurate and low-light performance was greatly improved, but average shooting is quite similar.
Summary: Purchases the Canon Vixia HF20 as a replacement for my still working Sony Hi8. Wanted HD video to display on the HDTV. Camera is easy to use and pretty intuitive. Great size - very portable and comfortable in the hand. Have not used the digital photo option on this camera. So far, pleased with the quality of video and the image stabilization. Very simple to replay video directly from camcorder to HDTV.