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Canon HF S200
6.2 out of 10

Canon HF S200

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Overall 8
8.0

Good value

AVS, Amazon
10 January 2012
  • Summary: PROs are covered in other reviews. CONs: wide end of the zoom is not wide enough. Pay attention: SDHC media handling is error prone. I had Transcend 32 GB Class 10 SDHC card TS32GSDHC10E. The camcorder would recognize it as Class 4.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great quality pictures, easy to use

Imran Mohammad, Amazon
16 June 2011
  • Summary: Cons: -as others reviewers have pointed out, you can't stand too close for a wide enough picture - the up-close aspect ratio is awkward -user interface is not the most intuitive - took a long time too figure out how to change any basic settings.
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Overall 8
8.0

I like it.

Barney I. Abramson, Amazon
7 February 2011
  • Summary: My first HD cam. Much muhc better than my SD cam. Very happy with it. Great for the price.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Garth W., Newegg
17 October 2010
  • Summary: Note that this model does not have a viewfinder. You need to step up to the Vixia HFS21 to get a viewfinder. This point can be easy to miss. Make sure that you consider the requirement for a fast, late model PC to handle high definition video. Make sure to read manual thoroughly.
  • Pros: All the advertised features work as advertised, and work well. Large, 3.5" touch screen. I am very happy with this product.
  • Cons: Included software has minimal functionality. Plan on purchasing better 3rd party software. Records in AVCHD format only, high definition only. Conversion to standard definition ("DVD" or "WEB" MPG) can be done in camera from SD card "A" slot to SD card "B" slot only, same resolution only, and is ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Quite good - white balance can be a bit dodgy - night photos a struggle

Chris, Amazon
19 September 2010
  • Summary: Fantastic camera/video camera. Nothing will replace a great SLR, but for a dual purpose camera, this is fantastic. The video quality is great, the photos are very nice as well. My only issue is that night photos are pretty tough.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent camcorder little expensive

Silicon Valley, Amazon
19 September 2010
  • Summary: This is my first video camera. I was looking for video camera whose auto mode should give me great performance and this camera really gives great results. HD 1080p (MXP) with native 24 frames per second Video quality is excellent. It captures all colors in great detail.
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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome Camcorder with one major flaw

CC Cruz, Amazon
19 September 2010
  • Summary: This camcorder is the best I have ever bought. You can't beat this in every area. The only gripe I have is that it was hard to assemble. I had to have my friend come over and help me put the battery in.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great, but not as nearly good as the Panasonic HDC-TM700

Cheap-n-Easy, Amazon
19 September 2010
  • Summary: I bought the Vixia H S200 based on the many good reviews and the top rating on cNet. It is a great all around camcorder no doubt with fabulous image and video quality. It ranks at the top of what's out there today in the prosumer or near-prosumer category.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Camera

Alexguydude, Amazon
19 September 2010
  • Summary: Wanted an affordable camera with manual focus, good low light, and 1080p resolution. This is a great camera and it works perfect. You can even do some semi-slow motion since it records at 60i (by default), and get a cool effect. It also records in other frame rates such as 24p.
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Overall 8
8.0

Like it, Except for the Touch Screen

Amazon Customer, Amazon
19 September 2010
  • Summary: I also have the previous year's version of this camera, the Canon HF S100. If I could combine the older "manual" menu system of the S100 with the rest of the S200 I would rate it five stars. Just because something like the touch screen menu system can be done, does not mean it should be done.
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