Quite good - white balance can be a bit dodgy - night photos a struggle
8 October 2013
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. Taking photos in dark settings is very difficult in general, I get that, but this camera struggles a bit. Always too dark or with a crazy bright flash. Some user error, I am sure, but I know this is a common complaint for this camera.
Great camera! Image stabilization works great! 2 SD slots easy to get to.
4 December 2011
Summary: Great Picture Quality. Good size fits nice in my hand. Make sure to get the big battery with the external charger. The knock off from ebay works great for around $18. You will probably want a wide angle converter lens like the Canon WD-H58 or Raynox HD-6600 Pro 58mm to give you around a 30mm focal length. Any 58mm lens should work. Has a mic Jack, Has a little camera light and flash, Has 2 SD slots, Image stabilization!
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.
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. Only reason I gave 4 stars is that I don't like is the battery life. Recording @ HD 1080p quality, the battery just gets drained like crazy.
Summary: The HFS200, HFS20, and HFS21 are the best options for the low budget indie filmmaker. That is until the next batch of Canon camcorders are released soon. Here is why the HFS200 is an ideal choice: (1) Frame rate options. You get true 23.98. This alone is worth it, since not many camcorders at this time have that frame rate. Then you get 60i, PF30 and PF24 which are both technically 60i.
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. The touch screen is pressure sensitive which I didn't like at all. In summary, if you are looking for HD video quality without worrying about manual features, this may be the best choice.
Summary: It's a relativelty expensive camcorder but we love this product. The image quality is superb and it's very easy to operate. It's compact size and light weight is a real plus when shooting scenes over several minutes. It does a great job compensating for shakiness, and the low light shooting is good, but not phenomenal. It's also a great camera for still shots. We highly recommend it.
Summary: I've been waiting for the right time to purchase my new Canon HD camcorder and now was the time to do this. The last camcorder that I owned was a small Canon Z10 (I think that what it was). Back then I had to use tape and the DVD version just came out. I knew that Canon was looking at HD technology so I made myself wait. I'm glad I did. I had a choice between the Vixia 20, 21, and 200.