Summary: What is there to say? Canon lens, and image processing. I've had this for more than 2 years now and it's been very reliable. At the top bit rate, the images are clear, sharp. Granted, it's a little grainy in low light, but that's the tradeoff with digital.
Summary: I bought this as an upgrade to my HF S100. I was sold on the native 24FPS. I had no idea the quality would actually be this great! Admittedly, the standard battery is not sufficient for any sort of prolonged shoot, but I got my HF S200 off Ebay with a Canon BP827 long life battery included.
Summary: 5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing HD Picture and manual controls, May 2011,from Leonel Bernhardt, Maldonado Uruguay. Cannon HF S200 -Beatiful Camera!. Crisp HD Quality . Awsome in daylight shoots. Definitely improved LOW light shoots from my older HF10.
Summary: I upgraded to the Vixia HF S200 from the Vixia HF200, and I couldn't be more pleased. Although the HF S200 is larger and heavier, which is a turn-off for some people, it is definitely a change for the better in terms of the quality gained. The image quality simply is clearer and sharper.