Summary: The camera is great for my use and I am very pleased with the product and transaction! I use it generally as a second camera while shooting in good light and it is fine for that. No issues at all!
Summary: I've been using this camcorder for over a year and it is still working perfectly. It looks nice and the video quality is good. The battery life could stand to be a bit longer, but it hasn't been bad enough where I needed to purchase an additional battery. Keep in mind that for me, this is strictly a birthdays/Christmas/special event camcorder. You may need extra batteries if you use it more often and for longer periods of time.
Summary: I was looking forward to having a Canon quality camera with the camcorder, saving me having to carry my big DSLR to shoots, but I have not been even remotely satisfied with a single photographic image from this device, day or night, simple or complex. The other issue I have with it is night shooting, for which, despite all the AWB and program options, as well as auto mode, does not adequately light a scene like the old JVC candle-power DVC camcorders did.
Summary: I bought the Canon Vixia HF R200 in March 2012 to use for European vacation trips. I have used it for two vacations so far. The positive is that the camcorder is lightweight and easy to use. The essential three buttons (video on/off, still photo, and zoom) are well-situated near the rear, close together, easy to operate with your thumb. There a good hand strap to keep my grip on the camera steady and secure.
Summary: I bought this because I wanted good value for the money, and I got that with this. It's good video and audio quality on a budget. I now shoot my web series on it. That said the price appears to have gone up a bit since I made my purchase, I can only assume because there are fewer of these left. I'm not sure it's worth the $500+ that's now being asked for it.
Summary: I LOVE this video camera (not speaking as a camera expert but as a mother). It's easy to use, light to carry, the charge lasts a good length of time, I can film from a long way away with the zoom - what more do you want in a video camera? The only downside - and it's a big one - is that I started having problems with it after just 18 months.
Summary: I took a while to write a review wanting to really check out this camera. I have found it to be an excellent product, doing everything I wanted it to do. My only problem is when I use the AC adaptor during recording, I get a buzzing, like an AC hum. Other wise, an excellent camera !