Summary: I purchased this camera used from Amazon Warehouse Deals for 180 dollars. It came in a "refurbished" box, which is okay because i was expecting it used. The camera looked pretty much new to me. Not a scratch on it. It works perfectly and for less than half the price of a brand new one.
Summary: INTRO: This is a solid camera, no doubt about that. The results I got for daytime video capture were excellent. I was impressed. It shoots a crisp and very clean image. The low light settings are where you can see the flaws in the camera.
Summary: We have our own lavalier mic an needed something with an external jack. We have made some pretty impressive videos with this combined with our cheap wireless mic system. My 12 and 13 year old daughters use it and make some pretty cool videos as well.
Summary: I really like the Vixia HF R200, it is easy to use and takes great video. The battery will only last one hour so be prepaired to buy anther battery pack. All and All it takes great pictures and video. To see video this camera has shot goto LakeTahoeWeather on youtube I use it for my daily video log.
Summary: Just love this canon camcorder. Really recommend it. Have had no problems at all. Who ever purchases this item will see what I mean, especially the close up. I used it when my son was playing football. Man, when you zoom, it seems like your right there on the field.
Summary: Pros: -It has a mic port, which is somewhat rare for this price. -The camera is nice and small -Built in microphone is very good. -Has 2 card slots, more storage capacity is always good. Cons: -Image quality is terrible for the bitrate.