Excerpt: For shooting movies, home videos and you childs next performance in school, a normal camera nowadays doesn’t cut and it is impossible to find a good camcorder. What do you do? You buy the Canon Vixia HF200 Camcorder. I personally think this camcorder is amazing. It may be a …
Beautiful movies, full 1080i, great for Post edits
Richard Staats, Amazon
4 March 2014
Summary: I could not be happier with this camcorder. The videos load easily into all my editing packages from Sony Vegas Pro on up. (This has been an issue with other cameras in the less than $1,200 range.) The color is fantastic.
Summary: I don't have anything to say about the other aspects of this product yet but I ran into trouble using the two highest speed modes (MXP and FXP) with a Class 10 SDHC flash card which should have been plenty fast enough.
Summary: I film martial arts instructional dvd's and need three separate angles. Rather than using one camera and re-filming the drills from three angles, I actually have three HF200's and love them. AVCHD might not be the format for everyone, though.
Summary: After 2 months of research this was what I bought. I was looking for a camera to video wildlife and sports mostly. I didnt want to drop a grand and also wanted HD. NO tapes or disks, had to be an SD Card. Technology changes to fast I will probably buy again in 4 years.
Summary: Video imports fine into iMovie 09. I copy the files from SDHC Card to hard disk and them import from there. Requires lots of disk space when imported but 1TB hard drives cost ~$75 now and 1.5TB drives will be under $100 by the end of the year.
Excellent Camcorder, Better than expected Low Light Performance
12 February 2011
Summary: This camcorder purchase is my second one in about a month. The first try was a Sony HDR-UX20, which is also a HD camcorder, priced at $599. I tried the Sony for a couple days, but was very unhappy with the performance in regular day-time living room light, i.e. noise levels.
Summary: if you are buying this, you need to know that AVCHD is still a brutal format. it is very heavy even on an overclocked quad processor. AVCHD is a highly compressed SD media format that requires a quad core even for simply viewing. a dual core doesnt cut it.
Poor Reliability - Camcorder stopped working after a year
4 July 2010
Summary: Exactly after a year, none of the functions worked when the camcorder was powered on. The camcorder was well maintained and used sparingly. Canon's technical phone support staff had me hard reset the camcorder, and when that didn't work, he asked me to send the camcorder to Canon for repair.
Summary: i've used this camera for several months, after buying it here on amazon. i love it. it takes great quality video, at adjustable resolutions. i work for a commercial television station and this camera rivals the equipment our photographers use at work.