Summary: If you are going to have this camera mounted on a tripod in a studio shooting non-moving subjects this is probably a great camera for you. If you plan to shoot anything that is moving, or want to use this indoors in a medium to low light situation you are going to be disappointed.
Pros: Good picture quality for a well lit subject that is not moving.
Cons: Newegg's return policy on this item sucks... I love newegg, but no returns? Come on. I wanted to return this camera because: 1. Low light performance is TERRIBLE. If you don't have the subject flooded with light there is a huge amount of noise in the picture. 2. Anything that moves in the frame i...
Summary: I am really disappointed. I've been using older discontinued Canon camcorders that have mic jacks for professional mics (so few do) and I wanted to finally transition from mini DV to flash cards for reliability, but the image quality is so inferior to my 5 year old canon camcorder.
Poor Reliability - Camcorder stopped working after a year
2 October 2009
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.
Great camera, audio went off after only three weeks
1 October 2009
Summary: I really liked this camera. It fit my needs very well, was easy to use, worked well with my Mac, and had the video and audio quality I wanted. However, after using it for only three weeks, the audio/mic started to sound very crackly, like an old recording from the '40s.
Summary: We bought it in June 2009 and the photo mode stopped working in the first 2 months of use. Cannon technical support is ridiculously expensive (US230+) and is also very far for us living in Manhattan. I dont recomend the camera and never again will buy any Cannon product.
Summary: 1. If you have a 64 bit OS, you are going to have to jump through hoops and hurdles to get the video out of the camera...the included software does not support 64 bit OS's. (64 bit OS's are exactly what you need to have to run mid and high-end video editing tools).
Summary: We bought this to use for our family. We didn't get it out as often as we liked, and so were even more disappointed with it broke after using it a handful of times. It would no longer turn on either with a battery or adapters.
Excerpt: I have just bought one of these cameras and am about to send it back! Whilst it is beautifully engineered on the outside, the image stabilisation is lacklustre to say the least. OK if held in the hand, yet when it has any form of harsher vibration it makes pictures that are completely unusable.
Pros: Lovely design and seems rugged, nice images
Cons: Image stabilisation kicks into destroy the picture if vibration is slightly too harsh
Summary: Canon Camcorder (zumindest die Legira HF200) haben einen "Mini-Zubehörschuh". Der Standart - Zubehörfuss von anderen Herstellern (z.B. Mikrofone, Videoleuchten) passt da nicht rein! Einen Adapter scheint es nicht zu geben.