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 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.
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.
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.
Summary: This camera is high quality, good fun, light weight, compact, and easy to use once you get a hang of the menu options. It took a moment to review how it all works, but within no time, I felt like a pro with this camera...even my 13 year old son loves it!
Summary: I wanted a camera to shoot videos for a company blog. I bought the HF200 here on Amazon after reviewing every comparable camera I could find. I've been shooting for 3 months now and the video quality is incredible on such a little camera. The controls are easy to use.
Summary: This is the first camcorder I have ever owned. I have a Canon digital camera and that helped me understand some of the functions of the camcorder. The instruction manual is very well written with lots of illustrations.