Have Camera . . . will Travel . . . a Lifetime of Memories
8 March 2014
Summary: We have purchased two of these cameras because we take many trips and always want to have equipment ready for the next adventure. This is a great camera and we have recorded many, many wonderful events with it. We will leave copies of our films/DVDs for our five children, our nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren to remember us after we are gone. We also use a Canon Elph for digital photos, but action movies are much more exciting.
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. I have had significant problems with my blue and green screen applications with other cameras, but the Vixia has produced crisp breaks in my Post work.
Summary: This is my second Canon Camcorder . . I wanted the HD . . LOVE the remote and use it all the time . . The only thing that is a negative is Canon is NOT Mac friendly . . . I get things to work . . just not as fluently as I would like . . .
Summary: Bought this one to replace an identical model that was dropped salt water! It was just as advertised, practaclly brand new and in perfect working order. It is a outstanding camera and I strongly recommend this model.
Great to capture all moments, spoken and acted out. Wonderful ...EVERYTHING
4 May 2012
Summary: I changed to a Canon from a 5 year old Sony. Love THIS Camcorder. Have not yet downloaded movies to computer and have to say I'm a bit intimidated about it, but overall I think this camera is great. I have the wide angle lens(extra piece) and can't take it off, love the depth and width of shots. Camcorder/camera performs wonderfully, easy to hold, light-weight enough while still feeling like your holding a well-made electronic.
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. You need a decent computer to handle it so check that yours can, because it will bog down on renders (as an aside, I have found that Sony Vegas Home Studio handles AVCHD tons better than Pinnacle Studio).