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.
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).
Summary: GOOD - Easy to use, good low light performance, cost effective. I own 3 HF200's to film bands in the club I work at. BAD - There is a small gap of missing audio (about 1 frames worth) at the end of each 2 Gb .mts clip. You can use a binary copy command line to rejoin the video clips into one continuous .mts clip with no gap, but it's another step that eats up disk space, and more important, time.