Summary: The reason I wanted this camcorder was because I gave my more updated one to my daughter in Washington to take movies of the grandkids. I am very pleased that this machine matches the other in quality, so we can just send films back and forth. All the extras were included. I'm very pleased.
Summary: I've used this camera in the past for micro, macro, landscape and portrait shots. The image stabilizer works really well to reduce blur, even at distant and high zoom shots. The lens captures more area, allowing me to forgo using a wide angle lens. Despite low pixelation, I've had good results enlarging images withoout losing too much sharpness. You can't do too much better under $500 for a camera of this quality.
Summary: Pros: Light, easy to use, sound quality is excellent, zoom is nice and smooth to watch, not choppy like the old days. Cons: Backlighting is dark indoors, but I just turn on more lights in the room I'm filming in. This works fine. I can't seem to find ant more cons than that. I hope this review helps!
Summary: The Canon Vixia HF 200 is my second camcorder but my first digital camera. It is amazingly small and lightweight -- but what is astounding is the ability to record several hours of video and/or photos on the tiny flashcard! The picture details, color reproduction, and sound fidelity are superb.
Summary: I have been using the ZR series since the ZR70 was introduced and now we utilize the ZR950 and it is a excellent product for both personal and commercial use. I highly suggest this series of cameras.
ZR200 Transfers Old Video (V8,Hi8,VHS) Like A Charm
11 February 2007
Summary: One excellent feature of the ZR200 camera which I have not seen discussed is its ability to transfer home video from VHS, V8, Hi8, or any other video format which has an RCA jack system (yellow, red, white), to digital video (DV) on Mini-DV tapes. This feature is fabulous and dramatically easier to use than other methods I have tried.
Summary: You can learn how to use this camera in 10 minutes---and this is the first one I have ever purchased. Nothing fancy---it is a very reasonable palm size camera with the zoom and power buttons easily accessible to the person who is filming.