Summary: This is not the first time I've bought the Panasonic AG HVX200, now I have three of them! I think they are great, & the best bang for the buck. The only weaknesses are that they don't zoom in quite as much as most cameras, & they don't do well in low lighting situations.
Summary: I got this camcorder because I'm in the need for a high end HD camera for some gigs.I'm really familiar with it because it was the one I use in college and it's easier for me to start working on some gigs with it, than get a new one that I don't know.In my opinion it's an amazing professional HD camcorder, easy to use and with the HD quality you an get in any other brand camcorder at a better price.
Summary: I sold it before I used it because of numerous reports of faulty firewire & mic ports. I did not want to take a chance since I purchased it through an individual rather than an authorized seller who could provide me with an adequate warranty.
Summary: This is a great camera. Versatile for live shooting to studio settings. Only drawback is that it doesnt do as well under low light conditions. It has a varied amount of formats and the ability to record on P2 cards or tape. It is quite heavy to use as is and your wrists will get tired, so you definately will benefit form a shoulder mount/stabilizer or using it on a tripod.
Summary: The hvx200 or hvx200p is an discontinued older model. Make sure you don't fall for the switch and bait tactics some ebay sellers use thinking you will never know the difference, which was pulled on me when I was looking for a hvx200a. It's very easy to tell, just look underneath the viewfinder- it clearly states what model it is. If it dosn't state hvx200a its a older model or one from overseas.