Summary: This purchase required much shopping and comparison but the result was worth the research. The unit is very easy to use (my wife didn't even need to read the instructions to get started). The very first recording was easily burdned to a DVD and played well on my 32" LCD TV.
Summary: - Amazing camera in terms of picture quality.. though not good in dark rooms. - I ordered twice.. first one was getting heated up so I returned it. Tried GS320 which was is no way match to this one. Couldn't find anything better than this... so ordered it again. Heating problem is gone.
Summary: I returned my h18 and bought this h200. I feel no regret at all. H18 video is like vcd quality, and h200's video is like dvd quality. Also the camera of h200 is usable, although still not as good as normal camera.
Summary: I have had this camcorder for about a week. The image quality is as good as I have seen without stepping up to HD. This camcorder is also very easy to use so it would be a good choice for a beginner.
Summary: Have owned SDR-H200 for about 8 months. Pros: Decent price, good video quality in well-lit areas, no tape, digital recording. Cons: poor low light video quality - not unusable, but noticeably grainy picture. Cannot get widescreen mode to work. Video clips are coming in as 4:3.
Summary: I love this camera. It does very well with any kind of lighting. It also does well with motion, although you do have to set the device to allow it to do so. Even it's function as a digital camera is pretty solid. The software that comes with it is another story.
Summary: I had it for about three months. No problems what so ever. I just don't like the fact that I need to connect it to a power plug as opoosed to running it on battery when transferring files to the computer.
Summary: I love this little camcorder. I am very pleased with the size and the ease of use. Picture quality is great as long as you don't use the RCA cables. Indoor quality with marginal lighting is so-so but I can't say that I have ever seen a camcorder that works really well in low light.
Summary: Used this for a few months then something went bad. Looked up authorized repair shops on Panasonic's website and sent it to one. They look at it and told me it needed a new circuit board but it would take a long time for them to get it so they recommended I send it to Panasonic.