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.
Good quality product, but they shipped a wire less
Rahul Deokar, Amazon
15 August 2008
Summary: The product is amazing. But I did not get the Power cord (I bought it refurbished, but still a wire less is a wire less). It is necessary for transferring to PC. Need to be sure you got everything.
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: Very easy to use, very good video quality, plenty of manual controls. Handling is pretty good, just weird to have the battery coming out so much, especially when using the larger capacity batt... but does not interfere with the controls.
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: 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: We originally purchased the SDR-H18, but then we realized that the still photos on the H18 are very low resolution, so we traded up to the SDR-H200. Turns out that the still photos still aren't all that great in quality. Nowhere near the quality of our dedicated compact digital camera.
Summary: I've only used this a bit. I was able to figure out the basic record, zoom, watch, and delete very quickly without opening the manual. Quality was good in mediocre lighting. That was an important factor in choosing this model.
Summary: This is the first camcorder that we,ve owned. I read a lot of reviews on this and other brands. Setteled on this one and have been happy with it so far. It's easy to use even for a 67 year old novice. I,m happy with the picture quality.