Canon VIXIA HF R200 Full HD Camcorder – Good for the money, but VERY short battery life.

I purchased this camera after having read reviews on several different models and not being super tech oriented. Although i have a camera (canon powershot sd1000) for photos that has a video feature i wanted higher quality video. I love the canon i own – it takes wonderful photos with little effort, so decided to stick with canon for video. After reading the reviews and looking at the product description i decided to try this one. My only concern was that somewhere in a review i read that it was not compatible with mac for editing etc. I have had no trouble uploading to imovie – you just have to use the cable provided rather than the sd card and it goes right into imovie. I haven’t tried to edit yet but i don’t anticipate any problems once i figure it out. I have used the camera for a week on vacation taking video of family wake boarding and tubing off a boat, and i am very impressed with the quality of the video. It has been very difficult in the past to get video that wasn’t very shaky and this camera did an excellent job.

Canon hf r200 sd-card hd-camcorder. A very excellent small camcorder/the zoom will surprise you–if your a dv-tape standard def. Videographer–this camera wil surpass any quality of previous projects. The auto-focus–is extremely fast–sharp-clear–without a doubt–my best camera–ever. Canon vixia hf r200 full hd camcorder with dual sdxc card slotsjust came back to add some info. 31,2011)/to get the best hi def video i think a tripod is best/because the auto-focus is very sensative/also if you zoom in. The auto-focus may become confused/gives excellent results in low light. The integrated microphone is excellent-while it also allows a external mic. The 2-mics can be operated at the same time(it has a mixer).

Nice, small camera – but average quality video. Pros:-it has a mic port, which is somewhat rare for this price. -the camera is nice and small-built in microphone is very good. -has 2 card slots, more storage capacity is always good. Cons:-image quality is terrible for the bitrate. At 20mb/s i would expect something much better than what i can do with my iphone already in greater detail. -the image stabilization kills the quality even more, and does not kill the shakiness of this camera enough to justify using it. So, if you plan on moving around with your camera, skip this one. If you plan on using a tripod at all times, this camera will work for you. -the touch screen-only menus are annoying enough since you can only use them via an outdated touch screen interface.

Forget the camera & night shooting. I was looking forward to having a canon quality camera with the camcorder, saving me having to carry my big dslr to shoots, but i have not been even remotely satisfied with a single photographic image from this device, day or night, simple or complex. The other issue i have with it is night shooting, for which, despite all the awb and program options, as well as auto mode, does not adequately light a scene like the old jvc candle-power dvc camcorders did. I bought this primarily to film live bands and concerts, at night inside clubs. The quality of the camcorder video is fantastic, but is mts format, and there isn’t any software that truly edits mts type files, or even converts them properly so that other software programs can read them for editing. For instance, i’ve had to use format factory to convert them to avi or other types, but then none of my video editing software programs can read the file once converted (such as premiere, movie maker & others). Software to both transfer & view all the camcorder files did not come complete nor did it work to access them. Instead i transfer them from sdhc card through usb, then am stuck with the mts file format and nothing that really reads it, though vlc will play them fine. The software that did come with this camcorder is extremely outdated, the url for updates is not provided and returns errors trying to update within the software itself. The warranty work was fast and hassle free, when the lcd screen and lens assembly had problems within 6 months of buying this.

  • Vixia HF R200 – Good value and quality for home movies, works with my Mac.
  • Excellent “hidden” features
  • Just what the doctor ordered
  • encountering a few issues
  • Pleased thus far
  • A good camcorder overall except a couple of irks

Canon VIXIA HF R200 Full HD Camcorder with Dual SDXC Card Slots

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  • Dynamic IS stabilizes a wide range of movements for smooth, steady video
  • Canon DIGIC DV III image processor
  • Genuine Canon HD video lens with 28x advanced zoom
  • 2 SDXC-compatible memory card slots
  • Canon 3.28-megapixel full HD CMOS image sensor
  • 2 SDXC-compatible memory card slots
  • Genuine Canon HD video lens with 28x advanced zoom
  • Canon 3.28-megapixel full HD CMOS image sensor
  • Canon DIGIC DV III image processor
  • Dynamic IS stabilizes a wide range of movements for smooth, steady video

This is a great camera , easy to use , lightweight, easy to carry. The picture is perfect and it looks so nice when we hook it to our tv. I love the option to take still pictures as well as video.

The best camcorder for the money. It has all of the features i wanted at a price you can’t beat.

Just wish it had a few more features. . This camera is pretty good, however i wish it had a few more features such as a light and night vision capabilities. The microphone is decent, however, if the music is too loud and you are too close, the sound is very distorted. Also, at night time, or in low level situations, the video output is very mediocre.Overall, i feel it was a decent buy and i guess i got what i paid for.

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