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Canon VIXIA HF S200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 reviews of Canon VIXIA HF S200. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the memory and portability. The price and image quality also get good reviews. There are some negative reviews about the viewfinder, and opinions are divided on the reliability.

usability, image quality, price, portability, memory


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon VIXIA HF S200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of Canon VIXIA HF S200 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the memory and portability. The price and image quality are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the viewfinder, while there are mixed comments on the reliability and size.

usability, image quality, price, portability, memory


97% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon VIXIA HF S200 Flash Memory Camcorder - 2010 MODELCanon VIXIA HF S200 Flash Memory Camcorder - 2010 MODEL

Mar, 2018

Consumer review (

Canon HFS200: Pricey but worth it! ”


Canon HFS200: Pricey but worth it!

Feb, 2011

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Priceless! ”


We are so excited to have our Canon Vixia HF200 digital camera to document our first kid. 

Nov, 2010

Consumer review (

Absolutely Worth It


For beginners in film, or home-movie making, this is EXCELLENT. Works flawlessly Many different settings. Extreme high quality. Does not have night vision, and make sure you have software to edit the MTS (AVHD video file) because most software will not...

Sep, 2010

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Must have ”


These Canon HF200 High Definition cameras are absolutely amazing. I would recommend getting a 16 gb hard drive to allow for some good space. I love the quality of the picture and the ease of navigating this cameras features. I got this camera after...

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications

Canon's VIXIA HF S200 flash memory camcorder, with two SD memory card slots, offers Canon's most sophisticated feature set to date - blurring the line between consumer and professional. Canon's superlative proprietary imaging technologies help deliver video and 8.0-megapixel photos with incredible detail and lifelike color. Touch and track allows you to achieve sharp focus and precise exposure for any subject, simply by touching the generous 3.5" high resolution (922,000 dot) touch panel LCD. Native 24p mode perfectly matches the frame rate of film. And 5.1-channel surround sound ensures your audio complements the stunning realism of your video.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):1.4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-808
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-808

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes


Minimum illumination:0.3

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash


Color of product:Black

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:3.5

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Snow / Beach / Sunset / Sports mode / Low light / Fireworks / Night mode / Portrait mode / Spotlight


Model:HF S200
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon VIXIA

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1/2.6
Scan technology:CMOS
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:8.59

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.71 - 17.1
Digital Zoom:200
Filter size:2.28
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.71 - 17.1
Focal length range (f-f):0.252 - 2.52
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.0
Max Focal Length:64mm
Min Focal Length:6.4mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:8.02Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:6.01Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:8.59Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.6 / 1/2.6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):9.8 mm ( 1/2.6 ) / 9.8 mm ( 1/2.6" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (Dynamic SuperRange)

Other Features

Auto focus: Yes
Interface:HDMI, USB 2.0
Manual focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/2000

Still Image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480, 1920 x 1080, 3264 x 1840


Flash memory:32

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Sepia fader / Black & white fader / Wipe fader
Digital Video Format:AVCHD
Digital Zoom:200
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Skin Detail / Custom Effect / Vivid / Low Sharpening / Neutral / Soft
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions