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Canon Vixia HF200 / Legria HF200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 798 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the battery and image quality. The value for money and usability are also appreciated, but many are negative about the viewfinder and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Vixia HF200 / Legria HF200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon Vixia HF200 / Legria HF200

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 28 user reviews of Canon Vixia HF200 / Legria HF200 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon LEGRIA HF200 Camcorder - Silver (15x Advanced Zoom, 2.7 inch Widescreen Colour LCD) Value Up KitCanon LEGRIA HF200 High Definition Digital Camcorder - Silver (15x Advanced Zoom, 2.7 Inch Widescreen Colour LCD)Canon LEGRIA HF200 Camcorder - Silver (15x Advanced Zoom, 2.7 inch Widescreen Colour LCD) Value Up Kit

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon Vixia HF200 / Legria HF200

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 510 user reviews of Canon Vixia HF200 / Legria HF200 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

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86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon VIXIA HF200 HD Flash Memory Camcorder w/15x Optical ZoomCanon Vixia HF200 HD 15x Optical Zoom SDHC Flash Memory Digital Camcorder + Accessory Bundle

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Canon Vixia HF200

 

There are two unshakeable truths in the CE biz: Technology never stands still, and prices always drop. Although you'll occasionally kick yourself in the butt when you see the HDTV you bought drop by a third in a year's time, this overall trend is a...

Compact; light; full HD camcorder with 15x zoom; 3.89MP CMOS sensor

Still relatively expensive ; but getting there

For $750, the HF200 is probably the best HD camcorder you can buy in this price range.

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Canon Vixia HF200

 

Canon's acquitted itself quite well with a nearly identical trio of flash-based AVCHD camcorders, the HF10/HF11/HF100, and follow-up models HF20 and HF200 manage to improve upon their legacy. The only difference between the two models is color and...

Broad manual feature set unusual in a camcorder its size; excellent video quality; attractive, functional design

Relatively expensive

While it's more expensive than its sub-$600 competitors, the Canon Vixia HF20 and Vixia HF200 deliver a more extensive feature set for the extra money. The HF200, which lacks internal memory, is probably a better buy than the HF20, though the HF20's...

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Canon Vixia HF200 Review

 

Canon Vixia HF200 reviewed by ConsumerSearch, which notes pros and cons, along with reviews and ratings for the Canon Vixia HF200 and comparisons to other HD Camcorders

Good HD video overall; Small and light; 15x optical zoom; Good features

Low-light performance not the best; HD video not as rich as pricier camcorders'; Memory card not included; Costs more than others in its class

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Canon Legria HF200 HD camcorder

 

The Canon Legria HF200 is a midrange high-definition camcorder for videographers on a budget. It records AVCHD video to SD/SDHC memory cards, which is...

8GB SD card included in sales package, reasonable price, external microphone jack

Low-light performance isn't impressive, didn't deliver the leap in video quality we were hoping for

The Canon Legria HF200 is a solid HD camcorder that boasts some useful, no-nonsense features. While there are better camcorders on the market, it does a great job for the asking price.

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Canon Legria HF200 review

 

It records AVCHD video to SD/SDHC memory cards, which is swiftly becoming the dominant video format in the consumer market.

The Canon Legria HF200 is a solid HD camcorder that boasts some useful, no-nonsense features. While there are better camcorders on the market, it does a great job for the asking price.

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Canon Legria HF200 review

 

The Legria HF200 is the cheapest model in Canon's revamped HD camcorder range, but at just under £600 it's still the most expensive model here.

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Canon Legria HF200 review

 

The Canon Legria HF200 is more expensive than its rivals, but delivers a more extensive feature set. Although it lacks internal memory, the HF200 is also probably a better buy than its pricier and slightly classier-looking sister, the HF20

Broad manual feature set is unusual in a camcorder of this size ; Excellent video quality ; Attractive, functional design

Comparatively expensive

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Canon Legria HF200 Camcorder

 

Indeed considering the asking price the quality of features and filming is top notch. The HD filming is certainly the best available in the price range. The good news is that the Canon Legria films AVCHD video to SD/SDHC memory cards – all important as...

In our opinion this is an excellent offering from Canon, and fills the problem of high end performance in mid range camcorders nicely. It would be nicer to have better recording in poor light, and for it to come with a larger SD memory card than it...

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Canon Legria HF200 review

 

The Canon Legria HF200 is a midrange high-definition camcorder aimed at videographers on a budget.

Good image quality and a decent set of features at reasonable price, removable flash memory a bonus, traditional interface is intuitive

Not the best HD video camera we've seen, lacks built-in memory found in rivals, stills mode is only 3 megapixels

The Canon Legria HF200 is a solid HD camcorder that boasts some useful, no-nonsense features. While there are better camcorders on the market, it does a great job for the asking price.

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"Ok camcorder but no memory cards nor download"

 

I have tried over 4 different memory cards, non of them works on highest resolution, there is no HF200 XP driver on the CDs, cannot thus download any of the videos out of the camera. Thus for me the camera is now useless, cannot do anything with it....

Image quality, Zoom

Impossible to find compatible memory card that work on the highest resolution mode

Product Specifications

The VIXIA HF200 delivers brilliant video and still photos through a Canon exclusive 3.89 megapixel CMOS image sensor and the latest version of Canon's advanced image processor, DIGIC DV III. It is ultra lightweight - Canon's smallest and lightest HD camcorder, and brings the ease and convenience of flash memory. This technology, the same used in advanced laptop computers, MP3 players, PDAs and cell phones, allows the VIXIA HF200 to record up to 6 hours of crisp, high definition video (LP mode) to a removable SDHC card. You have extended available recording space and more flexibility in file transfer and playback. What's more, the VIXIA HF200 allows you to record at up to 24Mbps, the highest bitrate in AVCHD format, for the highest quality image. The VIXIA HF200's Canon exclusive features - such as the genuine Canon 15x HD video lens, genuine Canon face detection capability, SuperRange optical image stabilization and a host of control and creative options.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-809

Camcorder Features

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

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.9in
Height:2.4in
Weight:12oz
Width:2.8in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:32GB

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:HF200
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon VIXIA

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.2
Max Focal Length:61.5mm
Min Focal Length:4.1mm
Optical Zoom:15
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:3.31Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2.99Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:3.89Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )/6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:AVCHD / MPEG-4/MPEG-4 / AVCHD
Digital Zoom:300
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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