Canon Legria HF S200 reviews: Memory card storage HD camcorder

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This camcorder is a good all rounder.

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9.3 out of 10 based on 4 reviews.
Canon Legria HF S200: Horizontally held, 10x optical zoom camcorder using SDHC card. See full product description

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Philip, Berkshire Just point and shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Lightweight and simple to use, just flick to AI and let Artificial Inteligence sort itself out. You can also alter everything manually if you really want to.
Bad points:
touchscreen interface takes a little getting used to and you really need to read the manual first, then again to make sure you follow.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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5 of 8 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 29 Jan 2011

Yiu, Paisley Professional videographer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Custom dial, set it to Focus, Aperture and Exposure.
Records up to 24Mb/s (3MB/s).
Functions well in low light, little noise though contrast is compromised.
Snapshots while recording (1920x1080 - 16:9) and even better when not recording (3264 x 2448 - 4:3).
Mini shoe for adding microphones or lights.
Inner rim around lens for more lenses to be added on.
REAL stereo recording from two separate built in microphones.
Microphone in jack.
Mini HDMI, USB, AV, Headphone and Remote Control jacks.
Video light doubles as still camera flash.
2SD card slots.
Switch custom dial between auto and manual with the button on the front.
Standby mode (Turn on, close viewfinder, reopen within the set time. Default is 10 minutes.).
Bad points:
Zooms only with the dial at the top.
"Take photo" button is a little out of a perfect reach.
Auto-switch mode is useless.
Touch screen isn't fully fluent, but is very responsive compared to many others.
No infrared vision.
Microphone jack is same size as DC in powerpoint, and one may mistake one for the other (no damage).
Only one dial. Would be nice to be able to adjust Exposure and Focus at the same time or quickly one after the other.
The camera lens springs aren't very strong. When receiving the package, it sounded as though something was broken or loose when it was just the lenses opening and closing slightly. Caused a bit of a scare.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 11 Mar 2011

Product Features

Resolution quality HD
3D No
Optical zoom ratio 10
Media format Memory card
Connections USB
Type of memory card SD
Type of memory card SDHC
Shape of camcorder Horizontally held
Digital zoom ratio 200
Type of image stabiliser Optical
Widescreen recording Yes
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/2000
Weight (g) 470
Screen size (Inches) 3.5
Maximum aperture telephoto 3
Maximum aperture wide 1.8
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 43.5
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 435
Type of chip CMOS
Release date 2010-04-21

Also known as: Legria HF S200, Canon Legria HF-S200

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