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Canon VIXIA HF S200 Black Flash Memory Camcorder - HF S200

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Two Removable SD Memory Card Slots/ 10x HD Video Lens/ 1/2.6" 8.59 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor/ DIGIC DV III Image Processor/ Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer With Powered IS/ Instant Autofocus/ 3.5" High Resolution Touch Panel LCD/ Smart Auto/ Black Finish
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Canon VIXIA HF S200 Black Flash Memory Camcorder - HFS200

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 & 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.

Features:

  • Record high definition video directly to two removable SD memory cards
  • Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens
  • Canon 1/2.6" 8.59 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor
  • Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor
  • Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer with Powered IS
  • Instant Autofocus
  • 3.5" High Resolution Touch Panel LCD
  • Smart Auto

Package Content:

  • VIXIA HF S200 Flash Memory Camcorder
  • Wireless Controller WL-D89
  • Stereo Video Cable STV-250N
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • Compact Power Adapter CA-570
  • Battery Pack BP-808
  • Component Cable CTC-100/S
  • Pixela ImageMixer 3SE Video Editing Software
  • Music CD
  • Digital Video Solution Disc

Specifications:

  • Standard Definition or High Definition: High Definition
  • Television System: NTSC
  • Video Recording system: MPEG4-AVC / H.264
  • Image Sensor: 1/2.6-inch CMOS, RGB Primary Color Filter
  • Total Pixels: Approx. 8.59 Megapixels
  • Effective Pixels
    • Video: Approx. 6.01 Megapixels (3264 x 1840)
    • Photo: 16:9 Approx. 6.01 Megapixels (3264 x 1840); 4:3 Approx. 8.02 Megapixels (3264 x 2456)
  • Maximum recording time
    • 32GB SDHC memory card (not supplied): Recording time based on using one card. Greater capacity is possible when a second card is used.
    • LP (5Mbps) 12 hours 15 minutes
    • SP (7Mbps) 9 hours 35 minutes
    • XP+ (12Mbps) 5 hours 45 minutes
    • FXP (17Mbps) 4 hours 10 minutes - llows 1920 x 1080 Full HD Recording
    • MXP (24Mbps) 2 hours 55 minutes - Allows 1920 x 1080 Full HD Recording
  • Lens
    • Zoom Ratio 10x Optical/200x Digital
    • Focal Length f-6.4-64mm (35mm equivalent 43.5-435mm)
    • Zoom Speed Variable / 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds
    • Max. F/Stop f/1.8-3.0
  • Focusing System: Instant AF, Face Priority AF, TTL (through the lens)
  • Manual Exposure: Yes
  • Programmed AE: Smart Auto, P, Av, Tv, Cine*, Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night Scene, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks
  • Max Shutter Speed: Movie: 1/2000; Photo: 1/500
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 10mm (wide) / 1m (tele)
  • White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Manual
  • Frame Rate: 60i, Native 24p (records at 24p), 24p Progressive (records at 60i), 30p Progressive (records at 60i)
  • Minimum Illumination: 0.3 lx (Low Light mode)
  • Image Stabilization: Dynamic SuperRange Optical (lens shift) / Standard SuperRange Optical (lens shift) / Powered IS
  • Filter Diameter: 58mm
  • LCD Screen: 3.5-inch High Resolution Touch Panel Widescreen Color LCD (Approx. 922,000 dots)
  • Flash: Built-in
  • Recording Media: SD memory cards (2 slots) **
  • USB Terminal: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
  • Video Terminal: component (output), composite (output)
  • Audio: Dolby Digital 2 channel (AC-3), 5.1-channel (with optional Canon SM-V1 5.1-Channel Surround Microphone)
  • Accessory Shoe: mini Advanced
  • Supplied Video Editing Software: Pixela ImageMixer 3SE
  • HDMI Terminal: HDMI Mini Connector (output), CEC and x.v.Color supported
  • Microphone Terminal: 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
  • AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal: 3.5 mm 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)
    Remote Control Terminal: Yes (compatible with LANC protocol)

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Depth: 5.5"
  • Width: 3"
  • Height: 2.9"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.06 lbs
  • Shipping: 1 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturers Warranty(authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts and Labor
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Storage TypeFlash Memory
LCD Screen Size (inches)3.5"
ViewfinderNo
Total Pixel Count8590000
Effective Pixel Count6010000
Manual FocusingNo
Optical Zoom10x
Digital Zoom200x
Night ModeYes
Image StabilizationYes
White BalanceAuto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Manual
Built In Video LightYes
Mic InputYes
Max Recording Time With BatteryLP (5Mbps) 12 hours 15 minutes, SP (7Mbps) 9 hours 35 minutes, XP+ (12Mbps) 5 hours 45 minutes, FXP (17Mbps) 4 hours 10 minutes - Allows 1920 x 1080 Full HD Recording, MXP (24Mbps) 2 hours 55 minutes - Allows 1920 x 1080 Full HD Recording
Digtial Still CameraYes
Effective Pixel Count for Still6,010,000/8,020,000
Still Image FormatsJPEG
Computer ConnectivityYes
Included Removeable MemoryYes
Weight With Battery (pounds)0.06 lbs
Width (inches)3"
Height (inches)2.9"
Depth (inches)5.5"
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
  

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Canon VIXIA HF S200 Black Flash Memory Camcorder
 
3.8

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (2)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact design (7)
  • Excellent image quality (7)
  • Easy computer connectivity (5)
  • Great sound/audio (5)
  • Accurate, vivid colors (4)

Cons

  • Short battery life (3)

Best Uses

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Product

    This is a great little camcorder, very sleek looking with a very sharp lens. Any time I use this camera I get comments about its looks. Just to answer the other reviewer's question,...Read complete review

    This is a great little camcorder, very sleek looking with a very sharp lens. Any time I use this camera I get comments about its looks. Just to answer the other reviewer's question, this camcorder DOES work with Mac's iMovie. You must plug the camera in using the supplied USB cable, as inserting the SD card into your Mac will not work. High price tag is the only concern.

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    repaired more than used

    This is the first cannon camcorder I've purchased. In the 10 months I've had it I have recorded a maximum of 3 hours of video. I am now sending it back for repair for...Read complete review

    This is the first cannon camcorder I've purchased. In the 10 months I've had it I have recorded a maximum of 3 hours of video. I am now sending it back for repair for the second time. The first repair was to fix the lens cap which didn't shut. I just got it out to record my boys football scrimmage and now nothing shows up on my screen. I now feel like it was a total waste of money.

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    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Included Video Transfer Software is a Problem

    By umbilicalbungee

    from Asheville NC

    Pros

    • Compact design
    • Excellent Image Quality

    Cons

    • Difficult to use
    • Limited Software Compatibility

    Best Uses

      Comments about Canon VIXIA HF S200 Black Flash Memory Camcorder:

      This is a great camera for the price. My major complaints about it are the variable speed zoom control is not very smooth with the slowest speed not being fast enough. Also Its frustrating that not all the settings are saved when it goes into standby mode. I've had major headaches with transferring video to my PC using the included software. Canon doesn't offer tech support for the software, and the company that makes it doesn't either! If you shoot clips larger than 2GB they are divided up on the memory card, and are missing frames if you try to copy them off directly. If you transfer with the software it copies the 2GB clips, and then makes an additional copy of the long clips with the missing frames. This works ok on windows XP, but on Win 7 64bit, it often hangs and does not write out the long stitched together clips at all.

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      (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome Camcorder

      By Eric

      from Manassas, VA

      Comments about Canon VIXIA HF S200 Black Flash Memory Camcorder:

      I've had this camera for about 6 months now. I use it primarly to capture indoor sporting events, but also use it for vacation videos and videos of kids. I use 16GB Class 4 memory, and the recorder works fine with this speed memory, even in the highest resolution/data rate modes. I especially like the 3 second pre-record feature. It's a feature that I read about, and said "no big deal" but after using it, it's great. Picture that your 10 year old is playing in his first football game. You don't want to record the whole game, you only want the highlights. So you turn on the 3-second pre-record and fix your camera on your all star. When he/she breaks a tackle and starts heading for the end zone, you hit the record button, and whammo, you've got the whole play recorded from the very beginning. Awesome feature for videoing small children, as you never know when they're going to do something cute. The video quality is top notch. I can't speak for the canon editing software, as I use Adobe for all my video processing, but the included utility works great to transfer video directly from the camera, or from the memory card (if you're using a memory card reader) The transfer software renames the recorded videos with the Date/Timestamp in the format YYYYMMDDHHMISS. This is very nice for organizing clips in your video library, as they are all stored in chronological order. The Video display screen is the best I've seen on a camcorder. The videos are very watchable right on the camera. The speaker on the camera is terrible, but that's to be expected. The touch screen interface is very nice, and extremely responsive. It took me a few minutes to get used to the interface, but now that I'm used to it, it's very nice. I don't use the "still shot" very much, but the still picture output is reasonable, considering that you're using a video camera. Battery life could be better (it's about 1.5 - 2 hours) of actively using the camera, but I've purchased 2 non OEM extended life batteries from a popular online auction house, and they work very well (and they were only $10 each)

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Simply one of the best

      By Canonholic

      from Houston,Tx

      Pros

      • Compact design
      • Easy Computer Connectivity
      • Easy TV Connectivity
      • Excellent Image Quality

      Cons

      • poor low-light performance
      • Short battery life

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon VIXIA HF S200 Black Flash Memory Camcorder:

        Picture quality is super clear and sharp with plenty of light but it struggles a bit in the dark.Software is easy to use but very limited.Some transitions and some faders would've been nice with the software.

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        (2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        troble with useing the veiw screen while shotting

        By hawkman

        from longIsland, new york

        Pros

        • Accurate, Vivid Colors
        • Compact design
        • Durable
        • Easy Computer Connectivity
        • Easy TV Connectivity
        • Excellent Image Quality
        • Good battery life
        • good low-light performance
        • Good Software Compatibility
        • Great sound/audio

        Cons

        • Uncomfortable to hold

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon VIXIA HF S200 Black Flash Memory Camcorder:

          I am finding it difficult to see the veiw sceen while fliming out doors. You can not see the screen if it is sunny outside

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The Best Stabilization!!!

          By buycanon

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Canon VIXIA HF S200 Black Flash Memory Camcorder:

          Pros: HD quality is stellar. It's ability to focus in on items practically on the lens is absolutely amazing. It's dynamic stabilization is very effective. Compared to previous generations of canon's, this camera surmounts them all. Cons: 10x optical zoom. Oh well. A slight inconvenience. It has comparable digital zoom to make up for it.

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          (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Newest HD camcorder

          By Biker

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Canon VIXIA HF S200 Black Flash Memory Camcorder:

          I recently purchased the Canon Vixia HFS200. I had refrained for several years to evaluate various models. I have a Canon HV20 which makes great movies, but I do not like the lag times with the mechanical drive.The HFS200 has many appealing qualities. The movie clips are great, The stills are surprizingly excellent. Great flexibility, if you can work your way throught the options and the screens ezpecially in sunlight. I find the screen difficult to use. Sometimes it works if you barely touch it. Other tmes, you must apply pressure and then more.

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          (16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome Camcorder

          By UseYourIllusion

          from Honolulu, HI

          Comments about Canon VIXIA HF S200 Black Flash Memory Camcorder:

          This is one of the most advanced consumer camcorders i have ever seen. I love it. I have a mac, and there are a lot of people that think that this camcorder is not compatible with mac...it is! you just can't use a memory card reader, you have to used the cable that comes with the camcorder.

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          (17 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          repaired more than used

          By frustated

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Canon VIXIA HF S200 Black Flash Memory Camcorder:

          This is the first cannon camcorder I've purchased. In the 10 months I've had it I have recorded a maximum of 3 hours of video. I am now sending it back for repair for the second time. The first repair was to fix the lens cap which didn't shut. I just got it out to record my boys football scrimmage and now nothing shows up on my screen. I now feel like it was a total waste of money.

          Comment on this review

          (28 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent Value for Cable Access Use

          By Brads99

          from Boxford, MA

          Pros

          • Accurate, Vivid Colors
          • Compact design
          • Durable
          • Easy Computer Connectivity
          • Excellent Image Quality
          • Great sound/audio

          Cons

          • Short battery life

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon VIXIA HF S200 Black Flash Memory Camcorder:

            We are a local public access television station. We have taped several sporting events with this camera. We also use Vixia HV30 mini-dv cameras. Great features of this camera are 3.5" LCD, lanc remote zoom support, memory card, and superb quality of standard 16:9 playback. We purchased 3000 mah HD battery to overcome short battery life of standard battery. We use third party lanc zoom control from our $4K Canon Pro camera without a problem. The 10x zoom is a limitation, but we are very happy overall and beleilve that this camera is a great find for us. The memory chip eliminates all computer connectivity issues for us.

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            (21 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing Camcorder

            By Rob

            from West Chester, PA

            Pros

            • Accurate, Vivid Colors
            • Compact design
            • Easy Computer Connectivity
            • Easy to use
            • Easy TV Connectivity
            • Excellent Image Quality
            • Good battery life
            • Great sound/audio

            Cons

            • poor low-light performance

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon VIXIA HF S200 Black Flash Memory Camcorder:

              I've been running tests with this camera for over a week and I'm really impressed with the quality of the images and the features. The colors are realistic and vibrant, the images are razor sharp. I shot some closeups of flowers and the little hairs on the stems just popped off of the screen. In telephoto at close range the depth of field is very shallow giving you that shallow focus effect that everyone loves with the DSLRs. I love the touch screen to adjust focus and exposure. I shot a green screen test and was able to pull a perfect key with no problems. I plugged the SDHC memory card into my iMac and downloaded the video clips into FCP with no problems. The still photos are great, so there is no need to tote an extra still camera. It's nice to be able to shoot some stills to drop into my video without having to go to another camera. Some of the other Vixia cameras DO NOT recognize class 10 SDHC memory cards but this camera DOES. I always buy extra batteries. I purchased the BP 819 & 827 high capacity batteries and the battery life is very good with all of the batteries. The low light performance could be better. The only other wish that I have so far is if this camera could also shoot native 30P. I like the new features added to this model, native 24P, the touch screen, larger faster lens & sensor, etc. I own 10 Canons / 4 different models.

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