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Old 07-05-2009
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VIXIA HF200 - Flash Memory Camcorder

Canon has a well-known and highly-regarded reputation for optical excellence, advanced image processing, broadcast television lenses.And they proved that again my bringing one more device called VIXIA HF200.This new entry-level AVCHD camcorder records at 24 Mbps, compared to last year?s 17, which translates to better video on your TV screen. It also has an improved image sensor, a more powerful zoom lens, plus it costs less than the 2008 HF100. The 24Mbps recording capability of the VIXIA HF200 gives you the highest quality AVCHD video possible. You'll see enhanced detail, finer gradations of tones and improved reproduction of moving subjects.

Video shot by the VIXIA HF200 of fast-moving sporting events, multi-color butterflies on a variegated leaf or the shading of a brilliant sunset will be remarkable.Like the HF S models, the HF20 and HF200 incorporate this year's features, which include Video Snapshots, 4-second clips used to create a "highlights reel" effect.VIXIA HF200 it has HDMI out, face detection and image stabalization. It doesn't have an on-board memory (the SD card is the only option) but at that price it's a camcorder with a ton of features that you'll be sure to have for more than a few years.

Performance and quality are top notch at both its maximum 24Mbps bit rate and at 17Mbps.It has several automatic functions including face detection, auto exposure, shooting control modes, and image stabilization. The camcorder comes with Pixela Image Mixer 3SE software.The front of the squat HF200 is dominated by the zoom, which has lens-shift optical image stabilization. Last year?s Canon Vixia HF100 was also an SDHC-based model with OIS, but it had a 12x optical zoom; the HF200?s 15x equates to 39.5-592.5mm.

This wide focal length will handle everything from close-ups to extreme tele shots. The lens has a built-in cover. Also on the front is the instant AF sensor, a stereo mic, as well as a small LED light and flash. The last item is a welcome addition and a true plus for your stills.

The advantages of Flash Memory go beyond the added recording time. You'll also appreciate the quick response time, because it doesn't have to wait for moving parts. Press the record button and your VIXIA HF200 starts recording video faster than you've ever seen before.However, it has a 3.89-megapixel CMOS sensor, rather than the 8.59-megapixel sensor of the more expensive model. The S10 dedicates 6 million pixels for video, versus 3 million for the HF200. Stills are similarly ?challenged,? at 8MP for the S10, 3MP for HF200.

Because of Genuine Canon Optics, every Canon broadcast lens, 35mm film camera, digital camera and camcorder assures brilliant optical quality - and the VIXIA HF200 is no exception.Dual Shot is Canon?s easy mode, allowing you to simply aim-and-forget for photos and videos.

Unlike Sonys equivalent mode, you can record at highest video quality in this setting (MXP, 24 Mbps). You can only adjust the zoom, and cannot do any tweaking. The mode dial has to be turned to camera/video to do that. Another plus is the VIXIA HF200's low power consumption rate, allowing your battery to last longer.

Canon VIXIA HF200 Features:-
  • Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor

  • Auto Exposure Modes

  • Level and Grid Markers

  • Simultaneous Photo Recording

  • DVD Burner Compatible

  • Pixela ImageMixer 3SE Video Editing Software

  • Program AE Mode

  • Low Light Performance

  • Manual Audio Level Control

  • 30p Progressive Mode

  • Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe Terminal

  • Video Snapshot Mode

  • Genuine Canon Face Detection

  • Advanced Auto Exposure System

  • 24p Cinema Mode

  • 24Mbps Recording

  • 1920 x 1080 Full HD Recording

  • 3.89-megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor

  • Quick Start

  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Terminal for ultra-fast transfer of movies and photos.

  • The Built-in Electronic Lens Cover

  • Wireless Remote Control

With the Level Marker feature, it's easy to keep your camera level for more professional-looking video.Grid Marker feature lets you compose your shot accurately, according to the grid on your LCD screen. For the record, the similar HF20 has 32GB of internal memory, but it costs $899.
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Old 07-05-2009
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Re: VIXIA HF200 - Flash Memory Camcorder

Users will have no problem because of Vixia HF200 small size. It fits comfortably in your palm, and has a very comfy strap.Canon has waged quite a divide between consumers and advanced shooters this year, so if you're just looking to capture family moments in high-definition, we recommend sticking with the Canon Vixia HF200.

When the VIXIA HF200 is in Camera Mode and the LCD panel is closed, it is placed in standby mode. When the action starts, open the LCD panel and you'll begin recording in less than one second.

You'll also help extend your battery life as compared to leaving the camcorder in regular recording mode.Genuine Canon Face Detection ensures razor-sharp focus and natural, accurate exposure of the chosen subjects.VIXIA HF200 has an Advanced AE System designed to provide the most accurate exposure settings in a wide variety of lighting conditions.

This enhanced Auto Exposure, together with Genuine Canon Face Detection and DIGIC DV III, captures an expanded dynamic range, optimizing brightness to avoid overexposure, while still preserving precious shadow detail.

VIXIA HF200 Specifications:-

  • Image Sensor
    • 1/4-inch CMOS, RGB Prmary Color Filter

  • Effective Pixels
    • Video: Approx. 2.99 Megapixels
    • (2304 x 1296) / Still Image: 16:9: Approx. 2.99 Megapixels
    • (2304 x 1296), 4:3 Approx. 3.31 Megapixels (2100 x 1575)

  • Maximum recording time
    • 32GB SDHC Memory Card (not supplied)
    • LP (5 Mbps) 12 hours 15 minutes
    • SP (7 Mbps) 9 hours 35 minutes
    • XP+ (12 Mbps) 5 hours 45 minutes
    • FXP (17 Mbps) 4 hours 10 minutes - Allows 1920 x 1080 Full HD Recording
    • MXP (24 Mbps) 2 hours 55 minutes - Allows 1920 x 1080 Full HD Recording

  • Lens
    • Zoom Ratio 15x Optical / 300x Digital
    • Focal Length f=4.1- 61.5mm (35mm equivalent: 39.5 - 592.5mm)
    • Zoom Speed Variable / 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds
    • Max. F/Stop f/1.8-3.2

  • Focusing System
    • Instant AF, Face Priority AF, TTL (through the lens)

  • Programmed AE
    • AUTO, P, Av, Tv, Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, Beach,Sunset, Spotlight, Fireworks

  • White Balance
    • Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Manual

  • Frame Rate
    • 60i, 24p Progressive (records at 60i), 30p Progressive (records at 60i)

  • LCD Screen
    • 2.7-inch Multi-Angle Vivid widescreen color LCD (Approx. 211,000 dots)

  • USB Terminal
    • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed

  • HDMI Terminal
    • HDMI Mini Connector (output), CEC and x.v. Color

  • AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal
    • 3.5 mm 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)
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Re: VIXIA HF200 - Flash Memory Camcorder

Sounds good. Really nice cam coder. I wonder to have one.

Thanks for sharing this guys..
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