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Model

Canon HF200Panasonic HDC-TM20
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Manufacturer Canon Informationen zu Canon

Panasonic Information about Panasonic

Name HF200HDC-TM20
European name ?Legria HF200HDC-TM20
US name ?VIXIA HF200HDC-TM20K
lowest US price 519 $2849 $
On the market since April 2009 February 2009
Test preview

[ top ]Canon HF200Panasonic HDC-TM20
slashCAM rating ?Good
Satisfactory
test picture 1200 Lux
Test image 12 lux auto-mode
Video

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Video formats ? AVCHD
AVCHD
Recording Medium SDHC card
SDHC card
built-in flash memory
video resolutions EU ?AVCHD 1920 x 1080/50i
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/25p
AVCHD 1440 x 1080/50i
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/50i
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/25p
AVCHD 1440 x 1080/25p
video resolutions US ?AVCHD 1920 x 1080/60i
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/24p
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/30p
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/60i
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/24p
AVCHD 1440 x 1080/60i
AVCHD 1440 x 1080/24p
Max Bitrate ?24 Mbit/s17 Mbit/s
Compression format ? MPEG4
MPEG4
on-board memory ? 16 GB
Optics
Optics Manufacturer ? Canon
Leica
Optical Zoom ?15 x16 x
Wide Angle 16:9 ?39,5 mm42 mm
Filter diameter ?37 mm43 mm
Image Stabilization ?optical
optical
ND Filter ?No
No
Exchangable optics ?No
No
Image Sensor
Number of sensors ?11
Size of image sensor ?1/4 inch
1/6 inch
image sensor effective pixel count 16:9 ?2990000 Pixel 1170000 Pixel
Image Sensor Type ? CMOS
CMOS
Controls
White Balance ?auto
manual
auto
manual
Focus ?auto
manual
auto
manual
Minimum shutter time ?1/2.0001/8.000
Maximum shutter time ?1/61/25
Apperture control ?auto
manual
auto
manual
Infrared recording ?No
No
Expanded Focus ?Yes
Yes
Peaking ?No
No
Signal Processing
Zebra ?No
No
Histogram ?No
No
adjustable sharpness ?Yes
Yes
Adjustable color ?Yes
Yes
Cinegamma ?Yes
Yes
Black Strech ?No
No
Knee ?No
No
Colorbars ?No
No
Misc.
Shot Transition ?No
No
Custom Presets ?Yes
No
Set Time Code ?No
No
Configuration

Connections
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FBAS ?
synonymous: RCA, composite
Out
Out
YC ?
synonymous: S-Video
No
No
YUV ?
synonymous: Component Signal
Out
Out
HDMI ?Out mini
Out mini
DV / HDV (FireWire) ?
synonymous: ILink / IEEE-1394
--
USB ?USB 2.0
USB 2.0
Microphone / Audio input ?Mini-jack
No
Headphones ?also AV-output
No
Lanc ?No
No
Time-code interface ?No
No
Genlock ?No
No
Accessory shoe ?Advanced Mini
No
HD-SDI ?No
No
Misc.
Weight (without battery) 340 g270 g
Weight (with battery) 400 g327 g
Battery type Canon BP-809
Panasonic VW-VBG070
Battery capacity 890 mAh725 mAh
Charger ?internal
 
Remote control Yes
Yes
Size
Height 62 mm64 mm
Width 70 mm67 mm
Depth 124 mm127 mm
Relative Size ?55
Viewfinder
Viewfinder available ?No
No
Color Viewfinder ?- -
Viewfinder format ?- -
Viewfinder pixels ?  
Display
Display available ?Yes
Yes
Color display ?Color
Color
Display size 2,7 Inch2,7 Inch
Display format ?16:916:9
Display pixels ?211000 Pixel 230400 Pixel
Touch Screen ?No
Yes
External controls
Manual Zoom ?Rocker
Rocker
Manual Focus ?Menu
Menu
Manual Aperture ?Menu
Menu
Focus switcher ?No
No
ND Filter ?No
No
Exp Lock ?No
No
Gain ?No
No
White balance ?No
No
Push AF ?No
No
Audio Levels ?No
No
Custom Keys ?
synonymous: User buttons
No
No
Audio

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Audio Formats ?Dolby AC-3 Digital 2 channel 48 KHz
AC-3 Dolby Digital 5.1 640 kbit max.
Microphone ?Stereo internal
Mini-jack external
Stereo internal
Audio Control ?auto
manual
auto
manual
Audio levels ?Viewfinder
Screen
Screen
Still

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Recording Medium ?SDHC card
SDHC card
Medium included ?No
No
Effective pixels ? 2100000 Pixel
Resolutions ?2304 x 1296 - Max
1920 x 1080 - max
Standard ?JPEG Exif 2.2
JPEG Exif 2.2
Flash ?Yes
Yes
Misc.

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Test results

Test pictures
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luminance resolution
chrominance resolution
lens distortion
test small ISO image
noise / internal microphone
test picture 1200 Lux
Test image 12 lux auto-mode ?
Test image 12 lux optimized ?  
Manufacturers URL Website CanonWebsite Panasonic
slashCAM rating
Lowlight ?SatisfactorySufficient
Resolution ?GoodSufficient
Color performance ?Very goodGood
subj.Picture impression ?Very goodSatisfactory
Optical Zoom ?SatisfactorySatisfactory
Wide Angle ?SatisfactorySufficient
Configuration / image ?SatisfactorySatisfactory
Configuration / sound ?SatisfactorySufficient
Handling ?SatisfactorySatisfactory
Portability ? Excellent Excellent
Photo function ?SatisfactorySufficient
Optics ?GoodGood
Dynamics ?GoodGood
Conclusion slashCAM
slashCAM rating ?Good
Satisfactory
Total score ?
(maximal 570)
367293
Pros + Many manual controls
+ manual controls for shutter and aperture
+ factory setting adjustable
Cons - fiddly operation
- No Zebra
- Manual focus very poor
- somewhat blurred compared with other HD video
Conclusion Compared with the older models of the same series the smaller sensor, the picture problems and the exaggerated sharpness offer no real advancementsAdd to that the bad low-light sensitivity with some bright pixel noise, the missing histogram and zebra-displays and the manual focus problems.On the positive side: the low price and the fact that the pictures in the automatic mode (assumed there is enough light) are sharp and generally good.This cam shines with unusual (in this price category) manual controls and smart automatic modes and a touchscreen.But the small 1 chip sensor limits the picture quality too much.
More information

Reviews and Forums
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slashCAM Review
HF200 Review
external reviews/tests   
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