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Canon HF200

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Canon HF200
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Manufacturer Canon Informationen zu Canon

Name HF200
European name ?Legria HF200
US name ?VIXIA HF200
lowest US price 519 $
On the market since April 2009
Test preview

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slashCAM rating ?Good
test picture 1200 Lux
Test image 12 lux auto-mode

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Video formats ? AVCHD
Recording Medium SDHC card
video resolutions EU ?AVCHD 1920 x 1080/50i
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/25p
video resolutions US ?AVCHD 1920 x 1080/60i
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/24p
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/30p
Max Bitrate ?24 Mbit/s
Compression format ? MPEG4
on-board memory ? 
Optics Manufacturer ? Canon
Optical Zoom ?15 x
Wide Angle 16:9 ?39,5 mm
Filter diameter ?37 mm
Image Stabilization ?optical
ND Filter ?No
Exchangable optics ?No
Image Sensor
Number of sensors ?1
Size of image sensor ?1/4 inch
image sensor effective pixel count 16:9 ?2990000 Pixel
Image Sensor Type ? CMOS
White Balance ?auto
Focus ?auto
Minimum shutter time ?1/2.000
Maximum shutter time ?1/6
Apperture control ?auto
Infrared recording ?No
Expanded Focus ?Yes
Peaking ?No
Signal Processing
Zebra ?No
Histogram ?No
adjustable sharpness ?Yes
Adjustable color ?Yes
Cinegamma ?Yes
Black Strech ?No
Knee ?No
Colorbars ?No
Shot Transition ?No
Custom Presets ?Yes
Set Time Code ?No

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synonymous: RCA, composite
YC ?
synonymous: S-Video
synonymous: Component Signal
HDMI ?Out mini
DV / HDV (FireWire) ?
synonymous: ILink / IEEE-1394
USB ?USB 2.0
Microphone / Audio input ?Mini-jack
Headphones ?also AV-output
Lanc ?No
Time-code interface ?No
Genlock ?No
Accessory shoe ?Advanced Mini
Weight (without battery) 340 g
Weight (with battery) 400 g
Battery type Canon BP-809
Battery capacity 890 mAh
Charger ?internal
Remote control Yes
Height 62 mm
Width 70 mm
Depth 124 mm
Relative Size ?5
Viewfinder available ?No
Color Viewfinder ?-
Viewfinder format ?-
Viewfinder pixels ? 
Display available ?Yes
Color display ?Color
Display size 2,7 Inch
Display format ?16:9
Display pixels ?211000 Pixel
Touch Screen ?No
External controls
Manual Zoom ?Rocker
Manual Focus ?Menu
Manual Aperture ?Menu
Focus switcher ?No
ND Filter ?No
Exp Lock ?No
Gain ?No
White balance ?No
Push AF ?No
Audio Levels ?No
Custom Keys ?
synonymous: User buttons

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Audio Formats ?Dolby AC-3 Digital 2 channel 48 KHz
Microphone ?Stereo internal
Mini-jack external
Audio Control ?auto
Audio levels ?Viewfinder

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Recording Medium ?SDHC card
Medium included ?No
Effective pixels ? 
Resolutions ?2304 x 1296 - Max
Standard ?JPEG Exif 2.2
Flash ?Yes

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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 Canon
slashCAM rating
Lowlight ?Satisfactory
Resolution ?Good
Color performance ?Very good
subj.Picture impression ?Very good
Optical Zoom ?Satisfactory
Wide Angle ?Satisfactory
Configuration / image ?Satisfactory
Configuration / sound ?Satisfactory
Handling ?Satisfactory
Portability ? Excellent
Photo function ?Satisfactory
Optics ?Good
Dynamics ?Good
Conclusion slashCAM
slashCAM rating ?Good
Total score ?
(maximal 570)
Pros + Many manual controls
Cons - fiddly operation
- No Zebra
- Manual focus very poor
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.
More information

Reviews and Forums
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slashCAM Review
HF200 Review
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