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- November 21, 2009 at 10:44 PM #45771kinny2xMember
I’m going to buy the Canon Vixia hf 200, is this a good camera? My professors at my university recommended it. I only have a $1,000 budget, and I really want to make independent films. Will this camera do the job? Will footage professional like the movies? I plan to to buy a adapter so I can use my shot gun mic through my xlr cable. Also what kind of tripod should I purchase? Again my budget is limited. If anybody has this camera, please help me to answer these question.
- January 8, 2010 at 4:32 PM #189629AnonymousInactive
I am looking at this camera too and is very interested. Anybody wanna share thierthoughts?
- January 8, 2010 at 10:13 PM #189630XTR-91Participant
Canon’s Vixia-HF series look like a truly compelling line of camcorders. I’ve heard good things about the HF-S10 camcorder. Low light performanceseems to be one of its greater falling points, but is in no way overwhelming. At your price range, I’d go with the Canon HF-S10 which shoots 900 lines of horizontal resolution which is equivalent to a lot of professional camcorders. The HF200 probably has a lower resolution, however, as Canon did not state that it could record 900 lines. This means that theHF200 probably willl probably be the better low light performer, however . If you’re shooting outdoors or with extensive lighting, then I’d go for the Canon HF-S10. Otherwise, I’d stick with the Canon HF200 that shoots better in low light.
Canon HF-S10 – http://www.google.com/products?q=Vixia+HF-S10&hl=en-GB&aq=f
- January 13, 2010 at 6:04 AM #189631AnonymousInactive
Thanks for the links. Good review. My concern now, as many has pointed in the review is the diffculty of editing and exporting your work. Should I be worried?
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