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Until you get another camera, try out some of the settings on your HF200. On page 61 of your camera manual there are 'advanced' settings by which you can perform low-light recording. Two automatic settings (night & fireworks) and one manual setting (Program AE) which will allow you to select your shutterspeed and aperture. Now, any video camera that does not allow you to select higher or lower ISO's, it's a safe bet your camera's base ISO is 200-320. These are mid-range sensitivity ISO ratings so such cameras will have limited low-light sensitivity. However, using the camera settings I mentioned will allow you to tweak the image to something workable if you have enough light available. You need to learn how to put those to use now because if you get a camera with more control over light sensitivity, you'll have to learn this stuff anyway.