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Canon FS200

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Canon FS200

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Price $250.00-$289.00

With the advancement of the home-based film camera industry, one has to wonder if they’re actually catching up with professional-level film cameras. The answer would be yes and no.

In a way, home cameras are getting more and more sophisticated and the Canon FS200 is no exception. Its small compact design is on par with the latest ‘mini’ laptops, ‘mini’ cellphones trend.

However, this model is for people that want to handle something discrete in a theater, shoot the video, either in fixed or manual mode, save it to the flashcard and leave. Pretty much the same way as your standard digital camera.

Canon FS200 camcorder’s video quality

Canon FS200This camcorder shoots interlaced video as any other model in the market, and you can control the focus and exposure manually. The disappointment comes with the video quality. It’s really sub-par and the film mode of a digital camera actually does better. Don’t expect to shoot high-definition videos, but if you want to get really good sound, it makes up for it if you aren’t picky or simply don’t care that much.

Still, one problem in the design is that the LCD control buttons are completely against ergonomics standards as you can’t exactly see them in a dark setting. It is highly recommended to buy the extra wrist strap that is available as a add-on if the camcorder feels like it’s going to slip off your hands anytime.

Canon FS200 common troubleshooting

Regarding the software, you have to see yet a program that is actually versatile and comfortable to use. Not to mention one that allows you to convert directly from that annoying MOD format to one minimally accepted by Adobe Premiere Elements or similar programs without any inconveniences.

You either have to find a converter on the Internet, and the best, efficient ones are not exactly free. Programs such as SDcopy, Amadis Video Converter, or a proper MOD converter will do the job for you.

Given the great reviews that the previous FS100 had, you normally shouldn’t go through all of this work for a camcorder or $800 or less, depending on your local offer.

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