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Canon LEGRIA HF200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Canon LEGRIA HF200. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the price and size. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the design, and there are some critical comments about the battery.

usability, image quality, portability, size, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon LEGRIA HF200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Canon LEGRIA HF200 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the portability and price. The size and image quality are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the zoom and battery.

usability, image quality, size, price, portability

design, battery, zoom

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon LEGRIA HF200 High Definition Digital Camcorder - Silver (15x Advanced Zoom, 2.7 Inch Widescreen Colour LCD)Canon LEGRIA HF200 High Definition Digital Camcorder - Silver (15x Advanced Zoom, 2.7 Inch Widescreen Colour LCD)

Oct, 2016

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The HF200 comes very close to winning a Best Buy award, but the high price and disappointing low-light performance means it just loses out to the HDR-CX11E.

Consumer review by: happyfish (

It seems focus slow and too many noise in low lighting conditon


I used to the fan of sony , this is 1st time to try canon, I'm a bit disappointed. It's good value for money, but performance is very average

Compact,beautiful color,very sharp images whne lighting condition is good, e.g outside or bright inside

Under some circumanstances, like low lighting and zooming, it took a while to focus. My 10 years old sony did much better job than this one; Also more noise in low lighting conditon compared with sony. I will probably wont buy canon any more unless...

May, 2011

Consumer review by: cb1993 (



The Canon LEGRIA HF200 is such a great camera, and I would absolutely reccommend it to anybody looking for a video camera. It's fantastic and I love it, wouldn't trade it for anything.

The Canon LEGRIA HF200 camcorder is an amazing camcorder, being such a light and easy to handle model. The zoom is fantastic, the clarity is crystal clear, and the pristine shine to the covering is just beautiful. The pictures is beautiful, and it can...

The battery life isn't the best, but you can purchase a back-up one to ensure maximum battery life.

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: husky2blue (



I conducted a fair amount research before buying this model, from both independent on-line reviews and speaking to people who currently own a HD camera. Most brands of similar pricing offer a good amount of standard features, however the main...

From the outside it's a light and easy to handle model. The ergonomics of all the buttons and zoom dials are well positioned. The screen is of good size and provides a great picture. I found the navigating through the menu features of the camera not to...

Battery life is probally average so would reccommend considering purchasing a back-up or ensuring it's kept topped-up. The 8GB SD card that came with the camera will probally only get you though Approx 60 minutes worth recording. Would prefer touch...

Dec, 2009

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes


Battery life (max):1.45 / 1.75
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-809


3D: No
3D compatibility:N
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:0.4
On Screen Display (OSD):Y / Yes
Photo effects:black&white, Neutral, Sepia, Skin tones, Vivid


Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver


Built-in Display:Y
Display diagonal:6.86 / 68.6


Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Built-in light:Y


Closest focusing distance:0.0100 / 0.1
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):3.31
Effective megapixels (movie):2.99 / 2990000
Optical sensor size:1/0.157 / 25.4 / 4
Sensor Type:CCD / CMOS
Total MegaPixels:3.89

Lens System

Digital Zoom:300
Filter Size:3.7 / 37
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):39.5 - 592.5
Focal length range (f-f):4.1 - 61.5
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Interchangeable lens:N
Optical Zoom:15

Other features

Art:Y / Yes
Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Cable Type:USB
Interface:USB 2.0 / USB 2.0, HDMI
Manual Focus: Yes
Minimum system requirements:PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE
Night mode:Y / Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Sports:Y / Yes
Spotlight:Y / Yes
Video Out:1

Packaging Content

Bundled software:PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE / PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE\nMusic Transfer
Handheld remote control: No

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
DV port: No
HDMI:Y / Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y / Yes
PictBridge:Y / Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out:N / No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/2000

Still image

Maximum image resolution:2304 x 1296
Still image resolution(s):2304 x 1296\n2100 x 1575\n1600 x 1200\n640 x 480 / 640 x 480,1600 x 1200,2304 x 1296


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type:N
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Disc types supported:N
Maximum memory card size:16


Full HD:Y
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video Resolutions:1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.4 / 6.2 / 62
Height :14.2 / 142 / 6.2
Width:7 / 70

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten