The Canon VIXIA HF S200 Flash Memory Camcorder not only captures 1920 x 1080 HD video, but gives you a number of tools to work with. In addition to capturing high def video, the HF S200 also takes 8MP digital stills, and provides multiple photo and video capture options, such as Video Snapshot, Dual Shot, and still capture from already shot video. Whether you're in video or still mode, the HF S200 records all your files to SD/SDHC memory cards (dual slot), including Eye-Fi memory cards. The dual card slots also let you take advantage of Canon's Relay Recording which automatically switches video from one SD memory card to the next when the first card fills up. This way you'll never miss any of the action.
The central nervous system of the HF S200 is comprised of an 8.59MP HD CMOS sensor and Canon's DIGIC DV III Image Processor. The sensor and processor work together to capture HD video at the 24Mbps AVCHD bit rate. Other key features of the camcorder include the Canon HD Video Lens, 10x optical zoom, and Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization. In addition to these staples, the HF S200 also has a 3.5" High Resolution Touch Panel LCD. This touch panel screen not only gives you an extra-large platform on which to compose and play back images, but the ease of Canon's Touch & Track, which lets you obtain exacting focus and exposure on desired subjects, with just a touch.
Among the various functions designed to take the guesswork out of recording, the HF S200 gives you Face Detection, Instant AF, Smart Auto, and Advanced Video Snapshot. Other noteworthy features of the camcorder include microphone and headphone connections, a built-in video light and a built-in flash, and recording in Native 24p, 24p Cinema, and 30p Progressive Frame modes. When you're ready to upload and edit the camcorder comes with Pixela ImageMixer 3SE Video Editing Software for post-production.