Canon Vixia HF 200
Canon - FullHD 1080p - AVCHD - SDHC - 15 x optical zoom - 12 ounce
The VIXIA HF200 delivers brilliant video and still photos through a Canon exclusive 3.89 megapixel CMOS image sensor and the latest version of Canon's advanced image processor, DIGIC DV III. It is ultra lightweight - Canon's smallest and lightest HD camcorder, and brings the ease and convenience of flash memory. This technology, the same used in advanced laptop computers, MP3 players, PDAs and cell phones, allows the VIXIA HF200 to record up to 6 hours of crisp, high definition video (LP... Read more [ Report abuse or wrong photo | Share your Canon Vixia HF 200 photo ]
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User reviews and opinions
|Cerviperus||12:42am on Monday, October 11th, 2010|
|Works great. I bought a mini-HDMI cable to connect to TV. Looks better than anything from cable or satellite. Using max resolution mode.|
|james.andres||5:41am on Monday, October 4th, 2010|
|Small camera packs a punch I bought this camera a few months ago and have been very impressed with the vivid clarity it captures.|
|JeremyB||1:38am on Thursday, September 23rd, 2010|
|I want to love it but find it lacking overall video quality compared to alternatives The Legria is small. A snazzy little camcorder that oozes quality This Canon HD Camcorder is stylish looking in silver and black. As good as £900 cameras. It does it all. If you want an easy-to-use HD video camera.|
|jkwuc89||10:17pm on Tuesday, September 21st, 2010|
|This is a great camera. Connected to HDTV via HDMI cable gives brilliant picture quality. The software provided with the camera is not user friendly.|
|mbernade||4:00am on Friday, September 10th, 2010|
|This is a excellent choice to purchase and the cost is very reasonable compare with other HD camcorder. I am very delighted to have canon vixia HF200.|
|babag||9:08am on Thursday, September 9th, 2010|
|Pros Excellent high resolution video. Good battery life. Good low light video. Flash memory system works well for short video clips.|
|amwil1024||2:08am on Saturday, July 10th, 2010|
|No s/d card with camera and short battery life never had a cam recorder found this one light and easy to use from the word go great zoom outstanding hi def none|
|mwright||6:34pm on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010|
|size, ease of use, quality of daylight images night images iffy, mike picks up too much wind noise.|
|jagx308||12:11am on Wednesday, June 16th, 2010|
|I had a great experience with PCNation...Service, price and everything in between was the fantastic! Very Happy, Will purchase from PCNation again! Shipping, Speed of Service None|
|fredrc||5:08am on Saturday, June 12th, 2010|
|At the time of this writing, this camcorder is two generations old, but still has killer quality. This camera has 1. HD quality, 2. I use it for a backup camera for weddings as I can keep it on my belt - small lenses and pickup sensors mean low light will never be up to bigger camc...|
|LinuxGold||4:20pm on Thursday, March 18th, 2010|
|This is my second camcorder. I bought my first one years ago. Camcorders have come a long way since then. Unbelievable footage, arguably as good as the $999 version.Stills are a little lacking in low light.|
|StumbleGuy||12:38pm on Thursday, March 11th, 2010|
|Great camcoder I bought this product for my brother last year and boy is he impressed! A superb camera - great buy for the price! Greater overall HD Videocamera, but need software.|
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Damage Requiring Service Disconnect this product from the wall outlet and all power sources including battery, and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: a. When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged. b. If any liquid has been spilled onto, or objects have fallen into, the product. c. If the product has been exposed to rain or water. d. If the product does not operate normally even if you follow the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operation instructions. Improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to its normal operation. e. If the product has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged. f. When the product exhibits a distinct change in performance. This indicates a need for service. Replacement Parts When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts that are specified by Canon or that have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other hazards. Safety Check Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask the service technician to perform safety checks to determine that the product is in safe operating order. Heat The product should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other products (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
When replacement of the power supply is required, please return it to the responsible nearest Canon Service Center and please replace it with the same type number CA-570. The Adapter can be used with a power supply between 100 and 240 V AC. For areas where 120 V AC power is not used, you will need a special plug adapter. Contact your nearest Canon Service Center for further information. This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Online product registration for USA Customers only. Register your product online at www.registercanon.com Protect your product We will keep the model number and date of purchase of your new Canon product on file to help you refer to this information in the event of an insurance claim such as loss or theft. Receive information on new products and promotions Upon your request, we will send you information on Canon new products and promotions. The serial number of this product can be found at the battery attachment unit of the camcorder. Write down the number and other information here and retain this book as a permanent record of your purchase to aid identification in case of theft. Date of Purchase: Model Name: VIXIA HF20 A / VIXIA HF200 A Purchased From: Serial No.: Dealer Address: Dealer Phone No.:
14 Table of contents
116 Terminals on the Camcorder
131 Connection Diagrams Playback on a TV Screen Saving Your Recordings on a Computer Authoring High-Definition (AVCHD) Discs and Photo DVDs Copying your Recordings to an External Video Recorder Transferring Photos to a Computer (Direct Transfer) Transfer Orders
121 Saving Your Recordings
FUNC. Menu Setup Menus
133 Appendix: Menu Options Lists
Troubleshooting List of Messages
162 Dos and Donts
Handling Precautions Maintenance/Others Using the Camcorder Abroad System Diagram Optional Accessories Product Codes Specifications Index
169 General Information
About this Manual
Thank you for purchasing the Canon VIXIA HF20/VIXIA HF200. Please read this manual carefully before you use the camcorder and retain it for future reference. Should your camcorder fail to operate correctly, refer to Troubleshooting ( 147).
Conventions Used in this Manual
IMPORTANT: Precautions related to the camcorders operation. NOTES: Additional topics that complement the basic operating procedures. POINTS TO CHECK: Restrictions or requirements regarding the function described. : Reference page number within this manual. To complete some operations you will need to refer also to other instruction manuals. This will be indicated with the following icons: Refer to the Digital Video Software instruction manual, DVSD included as a PDF file in the supplied DIGITAL VIDEO Solution Disk CD-ROM. DW-100 Refer to the instruction manual of the optional DW-100 DVD Burner. : Text that applies only to the model shown in the icon. The following terms are used in this manual: When not specified as memory card or built-in memory, the term memory by itself refers to both. Scene refers to one movie unit from the point you press the START/STOP button to start recording until you press again to pause the recording. The photos included in this manual are simulated pictures taken with a still camera. Unless indicated otherwise, illustrations and menu icons refer to the.
Special Scene Recording Programs
Recording in a very bright ski resort or capturing the full colors of a sunset or a fireworks display becomes as easy as selecting a Special Scene recording program. For details about the available options, refer to the following sidebar.
Brackets [ ] are used to refer to menu options as they are displayed on screen. The names of most buttons and switches are indicated within a button frame. For example FUNC.
Playing Back the Video
2 Press. Even if the camcorder is off, pressing will turn on the camcorder in playback mode. The index screen appears after a few seconds.
3 Move ( , ) the selection frame to the scene you want to play back. When you have recorded a large number of scenes, you can display ( ) a slidebar below the scene thumbnails and browse ( ) through index pages; then, return ( ) to select the desired scene. 4 Press / or to begin the playback. Playback will start from the scene selected and continue until the end of the last scene recorded. Press / again to pause the playback. Press to stop the playback and return to the index screen. Adjusting the Volume
1 During playback, open ( guide. 2 Select ( 3 Adjust ( IMPORTANT ) the top row ( ) the volume.
) the joystick
Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover. - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder. - Do not change the camcorders operating mode. You may not be able to play back with this camcorder movies recorded on a memory card using another device. NOTES Depending on the recording conditions, you may notice brief stops in video or sound playback between scenes.
Special playback modes
To enter the special playback modes, use the wireless controller ( 22) or the joystick guide ( 36). There is no sound during the special playback modes. Fast playback
Perform the following operation during normal playback. Repeat to increase the playback speed to approximately 5x 15x 60x the normal speed. Camcorder: Open ( ) the joystick guide Select ( Push the joystick ( ) toward or. Wireless controller: Press or. Slow playback
Perform the following operation during playback pause. Repeat to increase the playback speed 1/8 1/4 the normal speed. Camcorder: Open ( ) the joystick guide Select ( Push the joystick ( ) toward * or. Wireless controller: Press or. Frame Advance/Reverse
1 Open the movie or photo index screen. mode: Move the zoom lever toward W to display the index screen.
You can select the original movies or photos in the built-in memory or on the memory card ( 52). You can press VIDEO SNAP to open the index screen for video snapshot scenes ( 66).
2 Open the selection screen. FUNC. [ Select] [Individual Scenes] or [Individual Photos] The selection screen appears. 3 Move ( , ) between the scenes or photos in the index screen and press to select an individual scene/photo. A checkmark will appear on the selected scenes/photos. Press again to remove the checkmark. Repeat this step to add all the scenes/photos you want to include in your selection (up to 100).
Total number of scenes selected
twice to close the menu.
To cancel all the selections
[Remove All Selections]
The pre-selection of scenes/photos will be canceled if you turn off the camcorder or change the operating mode. Scenes in the playlist cannot be included in the pre-selection.
You can delete those scenes that you are not interested in keeping. Deleting scenes allows you also to free up space on the memory.
[All Scenes] Deletes all the scenes. [All Scenes (this date)] Deletes all the scenes recorded on the
same day as the selected scene.
Deletes only the scene marked with the orange selec-
Deletes all the scenes selected in advance (marked with a checkmark). Refer to Pre-selecting Recordings from the Index Screen ( 57).
1 Open the original movies index screen. You can select the original movies in the built-in memory or on the memory card ( 52). You can press VIDEO SNAP to open the index screen for video snapshot scenes ( 66). 2 Select ( , ) the scene you want to delete, or a scene recorded on the date you want to delete. This step is not necessary to delete all scenes or previously selected scenes. 3 Delete the scene(s). FUNC. [ Delete]
* If you selected any option other than [This Scene], you can press to interrupt the operation while it is in progress. Some scenes will be deleted nevertheless.
Desired option [Yes]*
IMPORTANT Be careful when deleting original recordings. Once deleted, original scenes cannot be recovered. Save copies of important scenes before deleting them ( 121). Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing (while scenes are being deleted). - Do not open the memory card slot cover. - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder. - Do not change the camcorders operating mode.
The scene recorded in the memory will start 3 seconds before START/STOP was pressed. NOTES While pre-recording is activated, the camcorder will not emit any notification sounds. The camcorder will not record the full 3 seconds prior to pressing START/STOP if the button was pressed within 3 seconds of having turned on pre-recording or having finished the previous recording. The thumbnail displayed in the movie index screen is based on when START/STOP was pressed. Any of the following actions will deactivate the pre-recording function. - Leaving the camcorder without any operation for 5 minutes. - Pressing FUNC. , or VIDEO SNAP. - Changing the position of the camera mode dial. - Setting the camcorder to standby mode.
mode: In record pause mode, press START/STOP. The camcorder starts recording after a 10-second countdown*. The countdown appears on the screen. mode: Press PHOTO , first halfway to activate the autofocus and then fully. The camcorder will record the photo after a 10-second countdown*. The countdown appears on the screen.
* 2 seconds when using the wireless controller.
NOTES Once the countdown has begun, any of the following actions will cancel the self timer.
- Pressing START/STOP (when recording movies) or PHOTO fully (when recording photos). - Setting the camcorder to standby mode. - Changing the camcorders operating mode. - Turning off the camcorder.
Manual Exposure Adjustment and Automatic Backlight Correction
At times, backlit subjects may appear too dark (underexposed) or subjects under very strong lights may appear too bright or glaring (overexposed). To correct this, you can manually adjust the exposure or use the automatic backlight correction.
POINTS TO CHECK
Select a recording program other than [
Manual Exposure Adjustment
Exposure 2 Select ( )[ Exposure] and press. The current exposure is locked. The exposure adjustment indicator and the neutral value 0 appear on the screen. The adjustment range and the length of the exposure adjustment indicator will vary depending on the initial brightness of the picture. If you operate the zoom, the brightness of the image may change.
3 Adjust the ( ) the brightness of the image as required, then hide ( ) the joystick guide. The exposure adjustment indicator will change to white and the selected exposure will be locked. During exposure lock, press twice to return the camcorder to automatic exposure.
Deleting Scenes from the Playlist
Deleting scenes from the playlist will not affect your original recordings.
[All Scenes] [This Scene]
Deletes all the scenes from the playlist.
Deletes from the playlist only the scene marked with the orange selection frame.
1 Open the playlist index screen. Open the original movies index screen and press PLAYLIST. Before pressing PLAYLIST , you can select the original movies in the built-in memory or on the memory card to open the playlist of the respective memory ( 52).
You can press VIDEO SNAP to open the playlist index screen for video snapshot scenes ( 66). 2 Select ( , ) the scene you want to delete. This step is not necessary to delete all scenes. 3 Delete the scene. FUNC. [ Delete] Desired option [Yes]* [OK]
* If you selected [All Scenes], you can press to interrupt the operation while it is in progress. Some scenes will be deleted nevertheless.
Moving Scenes in the Playlist
Move the scenes in the playlist to play them back in the order of your choice. 1 Open the playlist index screen. Open the original movies index screen and press PLAYLIST. Before pressing PLAYLIST , you can select the original movies in the built-in memory or on the memory card to open the playlist of the respective memory ( 52). You can press VIDEO SNAP to open the playlist index screen for video snapshot scenes ( 66). 2 Select ( , 3 Press FUNC. , select [
4 Move ( , ) the orange marker to the desired position of the scene and press. The original position of the scene and the current position of the marker are displayed at the bottom of the screen. 5 Select ( NOTES You may not be able to move scenes in the playlist if there is not enough space available in the memory. ) [Yes] and press to move the scene.
) the scene you want to move. Move] and press
Playing Back Scenes in the Playlist with Music
You can play back the scenes in the playlist set to background music. 1 Open the playlist index screen. Open the original movies index screen and press PLAYLIST.
Before pressing PLAYLIST , you can select the original movies in the built-in memory or on the memory card to open the playlist of the respective memory ( 52). You can press VIDEO SNAP to display only video snapshot scenes in the playlist index screen. 2 Open the list of background music tracks. FUNC. [ Select Music] 3 Select ( ) a music track and press FUNC. twice. You can press to listen to the track selected. Press to stop the playback. Select [Off] to play back the scenes with their original sound. 4 Back in the index screen, select ( to start playback. , ) the scene from which
5 Press / or to begin the playback set to the background music selected. Press to stop the playback.
You can copy original movies or the entire playlist only from the built-in memory to the corresponding location on the memory card. See Copying Photos ( 105) for details on copying photos to the memory card.
Available paper sizes vary depending on the
Paper Type]* Select [Photo], [Fast Photo], [Plain] or [Default]. Page Layout]* Select [Default], [Bordered] or one of the following page layouts. [Borderless]: The photo is enlarged and may be slightly cropped at the edges to fit the paper. [x photos/sheet]: Refer to the following sidebar.
] (Date print) Select [On], [Off] or [Default]. ] (Print effect) Available only with printers compatible with the
Image Optimize function. Select [On], [Off] or [Default]. Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS printers: You can also select [Vivid], [NR] and [Vivid+NR].
] (Number of copies)
Select 1-99 copies.
* Select ( , consecutively.
) [Paper Settings] and press
Print setting options and [Default] settings vary depending on the printer model. For details, refer to the printers instruction manual.
to change all three settings
[x photos/sheet]: Printing multiple photos on the same sheet When using Canon printers you can print the same photo multiple times on the same sheet of paper. Use the following table as a guideline for the recommended number of copies depending on the [ Paper Size] setting.
[ Paper Size] Canon printer PIXMA / SELPHY DS SELPHY CP/ES
[CreditCard] 2, 4 or 82
[9 x 13 cm] 2 or 4
[10 x 14.8 cm] 2, 4, 9 or or 4
You can also use the special sticker sheets. SELPHY CP series only: - With the [8 photos/sheet] setting, you can also use the special sticker sheets. - You can use [2 photos/sheet] or [4 photos/sheet] also when using wide-sized photo paper with [Default] settings.
Printing after Changing the Print Settings
1 Select ( 2 Open ( ) the joystick guide.
) the photo you wish to print.
3 Select ( ) the icon and press The print settings menu appears.
Date printing Print effect Number of copies
Paper settings Trimming settings (
Current paper settings (paper size, paper type and page layout)
4 In the print settings menu, select ( to change and press. 5 Select (
1 Turn off the camcorder and the TV. 2 Connect the camcorder to the TV. Refer to Connection Diagrams ( 117) and select the most appropriate connection for your TV. 3 Turn on the connected TV. On the TV, select as the video input the same terminal to which you connected the camcorder. Refer to the instruction manual of the connected TV. 4 Turn on the camcorder and set it to mode ( 93). Play back the movies or photos. NOTES
We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power adapter. Connection 3 : When you play back your 16:9 movies on standard TV sets with a 4:3 aspect ratio, the TV set will switch automatically to widescreen mode if it is compatible with the Video ID-1 system. Otherwise, change the aspect ratio of the TV manually. 136) on an To correctly play back movies recorded with x.v.ColorTM ( HDTV compatible with this standard, additional settings may be required on the connected HDTV. Refer to the TVs instruction manual.
mode ( 50) or
120 External Connections
Saving Your Recordings
Saving Your Recordings on a Computer
Movies recorded with this camcorder are saved in the built-in memory ( only) or on the memory card. Because space is limited, make sure to save your recordings on a computer on a regular basis.
PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE
With the software supplied on the Transfer Utilities CD-ROM you can select scenes and save them on your computer's hard disk. If necessary, video files previously saved on a computer can be restored back to the camcorder. The software on the supplied Video Tools CDROM offers many options for organizing your video library, editing video and more. For details about installing the software, refer to PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE Installation Guide. For details about using the software, refer to the software guide on the Transfer Utilities CD-ROM.
Saving your Recordings without a Computer
The following options are also available: Use the optional DW-100 DVD Burner to create high-definition (AVCHD) discs of your movies* and Photo DVDs of your photos ( 122). Connect the camcorder to an external recording device (DVD or HDD recorder, VCR, etc.) to save standard-definition copies of your movies ( 126).
* Not available for scenes recorded in MXP mode.
IMPORTANT While the camcorder is connected to a computer, do not open the memory card slot cover and do not remove the memory card. When restoring to the camcorder video files that were saved to the computer, do not disconnect the USB cable or turn off the camcorder or computer. Doing so may result in scenes that cannot be played back on the camcorder. When the camcorder is connected to a computer: Do not access, change or delete any of the camcorders folders or files directly from the computer
as this may result in permanent data loss. Always save your recordings on the computer, and restore the files to the camcorder, using only the software on the supplied Transfer Utilities CD-ROM.
Authoring High-Definition (AVCHD) Discs and Photo DVDs
You can connect the camcorder to the optional DW-100 DVD Burner to create high-definition DVD discs (AVCHD specifications). This way, you can save your video recordings in the highest video quality available. You can also create Photo DVDs from your photos that you can play back with most standard DVD players. Refer to this section along with the relevant sections in the instruction manual of the DW-100.
Options for creating AVCHD discs (
[All Scenes]* Add all the scenes to the disc(s). [Remaining Scenes]* Add only those scenes that have not been
previously added to a disc.
Add only the scenes included in the playlist ( 84). If you have recorded scenes in MXP mode, add to the playlist in advance only those scenes recorded in other recording modes and select this option to create the disc.
* Select this option only when no scenes have been recorded in MXP mode.
Options for creating Photo DVDs (
[All Photos] Add all the photos to the slideshow on the disc. [Transfer Orders] Add only photos marked with transfer orders
Preparations on the Camcorder
1 Turn on the camcorder and set it to mode to create highdefinition discs of your movies or mode to create Photo DVDs of your photos. Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
122 External Connections
Select in advance the memory that contains the recordings you want to add to the disc ( 52).
2 Select the scenes or photos you want to add to the disc. FUNC. [ Menu] or [Add Recordings to Disc] FUNC. Desired option
Connecting to the DW-100 DVD Burner and Creating a Disc
1 Turn on the DVD Burner. DW-100 Refer to Creating DVDs. 2 Connect the camcorder to the DVD Burner using the supplied USB cable. Connection 4. Refer to Connection Diagrams ( 119) and DW-100 Connections. If the device type selection screen appears, select [DVD Burner] and press. When the connection is completed, [No disc] will be displayed. 3 Insert a brand new disc into the DVD Burner. Use the OPEN/CLOSE button on the DVD Burner to open and close the disc tray. After the disc is recognized, an information screen will display the type of DVD you are creating and the estimated time and number of discs it will require (based on the disc you inserted). If you inserted a DVD-RW disc that already contains data, [The disc already contains data.] will be displayed. To overwrite the data (erasing the previous content of the disc), press , select [Yes] and press again. 4 Press the start button on the DVD Burner. A progress bar will be displayed on the screen. After pressing the start button (while the disc is being written) the operation cannot be canceled. When the last disc is finalized, [Task completed] will be displayed. Take out the disc and close the disc tray.
[Auto Rotate]: Photos that were recorded in portrait orientation (by turning the camcorder on its side), will be rotated automatically and displayed correctly during playback.
/ Camera Setup 2
Setting options [ [ [ [ [ [ [ [ [ [ [ Off], [ Variable], [ Speed 2], [ 60x], [ 300x]
Menu item [Digital Zoom] [Zoom Speed] [AF Mode] [AF-Assist Lamp] [Focus Priority] [Image Stabilizer] [Wind Screen] [Microphone Attenuator]
Instant AF], [ Automatic], [
AiAF Frames], [ Off] On ], [ On], [ Off]
[Auto Slow Shutter]
[Digital Zoom]: Determines the
operation of the digital zoom. The color of the indicator indicates the zoom. When activated, the camcorder will switch automatically to digital zoom when you zoom in beyond the optical zoom range. With the digital zoom the image is digitally processed, so the image resolution will deteriorate the more you zoom in.
Automatic], [ ], [
Speed 3], Speed 1] Off] Normal AF] Center Frame], Off] Off ] Off] Optical zoom White Up to 15x Light blue 15x 60x
Dark blue 60x 300x
[AF Mode]: Select how fast the autofocus will operate. With [ Instant AF] the autofocus adjusts quickly to a new subject. This is convenient for example when changing the focus from a near subject to a far subject in the background, or when recording fast-moving subjects. When the optional Wide-converter or Tele-converter is attached to the camcorder, it may partially obstruct the Instant AF sensor. Set the AF mode to [ Normal AF]. [Focus Priority]: When the focus priority is activated, the camcorder
records a photo only after the focus has been adjusted automatically. You can also select which AF frames to use. [ AiAF Frames]: One or more AF frames out of the nine frames available are automatically selected and the focus is fixed on them. [ Center Frame]: A single focusing frame appears in the center of the screen and the focus is automatically fixed on it. [ Off]: No AF frame will appear and the photo will be recorded immediately after you press PHOTO. When the recording mode is set to [ Fireworks], focus priority is automatically set to [ Off]. When focus priority is activated, if face detection ( 72) is also activated, the camcorder will focus on the face of the main subject (white face-detection frame) when one is detected.
Picture and Sound
The screen appears too dark. - The LCD screen was dimmed. Hold DISP. pressed down for 2 seconds to restore the LCD screen to its normal brightness ( 32). Screen displays turn on and off repeatedly. - The battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack ( - Remove the battery pack and reattach it correctly. 27).
Abnormal characters appear on the screen and the camcorder does not operate properly. - Disconnect the power source and reconnect it after a short time. If the problem still persists, disconnect the power source and press the RESET button with a pointed item. Pressing the RESET button resets all settings. Video noise appears on screen. - Keep a distance between the camcorder and devices that emit strong electromagnetic fields (plasma TVs, cellular phones, etc.). Horizontal bands appear on the screen. - This is a phenomenon typical of CMOS image sensors when recording under some types of fluorescent, mercury or sodium lamps. To reduce the symptoms, set the recording program to [Programmed AE] or [Shutter-Priority AE] ( 63). This is not a malfunction. Sound is distorted or is recorded at lower levels. - When recording near loud sounds (such as fireworks, shows or concerts), sound may become distorted or it may not be recorded at the actual levels. Activate the microphone attenuator ( 139) or adjust the audio recording level manually ( 78). The picture is displayed correctly but there is no sound from the built-in speaker. - Speaker volume is turned off. Adjust the volume ( 50). - If the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable is connected to the camcorder, disconnect it. - The AV terminal is set to headphone output. Set [AV/Headphones] to [AV] ( 141).
150 Additional Information
A rattling can be heard from the camcorder. - The internal lens fixture can move when the camcorder is turned off. This is not a malfunction.
Memory Card and Accessories
Cannot insert the memory card. - The memory card was not facing the correct direction. Turn the memory card over and insert it ( 42). Cannot record on the memory card. - The memory card is full. Delete some recordings ( 58, 94) to free some space or replace the memory card. - Initialize the memory card ( 43) when you use it with the camcorder for the first time. - The LOCK switch on an SD or SDHC memory card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Change the position of the LOCK switch ( 164). - A compatible SD/SDHC memory card must be used to be able to record movies on a memory card ( 41). - The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value. Set [Photo Numbering] to [Reset] ( 144) and insert a new memory card. - The simultaneous recording option in the FUNC. menu is set to [Simultaneous Recording Off]. Change the setting to take photos while recording video ( 99). The wireless controller will not work. - Set [Wireless Remote Control] to [On]. - Replace the battery of the wireless controller.
Cannot record movies in MXP/FXP mode on this memory card - Movies cannot be recorded in MXP or FXP mode on a memory card if it is rated Speed Class 2. Select a different recording mode ( 46) or replace the memory card with one rated Speed Class 4 or higher. Cannot record movies in the built-in memory Initialize only using the camcorder - The camcorder's built-in memory was initialized using a computer. Initialize the built-in memory with this camcorder ( 43). Cannot record movies on this memory card - Movies cannot be recorded on a 64 MB or smaller memory card.
Cannot record movies on this memory card Initialize only using the camcorder - The memory card in the camcorder was initialized using a computer. Initialize the memory card with this camcorder ( 43). Change the battery pack - Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack ( 27).
Check the memory card - Cannot access the memory card. Check the memory card and make sure it is inserted correctly ( 42). - A memory card error occurred. The camcorder cannot record or display the image. - You inserted a MultiMedia Card (MMC) into the camcorder. Replace it with an SD/SDHC memory card compatible for use with this camcorder ( 41). - If after the message disappears, appears in red, perform the following: Turn off the camcorder and remove and reinsert the memory card. If turns back to green you can resume recording/playback.
154 Additional Information
- Initialize the memory card ( card.)
43). (Doing so will erase all the recordings on the memory
Connect the compact power adapter - When the camcorder is in mode and is connected to a computer, this message will appear if the camcorder is being powered by the battery pack. Connect the compact power adapter to the camcorder. Could not add the scene(s) to the playlist - One or more scenes could not be added to the playlist ( 84). The playlist can contain a maximum of 999 scenes. If the playlist includes scenes recorded in MXP or FXP mode, the maximum number of scenes in the playlist may be less than 999. Delete some scenes from the playlist ( 85). Data includes scenes in MXP/FXP mode. Cannot copy to this memory card. - Movies recorded in MXP or FXP mode cannot be copied onto a memory card if it is rated Speed Class 2. Replace the memory card with one rated Speed Class 4 or higher. Do not disconnect the USB cable or the power source while the camcorder is connected to a computer. Cannot turn off the camcorder or change the operating mode. - When the camcorder is in mode and is connected to the computer with the supplied USB cable, the camcorder cannot be operated. Disconnecting the USB cable or power source while this message appears may result in permanent loss of the recordings in the camcorder. Use the computer's Safely Remove Hardware function to end the connection and disconnect the USB cable before using the camcorder. Error writing on the memory card. Data may be recovered if the memory card has not been removed. Attempt recovering the data? - This message will appear the next time you turn on the camcorder if power supply was accidentally interrupted while the camcorder was writing on the memory card. Select [Yes] to try to recover the recordings. If you removed the memory card and used it with another device after this happened, we recommend you select [No]. File name error - The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value. Set ing] to [Reset] ( 144) and delete all the photos on the memory card ( ( 43).
Optional accessories not listed below are described in more detail in the following pages.
AVCHD discs/ Photo DVDs
* Accessories that are compatible with the Advanced Accessory Shoe cannot be attached to this camcorder. Look for the Mini ADVANCED SHOE logo to ensure compatibility with the mini advanced shoe.
Card reader/writer Computer
SS-600/SS-650 Shoulder Strap WS-30 Wrist Strap** WL-D88 Wireless Controller CA-570 Compact Power Adapter DW-100 DVD Burner IFC-400PCU USB Cable
SD/SDHC memory card DTC-100 D Terminal Cable CTC-100 Component Cable CTC-100/S Component Cable** STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
** Supplied with the camcorder; not available as an optional accessory.
Call or visit your local retailer/dealer for genuine Canon video accessories. You can also obtain genuine accessories for your Canon camcorder by calling: 1-800-828-4040, Canon U.S.A. Information Center. Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended. This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories, although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis. Battery Packs When you need extra battery packs, select one of the following models: BP-809, BP-819 or BP-827.
When you use battery packs bearing the Intelligent System mark, the camcorder will communicate with the battery and display the remaining usage time (accurate to 1 minute). You can only use and charge these battery packs with camcorders and chargers compatible with Intelligent System. CG-800 Battery Charger
Use the battery charger to charge the battery packs. It plugs directly into a power outlet without a cable.
170 Additional Information
Charging Times The charging times given in the following table are approximate and vary according to charging conditions and initial charge of the battery pack.
Battery pack Charging conditions Using the camcorder Using the CG-800 Battery Charger BP-min. 105 min. BP-min. 190 min. BP-min. 260 min.
The VIXIA HF200 delivers brilliant video and still photos through a Canon exclusive 3.89 megapixel CMOS image sensor and the latest version of Canon's advanced image processor, DIGIC DV III. It is ultra lightweight - Canon's smallest and lightest HD camcorder, and brings the ease and convenience of flash memory. This technology, the same used in advanced laptop computers, MP3 players, PDAs and cell phones, allows the VIXIA HF200 to record up to 6 hours of crisp, high definition video (LP mode) to a removable SDHC card. You have extended available recording space and more flexibility in file transfer and playback. What's more, the VIXIA HF200 allows you to record at up to 24Mbps, the highest bitrate in AVCHD format, for the highest quality image. The VIXIA HF200's Canon exclusive features - such as the genuine Canon 15x HD video lens, genuine Canon face detection capability, SuperRange optical image stabilization and a host of control and creative options.
|Product Type||Camcorder - 1080p|
|Camcorder Sensor Resolution||3.89 Mpix|
|Camcorder Effective Video Resolution||2.99 Mpix|
|Camcorder Effective Still Resolution||3.31 Mpix|
|Widescreen Video Capture||Yes|
|Media Type||Flash card|
|Optical Sensor Type||CMOS|
|Optical Sensor Size||1/4"|
|Min Illumination||0.4 lux|
|Analog Video Format||NTSC|
|Digital Zoom||300 x|
|Recording Speed||SP, LP, FXP, MXP, XP, XP+|
|Image Processor||DIGIC DV III|
|Shooting Modes||Digital photo mode|
|Shooting Programs||Spotlight, portrait mode, night mode, fireworks, sports mode, sunset, beach, snow|
|Image Stabilizer||Optical (SuperRange)|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/2000 sec|
|Exposure Modes||Program, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority|
|White Balance||Custom, automatic, presets|
|White Balance Presets||Cloudy, tungsten light, daylight, shade, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (warm white)|
|Digital Video Format||MPEG-4, AVCHD|
|Still Image Format||JPEG|
|Remote Control||Remote control - infrared|
|Memory / Storage|
|Flash Memory||32 GB flash - integrated (soldered memory - 32 GB )|
|Camera Flash||Built-in flash|
|Flash Modes||Fill-in mode, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Type||Zoom lens - 4.1 mm - 61.5 mm - f/1.8-3.2|
|Focal Length||4.1 mm - 61.5 mm|
|Focus Adjustment||Automatic, manual|
|Auto Focus||TTL contrast detection|
|Min Focus Range||0.4 in|
|Optical Zoom||15 x|
|Zoom Adjustment||Motorized drive|
|Lens Construction||9 group(s) / 11 element(s)|
|Filter Size||37 mm|
|Features||Built-in lens shield, aspherical lens|
|Self Timer Delay||10 sec|
|Low Lux / Night Mode||Yes|
|Digital Still Camera Function||Yes|
|Additional Features||USB 2.0 compatibility, built-in speaker, RGB primary color filter, PictBridge support, histogram display, accessories hot shoe, progressive scanning, Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording, takes photos while movie recording, face detection, 24p Cinema Mode, Exif Print support|
|Type||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.7" - color|
|Display Form Factor||Rotating|
|Display Format||211,000 pixels|
|Type||Microphone - built-in|
|Microphone Technology||Electret condenser|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Stereo|
|Connector Type||1 x component video output 1 x composite video/audio output 1 x HDMI 1 x microphone 1 x USB 1 x headphones|
|Expansion Slot(s)||1 x SD Memory Card|
|Software||Drivers & Utilities, Pixela ImageMixer 3SE|
|System Requirements for PC Connection|
|Peripheral Devices||USB port, CD-ROM drive|
|Included Accessories||Wrist strap|
|Cables Included||Component video cable A/V cable USB cable|
|Power Device||Power adapter - external|
|Supported Battery||Canon BP-809|
|Supported Battery Details||1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 890 mAh ( included )|
|Service & Support||1 year warranty|
|Service & Support Details||Limited warranty - parts and labor - 1 year|
|Universal Product Identifiers|
|Part Numbers||3536B001, 3536B001AA, 3536B002AA|
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