"Excelent video, but awful external mic compatibility"3.0 starson by LV11
Pros: Excelent video quality
Cons: Don't accept non-Canon external microphone. This is simply unacceptable for a US$ 700 HD camcorder, because you need to spend $$ buying a Canon one. My problem is that I need to use a wireless microphone and Canon doesn't have one!
Summary: As good as any other HD camcorder, but Canon should print in the box and in HF S200 page in their site it's faulty external microphone compatibility. Next time I will buy a Sony or Panasonic one.