I currently have a Canon MV850i camcorder which has done well to date, but i want to move into the HD side of camcorder / footage. So as the title suggests I have been looking at the following camcorders.
Canon HF200 Buy Canon HF200 High Definition SD Camcorder online at JohnLewis.com
Panasonic HDC-SD200 Buy Panasonic HDC-SD200EB-K High Definition SD Camcorder online at JohnLewis.com
(Please ignore the prices)
I will be using the camcorder for family / holiday videos. Both models are very similar, or they seem to be to me. The Canon has a better zoom x15 compared to the Panasonics x12. The Panasonic has 3MOS compared to the Canons 1/4" CMOS (I get lost in this area). The Panasonic is better in low light 1.6 Lux, but most filimg is done during the day so not overly concerned here. The Panasonic is 1080i and the Canon not sure if 1080i or 1080p. The Panasonic mic records in 5.1ch where as the Canon isn't.
I would welcome any advice on both models.