My logic was: The less built-in to the device, the better (less to break). Plus, the price difference seemed to be about the cost of the built-in memory, and since the cost of SD memory cards is constantly dropping, it felt like the money I'd save could buy a bigger amount of memory down the road.
I just got the HF200 in the mail, and it's gorgeous. We're going into production on a web series in a couple weeks, where it'll really be put through it's paces. I purchased a 16GB SD card, and just ordered another 16GB card with a USB reader so that we can film with one card while the other is downloading footage to a drive.
Hope that helps!
I would like to buy to HD camcorder. I have narrowed my choice to Canon Vixia HF. But I am still not able to make the decision between Vixia HF20 or HF 200. Does internal flash memory is going to make any difference? Any feed back would be appreciated?