i have the s26 and like it for what it is. small, light, long zoom, optical stabilization. however, the sensor and resolution is really small so dont expect a great picture or good low light video. i also have the panasonic s7 and besides the zoom, its a better cam. but between the h200 and s26, id say the h200
OK, here is my choices. First off I know the H200 is a HDD camcorder and the S26 is an SD card camcorder. I also know the H200 is a really good camera and I would buy a used one for around 300.00. THe S26 would cost that much new. The S26 is pretty new so there are really no reviews, but it sounds like a really good camera and the only downfall I hear about SD card cameras is that you need to have memory on you which I don't think is a big deal, I mean come on I can carry 5 in my pocket and not even know thay are there. I am looking to use the camera for everyday use like family vacations and school shows, nothing professional, but I want a camera that is going to over good picture quality and my budget is 300.00. So which should I go for and why?