Canon's cheap flash camcorder

The bottom of Canon's flash-based camcorder line, the FS200 delivers the same bargain-basement standard-def video as the ZR960 with more convenient flash recording.

Lori Grunin Senior Editor / Advice
I've been reviewing hardware and software, devising testing methodology and handed out buying advice for what seems like forever; I'm currently absorbed by computers and gaming hardware, but previously spent many years concentrating on cameras. I've also volunteered with a cat rescue for over 15 years doing adoptions, designing marketing materials, managing volunteers and, of course, photographing cats.
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Lori Grunin
Canon FS200
The FS200 comes in silver, red and blue. Canon USA

Canon brings its flash-memory-based entry-level down a notch, introducing the FS200: an SD-based version of the ZR960 and DC410. Yes, it's designed differently, but it incorporates the same 680,000-pixel CCD and 41x Advanced Zoom lens as those two models. Plus, it incorporates a mic and headphone jack which makes models like these attractive to the education market. You can get it in blue, silver, or red.

Price and availability are still TBD.