The Sony HDR-CX200 has a better video mode than most comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as it. This video camera has a 480i video mode, whereas most similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago have a 540p video mode. In addition, this Sony video camera has a 1080i video mode.
A 480i video mode is in fact the worst video mode across all similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the HDR-CX200.
The best video mode across similar types of video camera is 2160p.