There has arisen a need to create -- on a one-time only basis -- a surveillance video of our building. For this purpose I thought that my QuickTake 200 could do the job, and I did test it out via the RCA-out to a Hi-Fi VHS recorder. (Obviously I do not posess a camcorder, nor do I wish to buy one just for this use.)
There is a concern, however, that the camera might overheat if kept on for a lengthy period of time (such as the six hours a VHS tape holds). For those who may have used the 200 for video, is this a distinct possibility?
The camera does in fact operate on a continuous basis as a video-only camera without overheating, as long as one holds down the "action" button at startup. I was able to fill a four-hour VHS tape without problems.
It is, however, unsuited for low-light situations.