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With the Genuine Canon 10x HD video zoom lens and a host of other advanced features the HV20 is the right choice in High Definition camcorders. And, with its HD and Standard Definition recording modes, you can make the move to HD without making your SD equipment obsolete.
Canon HV20 High Definition Camcorder
pros: Excellent video quality Easy to use Portability
cons: Sound quality good, but humming keeps it from being great Only 10x optical zoom
Perfect Bridge between Hobbyist and Professional
My needs for a camcorder are right in between filming for a hobby and trying to put together profess... See Full Review
pros: Good price and quality compared to its competitors.
cons: Focusing issues, annoying LCD screen, lack of stop-motion feature or "anti-ground" filming.
Slightly overrated but decent HD Camcorder
I always do my research before purchasing anything over $100, and in this case, at ~$950, I've read... See Full Review
pros: Great HD Quality! Very nice dynamic range with cinegamma, 1080p resolution, 24fps shooting & cinegamma!
cons: Small, doesn't look like a pro camera. Not enough manual controls.
Great Camera For Filmmaking or Home Videos!!!
The Canon HV20 is very impressive for such a low price. It can be now be had for about $400-$600 on... See Full Review
pros: Wonderful video quality; sound is okay but would sound better using an external mic.
cons: The design is awkward compared to my GL-1; The camera doesn't feel very solidly built.
I have been making home movies since 1991. I have been through a variety of formats--VHS, VHS-C, Min... See Full Review
pros: Picture Quality, Fast focusing & Image Stablilization.
cons: Low quality MPEG 1 Audio only. No Canon telephone support. No software included. Connector covers.
HDV Camcorder of the year 2007
My Sony DCR-HC42 died after just 2 years and 20 hours worth of recording. Too costly to repair I dec... See Full Review
pros: High quality video in HD mode and lots of menu choices
cons: Need all the other HD compatible equipment to utilize and appreciate this cameras HD mode
You need other HD equipment to fully enjoy
After having the older Canon GL1 semi professional standard definition digital video recorder that g... See Full Review
pros: Price and value Crystal clear video
cons: Indoor / low light performance
Outstanding features ...but has some drawbacks
There is no doubting this camera deserves that accolades it has received. I have become anal in rega... See Full Review
pros: Crisp clear video and sound
My favorite camcorder ever
I finally upgraded to a new camera with 16:9 lens, no old fashioned 8mm tape which had crummy qualit... See Full Review
pros: Compact, sharp, dual-mode, popular, good sound, shoe, 24p, sensitive.
cons: Tricky controls/menu/zoom, grainy low light loses red, silver paint, crude strap and viewfinder.
The Canon HV20 in my production system
I bought the HV20 to take over the job of my TRV-900 DV camcorder, which is to serve as b-roll/POV c... See Full Review
pros: GREAT video quality, small size, ease of use.
cons: Initial sound problem, other than that I'm very happy.
What a great camera after initial audio problems
I've had this camera for a few weeks now and I'm really enjoying it. The video I've taken with it se... See Full Review
|Recording Media||High Definition|
|Number of Pixels||2960K pixels|
|Image Sensor Type||CMOS|
|LCD / Viewfinder|
|LCD Screen Size||2.7 in.|
|Display Type||With LCD Screen|
|Color Viewfinder||With Color Viewfinder|
|Focal Length||6.1 - 61 mm|
|Attachment / Filter Size||43 mm|
|Image Stabilizer||Optical Image Stabilizer|
|Audio Format||12/16 Bit PCM Digital Stereo Audio|
|Memory Still Resolution||2.07 Megapixels|
|Digital Still Shot Mode||With Still Shot Capability|
|Max Still Image Size||1920 x 1080|
|MPEG Movie Mode||With MPEG Movie Mode|
|Memory Card Support||MiniSD|
|Output Interfaces||Composite (Video)|
|Input Interfaces||Composite (Video)|
|Battery Type||Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery|
|Family Line||Canon VIXIA|