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Canon VIXIA HF G20 Full HD Camcorder, 2.37 Megapixel, 32GB Internal Flash Memory, 10x HD Video Lens, Dual SD Card Slots, Dynamic SuperRange Optical Stabilization

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  • Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens (35mm equivalent
  • Includes Camcorder Only
  • Internal Flash Memory
  • 1/3 to 1/3.2 Sensor
  • Secure Digital (SD)
  • Touch Screen LCD
  • 3.5 LCD Screen
  • Optical Zoom
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About Canon HF G20

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True video enthusiasts and advanced amateurs will find their inspirational match in the new VIXIA HF G20. Designed to rival pro-level camcorders in image quality, it's equipped with a Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens with 8-bladed iris for stunning quality video and soft, beautiful background blur. The camcorder's Canon HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor provides extraordinary flexibility with extended dynamic range, enhanced gradation, and significantly more light capture for 20% improved low-light performance?.

You'll record up to 12 hours of crisp HD video to a 32GB internal flash drive or simultaneously to 2 memory card slots (SDHC and fast, high-capacity SDXC). For extra assurance Relay Recording automatically switches recording to the SD memory cards when the internal drive is full so you never miss a moment - the second card takes over automatically when the first becomes full.

Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization keeps your video smooth and blur-free, even at the long end of the zoom, and Intelligent IS ensures effortless stabilization no matter what the shooting situation. The VIXIA HF G20 can deliver simultaneous output to both the Electronic Viewfinder with pro-style large eye cap, and the bright 3.5-inch Touch Panel LCD.

For easy, high-quality shooting, Smart AUTO automatically recognizes and selects proper settings for 38 different scenes, and the camcorder's rich array of manual functions and Professional Shooting Assist Functions bring a new level of control to your video. Your creativity is further supported with newly customizable Cinema-Look Filters to alter the mood and intensity of your video, and Touch Decoration options to add an element of fun and excitement.

The VIXIA HF G20 features a Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens which offers a 35mm equivalent of 30.4-304mm. It delivers unsurpassed image quality, the versatility of a wide angle of view and smooth and professional-looking background images thanks to a sophisticated 8-blade iris. The professional touch of a dedicated manual focus ring allows accurate and precise control. Combined with Canon's Exclusive HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor, it captures video with stunning resolution, superb low-light performance, and a wide dynamic range.

Canon's DIGIC DV III Image Processor provides stunningly realistic color and sophisticated noise reduction for exceptional low-light performance. It is also the high-speed engine that powers a variety of Canon technologies including Smart Auto, Touch & Track, Genuine Canon Face Detection, and Cinema-Look Filters.

You will also find that exceptionally lifelike tone and detail are captured thanks to 24Mbps Recording, which offers the highest bit rate in AVCHD. The VIXIA HF G20 not only captures images in Full HD, but records and outputs at 1920 x 1080 as well, so you get Full HD from lens to screen.

And with Tele Macro, the VIXIA HF G20 automatically zooms the lens to the telephoto end and sets the minimum object distance to approximately 1.3 feet (from 3.3 feet) giving you the opportunity to shoot spectacular close-ups with the dramatic look of shallow depth-of-field. Tele Macro is one of 38 scenes available in Smart Auto Mode.

The Canon HF G20 is commonly used for Documentaries, HD shooting, Home movies, Low light, Travel, Weddings and more.The Canon HF G20 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast among others.The Canon HF G20 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon HF G20: Easy to use, Good in low light, Great picture quality, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD and Zoom range/performance

Canon HF G20 Features

  • Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens (35mm equivalent: 30.4mm - 304mm) with 8-Blade Iris delivers exceptional image quality with smooth backgrounds for professional-looking results.
  • Canon HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor is a professional-level 1/3-inch native 1920 x 1080 image sensor which delivers outstanding video resolution, improved low-light performance, and a wide dynamic range.
  • Record up to 12 hours of crisp high-definition video to a 32GB internal flash drive or directly to 2 memory card slots (SDHC/SDXC compatible); Relay Recording automatically switches video recording to the memory card when the internal drive becomes full.
  • Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization corrects a full range of motion and Intelligent IS automatically chooses from four different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition.
  • 3.5-inch Touch Panel LCD offers fast and easy control right at your fingertips plus an Electronic Viewfinder.
  • Smart AUTO makes shooting great videos easy by intelligently selecting the best settings from 38 predefined situations, including Auto Tele Macro that provides spectacular close-ups and the dramatic look of a video shot with shallow depth-of-field.
  • Professional Shooting Assist Functions, normally only available to professional videographers, allow you to obtain an exceptional level of control.
  • Cinema-Look Filter offers nine different built-in filters to create video with a variety of professional cinematic looks and Touch Decoration allows you to superimpose and record a variety of fun and exciting images for a creative flair.
  • Audio Scene Select enables easy operation and setup for outstanding audio that complements the pristine image quality.

Canon HF G20 Specifications

Standard
High Definition
Television System
NTSC
Video Recording System
AVCHD/MPEG-4
Image Sensor
1/3-inch HD CMOS Pro, RGB Primary Color Filter
Total Pixels
Approx. 2.37 Megapixels
Effective Pixels
Video:
Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)

Photo:
Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
Max Record Time 32GB AVCHD
LP (1440 x 1080):
12 hrs. 15 min.

SP (1440 x 1080):
9 hrs. 35 min.

XP+ (1440x1080):
5 hrs. 45 min.

FXP (1920 x 1080):
4 hrs. 10 min.

MXP (1920 x 1080):
2 hrs. 55 min.

When recording has continued for 12 hours, it will automatically stop and then start.
Lens Zoom Ratio
10x Optical / 40x Digital /200x Digital (Movie mode only)
Lens Focal Length
4.25-42.5mm (35mm equivalent: 30.4-304mm)
Lens Zoom Speed
Variable, Constant: Fast, Normal, Slow (16 steps in each mode)
Max. F/Stop: f/1.8-2.8
Focusing System
Instant AF, Medium AF, Face Priority AF, TTL
Manual Exposure
Available
Programmed AE
Smart Auto, P, Tv, Av, M (Manual exposure), SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night Scene, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks
Max Shutter Speed
Movie: 1/2000 sec.
Minimum Focusing Distance
20mm (wide end) /60cm (across the entire zooming range)
White Balance
Auto, Set 1, Set 2, Custom (2,000K to 15,000K in 100K increments), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Manual
Frame Rate NTSC
AVCHD: 60i/PF30
MP4: 24P/30P
Minimum Illumination
NTSC Auto mode: 1.2 lux (with auto slow shutter selected - shutter speed 1/30 sec.)
Low Light mode: 0.1 lux (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)
Image Stabilization
Dynamic SuperRange Optical System (Lens shift)
Standard SuperRange Optical System (Lens shift)
Powered IS
Intelligent IS
Image Stabilization Mode
Dynamic IS (default)
Powered IS
Macro IS
Tripod Mode

IS Modes other than Intelligent IS; Dynamic IS and Powered IS settings can be selected:
Standard IS
IS Off
Filter Diameter
58mm
Viewfinder
0.24-inch, color widescreen viewfinder
(Approx. 260,000 dots; approx. 100% field of view)
LCD Screen
3.5-inch Touch Panel Widescreen Color LCD (Approx. 922,000 dots)
Recording Media
Built-in 32 GB memory and 2 additional SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots

Use of Class 4 or above (4, 6 or 10) memory cards is recommended for recording MXP or FXP (1920 x 1080 pixel recording) movies.
USB Terminal
mini-B: Hi-Speed USB supported
Video Terminal
Component (output); Composite (output)
Audio
AVCHD Satisfied: Dolby Digital 2 Channel (AC3); 5.1 Channel (with optional Canon SM-V1 5.1-Channel Surround Microphone)
Accessory Shoe
Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe
Supplied Video Editing Software
PIXELA Video Browser / Network Utility Disc
Canon ImageBrowser EX Disc
HDMI Terminal
Available; mini connector (output only)
Microphone Terminal
Microphone Terminal
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal
3.5mm 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)
Operating Temperature Range
23° to 113°F (-5° to 45°C) 60% relative humidity
32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C) 85% relative humidity (performance)
Dimensions (WxHxD)
3.0 x 3.1 x 6.3" (77 x 78 x 161mm) Not including lens hood and grip belt
Weight
Approx. 1.3 lb.(575g) including lens hood and grip belt
Approx. 1.4 lb. (620g) Including Battery BP-808, memory card (x1), lens hood and grip belt
Mfr #
8063B002
SKU
CAHFG20

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4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Lovin' this camcorder

I've owned Canon Powershots but mainly used these cameras to video. This is my first camcorder (that I can take a few pictures with). It is a joy to have the right tool for the job. I am a Canon fan: quality, ease of menu. But that is not why this is a 4-star camcorder. So far I am very pleased with zoom, color, mic. I do have some low light oddities but think that is my lack of knowledge on settings (totally using auto now). Why not 5 stars? I don't know the equipment well enough yet! ...

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I've owned Canon Powershots but mainly used these cameras to video. This is my first camcorder (that I can take a few pictures with). It is a joy to have the right tool for the job. I am a Canon fan: quality, ease of menu. But that is not why this is a 4-star camcorder. So far I am very pleased with zoom, color, mic. I do have some low light oddities but think that is my lack of knowledge on settings (totally using auto now). Why not 5 stars? I don't know the equipment well enough yet! Talk to me again in a couple of months.

Reviewed by 10 customers

 
5.0

Love the canon brand

By

A lot of money for someone on a fixed income, but canon is a wonderful brand and love the vixia g20. Still learning about all this camera has to offer. From all the reading I've done, I'm sure I will love it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Awesome camcorder

By

I took it to our vacation in FL. I bought the camcorder on my colleague's recommendation. This camcorder is very good.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Lovin' this camcorder

By

I've owned Canon Powershots but mainly used these cameras to video. This is my first camcorder (that I can take a few pictures with). It is a joy to have the right tool for the job. I am a Canon fan: quality, ease of menu. But that is not why this is a 4-star camcorder. So far I am very pleased with zoom, color, mic. I do have some low light oddities but think that is my lack of knowledge on settings (totally using auto now). Why not 5 stars? I don't know the equipment well enough yet! Talk to me again in a couple of months.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this camcorder

By

This camcorder is simple to use and takes phenomenal video in low light conditions.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Camea

By

We use this camera for personal/family use, and love the quality of the footage, as well as the user-friendly setup.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent Video Experience!

By

Fantastic product, better than I expected. The low light video is amazing and the overall finished product was just awesome, I didnt expect so much for the price.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this camera!

By

My old expensive little Sony went south and I saw the Canon G10 at NAB used to document the show. Bought the updated G20 and will use it in South Africa in a fanny pack configuration. The resolution is great. I just used it next to my big HD camera to see how it compared...very well. So it will intercut for a B camera or may be used when a small home video camera is less conspicuous to various authorities in third world countries. I shoot out of fixed wing aircraft and this will work great when space matters. Great little camera.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Better than expected

By

Will shoot shorts at weddings and events. Will also use this camcorder to create DVD footage. Better than expected in low light. Very impressed with the image quality. This was an upgrade from my last camcorder, so was not that hard to learn.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent for professional shooting

By

We wee looking for new documentary cameras that would be less bulky than the larger XA series Canons that we use and this was recommended to us by the director and DP of several episodic tv shows as being just what we wanted....actually they recommended the HF G10 but the G20 was available for pre-order so we went for it and are glad we did. It is essentially the same camera as the XA-10 without the removable handle and half the internal memory...but also at about half the cost, which is great since with the savings we could buy brackets, handles, shotgun mics, and huge SD cards which more than make up the memory sacrificed. We've already used the HF G20 on several projects and it has worked superbly every time, well exceeding our expectations.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great camcorder for the DSLR fan

By

I thought I would never get a camcorder with all the high tech HD video modes of capture out there these days. I found using video on my Canon 5d mark II superb in quality but lacked real layman control. I missed being able to focus instantaneous in a sho I thought I would never get a camcorder with all the high tech HD video modes of capture out there these days. I found using video on my Canon 5d mark II superb in quality but lacked real layman control. I missed being able to focus instantaneous in a shot and the form factor of a DSLR as a video camera definitely is not there for run and gun situations I am finding my self into chasing a 2 year old around. Sure you can spend money on an elaborate setup that can turn the DSLR into something like a camcorder but I like the compactness the likes of the G20 offered. So enter the Canon Vixia HF G20. I was interested in a sub $1200 HD camcorder and I am always a first to want a new thing so in return, and you, get an early review having 2 weeks with it so far. From what I know the camcorder is exactly the same as the G10 predecessor except for the new HD Pro sensor that allows more light capture. So far it has shocked me how well the camcorder takes video and although the controls do take a little time to master, the touch screen works well. Maybe they did improve on it from the complaints I read on the G10. I did drop one star for two reasons. The battery that comes with it is terrible so you best splurge on the max capacity one Canon BP-827 Lithium Ion Battery Pack. Also I wish they included a shoulder strap to carry the camcorder around easily

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Shopper  Is there any background static in videos filmed by this camera?
ALBERT T  Very little background noise or "static" and that's only when the room is very dark. This camera is exceptional in low light shooting - way better than my Sony HDR-11.
JEFF P  Does anyone have experience with the G20 and Panasonic HC-X920 for low light comparison? which is better? Overall which camcorder is better for general shooting? Thank you,Jeff
ACCOUNTS P  We have the G20 and use it to video two angles different during a high school football game. Quality is excellent and it works great for us!
Shopper  what is the Zoom ?
MATT G  It's 10x!
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