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Canon HV20 Camcorder 2.96MP Silver

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Hand-held camcorders allow you to record your own video and make photoshots. You can always have such cameras with you to record the important moments of your life and share them with friends or family. You can even make your own movie!
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Long product name Canon HV20 Camcorder 2.96MP Silver :
The short editorial description of Canon HV20 Camcorder 2.96MP Silver

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Canon HV20 Camcorder 2.96MP Silver:
The official marketing text of Canon HV20 Camcorder 2.96MP Silver as supplied by the manufacturer
1920x1080 True HD CMOS
Canon CMOS is integral to EOS, the professionals’ D-SLR camera system of choice. This expertise has been transferred to video with a 2.96 Megapixel Canon HD CMOS sensor, capturing true 1920x1080 resolution. Record superb HDV1080i movies to MiniDV tape.

Instant AF
Focusing errors are more noticeable with HD resolution. Instant AF is a hybrid AF system that achieves precise auto focus at accelerated speed.

Precision 10x optical zoom lensM
The 10x optical zoom lens, engineered for HD quality, incorporates Canon’s Super Range Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS): an advanced stabilisation system that is better able to compensate for camera shake across the frequency range.

DIGIC DV II for HD
The DIGIC DV II processor is optimised for HD. Advanced noise reduction technology helps deliver superb images with vivid colours.

Cinema-style 25P shooting
Recording 1080/50i movies, the HV20 is Canon’s first HD camcorder designed for home moviemaking that also features switchable frame rates for videos with a truly cinematic touch. True 25P progressive shooting is possible using the HDV PF25 mode; dedicated CINE image mode also helps to reproduce the look and feel of film.

Advanced photography
The HV20 offers advanced digital photography features. Storing photos to MiniSD card, a one-push histogram display lets you monitor brightness levels to ensure correct exposure. With DIGIC DV II, a 2.07 Megapixel photo can be taken while a video is being recorded.

HDMI
Using the HV20’s HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) connection, it’s easy to transfer movies to a compatible HD-Ready TV with no loss in quality. Alternatively, connect the camcorder to a compatible computer to transfer footage for editing.

Built-in LED video light and flash
The HV20 has a built-in LED video light - continue recording even in poorly lit conditions. A dedicated flash for stills is also provided.

Analogue-to-digital conversion
Via AV input, home movies can be transferred to digital tape for safekeeping.

Mic input, Advanced Accessory Shoe and PictBridge
Capture superior quality audio with a mic input connection and manual audio controls. With an Advanced Accessory shoe, a range of peripherals can be easily attached to the camcorder. PictBridge allows you to print a photograph in a matter of seconds using the camcorder’s Direct Print button.
Short summary description Canon HV20 Camcorder 2.96MP Silver:
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Canon HV20 Camcorder, 2.96 MP, 1/2.7", 10x, 200x, 0.24 - 2.4" (6.1 - 61 mm), 1.72 - 17.2" (43.6 - 436 mm)
Long summary description Canon HV20 Camcorder 2.96MP Silver :

Canon HV20 Camcorder. Total megapixels: 2.96 MP, Optical sensor size: 1/2.7". Optical zoom: 10x, Digital zoom: 200x, Focal length range (f-f): 0.24 - 2.4" (6.1 - 61 mm). Compatible memory cards: miniSD, Camcorder tape type: HDV. Camera shutter speed: 1/2000. Display diagonal: 2.7", Display: LCD

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Image sensor
Total megapixels *
2.96 MP
Optical sensor size
1/2.7"
Lens system
Optical zoom *
10x
Digital zoom *
200x
Focal length range (f-f)
0.24 - 2.4" (6.1 - 61 mm)
Focal length (35mm film equivalent)
1.72 - 17.2" (43.6 - 436 mm)
Filter size
1.69" (4.3 cm)
Storage
Compatible memory cards *
miniSD
Camcorder tape type *
HDV
Shutter
Camera shutter speed
1/2000
Display
Display diagonal *
2.7"
Display
LCD
Display resolution
211000
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
123000 pixels
Viewfinder screen size
0.27"
Camera
Minimum illumination
0.2 lx
Design
Color of product *
Silver
Ports & interfaces
PictBridge *
Yes
S-Video out *
Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity *
USB 2.0 ports have a data transmission speed of 480 Mbps, and are backwards compatible with USB 1.1 ports. You can connect all kinds of peripheral devices to them.
1
DV port
Yes
S-Video in
Yes
Battery
Battery technology *
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery type
BP-2L13
Weight & dimensions
Width *
3.46" (88 mm)
Depth *
5.43" (138 mm)
Height *
3.15" (80 mm)
Weight *
18.9 oz (535 g)
Other features
Lens system
IS
Lens focal range
10 mm
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2011-08-10
Testseek has collected 45 expert reviews for Canon HV20 Camcorder and the average expert rating is 84 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
84%
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maclife.com
Updated:
2013-03-26
The HV20 is packed with manual controls youll be dying to get your fingers on. Canon’s HV20 is the best consumer HD camcorder we’ve tested yet. There’s so much to like about this camera, starting with its colorful 1080i image, which is...
Good Amazing image. Works with external mics. Smallish form-factor. Footage works with all video editors. Great value for price.
Bad Tape will soon be obsolete.
Bottom line Ready to take the dive into HD video? You won’t go wrong with the HV20...
100%
brighthub.com
Updated:
2013-03-26
The Canon HV20 has many great features. It takes great footage, but there are some issues that could hinder it for higher-end consumers. The Good QualitiesCanon, one of the leaders of both cameras and camcorders, recently released the Canon HV20. HV20...
Bottom line The Canon HV20 has many great features. It takes great footage, but there are some issues that could hinder it for higher-end consumers. The Good QualitiesCanon, one of the leaders of both cameras and camcorders, recently released the Canon HV20. HV20...
100%
v3.co.uk
Updated:
2013-03-26
Basic operation is pretty straightforward, too. But if you’re an enthusiast, the HV20 could just be the camcorder you’ve been waiting for. Manual controls, microphone input, histogram and an accessory adapter simply swe...
100%
stuff.tv
Updated:
2013-03-26
Canon’s latest top-range camcorder didn’t so much fall from the ugly tree as hit every perfectly-pixellated branch on the way down. And, in this hard-drive age, it even has the temerity to merely record onto old-school Mini DV tape. Yet the HV...
Good Captures in 24P. Stunning image quality. Good manual controls...
Bad Feels cheap. Ugly design...
Bottom line Ugly but impressive. If you’re looking for glory at Cannes, this is the camcorder for you...
100%
ld2.ciol.com
Updated:
2013-03-26
With the onslaught of varying video formats, it's no wonder that choosing one is difficult. Now with HDV coming into the consumer space, you can have high-def video recording in the palm of your hand. HDV as a format was developed to fit high-def...
Good Full HD performance for consumers...
Bad Tape based high-def video...
90%
trustedreviews.com
Updated:
2013-03-26
Canon was somewhat late in bringing out a consumer HDV camcorder. Its HV10 only arrived towards the tail end of 2006 when Sony had already been through a couple of generations and is now turning its attention more to AVCHD. Although Canon will be joining...
Bottom line After a slow start with HDV, Canon is back on the form it had when the market was predominated by DV. Not only does the company now produce the best professional HDV camcorder currently available, the HX-A1, it has the most successfully realised HDV model...
90%
connectreviews.com
Updated:
2013-03-26
From high definition DVD’s to next-gen game consoles, high-definition has become a big deal for consumers. Now you can create your own high-definition movies at home with the Canon HV20. I used the HV20 for over two months and it is a great camera...
90%
Digitaltrends.com
Updated:
2013-03-26
The Canon HV20 is the company’s second HDV model, following on the heels of the HV10. Note: the HR10, the company’s first AVCHD camcorder using mini DVDs, will be introduced in August for $1,199 USD. The HDV format uses MPEG2 compression at a...
Good Much improved ergonomics Gorgeous 1080i video OIS, 2.7-inch widescreen LCD HDMI out...
Bad Menu system could be more intuitive Uses bulky tapes No editing software...
Bottom line It seems Canon took the complaints about the HV10 to heart and solved most of them—including the shape and lack of an HDMI out. They still need to beef up the editing component of the CD ROM, however. Video performance of this new HDV camcorder is t...
85%
apcmag.com
Updated:
2013-03-26
With inbuilt image stabilisation paired with a horizontal body design, the HV20 gives a professional feel to the finished product as well as resulting in more stable images. Its compact size is an added bonus as, although still solid feeling, the HV20...
Good Great image quality at a great price...
Bad Awkward zoom placement...
80%
electronicsme.com
Updated:
2013-03-26
If you are looking to upgrade your clunky, old fashioned tape camcorder to one that is more technologically advanced and can fit in your pocket, then you may want to check out the Canon Vixia HV20. The HV20 is the big brother of Canon's HV10 and is the...
Bottom line In conclusion, the Canon Vixia HV20 provides HD quality in a user friendly package. With a 10x zoom and an included HDMI port this camcorder is great for the casual user or the aspiring videographer of the family. Unless you have an aversion to using t...
76%
maximumpc.com
Updated:
2013-03-26
If you don’t mind dealing with miniDV tape, the Canon HV20 is a fine choice. However, we prefer having nonlinear random access to shots, rather than rolling through an anachronistic tape to find a shot. We also don’t care for the cheap, plastic feel of...
Good buttahsmooth video, crisp and vivid in bright light.
Bad Cheapfeeling plastic, stuck with miniDV tapes.
70%
dv.com
Updated:
2013-03-26
There has always been a divide between consumer equipment and professional gear, but Canon has produced a rather tempting prosumer camcorder that provides quality HD images at a surprisingly low price point. Weighing slightly more than a pound withou...
Good Good image, excellent autofocus, light, good image stabilizer, price.
Bad Almost too small and light, and missing many "professional" controls. Low light is not its strong suit.
Bottom line For its price point, nothing can beat the HV20. Chuck Gloman is an awarding-winning producer/director of photography with more than 800 commercials to his credit, and is director of the TV/Film Department as well as an associate professor at DeSales Un...
70%
camcorderinfo.com
Updated:
2013-03-26
We had high hopes for the Canon HV20, just as we did for the Sony HDR-HC7, and at first glance they look like they are cut from the same cloth. These camcorders are nearly identical in size and shape, they both produce a beautiful image, and bring a...
0%
digitalhomethoughts.com
Updated:
2013-03-26
Canons HV20 is a breakthrough video camera: it hits a trifecta of high quality, reasonable price, and small size that will make it a winner in the consumer market. The video quality is excellent, and while it lacks an exposure control to help with tho...
0%
hometheaterhifi.com
Updated:
2013-03-26
When Canon released its HV10 HD video camera on the heels of the first consumer HD video camera that Sony marketed, well, maybe it was just a bit too fast. There were a couple of things missing, such as an HDMI output and external microphone input. At...
0%
videomaker.com
Updated:
2014-06-12
In our Video Bits & Bytes segment, Derek and Mark talk about Adobe's big announcement: CS3 Production Premium software suite ready for release. Also.... imeem, metacafe, shinywhitebox, and soapbox.In our segment, Andrew and Mark have some easy-to-do tips...
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videomaker.com
Updated:
2013-03-26
Another impressive feature that really makes this camera stand out in such a big way is the focus. In both manual and auto focus modes, the HV20 scores high marks in our testing. In manual control, you are able to use a dial ring on the left side near...
0%
easycamcorders.com
Updated:
2013-03-26
Good Great Image Quality 24P Mode Good value...
Bad Cheap construction Handling...
Bottom line Here it is! The king of castle. The Canon HV20 ($1099 MSRP). This camcorder packs in a beautiful image, superb ease of use, and a hearty cluster of manual controls. If you can look beyond its imperfect design and awkward handling, you will be treated t...
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