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Canon VIXIA HF20

$819.00 Released February, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:32GB of built in flash memory storage. HDMI output for outputting recorded content directly onto an HDTV. Includes wireless remote control.

The Cons:No optical viewfinder. High price for the majority of consumers. Poor in low light.

The Canon VIXIA HF20 is a high definition flash memory camcorder from Canon's 2009 lineup.  The camcorder is a lighter yet less powerful version of Canon's flagship HF S10, with a 3.89 megapixel Full HD CMOS image sensor for recording 1080p video footage and taking still images compared to the 8.59 megapixel sensor of the HF S10.

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  It includes Canon's DIGIC DV III image processor for true color production and reduced pixel noise and has 32GB of built-in flash memory in addition to an SDHC expansion slot to provide extra storage.  The VIXIA HF20 utilizes a 15x HD video lens to create professional-grade zoom shots and is designed with a 2.7" multi-angle widescreen LCD display.  It includes Canon's SuperRange optical image stabilization, instant autofocus, and face detection technology and has an HDMI output for viewing HD footage on a TV.


  • 3.89 Megapixel Full HD CMOS image sensor 
  • DIGIC DV III image processor
  • 2.7" Multi-Angle Vivid Widescreen LCD display
  • Dual Flash Memory: 32GB internal, plus SDHC expansion slot
  • 1920×1080 full HD recording at 24Mbps
  • 24p cinema mode, 30p progressive mode
  • HDMI output
  • 15x HD video lens, 300x digital 
  • Compact and lightweight design (12 ounces)
  • SuperRange Optical Image stabilization
  • Instant Autofocus
  • Canon face detection technology
  • Advanced auto exposure system
  • Intelligent Lithium-Ion battery
  • Included in Box: Battery Pack, Power Adapter, Wireless Remote, Cables
  • Comes with Pixela ImageMixer 3SE Video Editing Software
  • 1 year limited warranty

User Reviews (2)

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    32GB of built in flash memory storage

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    HDMI output for outputting recorded content directly onto an HDTV

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    includes wireless remote control

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    lightweight and compact

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    high video quality - full 1080p high definition

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    15x optical zoom

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    easy to use

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    no optical viewfinder

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    high price for the majority of consumers

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    poor in low light

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    poor support

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