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Canon Vixia HG20


$950.00 Released October, 2008

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Has a microphone input. 60GB of internal storage (up to 22 hours of video). Records video in full 1080p high definition.

The Cons:Does not have a viewfinder. Noisy zoom motor. Construction quality isn't the best - plastic and hollow feeling.

The Canon Vixia HG20 is the lower-end model of the company's Vixia Series HD camcorders. It features a 60GB hard drive (which can hold up to twenty-two hours of HD video), 12x optical zoom along with a 3.3-megapixel full HD CMOS sensor (1920x1080) and a DIGIC DVII image processor.

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Product Shot 2 The Vixia HG20 records at 24Mbps (which is the highest AVCHD bit rate currently available) and is equipped with Canon's SuperRange Image Stabilizer and Instant AutoFocus for reducing blur.

Features

  • 60 GB HDD
  • 22 hours of HD video
  • 12x optical zoom
  • 3.3-megapixel full HD CMOS sensor (1920x1080)
  • DIGIC DVII image processor
  • 24Mbps recording
  • SuperRange Image Stabilizer
  • Instant AutoFocus

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Pros
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    has a microphone input

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    60GB of internal storage (up to 22 hours of video)

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    records video in full 1080p high definition

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    12x optical zoom

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    unparalleled video performance

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    can record video to external SD/SDHC media (cheap, capacious and easy to find)

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    good amount of manual control

Cons
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    does not have a viewfinder

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    noisy zoom motor

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    construction quality isn't the best - plastic and hollow feeling

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    bulky size

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    uses a mechanical hard disk - heavier, uses more power and is more prone to physical damage than flash based storage

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