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Canon Vixia HF G20

A multi award winning 2.37 megapixel 1 camcorder with good features
2.37MP 1" Yes 620g Apr 2013
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Canon Vixia HF G20 Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have ranked the Canon Vixia HF G20 number 161 across all camcorders.
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236 Reviews + 2 Awards
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Overall Score
56
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Why Has it Scored 56?

It has exceptional expert reviews and excellent user reviews with 98% of buyers recommending this camcorder to others.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer camcorders with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2017.
This Canon camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly long video recording time
Fairly large display diagonal
Heavy
Very low maximum aperture number

Canon Vixia HF G20 Video Reviews


Canon Vixia HF G20 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Heavy

With a weight of 620 grams, the Vixia HF G20 is one of the heavier camcorders amongst camcorders of this age. Across all the camcorders the weights range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 530g.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of camcorders is 5, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.6 to 38. At only 2.8, the Canon Vixia HF G20 has a quite low maximum aperture number compared to most of the other video cameras.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

With an effective megapixels (movie) of only 2.07 megapixels, the Vixia HF G20 has a fairly low effective megapixels (movie) compared to most of the other video cameras. The lowest effective megapixels (movie) of camcorders is 0.41MP and the highest is 5,100,000MP.

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Does Not Support HDMI

The Vixia HF G20 does not support HDMI, unlike most of the other camcorders which support HDMI.

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Very Small Total Megapixels

The Canon Vixia HF G20 has a fairly small total megapixels (only 2.37 megapixels) compared to most of the other camcorders. Across all the video cameras the total megapixels range from 0.3MP to 210MP.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other camcorders, the Vixia HF G20 does not have a built-in flash.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Fairly Long Video Recording Time

With a video recording time of 12.4 hours, the Canon Vixia HF G20 has a fairly long video recording time compared to most of the other camcorders. Across all the camcorders the video recording times range from 0.016h to 95h, and the average video recording time is 13h.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

Across all the camcorders the effective megapixels (image) range from 1.1MP to 26MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.8MP. With an effective megapixels (image) of only 2.07 megapixels, the Vixia HF G20 has one of the lower effective megapixels (image) amongst camcorders of this age.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of video cameras is 0.24" and the largest is 11". With a display diagonal of 3.5 inches, the Canon Vixia HF G20 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of video cameras is 25x, and the optical zooms range from 1x to 78x. At only 10 times zoom factor, the Vixia HF G20 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Has a Microphone in

The Vixia HF G20 has a microphone in. Most of the other camcorders also have a microphone in.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 200 times zoom factor, the Canon Vixia HF G20 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Vixia HF G20 is Full HD, as are most of the other video cameras.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 8063b007
Barcodes 00013803206432, 00138032064322

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