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Canon Vixia HF R20

71

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Canon Vixia HF R20

Canon Vixia HF R20
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A classic and good spec 20x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder
20x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.28MP 1" Aug 2011
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Canon Vixia HF R20 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Canon Vixia HF R20 number 307 across all camcorders.
87
Reviews
6 Reviews
78
Features
Good Features
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has excellent user reviews but below average expert reviews. 100% of buyers recommended this camcorder to others.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better video cameras are available. View the latest camcorders 2018.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has an image stabilizer
Advanced video snapshot
Quick start
Intelligent battery
Built-in electronic lens cover
Filter threads
Focus assist
Terminals & audio
24p & 30p frame modes
Built-in 3.0-megapixel digital camera
Easy web sharing
Genuine canon face detection
Bigger than average digital zoom
Smart auto
3.0" touch panel LCD
Dynamic IS
Stunning image quality
Canon 3.2-megapixel full HD CMOS image sensor
Flash memory
Features:
Pre-Record
Very small optical sensor size
Very small total megapixels

Canon Vixia HF R20 Video Reviews

Canon Vixia HF R20 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Very Small Total Megapixels

Across all the camcorders the total megapixels range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The Vixia HF R20's total megapixels of only 3.28MP is in the smallest 32% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Vixia HF R20's optical zoom of 20x is pretty standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 55% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Average Weight

The Vixia HF R20's weight of 270g is fairly average compared to most other camcorders. It is heavier than 45% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Very Small Optical Sensor Size

Camcorders have optical sensor sizes of between 0.12" and 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37". The optical sensor size of the Canon Vixia HF R20 of only 0.206" is smaller than 65% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Vixia HF R20 has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of camcorders.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The Vixia HF R20's digital zoom of 400x is in the biggest 25% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The average digital zoom of all camcorders is 460x, with the smallest being 1.5x and the biggest being 3,500x.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Canon Vixia HF R20 supports HDMI. 70% of video cameras also support HDMI.

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1792 X 1344 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Vixia HF R20 is 1792 x 1344. That's 16% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080. The resolution of all camcorders ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4912 x 3680 (best).

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Average Display Diagonal

The Vixia HF R20's display diagonal of 3" is fairly average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 62% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Supports PictBridge

The Canon Vixia HF R20 supports PictBridge. 97% of camcorders do not support PictBridge.

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Average Video Recording Time

The video recording time of the Vixia HF R20 of 3h is fairly standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the longest 52% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Face Detection

The Vixia HF R20 has a face detection, which is unusual. 70% of camcorders do not have a face detection.

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Has a Microphone in

The Vixia HF R20 has a microphone in, which is unusual. 75% of camcorders do not have a microphone in.

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