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Canon Vixia HF R20
Canon Vixia HF R20
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Canon Vixia HF R20 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4 270g CMOS Aug 2011
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Easy to use
Reasonably priced
Expert reviews are poor
5 Reviews

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Two experts from sites including parentesis.com and about.com have rated this video camera on average 55 out of 100. The video camera expert review sites don't rate this small total megapixels camcorder very highly.

Good Brand

We checked 1,806 expert and owner reviews (including 388 verified purchases) for Canon video cameras and found that on average Canon has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Canon has good reviews specifically within its small total megapixels camcorders range. 96% of those that bought a Canon camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Easy to Use

One Canon Vixia HF R20 owner said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Gamerchic wrote “Super easy to use” in their Canon Vixia HF R20 review.


Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Canon Vixia HF R20 reviewer who reviewed the product thought it had a good screen. About.com said in their Canon Vixia HF R20 review “It features a 3-inch touch-screen display, two memory card slots”.


Image Sensor

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/4.85" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

This video camera was released in April 2017.


Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon Vixia HF R20 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than two years also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Vixia HF R20 has a relatively typical digital zoom (400 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 20 times zoom factor, the Canon Vixia HF R20 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Vixia HF R20 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Canon Vixia HF R20 has a touchscreen. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera also have a touchscreen.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

At 270 grams, the Canon Vixia HF R20 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Vixia HF R20 supports HDMI. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this video camera also support HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Canon Vixia HF R20 supports PictBridge, unlike most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years which do not support PictBridge.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The Canon Vixia HF R20 has a composite video out, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this video camera.

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Has a Microphone in

The Vixia HF R20 has a microphone in. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also have a microphone in.

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Storage

Two Memory Slots

Most small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for more than two years have between one and two memory slots, including the Canon Vixia HF R20 which has two memory slots.

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The Vixia HF R20 has a face detection, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of only 0.01 meters, the Canon Vixia HF R20 has a quite small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder. Across all the comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago the closest focusing distances range from 0.0005m to 20m.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Vixia HF R20 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as this video camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Vixia HF R20 has a batteries included, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Still Image

Only 1792 X 1344 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Vixia HF R20 is 1792 x 1344. That's 52% less still image resolution than the most frequently found still image resolution(s) of 2592 x 1944. Camcorders of a comparable type and age to this video camera still image resolution(s)s range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Video

Features Pre-Record Function

The Canon Vixia HF R20 features pre-record function. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also feature pre-record function.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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Battery

Average Video Recording Time

At 3 hours, the Vixia HF R20 has a fairly average video recording time compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 1920x1080, polaroid xha1s, polaroid xhg1s
Barcodes 00989898608300

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