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Canon VIXIA HF G20
7.8 out of 10

Canon VIXIA HF G20

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Standard Definition or High Definition
High Definition
Television System
Image Sensor
1/3-inch HD CMOS Pro, RGB Primary Color Filter
Total Pixels
Approx. 2.37 Megapixels
Effective Pixels
Video : Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080) Photo : Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
Maximum recording Time
32GB internal flash drive in AVCHD:* LP (1440 x 1080) 12 hours 15 minutes** SP (1440 x 1080) 9 hours 35 minutes** XP+ (1440 x 1080) 5 hours 45 minutes** FXP (1920 x 1080) 4 hours 10 minutes** MXP (1920 x 1080) 2 hours 55 minutes** * When recording has continued for 12 hours, it will automatically stop and then start. ** Variable bit rate
Zoom Ratio : 10x Optical/40x/200x Digital (Movie mode only) Focal Length : 4.25-42.5mm (35mm equivalent 30.4-304mm) Zoom Speed : Variable, Constant: Fast, Normal, Slow (16 steps in each mode) Max. F/Stop : f/1.8-2.8
Focusing System
Instant AF, Medium AF, Face Priority AF, TTL (through the lens)
Manual Exposure
Programmed AE
Smart Auto, P, Tv, Av, M (Manual exposure), SCN, Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night Scene, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks
Max Shutter Speed
Movie: 1/2000 sec.
Minimum Focusing Distance
20mm (wide) / 60cm (across the entire zoom range)
White Balance
Auto, Set 1, Set 2, Custom (2,000K to 15,000K in 100K increments), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Manual
Minimum Illumination
NTSC Auto mode 1.2 lux (with auto slow shutter selected - shutter speed 1/30 sec.) Low Light mode: 0.1 lux (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)
Image Stabilization
Dynamic SuperRange Optical (lens shift), Standard SuperRange Optical (lens shift), Powered IS, Intelligent IS Intelligent IS in Auto mode: Dynamic IS (default) Powered IS Macro IS Tripod Mode IS Modes other than Intelligent IS; Dynamic IS and Powered IS settings can be selected: Standard IS IS Off
Filter Diameter
.24-inch, color widescreen viewfinder (Approx. 260,000 dots; Approx. 100% field of view)
LCD Screen
3.5-inch Touch Panel Widescreen Color LCD (Approx. 922,000 dots)
Recording Media
Built-in 32 GB memory and 2 additional SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots *Use of Class 4 or above (4, 6 or 10) memory cards is recommended for recording MXP or FXP (1920 x 1080 pixel recording) movies. For other recording formats, a Class 2 or higher card is recommended. Also, movie recording requires cards with 128MB of memory or more.
USB Terminal
mini-B: Hi-Speed USB supported
Video Terminal
Component (output), Composite (output)
AVCHD Satisfied: Dolby Digital 2 Channel (AC3); 5.1 Channel (with optional Canon SM-V1 5.1-Channel Surround Microphone)
Accessory Shoe
Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe
Supplied Video Editing Software
Pixela Video Browser / Network Utility Disc Canon ImageBrowser EX Disc
HDMI Terminal
Available; mini connector (output only)
Microphone Terminal
3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal
3.5 mm 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)
Operating Temperature range
23° to 113°F (-5° to 45°C); 60% relative humidity / 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C); 85% relative humidity (performance)
(W x H x D) 3.0 x 3.1 x 6.3-inch (77 x 78 x 161mm). Excluding lens hood and grip belt.
Approx. 1.3 lb. / 575g (including lens hood and grip belt) Approx. 1.4 lb. / 620g (Including Battery BP-808, memory card (x1), lens hood and grip belt)
Video Recording system
MPEG4-AVC / H.264
Frame Rate
NTSC: PF24*, PF30*, 60i, 24P (24 progressive recording) *60i recording
Release Date
First seen
4 March 2013