Summary: great camera for my work, it makes my job, easier, the only thing is when I download the files i have to plug the electricity cord, but all in all the camera is easy not heavy, and it meets my demands.
Canon is the better quality camera than most brands.
6 July 2013
Summary: I bought this product to upgrade from my current camera. I liked the picture quality the best, sound quality was just as good. It was compatible with my software and easy to use. Canon is the better quality camera than most brands.
Summary: Just a consumer note: I purchased this camera a few years ago when Amazon was the Seller and I did not pay the current advertised price. The video quality is excellent and the memory capacity is great but there are a few annoying aspects to this camera. For example: (1) If you want to take more than one photo using the timer, you have to go through a few menus to set the timer and then, after the first photo has been taken, the timer setting you just set is deleted.
Summary: I had a JVC GZ-HD320BU and i wasn't happy with it because of the video quality in low light. Not happy at all... Then i bought the Canon Vixia HG20 cause i read about the good video quality in low light conditions. At first i thought the HG20 has a video light like my old JVC. Even on Amazon, they say it has... Wrong! The led on the front of the HG20 is ONLY a flash for still pictures.
Summary: This is a great camera.. very much in the pro area of gear. I'd reccomend it to the Indie Videographer or wedding video person. As a three time emmy winner I know when I see a winner in a camera! This is it!
Summary: Great camcorder,high quality videos and awesome still image. the only bad thing is the absence of the flash light with the video recording, so the quality is affected so much by the lightening.
Great video only when using external SD card, artifacs with internal hd.
4 August 2011
Summary: I bought this camera to replace a broken Canon HF200. The HG20 goes for much lower than the HF200, has similar specs plus a 60 GB internal hd. It's a bit bulkier than the hf200, but I actually found that to be a plus as the HG20's shape allows me to hold it more easily. As mentioned below, the internal hd is not dependable for high bitrate recordings. The camera only works well for video recording only using an external SD card.