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.
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.
Pros: I have owned my HG20 now for 2.5 years and I am very well pleased with its performance overall. Image quality, functions and features are above competitors by far. Pictures are excellent especially with zoom. HD is actual HD qualtiy.
Cons: Software is proprietary and is time consuming to learn for proper formating. You need additional HDD space when downloading and converting movies and burning them to dvd. Additonal 250GB space for editing on external usb is my recommendation.
Summary: I haven't had the camcorder for long...but what I've shot is nothing less than superb! There ARE issues importing into Final Cut Pro for editing....but eventually....Canon will wake up....and get it right for their next issue.