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Canon HV20

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Overall 7
7.0

Canon HV20 HDV Camcorder

maximum pc
18 December 2007
  • Excerpt: If you don’t mind dealing with miniDV tape, the Canon HV20 is a fine choice. However, we prefer having nonlinear random access to shots, rather than rolling through an anachronistic tape to find a shot. We also don’t care for the cheap, plastic feel of this unit or its “advanced accessory shoe” cover that pops off with little provocation.
  • Pros: buttah-smooth video, crisp and vivid in bright light.
  • Cons: Cheap-feeling plastic, stuck with miniDV tapes.
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Overall 9
8.5

Canon HV20 Review

Digitaltrends
4 June 2007
  • Conclusion: It seems Canon took the complaints about the HV10 to heart and solved most of them—including the shape and lack of an HDMI out. They still need to beef up the editing component of the CD ROM, however. Video performance of this new HDV camcorder is top notch and I have no problems recommending it. Realize it is tape-based so forget about instant access to scenes like competing formats and there’s always the dreaded possibility of recording over precious memories.
  • Pros: Excellent HDV video, OIS, nice form factor
  • Cons: Bulky tape-based format; editing software is not included
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon HV20 HD camcorder

PC Advisor
27 January 2009
  • Summary: Compared to Panasonic's sleek HDC-SD1, the Canon HV20 HD camcorder looks a bit ungainly, mostly because it has a large MiniDV tape mechanism grafted onto one side.
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
27 December 2008
  • Summary: The Canon HV20 offers an affordable introduction to high-definition video. While not particularly outstanding, it performs solidly in every area and will satisfy the majority of users.
  • Pros: Excellent cinematic mode, plenty of different modes, great picture quality.
  • Cons: Finicky interface, a little bulky for our tastes.
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Overall 8
8.3
Performance 8
8.3

Canon HV20

PC Authority
5 February 2008
  • Summary: Canon grabs the crown for the most fully featured HDV camcorder for under $1500
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Overall 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Performance 10
10

Canon HV-20 HDV Camcorder

GadgetSpeak
13 May 2007
  • Summary: Canon 's new HDV camcorder . Presented with all the "hype" of a film star. Is it an "Oscar" or a "Razzer"?
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Overall 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Performance 10
10

Canon HV-20 HDV Camcorder

GadgetSpeak
13 May 2007
  • Summary: Canon 's new HDV camcorder . Presented with all the "hype" of a film star. Is it an "Oscar" or a "Razzer"?
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon HV20 camcorder

Pocket Lint
8 May 2007
  • Pros: Video quality, options, 10x optical zoom
  • Cons: Size, limited cables in the box
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Overall 8
7.6

Expert Review

smartson.se
20 October 2014
  • Summary: Likt Sony HDR-SR5E är denna kamera fullspäckad med funktioner. Bland annat uppskattas stödljus, blixt och bra anslutningar. Bygget är aningen plastigt, framförallt handgreppet, men det kan man leva med då bildkvaliteten är superskarp och erbjuder testets bästa närgräns. Plus för bra gränssnitt och färgåtergivning. Minus för surrande motorljud och halvdan vindreducering. Sammantaget får man mycket kamera för pengarna i denna prisklass.
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Overall 7
7.1

Expert Review

camcorder-test.com
28 January 2009
  • Conclusion: Die Canon HV20 nutzt Dank ihres exzellent auflösenden CMOS das HDV-System sowohl in Helligkeit als auch in Farbe fast aus. Auffällig ist dabei die hohe Auflösung in der Diagonalen. Bei ausreichend Licht wirkt die HV20 sehr clean, erst bei wenig Licht ist Bildrauschen zu erkennen. Die Optik verzeichnet recht wenig, bietet aber nur wenig Weitwinkel.
  • Pros: exzellente Auflösung in Helligkeit und Farbe, kompakt, sehr gutes Preis/Leistungs-Verhältnis
  • Cons: wenig Weitwinkel, leichte Rotschwäche, zu stark vereinfachte Bedienung
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