Still works great, HDV format positives and negatives
D. H Mark, Amazon
18 March 2013
Summary: I have had this product almost 6 years. Very comfortable with it. I need to use manual exposure settings a lot, and gotten used to doing it on and off, over and under exposed during the shooting itself.
Summary: I've had 3 camcorders. My first was a Ricoh 8mm and I loved it for years. My second was a Sony PC110 mini DV, which is a wonderful camera but I recently upgraded my television to a 46" widescreen Sony LCD and found the picture from the camcorder somewhat lacking.
Summary: I purchased this camcorder almost 6 months ago, for both personal and professional uses. I made my decision because of the overwhelmingly positive professional reviews. You cannot go wrong with either a Canon HV20 or a Sony HC7, they have very similar characteristics.
Summary: this is my second camcorder and i am very glad with it, the image is amazing, if you watch in a high definition tv, the diference is high.
I recommend use mini dv HD, you will see the diference
Summary: I wanted to do more with the camera before I wrote the review, but I haven't had time to do any video editing on the computer. All I know is that for my use, which is point and shoot video and playback on my HD TV, this camera works great.
Summary: I absolutely love this camera. The picture quality is amazing, and the amount of control you have over your shots is unbelievable. I have access to broadcast quality shoulder mount Sony DVCAM DSR 250's, and find myself using my HV-20 more and more.
Summary: I did a lot of research to find a great affordable HD video camera. The HV20 was the clear winner in almost every review I read. It didn't let me down in any way. The quality of the video and sounds is miles ahead of my old Canon Z60 cam.