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.
Great Camcorder.... works with imovie 06 HD (ibook G4)
Miguel Chavez, Amazon
26 March 2008
Summary: I have a ibook G4 1.33 Pwr PC with 1.5 GB ram. I bought this camera two days ago. The HV20 works flawlessly with my computer however when I import HD quality video to imovie 06 it lags a little bit. However will be able to burn on idvd 06 perfect.