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Canon HG20

Canon HG20
alaScore 83

6 reviews

Mar, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Canon HG20. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability, but many are negative about the durability.



We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon HG20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Good Gear (

HD video at its finest.


The HG20 is an excellent high-def HDD camcorder that easily matches anything else on the market. Although the build quality could be better, its video performance more than makes up for any shortcomings. Highly recommended.

Unsurpassed image sharpness, 60GB hard drive, lots of manual control

Slightly oversized, questionable build quality

Jan, 2010

Consumer review (

Canon HG20


I did not find the instructions to be in a logical order, I have used a video camera before and found my previous knowledge more useful. This could be a problem for someone buying a camcorder for the first time.

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)


Minimum illumination:0.2


Color of product:Black


Display Diagonal:2.7


Built-in flash: Yes

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 3.2
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:3.31

Lens System

Digital Zoom:12 / 200
Filter size:1.46
Focal length range (f-f):0.189 - 2.27
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:12 / 200

Other Features

Auto focus: Yes
Manual focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Special Features:DIGIC DV II
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DV port: No
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Internal storage capacity:60

Weight & Dimensions