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Canon VIXIA HF G20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the viewfinder and portability are on the whole positive. The value for money and image quality also get good reviews. Many are less positive about the build quality and battery.

usability, image quality, value for money, portability, viewfinder

features, battery, build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon VIXIA HF G20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Canon Vixia HF G20 Review


Canon's latest top-of-the-line consumer camcorder delivers great low-light performance with a side of déjà vu.

Those expecting a huge improvement over the HF G10 will be disappointed. The HF G20 builds on its predecessor's strengths and makes subtle, small improvements. Unless you're dead-set on shooting video with a DSLR, the HF G20 will fit the bill for...

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Good camcorder...


..I don\'t like the fact that you cannot remove the displayed text, e.g. \'func, zoom, battery, etc.\' text from the screen when doing a direct or straight recording to a DVD recorder while in AUTO MODE...who wants this stuff on their played back DVD?...

Easy to Use","Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Great Picture Quality","Large Clear LCD

Limited Feature Text","Limited Zoom

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Great picture quality.


Very good vidio camera, fairly easy to operate, but one must fully read and understand the manual. Downloading video and photos is not the easiest because one must connect the camera to a power source using the provided cables, then connect to the...

Picture quality

Downloading video and photos is not exactly the easiest


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Would buy it again!


I bought a HI Capacity battery and 64 Gig memory when I got the camera and after using it for 45 minutes straight I still have tons of battery and storage time left. SOOOO easy to operate. Haven't had a chance to check some of the bells & whistles but...

Takes great in focus, High Def shots

I have found no problems

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Very good camera, but could be a lot better


So, first things first: The picture quality is great. I should give this camera 5 stars. However, there are so many other little things wrong with this camera, that it makes wonder, how Canon is still in business. 1) If you are a casual shooter, who...

Video quality is amazing

Buttons, Controls and Windows only software

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Very Versatile Camera


I bought this camera because my dslr's didn't work very well in low light situations without the use of supplemental lighting. The Vixia was the perfect solution to this problem and the image quality is great.

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Love the camera


Bought the camera to make some home videos. I am loving the camera to date. Super easy to use... I would not recommend setting up the software with it. Just use the camera as a hard drive and pull your videos straight from the cameraAbout me... casual...

Fantastic video along with great pictures

Computer software that comes with it

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Great camera for a beginner


Seems to be an optimal camera, lightweight with long range accuracy.About me... Semi-pro videographer, Love shooting sports, Love capturing special occasions

Easy to set up, good price

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Awesome camera. Good quality and easy to use


Great camera with lots of great functions. Good zoom and stable videoAbout me... Love shooting sports, Parent with kids, Love capturing special occasions

Has all functions needed for the job

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Best camera that I have ever owned


Overall I think that this camera is the best video camera that I have ever owned as picture and sound are unbelievable. Only problem that I see for this camera is that it has a lot of features that could make a novice confused.About me... casual user

Picture and sound quality are great

Sometimes too many features