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Canon VIXIA HF G20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the portability and viewfinder. The value for money and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive reviews about the build quality and features.

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

battery, features, 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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Canon Vixia HF G20


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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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

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Pretty good video for a novice


We have only used this for video. It does a pretty good job. The audio is not great. It was easy to download on the computer.About me... casual user


can be a bit complicated, but I understand there has to be numerous features

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Great Video Camera


Camera was bought for Preschool use. Varied user types so it needed to be a simple record and go. Has worked great for projects being recorded of the classes and students.About me... Love capturing special occasions, casual user

Zoom is good and east setup

No negatives yet

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The camera was extremely easy to use


The camera was purchased to shoot training videos and paid for itself the first time.About me... Parent with kids, used for training videos at work

Just pulled The SD card out and load it to the computer


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Great high end consumer product


We purchased this mostly for recording indoor video shoots in a controlled studio environment. The various video modes in both 30fps and 24 fps are high quality for a consumer product. Although it does have a 3.5mm external mic input which works fine,...

Excellent video quality, great controls

No XLR external mic input

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Every good Camcorder for video


So far I have been enjoying the video I have taken using this camcorder. Picture quality, color, and sharpness are great.About me... Parent with kids, Love capturing special occasions, casual user

Picture quality is very good

Feature and manual are hard to understand

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Great Full Featured Camera


I previously/still own the G10. I bought this to replace the G10 as my main camera and will still use the G10 as a second camera. I have used them side by side on several outings and find the low light performance on the G20 to be much better. Being...

Excellent image quality

Definitely need the extended battery if you plan to use handheld