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Canon HG20

Canon HG20
alaScore 83

7 reviews

Feb, 2020

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 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. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. There are some critical views 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

Expert review by : Derek Fung (

Canon HG20


Canon's rapid ascent up the high-def, hard-disk camcorder totem pole continues with the HG20 and HG21 twins. Both share optical image stabilisation, 12x optical zoom and a CMOS sensor. The HG20 comes with a smaller 60GB hard-disk and misses out on a...

Oct, 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

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