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Canon MVX20i

We have collected and analyzed 5 expert reviews and 19 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 83/100 and users rate it 86/100. The average review date is Jan 26, 2006. We have compared these reviews to 369525 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 79/100 = Good. Last update: Dec 10, 2018.

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Expert review by : Colin Barrett (

Canon MVX25i and MVX20i DV Camcorder Reviews


Another top-loader! Great features without being over-burdened with stuff that people will never use. Image quality is excellent and better-than-expected performance in low light situations. Great handling, too. 14x Optical Zoom is welcome.

Lack of manual control over audio input or exposure. LCD screen could be bigger, and resolution of Viewfinder could be better.

Excellent image quality, acceptably low tape transport noise and a whole host of good features make this a great all-rounder for upgraders and new camcorder users alike. Top marks.

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Well, were do I start. I just simply say that it is a piece of s**t. We bought ours around Christmas 2004 and didn't get to use it that much. When it broke the Cannon people told us that it's not worth fixing.

None that another cheaper brand can't offer

Costs to much to fix.

Aug, 2009

Consumer review (



Great camera, easy to use for the main functions, some of the more advanced functions not so easy. Very light and nice to hold. Good bundled software for viewing and movie editing. Wide screen recording is a bonus on this price level camera. Very good...

Small, light, fast startup, great quality images, doubles as a digital still camera, 16:9 widescreen aspect, great value bundled software, image stabilizer makes steady shooting natural. Lots of good things about this camera.

lens flare when pointed into a strong light source, such as a window or sky, digital effects not straight forward to use, no titling capabilities.

Aug, 2005

Product Specifications

Canon TL-H34 tele-converter increases the focal length by 1.5x. Image resolution may be lower at the telephoto side.


Built-in Microphone: Yes


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Li-Ion


Minimum illumination:0.9


Display Diagonal:2.5

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 3.4
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:2.2

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2.2
Focal length range (f-f):0.189 - 2.27
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:12

Other Features

I/O ports:USB2.0 Full Speed
Lens system:4.8 - 57.6mm, 12x/240x, 10mm, 34mm
Media types supported:Multi Media Card, Secure Digital Card
Resolution:1632 x 1224


Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/2000

Weight & Dimensions