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Canon HFR20 Red Flash Memory Camcorder - 4905B005

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3.2 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor/ Dynamic IS/ 3.0" Touch Panel LCD/ Smart Auto/ Face Detection/ Advanced Video Snapshot/ Easy Web Sharing/ Built-In 3.0 Megapixel Digital Camera/ 24P And 30P Frame Modes/ Red Finish
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Canon HFR20 Red Flash Memory Camcorder - HFR20RED

The Canon VIXIA HF R20 Flash Memory Camcorder is a perfect choice for those seeking ease of use, high performance function and good value. The VIXIA HF R20 has an 8GB internal flash drive, together with two SDXC-compatible memory card slots, Canon's Relay Recording, a 3.0" Touch Panel LCD and Smart Auto. Its Genuine Canon HD Video Lens with 28x Advanced Zoom and Dynamic IS work in combination with our highly developed Canon Full HD CMOS Image Processor to deliver the crisp, lifelike video your HDTV demands. Advanced Video Snapshot lets you create 2, 4 or 8-second movie clips, with music, that are perfect for sharing. And the advanced but simple-to-operate control features of the VIXIA HF R20 help you create high quality video that can flatter the novice while at the same time satisfying the experienced. For the final step in personalization, the VIXIA HF R20 is available in three colors from which you can choose to further express your creative vision.

Features:

  • Flash Memory
  • Canon 3.2-megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor
  • Stunning Image Quality
  • Dynamic IS
  • 3.0" Touch Panel LCD
  • Smart Auto
  • Genuine Canon Face Detection
  • Advanced Video Snapshot
  • Easy Web Sharing
  • Built-in 3.0-megapixel Digital Camera
  • 24p & 30p Frame Modes
  • Terminals & Audio
  • Additional Features:
    • Express Your Color Preference The VIXIA HF R20's sleek, compact form can be had in your choice of three stunning colors, black, red or silver. Express your creative vision even before you begin to shoot and make this camcorder a fashion statement wherever you take it.
    • Focus Assist To enhance focusing capability, the VIXIA HF R20 also features Focus Assist. This helps in capturing your subject in razor-sharp focus. It works by providing a 2x magnification of your subject, which is automatically cancelled when you start recording. This is a feature normally found in professional broadcast-quality cameras.
    • Filter Threads Filter threads on the lens of the VIXIA HF R20 give it compatibility with the Canon TL-H34 II tele-converter and WD-H34 II wide-converter. With these converters, you can expand the shooting range of the lens for greater creative options.
    • Built-in Electronic Lens Cover The built-in Electronic Lens Cover means you never have to go looking for your lens cover again. Turn your camcorder on and the lens cover automatically opens. Turn it off, and the cover closes. It couldn't be simpler.
    • Intelligent Battery The Intelligent Lithium-Ion Battery accurately indicates remaining battery time down to the minute.
    • Quick Start Never miss a quickly unfolding shot again, as it's possible to shoot the moment the LCD is opened. No worries about using up power with Quick Start – by keeping the LCD screen closed between shots, Quick Start allows you to save battery power so you get longer battery life.
    • Pre-Record The Pre-Record feature places your VIXIA HF R20 in a stand-by "pre-roll" mode. With this feature the camcorder continuously records three seconds of video to memory before you even press the record button. When you start recording, the additional video is recorded too. It will be easier than ever to capture the moment when the bat hits the ball at the start of that home run.

Package Content:

  • VIXIA HF R20 Camcorder
  • Battery Pack BP-110
  • Compact Power Adapter CA-110
  • Stylus Pen
  • USB Cable IFC-400PCU
  • Stereo Video Cable STV-250N
  • Mini HDMI Cable HTC-100/S
  • Bundled CD ROMs:
    • Pixela Video Browser Software Disc
    • Pixela Transfer Utility Disc
    • Photo Applications / Music Disc

Specifications:

  • Standard Definition or High Definition High Definition
  • Television System NTSC
  • Video Recording system MPEG4-AVC / H.264
  • Image Sensor 1/4.85-inch CMOS, RGB Primary Color Filter
  • Total Pixels Approx. 3.28 Megapixels
  • Effective Pixels Video: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080) Dynamic IS On: Approx. 1.47 Megapixels (1616 x 909) Advanced Zoom On: Approx. 1.04 Megapixels (1360 x 765) Photo: 16:9 Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080) 4:3 Approx. 2.41 Megapixels (1792 x 1344)
  • Maximum recording Time 8GB internal flash drive* LP (5Mbps) 3 hours 00 minutes SP (7Mbps) 2 hours 20 minutes XP+ (12Mbps) 1 hours 25 minutes FXP (17Mbps) 1 hours 00 minutes - Allows 1920 x 1080 Full HD Recording MXP (24Mbps) 40 minutes - Allows 1920 x 1080 Full HD Recording
  • Lens Zoom Ratio: 28x Advanced/20x Optical/400x Digital Focal Length: f-3.0 - 60mm 35 mm Equivalent: Optical Zoom: 41.2 -824mm (Standard IS/OFF), 49-980mm (Dymanic IS ON) Advanced Zoom: 41.2 - 1154mm (Standard IS/OFF), 49 - 1176mm (Dynamic IS) Zoom Speed: Variable / 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds Max. F/Stop: f/1.8-3.6
  • Focusing System TTL (through the lens)
  • Manual Exposure Yes
  • Programmed AE Smart Auto, P, Cine**, Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks
  • Max Shutter Speed Movie: 1/2000, Still image: 1/500
  • Minimum Focusing Distance 10mm (wide) / 1m (entire zoom range) / 40cm (Tele Macro)
  • White Balance Auto, Daylight, Tungsten, Manual
  • Frame Rate 60i, 24p Progressive (records at 60i), 30p Progressive (records at 60i)
  • Minimum Illumination 0.4 lx (Low Light mode)
  • Image Stabilization Electronic: Dynamic IS, Standard
  • Filter Diameter 34mm
  • LCD Screen 3.0-inch Touch Panel LCD (Approx.230,000 dots)
  • Recording Media internal flash drive (8GB) or 2x SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots**
  • USB Terminal USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
  • Video Terminal Component (output), Composite (output)
  • Audio Dolby Digital 2 channel (AC-3)
  • Supplied Video Editing Software Pixela Video Browser
  • HDMI Terminal HDMI Mini Connector (output), CEC, x.v.Color and 1080p Output supported
  • Microphone Terminal 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
  • AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal 3.5 mm 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)
  • Operating Temperature range -5° to 45° C, 65% relative humidity / 0° to 40° C, 85% relative humidity (performance)

Approximate Dimensions

  • Width: 2.4"
  • Height: 2.4"
  • Depth: 4.8"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.59 lbs
  • Shipping: 1 lb
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Built In Video LightNo
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Canon HFR20 Black Flash Memory Camcorder
 
3.9

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact design (6)
  • Durable (5)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Accurate, vivid colors (4)
  • Easy computer connectivity (4)

Cons

  • Short battery life (5)

Best Uses

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great camera!!

    I have had this camera for about 2 weeks and this camera is great! The inly real problem I've had is that in low light it docent look so good but over all its...Read complete review

    I have had this camera for about 2 weeks and this camera is great! The inly real problem I've had is that in low light it docent look so good but over all its a great camera for the price

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Bad choice for a camcorder

    I have had problems trying to download videos ever since I purchased this camera. It is dificult to use and no help available on line. The only thing I like about the camcorder is...Read complete review

    I have had problems trying to download videos ever since I purchased this camera. It is dificult to use and no help available on line. The only thing I like about the camcorder is that it is lightweight.

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    4.0

    Pretty Good

    By JCD

    from California

    Pros

    • Compact design
    • Durable
    • Easy Computer Connectivity
    • Easy to use
    • Good Software Compatibility

    Cons

    • poor low-light performance
    • Poor sound/audio
    • Short battery life

    Best Uses

      Comments about Canon HFR20 Black Flash Memory Camcorder:

      I'm young and I've never had a camcorder before, just Canon power shots. And let me tell you, power shots are terrible for video, terrible. I wanted to get this for a starter camcorder when I first got enthusiastic about film. I got it and immediately started using it for my projects. I'm kinda sad that it doesn't have a standard cold shoe mount, at least one without a power connection. The problem I'm currently facing is that when I use a 1/4" bolt to connect my camera to my DIY rig, the threading breaks. Overall, great starter, nothing more.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Excellent piece of equipement

      By PHD

      from California.

      Pros

      • Accurate, Vivid Colors
      • Compact design
      • Durable
      • Easy Computer Connectivity
      • Ergonomic/comfortable to hold
      • Excellent Image Quality
      • good low-light performance

      Cons

      • Difficult to use
      • Short battery life

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon HFR20 Black Flash Memory Camcorder:

        I bought this camera when it first came out. I bought an extra battery from a 3rd party and the when a batter charger came on the market bought it and it came with 2 non-intelligent batteries as back ups. So I have yet to run out of battery power even after hours of "filming". Excellent image quality but a bit of a learning curve for someone not used to touch screen controls. Sound not bad for an in camera mic but not good enough for what I wanted. So I bought a Rode mic for it that is much better and can be used as a desk top or on a boom or on an SLR flash bracket. Lots of recording room on the internal memory and the two additional memory card slots. I also bought a 3rd party ultra-wide angle that seriously expands its content inclusion. When you consider the price, the image quality, the option for smoothing out camera shake, good auto and endless manual controls, the small size and light weight, I think it a very good choice. Not TV production quality but then who would expect it. And found it easy to both connect to my iMac or MacBook to download either directly from the camera or removing the card and using a USB card reader. Not a single problem. Even faster if you have a card reader built into your computer. I too have dropped it a couple of time onto tile floors Ouch! Not a scratch and not degradation of recording quality. Amazing low light quality. I have shot in candle light quite successfully. I have used iMovie 2011 and it imports very successfully with no problems.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Bad choice for a camcorder

        By Smyrnafishers

        from Tennessee

        Pros

        • Compact design

        Cons

        • Difficult Computer Connectivity
        • Difficult to use
        • Limited Software Compatibility

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon HFR20 Black Flash Memory Camcorder:

          I have had problems trying to download videos ever since I purchased this camera. It is dificult to use and no help available on line. The only thing I like about the camcorder is that it is lightweight.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Big little camcorder

          By DaveK

          from Tucson,AZ

          Pros

          • Accurate, Vivid Colors
          • Compact design
          • Durable
          • Easy Computer Connectivity
          • Easy to use
          • Easy TV Connectivity
          • Ergonomic/comfortable to hold
          • Excellent Image Quality
          • good low-light performance

          Cons

          • battery cost to high
          • Limited Software Compatibility
          • Short battery life

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon HFR20 Black Flash Memory Camcorder:

            I have used this Camcorder now for about 8mo., and am very pleased. The HD is excellent and you have an option of 5 Quality settings. You have in camera storage + 2 SD card slots,(use 16GB class 10 minimum, for best results). the low light is OK, it could be improved, but at what cost?. I also like the fact that it has audio in/out, + full computer&HD outputs. I record musical performances, so I use an external mic for better sound. The built in mic is above average. the LCD screen is very good in all aspects. Must remove from automatic to fully use menu. Like most people the battery could be improved, especially in the $$$Cost area(a fair price would in the $45 area), you have to have 2, if you use the Zoom a lot, it's a power robber, other wise it will last about 70-80 min. for the price I think it's Very Good

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            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A great purchase

            By ShootitB&W

            from Chicago, IL

            Pros

            • Excellent hd video
            • excellent telephoto zoom
            • good camera for stills
            • good gain control
            • good manual focus
            • very durable

            Cons

            • poor low-light shooting.
            • Terrible battery life

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon HFR20 Black Flash Memory Camcorder:

              I purchased this camcorder back in Dec.2011, basically to use it for documentary projects at film school. The funny thing is that the R20 shoots HD video better than some of the $2000 camcorders that the school issues out (camcorders, not the DSLR's). Another aspect to mention would be it's surprising durability. I unfortunately made the mistake of letting some friends borrow the R20 and it's been dropped three times (once from 3 ft. onto a tile floor), left out in a cold car for a few hours, and has had a few jacks ripped out from people tripping over cables linking into it... but the little guy still records perfect. The only thing that I have to complain about the R20 is that the battery life is very short, and it's almost required for you to buy an extra battery/charger ($$$)...but aside from that this camcorder is still great, and I would definitely buy it again.

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              (2 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Not the best purches ever.

              By Blackfish

              from Stockton, Ca.

              Pros

              • great hd video.

              Cons

              • battery life not good.
              • Poor battery life.
              • very poor battery life.

              Best Uses

                Comments about Canon HFR20 Black Flash Memory Camcorder:

                It has poor battery life. Very poor. Bad battery life.

                Comment on this review

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great for the money

                By Anonymous

                from St. Louis, MO

                Pros

                • availability of accessories
                • Good battery life
                • memory cards - no hdd
                • Performance
                • price

                Cons

                • auto light conditions doen't work well with cfl bu
                • auto mode needs updating

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Canon HFR20 Black Flash Memory Camcorder:

                  This camcorder has exceeded all my expectations at the price point. I attached a "fish eye" lens for wider viewing angles. It's worked well with every type of memory card I've thrown at it. I've found that Class 10 seem to work the best. The "auto mode" isn't always great, but it does the job. You may need to change the white balance manually if you're using CFL bulbs, though. I had no need for the included software (Macbook and WIndows 7 do fine on their own), so I cannot comment on the included programs. The best part is that you can always keep extra memory cards around (or buy them in pinch) if you're on vacation or forget to empty one - unlike Hard drive cameras.

                  Comment on this review

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Purchase and Great Features

                  By Lennyinfla

                  from South Florida

                  Pros

                  • convert hd to sd in the camera
                  • External mic input
                  • two card slots

                  Cons

                  • batteries are over priced.

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon HFR20 Black Flash Memory Camcorder:

                    As someone who does a lot of still photography and videography in the medical field, this camera is supurb for the price and features. One of the best features I like is that it is an affordable camera with an external mic input. That is a great feature for video taping presentations. Also, the fact that you can use two SD cards for extra long recording time, and the camera will "transfer" HD to SD internally. These features are extremely handy and usually available only in high end cameras. I will probably purchase one or two more of these cameras. The only downside is that I had to purchase some extra after market batteries because the batteries are way over priced.

                    Comment on this review

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    surprising delighted by the purchase

                    By Midwest

                    from Waukegan, IL

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Great Picture Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Canon HFR20 Silver Flash Memory Camcorder:

                        Camcorder is used for documenting random events. Pictures turn out very clear.

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                        Comment on this review

                        (41 of 41 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great camera!!

                        By Cameradude

                        from Virginia, VA

                        Pros

                        • Accurate, Vivid Colors
                        • Compact design
                        • Durable
                        • Easy Computer Connectivity
                        • Easy to use
                        • Ergonomic/comfortable to hold
                        • Excellent Image Quality
                        • Good battery life
                        • Good Software Compatibility
                        • Great sound/audio

                        Cons

                        • poor low-light performance

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Canon HFR20 Black Flash Memory Camcorder:

                          I have had this camera for about 2 weeks and this camera is great! The inly real problem I've had is that in low light it docent look so good but over all its a great camera for the price

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