Canon VIXIA HF G20 Black Flash Memory Camcorder, Model HFG20
True video enthusiasts and advanced amateurs will find their inspirational match in the VIXIA HF G20. Designed to rival pro-level camcorders in image quality, it's equipped with a Genuine Canon 10x HD video lens with 8-bladed iris for stunning quality video and soft, beautiful background blur. The camcorder's Canon HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor provides extraordinary flexibility with extended dynamic range, enhanced gradation, and significantly more light capture for 20% improved low-light performance. For extra assurance relay recording automatically switches recording to the SD memory cards when the internal drive is full so you never miss a moment - the second card takes over automatically when the first becomes full. Dynamic SuperRange optical image stabilization keeps your video smooth and blur-free, even at the long end of the zoom, and Intelligent IS ensures effortless stabilization no matter what the shooting situation. The VIXIA HF G20 can deliver simultaneous output to both the electronic viewfinder with pro-style large eye cap, and the bright 3.5-inch touch panel LCD. For easy, high-quality shooting, smart auto automatically recognizes and selects proper settings for 38 different scenes, and the camcorder's rich array of manual functions and professional shooting assist functions bring a new level of control to your video. Your creativity is further supported with newly customizable Cinema-Look Filters to alter the mood and intensity of your video, and Touch Decoration options to add an element of fun and excitement.
- Stunning image quality
The VIXIA HF G20 features a Genuine Canon 10x HD video lens which offers a 35 mm equivalent of 30.4-304 mm. It delivers unsurpassed image quality, the versatility of a wide angle of view and smooth and professional-looking background images thanks to a sophisticated 8-blade iris. The professional touch of a dedicated manual focus ring allows accurate and precise control. Combined with Canon's Exclusive HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor, it captures video with stunning resolution, superb low-light performance, and a wide dynamic range.
- Canon HD CMOS Pro image sensor
Incorporating a technology proven in Canon's professional level camcorders, the HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor is a 1/3" native 1920 x 1080 image sensor that delivers outstanding video resolution, superb low-light performance and a wide dynamic range. Unlike image sensors found in competitive consumer camcorders, the HD CMOS Pro image sensor uses fewer pixels, which are significantly larger and more sensitive, resulting in optimized video performance.
- Dual flash memory
With relay recording, the camcorder automatically switches video recording from the internal drive to the SD memory cards when the memory becomes full. When the first memory card becomes full, the second automatically takes over, so there's no need to worry about running out of recording time during a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime shot.
- Shooting steady in any situation
The VIXIA HF G20 features dynamic SuperRange optical image stabilizer for the image stabilization critical for high definition video. Canon developed its sophisticated SuperRange optical image stabilizer to do the job easily and automatically, providing continuous adjustment throughout the entire zoom range to correct a broad range of motion. Extra compensation is applied at wide-angle focal lengths to eliminate the unwanted shaking that is common when walking. The system corrects camera shake instantly, so even when you're shooting handheld video at the long end of the zoom, the image is sharp, steady and smooth.
- Convenience of a touch and view
You will see extraordinary detail with this large, stunning 922,000 dot screen, which also provides approximately 100% coverage of your shooting scene. It delivers brilliant color combined with touch panel control for faster and easier menu navigation. You'll also have touch and track, which allows you to get precise focus and exposure on any subject - whether it's people, pets, or vehicles, by selecting your choice right on the touch panel LCD. And the additional touch decoration feature allows you to decorate your video with interesting effects.
- Automatically beautiful video
Smart auto lets you capture clear, bright, well-focused video while the camcorder takes care of all the details. The system recognizes 38 shooting situations based on numerous factors, and then automatically chooses the optimal settings for the situation. When you shoot a nearby subject in telephoto zoom mode, auto tele macro gives your video the high-end artistic effect of a well-focused subject against a beautifully blurred background.
- Professional shooting assist functions
To provide an exceptional level of control over the components of the video you shoot with the VIXIA HF G20, you will find a range of shooting assist functions normally only available to professional videographers.
- Fun, creative ideas
Other cinematic looks can be achieved through the use of cinema-look filters. This feature offers a choice of nine varied built-in adjustable filters, which give the look of a variety of cinematic styles by compensating for the color, gamma and other aspects of the image's quality. The looks can be previewed in the LCD display while shooting.
- Superb audio in any situation
The VIXIA HF G20 camcorder's audio is an excellent match for its pristine image quality. The microphone has updated elements that increase clarity at medium and low frequencies, so even faint sounds are recorded clearly. Three microphone positions let you adjust recording to suit the position of the zoom or your subjects: front for monaural recording; regular for normal stereo effect; and rear for a wider, more enhanced stereo effect.
- Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
- Additional Features: USB 2.0 compatibility, touch-screen control, RGB primary color filter, accessories hot shoe, Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording, 5.1 channel surround sound ready, Pre-Rec function, Touch & Track technology, 24p Cinema Mode, Story Creator, Touch Decoration, Smart AUTO, Intelligent Image Stabilisation (IS), Audio Scene Select function
- Battery Type: Canon BP-808
- Details: 1 x Canon BP-808 Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
- Connector Type: 1 x component video output ? 1 x composite video/audio output ? 1 x HDMI output ? 1 x Hi-Speed USB ? 1 x microphone ? 1 x headphones
- Memory Card Slot: Dual SD card
Dimensions & Weight
- Width: 3 in
- Depth: 6.3 in
- Weight: 1.3 lbs
- Height: 3.1 in
- Display Features: Rotating
- Resolution: 922,000 pixels
- Type: 3.5" LCD display
- Min Operating Temperature: 23 ?F
- Max Operating Temperature: 113 ?F
Exposure & White Balance
- Min Shutter Speed: 1/2 sec
- Max Shutter Speed: 1/2000 sec
- Exposure Modes: Program, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority
- Min Illumination: 0.1 lux
- White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets
- Shooting Programs: Spotlight, portrait mode, fireworks, low light, night scene, sports mode, sunset, beach, snow
- Gain Selection: 0 to +24 dB in 1 dB
- Special Effects: Cool, Sepia, Cinema, Old Movie, Vivid, Nostalgic, Dramatic B&W, Dream, Memory
- White Balance Presets: Fluorescent, cloudy, tungsten light, daylight, shade, fluorescent light (warm white), 2000K - 15000K (100K steps)
- Widescreen Video Capture: Yes
- Optical Sensor Size: 1/3"
- Camcorder Media Type: Flash card
- Digital Zoom: 200 x
- Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection
- Effective Photo Resolution: 2.07 Mpix
- Effective Video Resolution: 2.07 Mpix
- Digital Video Format: MPEG-4, AVCHD
- Product Type: Camcorder - 1080p
- Image Stabilizer: Optical (Dynamic SuperRange)
- Image Processor: DIGIC DV III
- Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 2.37 Mpix
- Features: SMPTE Color Bars, zebra pattern, waveform monitor
- Optical Sensor Type: HD CMOS Pro
- AE/AF Control: Face-priority AF, Subject-tracking AF
- Face Detection: Face-priority AF function
- AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio, component video, HDMI
- Min Focus Range: 0.8 in
- Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual
- Zoom Adjustment: Motorized drive
- Features: Built-in lens shield
- Filter Size: 58 mm
- Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 30.4 - 304mm
- Type: 10 x zoom lens - 4.25 - 42.5 mm - f/1.8-2.8
Memory / Storage
- Supported Memory Cards: SD Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
- Internal Storage: 32 GB flash
- Memory Card Slot: Dual SD card
- Video Capture: AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps ? AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 30 fps ? MPEG-4 - 1920 x 1080 - 30 fps ? MPEG-4 - 1920 x 1080 - 24 fps
- Microphone Operation Mode: Stereo
- Included Accessories: Lens hood, AC power adapter, USB cable, pen stylus, HDMI cable, audio / video cable, IR remote control
- Software: Drivers & Utilities, Pixela Video Browser, Canon ImageBrowser EX
- Viewfinder Color Support: Color
- Viewfinder Type: LCD
- Viewfinder Diagonal Size: 0.24"
- Viewfinder Resolution: 260,000 pixels
Features and specifications are subject to change without notice