Canon VIXIA HFG20 32GB Flash Memory HD Camcorder

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Details & Highlights

Product Highlights

    Experience Pro–level Imaging
    True video enthusiasts and advanced amateurs will find their inspirational match in the new 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*. You‘ll record up to 12 hours of crisp HD video to a 32GB internal flash drive or simultaneously to 2 memory card slots (SDHC and fast, high–capacity SDXC). 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.

Details from Canon

    Stunning Image Quality
    The VIXIA HF G20 features a Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens which offers a 35mm equivalent of 30.4–304mm. 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‘s DIGIC DV III Image Processor provides stunningly realistic color and sophisticated noise reduction for exceptional low–light performance. It is also the high–speed engine that powers a variety of Canon technologies including Smart Auto, Touch & Track, Genuine Canon Face Detection, and Cinema–Look Filters.

    You will also find that exceptionally lifelike tone and detail are captured thanks to 24Mbps Recording. The VIXIA HF G20 not only captures images in Full HD, but records and outputs at 1920 x 1080 as well, so you get Full HD from lens to screen.

    And with Tele Macro, the VIXIA HF G20 automatically zooms the lens to the telephoto end and sets the minimum object distance to approximately 1.3 feet (from 3.3 feet) giving you the opportunity to shoot spectacular close–ups with the dramatic look of shallow depth–of–field. Tele Macro is one of 38 scenes available in Smart Auto Mode.

    Canon HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor
    Canon HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor is a professional–level 1/3–inch native 1920 x 1080 image sensor which delivers outstanding video resolution, improved low–light performancea??, and a wide dynamic range

    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.

    Outstanding Video Resolution (800 Vertical and 900 Horizontal TV Lines)
    Since the effective number of pixels of HD CMOS Pro is equal to 1920 x 1080, resizing is eliminated, allowing Full HD video to be captured and recorded with professional precision.

    Superb Low–Light Performance (1.2 lux)*
    Because each individual pixel is larger and more sensitive, each is capable of capturing more light, allowing high quality video to be achieved even in dimly lit conditions. The sensitivity of the HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor is approximately 20% better than the HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor found in the 2011 VIXIA HF G10 camcorder.

    Wide Dynamic Range
    A larger pixel area also allows more light to be stored, resulting in 280% improvement in dynamic range for exceptional reproduction of both highlights and shadows.** Skin tones are captured in a finer gradation, and stable gamma and Auto Exposure control is also achieved resulting in a more ‘lifelike‘ image.

    Dual Flash Memory
    Record up to 12 hours of crisp high–definition video to a 32GB internal flash drive or directly to 2 memory card slots (SDHC/SDXC compatible); Relay Recording automatically switches video recording to the memory card when the internal drive becomes full

    The VIXIA HF G20 allows you to record up to 12 hours of clear high definition video to a 32GB internal flash drive or to two SDXC–compatible memory card slots. 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. With SDXC memory card compatibility, you‘ll have card storage capacity from more than 32GB up to 2TB and ultra–fast data transfer speeds.

    Intelligent IS
    Intelligent IS makes it easy to shoot clear, sharply focused video, even in situations that typically cause camera shake. The Intelligent IS system analyzes the shooting situation for you, then automatically switches to the image stabilization method best able to produce sharp, steady video. Four IS systems cover the gamut of shooting situations. Dynamic IS corrects minor movement and the shaking caused by walking while shooting. Macro IS delivers perfectly steeady close–up shots. Powered IS comes into play when you‘re using the camcorder‘s powerful zoom, correcting shake that can occur in telephoto shots. Tripod Mode stops IS when the camcorder is stationary.

    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 & 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.

    For your convenience, the VIXIA HF G20 is also equipped with a 0.24–inch, 260,000 dot color viewfinder which provides approximately 100% coverage, for use in shooting when very bright outdoor light conditions may make it difficult to see the LCD display.

    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, 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.

    Custom Key and Dial
    A Custom Key and Dial feature allows you to assign functions to an easily accessible key and adjust the settings with a control dial. They include:
  • Tv/Av: Use the dial to adjust shutter speed (Tv mode) or aperture (Av mode), as needed. In this mode the key has no effect.

  • Manual exposure: When manual control is selected, the dial can adjust aperture, shutter speed, or gain. Select items to adjust, such as aperture or other settings, with the key.

  • Exposure Lock can be set on or off as can the AGC Limit.

    Focus and Exposure Aids
    To further enhance focusing capability the VIXIA HF G20 also features Focus Assist. It includes enlargement, which 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&nd


Features & Specs

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Manufacturer's Warranty
    1 Year Parts and Labor Warranty (Carry In Service)
Detailed Specifications
    Standard Definition or High Definition
  • High Definition

  • Television System
  • NTSC

  • Video Recording system
  • MPEG4–AVC / H.264

  • Image Sensor
  • 1/3–inch HD CMOS Pro, RGB Primary Color Filter

  • Total Pixels
  • Approx. 2.37 Megapixels

  • Effective Pixels
  • Video: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
  • Photo: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)

  • Maximum recording Time
  • 32GB internal flash drive in AVCHD:*
  • LP (1440 x 1080) 12 hours 15 minutes**
  • SP (1440 x 1080) 9 hours 35 minutes**
  • XP+ (1440 x 1080) 5 hours 45 minutes**
  • FXP (1920 x 1080) 4 hours 10 minutes**
  • MXP (1920 x 1080) 2 hours 55 minutes**
  • * When recording has continued for 12 hours, it will automatically stop and then start.
    ** Variable bit rate
  • Zoom Ratio: 10x Optical/40x/200x Digital (Movie mode only)
  • Focal Length: 4.25–42.5mm (35mm equivalent 30.4–304mm)
  • Zoom Speed: Variable, Constant: Fast, Normal, Slow (16 steps in each mode)
  • Max. F/Stop: f/1.8–2.8

  • Focusing System
  • Instant AF
  • Medium AF
  • Face Priority AF
  • TTL (through the lens)

  • Manual Exposure
  • Yes

  • Programmed AE
  • Smart Auto
  • P
  • Tv
  • Av
  • M (Manual exposure)
  • SCN
  • Portrait
  • Sports
  • Snow
  • Beach
  • Sunset
  • Night Scene
  • Low Light
  • Spotlight
  • Fireworks

  • Max Shutter Speed
  • Movie: 1/2000 sec.

  • Minimum Focusing Distance
  • 20mm (wide) / 60cm (across the entire zoom range)

  • White Balance
  • Auto
  • Set 1
  • Set 2
  • Custom (2,000K to 15,000K in 100K increments)
  • Daylight
  • Shade
  • Cloudy
  • Tungsten
  • Fluorescent
  • Fluorescent H
  • Manual

  • Frame Rate
  • NTSC: PF24*, PF30*, 60i, 24P (24 progressive recording)
  • *60i recording
    Minimum Illumination
  • NTSC Auto mode 1.2 lux (with auto slow shutter selected – shutter speed 1/30 sec.)
  • Low Light mode: 0.1 lux (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)

  • Image Stabilization
  • Dynamic SuperRange Optical (lens shift), Standard SuperRange Optical (lens shift), Powered IS, Intelligent IS
  • Intelligent IS in Auto mode:
    • Dynamic IS (default)
    • Powered IS
    • Macro IS
    • Tripod Mode
    IS Modes other than Intelligent IS; Dynamic IS and Powered IS settings can be selected:
    • Standard IS
    • IS Off
    Filter Diameter
  • 58mm

  • Viewfinder
  • .24–inch, color widescreen viewfinder (Approx. 260,000 dots; Approx. 100% field of view)

  • LCD Screen
  • 3.5–inch Touch Panel Widescreen Color LCD (Approx. 922,000 dots)

  • Recording Media
  • Built–in 32 GB memory and 2 additional SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots
  • *Use of Class 4 or above (4, 6 or 10) memory cards is recommended for recording MXP or FXP (1920 x 1080 pixel recording) movies. For other recording formats, a Class 2 or higher card is recommended. Also, movie recording requires cards with 128MB of memory or more.
    USB Terminal
  • mini–B: Hi–Speed USB supported

  • Video Terminal
  • Component (output)
  • Composite (output)

  • Audio
  • AVCHD Satisfied: Dolby Digital 2 Channel (AC3); 5.1 Channel (with optional Canon SM–V1 5.1–Channel Surround Microphone)

  • Accessory Shoe
  • Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe

  • Supplied Video Editing Software
  • Pixela Video Browser / Network Utility Disc

  • Canon ImageBrowser
  • EX Disc

  • HDMI Terminal
  • Available; mini connector (output only)

  • 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 23° to 113°F (–5° to 45°C); 60% relative humidity / 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C); 85% relative humidity (performance)

  • Dimensions (W x H x D)
  • 3.0 x 3.1 x 6.3–inch (77 x 78 x 161mm). Excluding lens hood and grip belt.

  • Weight
  • Approx. 1.3 lb. (including lens hood and grip belt)
  • Approx. 1.4 lb. (Including Battery BP–808, memory card (x1), lens hood and grip belt)
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