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Canon HV20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 540 reviews of Canon HV20. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and portability. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed views about the durability.

usability, price, image quality, portability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon HV20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon HV20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of Canon HV20 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the memory and image quality. The price and portability also get good opinions. Many are negative about the design and durability.

usability, portability, price, image quality, memory

durability, design

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon HV20 High Definition Camcorder (10X Optical Zoom, 2.7" Widescreen Colour LCD)Canon HV20 High Definition Camcorder (10X Optical Zoom, 2.7" Widescreen Colour LCD)

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon HV20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 195 user reviews of Canon HV20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the size and image quality. The portability and price also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the durability. The memory and reliability get negative opinions.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

reliability, memory

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon HV20 3MP High Definition MiniDV Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized ZoomCanon HV20 3MP High Definition MiniDV Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Aug, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Dubbing: No
Built-In Microphone: Yes
PCM digital audio:12-bit/32 kHz, 16-bit/48 kHz

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-2L13
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-2L13

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080i
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera

Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:0.2
Self-timer:10 / 2,10
Self-timer delay:10 / 2,10

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Design

Colour of product:Black / Silver

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:miniSD Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.7cm
Height:8.2cm
Weight:0.54kg
Width:8.9cm

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86 / 68.6
Display Resolution:211000

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Fireworks / Night mode / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset

Flash

Built-in Flash: Yes
Built-in light: Yes

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:HV20
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):1550000
Optical sensor size:1/0.106 / 25.4 / 2.7
Sensor Type:CCD / CMOS
Total MegaPixels:2.96

Lens System

Digital Zoom:200
Filter Size:4.3 / 43
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):43.6 - 436
Focal length range (f-f):6.1 - 61
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.0
Max Focal Length:61mm
Min Focal Length:6.1mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:2.76Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2.07Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.96Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.7"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):9.4 mm ( 1/2.7" ) / 9.4 mm ( 1/2.7 )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer:Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical

Other features

Art: Yes
Audio output:Y
Auto Focus: Yes
Lens focal range:10 mm
Lens system:IS
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Resolution:1920 x 1080
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Video Out:Y

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1 / 3
DC-in jack: Yes
DV port:Y / Yes
HDMI: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge:Y / Yes
S-Video In:N / No
S-Video Out:N / No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:0.0005 - 0.5 / 1/2 - 1/2000 / 1/2000

Still image

Maximum image resolution:2048 x 1536
Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536, 1440 x 1080, 848 x 480, 640 x 480 / 640 x 480,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080,2048 x 1536

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type:HDV / Mini-DV
Compatible memory cards:miniSD
Disc types supported: No
Memory slots:1

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080

Video Input

Digital Zoom:200
Faders:Black fader / Wipe fader
Media Type:Mini DV (HDV)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Low Sharpening / Neutral / Sepia / Skin Detail / Soft / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Image Aspect Ratio (camcorders):16:9
Viewfinder:123000
Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder screen size:0.27 / 6.86
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.8 / 138
Height :8 / 8.8 / 80
Weight:535
Width:8.2 / 8.8 / 88

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Daylight, Tungsten