Canon VIXIA HF20 - camcorder - flash card Series Specifications

Canon Vixia HF20

Canon Vixia HF20

Part Number: 3535B001 (Reviewed) Released: April 1, 2009

General

  • Depth
    4.9 in
  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Camcorder Media Type
    Flash card
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CMOS
  • Total Pixels
    3.89 megapixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    2.99 megapixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/4"
  • Digital Zoom
    300 x
  • Video Recording Modes
    LP, FXP, SP, XP, MXP
  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, MPEG-4
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Analog Video Format
    NTSC
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (SuperRange)
  • Shooting Modes
    digital photo mode
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Surround Sound
    Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording
  • Effective Video Resolution
    2.99 MP
  • Digital Zoom
    300 x
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/4"
  • Interfaces Provided
    Composite video/audio, HDMI, USB 2.0
  • Optical Zoom
    15 x
  • Video Recording Modes
    SP, LP, FXP, MXP, XP, XP+, SP, LP, XP, XP+
  • Print Standard
    Exif Print support, PictBridge support, Direct print, PictBridge support
  • Auto Focus
    TTL contrast detection
  • Effective Photo Resolution
    3.31 MP
  • Face Detection
    Yes
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution
    3.89 MP
  • Digital Video Format
    MPEG-4, AVCHD
  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CMOS
  • Manufacturer
    Canon

Exposure & White Balance

  • Min Illumination
    0.4 lux
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    beach, fireworks, night mode, portrait mode, snow, sports mode, spotlight, sunset
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (warm white), shade, tungsten light
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/2000 sec
  • White Balance
    Custom, automatic, presets
  • Shooting Programs
    Spotlight, portrait mode, night mode, fireworks, sports mode, sunset, beach, snow
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/2000 sec
  • Exposure Modes
    Program, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority
  • White Balance Presets
    Cloudy, tungsten light, daylight, shade, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (warm white)
  • Min Illumination
    0.4 lux

Display

  • Type
    2.7" LCD display
  • Display Format
    211,000 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating

Camera Flash

  • Type
    built-in flash
  • Red Eye Reduction
    Yes
  • Features
    AF illuminator
  • Flash Modes
    auto mode, fill-in mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction
  • Camera Flash
    Built-in flash

Lens System

  • Type
    15 x zoom lens - 4.1 - 61.5 mm - f/1.8-3.2
  • Lens Construction
    9 groups / 11 elements
  • Optical Zoom
    15 x
  • Lens Aperture
    f/1.8-3.2
  • Min Focal Length
    4.1 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    61.5 mm
  • Min Focus Distance
    0.4 in
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Group Qty
    9
  • Element Qty
    11
  • Filter Size
    37 mm
  • Features
    built-in lens shield, aspherical lens

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    none

Power

  • Batteries Included
    1

Memory / Storage

  • Internal Storage
    32 GB flash
  • Included Memory Card
    32 GB
  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card

Additional Features

  • Additional Features
    Built-in speaker, RGB primary color filter, histogram display, accessories hot shoe, takes photos while movie recording, 24p Cinema Mode, RGB primary color filter, histogram display, takes photos while movie recording, 24p Cinema Mode
  • Low Lux / Night Mode
    Yes
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec
  • Features
    24p Cinema Mode, RGB primary color filter, histogram display, accessories hot shoe, built-in speaker, takes photos while movie recording

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card
  • Type
    HDMI, USB, component video output, composite video/audio output, microphone, headphones
  • Qty
    1

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo
  • Microphone Operation Mode
    Stereo

Battery

  • Technology
    lithium ion
  • Battery Type
    Canon BP-809
  • Details
    1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 890 mAh ( included ), 1 x Canon BP-809 Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
  • Battery Form Factor
    manufacturer specific
  • Manufacturer Battery Name
    Canon BP-809

Software

  • Type
    Drivers & Utilities, Pixela ImageMixer 3SE, PIXELA Image Mixer
  • Software
    Drivers & Utilities, PIXELA Image Mixer, Drivers & Utilities, Pixela ImageMixer 3SE

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, USB port

Header

  • Brand
    Canon
  • Product Line
    Canon VIXIA
  • Model
    HF20
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

Video Input

  • Type
    camcorder
  • Camcorder Type
    consumer
  • Min Illumination
    0.4 lux
  • Digital Zoom
    300 x
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, MPEG-4
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • High Definition Video Support
    1080p
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Camcorder Media Type
    flash card
  • Video Recording Modes
    LP, FXP, SP, XP, MXP
  • Face Detection
    Yes
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (SuperRange)
  • Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer
    Yes
  • Features
    24p Cinema Mode, RGB primary color filter, histogram display, accessories hot shoe, built-in speaker, takes photos while movie recording

Optical System

  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (SuperRange)

Audio Input

  • Audio input type
    microphone
  • Microphone Form Factor
    built-in
  • Microphone technology
    electret condenser
  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo

Exposure Parameters

  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    beach, fireworks, night mode, portrait mode, snow, sports mode, spotlight, sunset

White Balance

  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (warm white), shade, tungsten light

Auto Focus

  • System
    TTL contrast detection

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    2.8 in
  • Height
    2.4 in
  • Weight
    11.99 oz

Optical Sensor

  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution
    3.89 pixels
  • Camcorder Effective Resolution (Video Mode)
    2.99 pixels
  • Camcorder Effective Resolution (Photo Mode)
    3.31
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/4"
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
  • Sensor Qty
    1
  • Total Pixels
    3.89 megapixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    2.99 megapixels

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating
  • Diagonal Size
    2.7 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    6.9 cm
  • Display Format
    211,000 pixels

Service & Support

  • Type
    1 year warranty

Service & Support Details

  • Type
    limited warranty
  • Service Included
    parts and labor
  • Full Contract Period
    1 year

Camera Memory

  • Internal Storage Type
    flash
  • Internal Storage Capacity
    32 GB
  • Included Memory Card Capacity
    32 GB
  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card

Camera Specifications

  • Surround Sound
    Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording
  • Print Standard
    PictBridge support, Exif Print support, direct print

Camcorder Features

  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Low Lux / Night Mode
    Yes

Supported Battery Details

  • Quantity
    1
  • Form Factor
    Canon BP-809
  • Details
    Li-ion rechargeable battery
  • Capacity
    890 mAh
  • Included
    included

General

  • Manufacturer
    Canon

Where to Buy

Canon Vixia HF20

Part Number: 3535B001 Released: Apr 1, 2009

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