The HF20 and HF200 camcorders are compact without being too small; all the controls are decent sized and easy to manipulate. Nor are they missing any critical features because of their size, except perhaps a viewfinder. The two differ by built-in memory--the HF20 has 32GB and the HF200 has none--and color: the HF200 is two-tone graphite and black, and the HF20 sports basic black.
Let there be light
The HF20/200 has a small LED video light. The stereo microphone sits beneath the lens.
Feel the power
Despite being smaller than the HF S10/S100, the HF20/HF200's power switch protrudes more, making it easier to feel and manipulate. And despite the camcorder's small size, it still includes an accessory shoe.
One of Canon's new features for 2009, Video Snap, lets you take 4-second clips. Again, despite the small size it has a pretty good feature set, including a microphone input and headphone jack.
All controls on the bezel
With the exception of the Video Snap mode button and the movie/still mode dial, all of the shooting, setup, and navigation controls live on the LCD bezel.