Canon HV20 specs

General

  • Depth
    5.4 in
  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Camcorder Media Type
    Mini DV (HDV)
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.7"
  • Digital Zoom
    200 x
  • Video Recording Modes
    LP, SP
  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Audio Signal Format
    MPEG1 Audio Layer II, PCM
  • Interfaces Provided
    D4, composite video/audio
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical
  • Shooting Modes
    digital photo mode
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Effective Video Resolution
    2.07 MP
  • Digital Zoom
    200x
  • Digital Scene Transition
    Wipe fader, black fader
  • Audio Signal Format
    MPEG1 Audio Layer II, PCM
  • Camcorder Interpolated Photo Resolution
    3.1 MP
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.7"
  • Optical Zoom
    10x
  • Print Standard
    Direct print, PictBridge support
  • Video Recording Modes
    SP, LP
  • Auto Focus
    TTL contrast detection
  • Effective Photo Resolution
    2.76 MP
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution
    2.96 MP
  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CMOS
  • Manufacturer
    Canon

Display

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

Camera Flash

  • Type
    built-in flash
  • Camera Flash
    Built-in flash

Exposure & White Balance

  • Min Illumination
    0.2 lux
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, program, shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    beach, fireworks, night mode, portrait mode, snow, sports mode, spotlight, sunset
  • Special Effects
    Art, Black & White, Low Sharpening, Neutral, Sepia, Skin Detail, Soft, Vivid
  • White Balance
    automatic, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, fluorescent, fluorescent light (warm white), shade, tungsten light
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/2000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    1/2 sec
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    3 steps
  • Min Shutter Speed
    1/2 sec
  • White Balance
    Automatic, presets
  • Special Effects
    Soft, Art, Black & White, Sepia, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Vivid, Skin Detail
  • Shooting Programs
    Spotlight, portrait mode, night mode, fireworks, sports mode, sunset, beach, snow
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/2000 sec
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    3 steps
  • Exposure Modes
    Program, automatic, aperture-priority, shutter-priority
  • Min Illumination
    0.2 lux
  • White Balance Presets
    Fluorescent, cloudy, tungsten light, daylight, shade, fluorescent light (warm white)

Lens System

  • Optical Zoom
    10 x
  • Lens Aperture
    f/1.8-3.0
  • Min Focal Length
    6.1 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    61 mm
  • Min Focus Distance
    0.4 in
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Filter Size
    43 mm

Miscellaneous

  • Microsoft Certification
    Certified for Windows Vista
  • Certified for Windows Vista
    Certified for Windows Vista software and devices have undergone compatibility tests for ease-of-use, better performance and enhanced security.
  • Included Accessories
    IR remote control, USB cable, audio / video cable, component video cable, power adapter

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    miniSD Card
  • Memory Card Slot
    miniSD card

Power

  • Batteries Included
    1

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    LCD
  • Viewfinder Color Support
    color
  • Viewfinder Diagonal Size
    0.27 in
  • Viewfinder Resolution
    123000 pixels
  • Viewfinder Type
    Electronic - LCD
  • Viewfinder Diagonal Size
    0.27"
  • Image Aspect Ratio
    16:9
  • Viewfinder Resolution
    123,000 pixels
  • Viewfinder Color Support
    Color

Additional Features

  • Built-in Light
    Yes
  • Features
    24p Cinema Mode, RGB primary color filter, accessories hot shoe, analog to digital conversion with pass through, auto power save, brightness control, histogram display, sharpness control, takes photos while movie recording
  • DV input
    Yes
  • Additional Features
    RGB primary color filter, auto power save, sharpness control, analog to digital conversion with pass through, histogram display, accessories hot shoe, brightness control, takes photos while movie recording, 24p Cinema Mode
  • Built-in Light
    Yes
  • Low Lux / Night Mode
    Yes

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    miniSD card

Software

  • Type
    Drivers & Utilities
  • Software
    Drivers & Utilities

Battery

  • Technology
    lithium ion
  • Battery Type
    Canon BP-2L13 lithium ion - manufacturer-specific
  • Details
    1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery (included)

Header

  • Brand
    Canon
  • Product Line
    Canon, Canon VIXIA
  • Model
    HV20
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

Video Input

  • Type
    Camcorder
  • Camcorder Type
    consumer
  • Min Illumination
    0.2 lux
  • Digital Zoom
    200 x
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • High-Definition Video Support
    1080i
  • Interfaces Provided
    D4, composite video/audio
  • Camcorder Media Type
    Mini DV (HDV)
  • Video Recording Modes
    LP, SP
  • Special Effects
    Art, Black & White, Low Sharpening, Neutral, Sepia, Skin Detail, Soft, Vivid
  • Digital Scene Transition
    black fader, wipe fader
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical
  • Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer
    Yes
  • Features
    24p Cinema Mode, RGB primary color filter, accessories hot shoe, analog to digital conversion with pass through, auto power save, brightness control, histogram display, sharpness control, takes photos while movie recording

Audio Input

  • Audio input type
    microphone
  • Microphone Form Factor
    built-in

Exposure Parameters

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

White Balance

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

Shutter

  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/2000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    1/2 sec

Auto Focus

  • System
    TTL contrast detection

Optical Sensor

  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution
    2.96 megapixels
  • Camcorder Effective Resolution (Video Mode)
    2.07 megapixels
  • Camcorder Effective Resolution (Photo Mode)
    2.76 megapixels
  • Camcorder Interpolated Photo Resolution
    3.1 megapixels
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.7"
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    9.4 mm (1/2.7")
  • Sensor Qty
    1 CMOS

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
  • Features
    contrast control, display brightness control

Camera Memory

  • Memory Card Slot
    miniSD card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    miniSD Card

Camera Specifications

  • Print Standard
    PictBridge support, direct print

Camcorder Features

  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Low Lux / Night Mode
    Yes
  • Built-in Light
    Yes

Pro Camcorder Features

  • Audio Signal Format
    MPEG1 Audio Layer II, PCM

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    3.5 in
  • Depth
    5.4 in
  • Height
    3.2 in
  • Weight
    1.19 lbs

Service & Support

  • Type
    1 year warranty

Service & Support Details

  • Type
    limited warranty
  • Full Contract Period
    1 year

General

  • Manufacturer
    Canon