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, SP, XP
  • System
    TTL phase 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
    300x
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/4"
  • Optical Zoom
    15x
  • Print Standard
    Direct print, PictBridge support
  • Video Recording Modes
    SP, LP, XP, XP+
  • Effective Photo Resolution
    3.31 MP
  • Face Detection
    Yes
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution
    3.89 MP
  • Digital Video Format
    MPEG-4, AVCHD
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CMOS
  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Manufacturer
    Canon

Camera Flash

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

Display

  • Display Format
    211,000 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating

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
  • Min Illumination
    0.4 lux
  • White Balance Presets
    Cloudy, tungsten light, daylight, shade, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (warm white)

Lens System

  • Type
    Zoom lens - 15x zoom - 4.1 - 61.5 mm - f/1.8-3.2
  • 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
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Filter Size
    37 mm
  • Features
    built-in lens shield

Power

  • Batteries Included
    1

Memory / Storage

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

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    none

Additional Features

  • Features
    24p Cinema Mode, RGB primary color filter, histogram display, takes photos while movie recording
  • Additional Features
    RGB primary color filter, histogram display, takes photos while movie recording, 24p Cinema Mode
  • Low Lux / Night Mode
    Yes

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo
  • Microphone Operation Mode
    Stereo

Battery

  • Technology
    lithium ion
  • Battery Type
    Canon BP-809
  • Details
    1 x Canon BP-809 Li-ion rechargeable battery (included)

Software

  • Type
    Drivers & Utilities, PIXELA Image Mixer
  • Software
    Drivers & Utilities, PIXELA Image Mixer

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, SP, XP
  • Face Detection
    Yes
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (SuperRange)
  • Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer
    Yes
  • Features
    24p Cinema Mode, RGB primary color filter, histogram display, takes photos while movie recording

Optical System

  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (SuperRange)

Audio Input

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

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 phase detection

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

Dimensions & Weight

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

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, direct print

Camcorder Features

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

General

  • Manufacturer
    Canon

Where to Buy

Canon Vixia HF20

Part Number: 3535B001 Released: Apr 1, 2009

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