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VIXIA HF G20

High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder
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Overview

Experience Pro-level Imaging

True video enthusiasts and advanced amateurs will find their inspirational match in the new VIXIA HF G20. Designed to rival pro-level camcorders in image quality, it's equipped with a Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens with 8-bladed iris for stunning quality video and soft, beautiful background blur. The camcorder's Canon HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor provides extraordinary flexibility with extended dynamic range, enhanced gradation, and significantly more light capture for 20% improved low-light performance*. You'll record up to 12 hours of crisp HD video to a 32GB internal flash drive or simultaneously to 2 memory card slots (SDHC and fast, high-capacity SDXC). For extra assurance Relay Recording automatically switches recording to the SD memory cards when the internal drive is full so you never miss a moment - the second card takes over automatically when the first becomes full. Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization keeps your video smooth and blur-free, even at the long end of the zoom, and Intelligent IS ensures effortless stabilization no matter what the shooting situation. The VIXIA HF G20 can deliver simultaneous output to both the Electronic Viewfinder with pro-style large eye cap, and the bright 3.5-inch Touch Panel LCD. For easy, high-quality shooting, Smart AUTO automatically recognizes and selects proper settings for 38 different scenes, and the camcorder's rich array of manual functions and Professional Shooting Assist Functions bring a new level of control to your video. Your creativity is further supported with newly customizable Cinema-Look Filters to alter the mood and intensity of your video, and Touch Decoration options to add an element of fun and excitement.
 

Features

Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens with 8-Blade Iris
The VIXIA HF G20 features a Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens which offers a 35mm equivalent of 30.4-304mm. It delivers unsurpassed image quality, the versatility of a wide angle of view and smooth and professional-looking background images thanks to a sophisticated 8-blade iris. The professional touch of a dedicated manual focus ring allows accurate and precise control.

Canon HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor
Incorporating a technology proven in Canon's professional level camcorders, the HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor is a 1/3" native 1920 x 1080 image sensor that delivers outstanding video resolution, superb low-light performance and a wide dynamic range. Unlike image sensors found in competitive consumer camcorders, the HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor uses fewer pixels, which are significantly larger and more sensitive, resulting in optimized video performance.

DIGIC DV III Image Processor
DIGIC DV III is specifically engineered to optimize the imaging performance of the camcorder's HD CMOS Image Sensor. The advanced processing speed of DIGIC DV III powers many of the camcorder's cutting-edge technologies, giving you more creative freedom than ever before.

Record to Internal Flash Drive or SD Memory Card
The camcorder's internal 32GB Flash Drive holds up to 12 hours of crisp, high-definition video safely and securely. You can also record to 2 removable SD memory card slots.

Increased Clarity, Adjustability
The VIXIA HF G20 camcorder's audio is an excellent match for its pristine image quality. The microphone has updated elements that increase clarity at medium and low frequencies, so even faint sounds are recorded clearly. Three microphone positions let you adjust recording to suit the position of the zoom or your subjects. Frequency response characteristics can be adjusted for the scene with several options.

Smart AUTO and Auto Tele Macro
Smart AUTO lets you capture clear, bright, well-focused video while the camcorder takes care of all the details. The system recognizes 38 shooting situations based on numerous factors, then automatically chooses the optimal settings for the situation. When you shoot a nearby subject in telephoto zoom mode, Auto Tele Macro gives your video the high-end artistic effect of a well-focused subject against a beautifully blurred background.

Main Unit Specs

Standard Definition or High DefinitionHigh Definition
Television SystemNTSC
Video Recording systemMPEG4-AVC / H.264
Image Sensor1/3-inch HD CMOS Pro, RGB Primary Color Filter
Total PixelsApprox. 2.37 Megapixels
Effective PixelsVideo: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
Photo: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
Maximum recording Time

32GB internal flash drive in AVCHD:*
LP (1440 x 1080) 12 hours 15 minutes**
SP (1440 x 1080) 9 hours 35 minutes**
XP+ (1440 x 1080) 5 hours 45 minutes**
FXP (1920 x 1080) 4 hours 10 minutes**
MXP (1920 x 1080) 2 hours 55 minutes**

* When recording has continued for 12 hours, it will automatically stop and then start.
** Variable bit rate

LensZoom Ratio: 10x Optical/40x/200x Digital (Movie mode only)
Focal Length: 4.25-42.5mm (35mm equivalent 30.4-304mm)
Zoom Speed: Variable, Constant: Fast, Normal, Slow (16 steps in each mode)
Max. F/Stop: f/1.8-2.8
Focusing SystemInstant AF, Medium AF, Face Priority AF, TTL (through the lens)
Manual ExposureYes
Programmed AESmart Auto, P, Tv, Av, M (Manual exposure), SCN, Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night Scene, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks
Max Shutter SpeedMovie: 1/2000 sec.
Minimum Focusing Distance20mm (wide) / 60cm (across the entire zoom range)
White BalanceAuto, Set 1, Set 2, Custom (2,000K to 15,000K in 100K increments), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Manual
Frame RateNTSC:
PF24*, PF30*, 60i, 24P (24 progressive recording)
*60i recording
Minimum IlluminationNTSC Auto mode 1.2 lux (with auto slow shutter selected - shutter speed 1/30 sec.)
Low Light mode: 0.1 lux (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)
Image StabilizationDynamic SuperRange Optical (lens shift), Standard SuperRange Optical (lens shift), Powered IS, Intelligent IS

Intelligent IS in Auto mode:

Dynamic IS (default)
Powered IS
Macro IS
Tripod Mode

IS Modes other than Intelligent IS; Dynamic IS and Powered IS settings can be selected:

Standard IS
IS Off

Filter Diameter58mm
Viewfinder.24-inch, color widescreen viewfinder
(Approx. 260,000 dots; Approx. 100% field of view)
LCD Screen3.5-inch Touch Panel Widescreen Color LCD (Approx. 922,000 dots)
Recording MediaBuilt-in 32 GB memory and 2 additional SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots

*Use of Class 4 or above (4, 6 or 10) memory cards is recommended for recording MXP or FXP (1920 x 1080 pixel recording) movies. For other recording formats, a Class 2 or higher card is recommended. Also, movie recording requires cards with 128MB of memory or more.
USB Terminalmini-B: Hi-Speed USB supported
Video TerminalComponent (output), Composite (output)
AudioAVCHD Satisfied: Dolby Digital 2 Channel (AC3); 5.1 Channel (with optional Canon SM-V1 5.1-Channel Surround Microphone)
Accessory ShoeMini Advanced Accessory Shoe
Supplied Video Editing SoftwarePixela Video Browser / Network Utility Disc
Canon ImageBrowser EX Disc
HDMI TerminalAvailable; mini connector (output only)
Microphone Terminal3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal3.5 mm 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)
Operating Temperature range23° to 113°F (-5° to 45°C); 60% relative humidity / 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C); 85% relative humidity (performance)
Dimensions(W x H x D) 3.0 x 3.1 x 6.3-inch (77 x 78 x 161mm). Excluding lens hood and grip belt.
WeightApprox. 1.3 lb. / 575g (including lens hood and grip belt)
Approx. 1.4 lb. / 620g (Including Battery BP-808, memory card (x1), lens hood and grip belt)
VIXIA HF G20 Contents
VIXIA HF G20 Contents
  • VIXIA HF G20
  • Lens Hood (with Lens Barrier)
  • Battery Pack BP-808
  • Compact Power Adapter CA-570
  • Wireless Controller WL-D89
  • Stylus Pen
  • USB Cable IFC-300CU/S
  • Stereo Video Cable STV-250N
  • HDMI Cable HTC-100/S
  • Bundled CD ROMS:
    • Pixela Video Browser / Photo Applications / Audio Disc

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Disclaimer
*Compared with the 2011 Canon VIXIA HF G10 Camcorder.