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Canon Vixia HG20 specifications

Canon Vixia HG20
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Canon Vixia HG20 specifications

Below you will find the product specifications and the manual specifications of the Canon Vixia HG20.

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Brand Canon
Model Vixia HG20 | 3086B006
Product Camcorder
EAN 8714574522326
Language English
Filetype EN - 135 Manual (PDF), EN - 135 (PDF)
Lens system
Digital zoom 200 x
Optical zoom 12 x
Focal length range 4.8 - 57.6 mm
Filter size 37 mm
Image stabilizer
Interchangeable lens -
Image sensor
Total megapixels 3.31 MP
Optical sensor size 1/3.2 "
Sensor type CMOS
Effective megapixels (movie) 2.07 MP
Effective megapixels (image) 2.76 MP
Display LCD
Display diagonal 2.7 "
Built-in display
Display resolution (numeric) 211000 pixels
Built-in flash
Built-in light
Other features
Auto focus
Manual focus
Night mode
Built-in microphone
Audio system Dolby Digital
Built-in speaker(s)
Minimum illumination 0.2 lx
Photo mode
Camcorder type Handheld camcorder
Ports & interfaces
DV port
USB 2.0 ports quantity 1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out 1
Microphone in
S-Video out
Headphone outputs 1
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity 0
Internal storage capacity 60 GB
Camcorder media type Memory card,HDD
Compatible memory cards SD,SDHC
Disc types supported
Camcorder tape type
Weight & dimensions
Weight 465 g
Width 80 mm
Depth 138 mm
Height 77 mm
Product colour Black
Battery technology Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery capacity - mAh
Focus adjustment Auto/Manual
White balance
White balance Auto,Tungsten,Fluorescent,Cloudy,Daylight,Fluorescent H,Shade
Viewfinder type Not available
Maximum video resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
HD type Full HD
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Store up to 22 hours of great-looking 1920x1080 Full HD movies on the camcorder’s 60Gb HDD. Easily connect to an HD TV, upload footage to the web, or burn movies to DVD or Blu-ray disc.

Shoot up to 22 hours

Your adventure starts with the HG20… Store up to 22 hours of Full HD movies to a 60Gb Hard Disk Drive (HDD) – perfect for every adventure, long or short.

Dual Recording

With Canon’s Dual Recording system, choose how you record. When there’s no spare media to hand, store movies on the HDD. Alternatively shoot to SDHC memory cards: cards are great for sharing and are also an easy way to add extra capacity.

1920x1080 Full HD

The HG20 records 1920x1080 Full HD video – perfect for displaying on a Full HD TV. Five recording quality settings are available: at the highest setting HD movies are captured at 24 Mbps – the maximum possible data rate, for maximum possible image quality.

Canon HD Camera System

The Canon HD Camera System is the unique combination of a Canon HD Video Lens with 12x optical zoom, a 3.3 MP Canon Full HD CMOS sensor, and the powerful DIGIC DV II processor. All of these components are made exclusively by Canon and optimised to work perfectly together – for superb HD quality.

Instant AF

Designed for HD shooting, Instant AF is the easiest way to achieve highly accurate auto focus at speed. When focusing manually, Focus Assist tools (Magnifying and Peaking) are available.

Super Range Optical Image Stabilizer

Effective for both low and high frequency vibrations, Super Range OIS compensates for almost every kind of movement: from slow vibrations associated with breathing to the rapid shaking of a car journey.


A range of creative features is available, including 25p Cinema Mode, for a filmic look, and 11 Program AE modes.

Superior audio

Attach an external microphone via the input connection to gain greater control over sound recording. Manual audio controls – microphone attenuation control, audio level meters and audio level control – are available to help achieve perfect audio quality.


Attach a range of accessories to the HG20’s mini Advanced Accessory Shoe. Once recording has finished, play back video on your HD TV via HDMI or component output. Since the HDMI connection has CEC support, the camcorder’s playback functions can be controlled using an external remote.

Manage, edit, share

Supplied PIXELA ImageMixer™ 3 SE software makes it easy to manage, edit and share HD movies. You can convert them to different file formats and even choose to burn a Blu-ray disc: a Dual Layer Blu-ray disc has 50GB capacity.