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Canon Vixia HF G20

A multi award winning 2.37 megapixel 1 video camera with poor features
2.37MP 1" Yes 620g Apr 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Canon Vixia HF G20 Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Canon Vixia HF G20 number 264 across all camcorders.
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236 Reviews + 2 Awards
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Missing Some Features
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4 Years Old
Overall Score
44
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 45?

It has terrific expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with 98% of buyers recommending this video camera to others. This camcorder has received two awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from Camcorderinfo.com plus one other site. Panasonic video cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However this Canon camcorder has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2017.
Customers report excellent product quality, design and it is easy to use.
The Vixia HF G20 is missing some features:
Heavy
Very low maximum aperture number
Very low effective megapixels (movie)
Does not support HDMI

Canon Vixia HF G20 Video Reviews


Canon Vixia HF G20 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Two Industry Awards

The editors of two expert review sites both concluded that this video camera was marvellous and gave it their highest award. Camcorderinfo.com and Reviewed.com both gave this Canon camcorder an "Editor's Choice" award.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Two experts from sites including reviewed.com and camcorderinfo.com have rated this video camera on average 98 out of 100. If all the camcorders are ranked by average expert review score then this Canon video camera is in the top 4%.

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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 234 owner reviews the average owner rating of this video camera is brilliant. Over 93% of reviewers gave this camcorder either 4 or 5 stars and 98% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Great Product Quality

37 people agreed that it was good quality.

Users Report Excellent Design

Nine people wrote that this camcorder was good looking and four owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was smooth.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

39 people considered that this camcorder was easy to use.

Canon Video Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 1,283 owner and expert reviews (including 285 verified purchases) for Canon video cameras and found that on average Canon has very good ratings. We also found that Canon has very good ratings specifically within its camcorders range. 97% of those that bought a Canon camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report a Good Quality Lens

Nine owners wrote in their reviews that the Canon Vixia HF G20 had a good zoom, four people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good autofocus and three owners concluded that it had a good lens.

Customers Report Superior Technical Features

10 people who reviewed it concluded that it had good features.

  • Camcorder has some nice features, good low light, dual cards, battery is horrible (more money to spend), hot shoe not feasible…
  • The best features are the duel memory card slot which can record to both cards at the same time…
  • Its image quality is outstanding and it's full of pro features without being that difficult to use…
  • The camcorder job was done all by myself and this is a camcorder LOADED with pro features that allows an easy use to get professional results…
  • The functions of this camera are approachable with some useful and great advance features…
  • Excellent features and beautiful picture…
    BO69 (Bestbuy.com) - November 2014
  • This is a great camcorder that has multiple features for all levels of photography…
  • Lots of features, easy for the point…
  • This camera has very nice features, many of which will take time to explore…
  • Great camera, same features as way more expensive models…

Users Report it is Robust

Four customers wrote in their reviews that it was well made.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Five customers who purchased it reckoned that it was lightweight, two customers wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to carry around and two owners concluded that it was compact.

Customers Report Helpful Technical Guidance

Two customers who purchased the Canon Vixia HF G20 concluded that it had good technical guidance.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Five people mentioned that this camcorder had a good screen.

Users Report Excellent Battery Life

Two customers wrote in their reviews that the Canon Vixia HF G20 had a good battery life.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

10 customers who purchased it considered that it was good value for money and two people mentioned in their reviews that it was expensive.


Features

Heavy

Across all the video cameras the weights range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 530g. The weight of the Vixia HF G20 of 620g is in the heaviest 20% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the camcorders the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.6 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.9. The Canon Vixia HF G20's maximum aperture number of only 2.8 is in the lowest 19% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

The average effective megapixels (movie) of all camcorders is 23,000MP, with the lowest being 0.41MP and the highest being 5,100,000MP. The Vixia HF G20's effective megapixels (movie) of only 2.07MP is quite low compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lowest 17% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support HDMI

The Vixia HF G20 does not support HDMI, unlike 67% of camcorders which support HDMI.

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Very Small Total Megapixels

The Vixia HF G20's total megapixels of only 2.37MP is fairly small compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 13% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The total megapixels of camcorders range from 0.3MP to 210MP, and the average total megapixels is 8.2MP.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Vixia HF G20 does not have a built-in flash, although this is within the context that 86% of camcorders also do not have a built-in flash.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Fairly Long Video Recording Time

The shortest video recording time of camcorders is 0.016h, the longest is 95h, and the average video recording time is 13h. The Vixia HF G20's video recording time of 12.4h is fairly long compared to most other camcorders. It is in the longest 19% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The Vixia HF G20's effective megapixels (image) of only 2.07MP is in the lowest 17% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. The lowest effective megapixels (image) of video cameras is 1.1MP, the highest is 26MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.8MP.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of camcorders range from 0.24" to 11", and the average display diagonal is 3". The Vixia HF G20's display diagonal of 3.5" is fairly large compared to most other video cameras. It is in the largest 13% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of camcorders is 1x, the biggest is 78x, and the average optical zoom is 26x. The optical zoom of the Vixia HF G20 of only 10x is in the smallest 14% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Microphone in

The Vixia HF G20 has a microphone in. 77% of camcorders do not have a microphone in.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Vixia HF G20 of 200x is fairly average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Vixia HF G20 is Full HD, as are 73% of camcorders.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Canon camcorder was released in April 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 8063b007
Barcodes 00013803206432, 00138032064322

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