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Canon XA20

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Canon XA20

£14,380.00
Canon XA20
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A fully featured and classic 20x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera
20x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.09MP 1" Jan 2014
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Canon XA20 Review

With excellent features and reviews, we have ranked the Canon XA20 number 20 in shoulder camcorders and number 198 across all camcorders.
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Reviews
6 Reviews
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Features
Fully-Featured
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Age
4 Years Old
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has below average user reviews with an average user rating of 60%. HP camcorders have excellent reviews in general.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better video cameras are available. View the latest video cameras 2018.
It has some great features:
Has an image stabilizer
Larger than average display diagonal
Bigger than average digital zoom
Features wi-Fi
20x zoom wide angle canon HD video lens
1/2.84 HD CMOS pro sensor
8.77cm (3.5 ) OLED touchscreen and tiltable EVF
Dual-Format recording
Professional audio
Infrared shooting
Built-in wi-fi, GPS compatibility
Compact, lightweight body

Canon XA20 Video Reviews

Canon XA20 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Poor User Reviews

On average, people who bought this Canon video camera rated it as 60 out of 100. This video camera in the bottom 7% of all the camcorders when ranked by user rating.

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Canon Has Very Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

Based on 2,442 expert and owner reviews (including 492 verified purchases), Canon has very good reviews for its camcorders. 96% of those that bought a Canon video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Canon released the XA20 in January 2014.

Features

Very Small Total Megapixels

The Canon XA20's total megapixels of only 3.09MP is smaller than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 26% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. Camcorders have total megapixels of between 0.3MP and 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP.

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Heavier Than Average

The lightest camcorder is 50g , the heaviest is 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g. The weight of the Canon XA20 of 765g is heavier than 80% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Canon XA20 of 20x is pretty standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 62% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Optical Sensor Size

The Canon XA20's optical sensor size of 0.352" is pretty standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 64% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This video camera has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon XA20 has an image stabilizer. 69% of video cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

Camcorders have display diagonals of between 1.3" and 9", and the average display diagonal is 3". The display diagonal of the Canon XA20 of 3.5" is larger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is larger than 93% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Support HDMI

The Canon XA20 does not support HDMI, unlike 70% of video cameras which support HDMI.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of video cameras is 1.5x, the biggest is 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x. The digital zoom of the Canon XA20 of 400x is bigger than 76% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Canon XA20 features wi-Fi, which is unusual. 76% of video cameras do not feature wi-Fi.

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Bigger Than Average Closest Focusing Distance

Across all the camcorders the closest focusing distances range from 0.0005m to 20m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.35m. The closest focusing distance of the Canon XA20 of 0.6m is bigger than 92% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Microphone in

The Canon XA20 has a microphone in. 75% of camcorders do not have a microphone in.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Canon XA20 has a vari-angle LCD display. 91% of video cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Canon XA20 has a handheld remote control, which is unusual. 92% of camcorders do not have a handheld remote control.

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Full HD

The Canon XA20 is Full HD, as are 70% of camcorders.

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Higher Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The lowest maximum aperture number of camcorders is 1.6, the highest is 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5. The maximum aperture number of the Canon XA20 of 8 is in the highest 11% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card size of the Canon XA20 of 128GB is larger than 80% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the camcorders the maximum memory card sizes range from 2GB to 260GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 66GB.

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Longer Than Average Video Recording Time

Video cameras have video recording times of between 0.67h and 95h, and the average video recording time is 14h. The Canon XA20's video recording time of 10.1h is longer than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is longer than 69% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon 8453b002iv, canon xa20e

Barcodes:

00013803217568, 00616932797064, 00628804153106, 00635492500846, 04960999977607, 04960999977706, 08714574605722, 08714574605739, 08714574605746, 08714574605777

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