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CANON HF20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 reviews of CANON HF20. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the size and design are generally positive. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, but comments about the reliability and durability are mixed. Many are negative about the viewfinder.

usability, price, portability, design, size

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the CANON HF20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for CANON HF20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of CANON HF20 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and battery. The memory and size are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the usability, while some have doubts about the zoom and price.

size, memory, battery, portability

price, zoom

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for CANON HF20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of CANON HF20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviews about the design and price are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the reliability. There are some mixed comments about the battery.

usability, portability, image quality, price, design

reliability

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Canon Legria HF20

 

After the marvellous HF S10, how does the Canon Legria HF20 compare? James Morris tells all.

May, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon Legria HF20 digital video camera

 

Full HD flash memory-based camcorder with 32GB of inbuilt memory

Good image quality in optimum lighting, 3.5mm microphone jack, speedy 24Mbps AVCHD bit rate

Poor low light performance (compared to the Canon HF11), slightly cumbersome and uncomfortable design

The Canon Legria HF20 is a decent high-definition camcorder with some interesting features on board. Unfortunately, it is trumped by its HF11 sibling; an identically-priced model that offers a superior low-light performance.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Canon Vixia HF20 review: Canon Vixia HF20

 

Canon Vixia HF20

Broad manual feature set unusual in a camcorder its size; excellent video quality; attractive, functional design.

Relatively expensive.

While it's more expensive than its sub-$600 competitors, the Canon Vixia HF20 and Vixia HF200 deliver a more extensive feature set for the extra money. The HF200, which lacks internal memory, is probably a better buy than the HF20, though the HF20's...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

Canon Vixia HF20 review: Canon Vixia HF20

 

Canon Vixia HF20

Broad manual feature set unusual in a camcorder its size; excellent video quality; attractive, functional design.

Relatively expensive.

While it's more expensive than its sub-$600 competitors, the Canon Vixia HF20 and Vixia HF200 deliver a more extensive feature set for the extra money. The HF200, which lacks internal memory, is probably a better buy than the HF20, though the HF20's...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (camcorderinfo.com)

Canon Vixia HF20 Camcorder Review

 

The new Canon HF20 comes from a highly-praised, award-winning pedigree. It is being marketed as a less expensive alternative to our 2008 camcorder of the year, the Canon HF11. For an MSRP of $899 ($300 less than the HF11), you get an HD camcorder...

Since it is $300 cheaper than last year's Canon HF11, we didn't expect the HF20 to put up the kind of numbers we saw from its award-winning sibling. What did shock us, however, was how steep of a downgrade the HF20 really is. Sure, it's smaller and...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Ricky (etechreviews.net)

Canon Vixia HF20 Camcorder Review

 

If you are looking at buying a camcorder to cherish sweet memories for a longer period of time, it is important that you make an intelligent decision, lest you would realize that somewhere down the lane you have chosen the wrong machine.The new Cannon...

May, 2009

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (washingtonpost.com)

Canon HF20

 

The HF20 ($899 MSRP) is a new high definition camcorder from Canon that can record either to its 32 GB of internal flash memory or removable SD/SDHC memory cards. The HF20 also comes with high hopes from consumers. It's more expensive predecessor, the...

Canon didn't change too much with design on the HF20, so it looks very similar to past models. The hand strap is large and comfortable, but due to some awkward construction on the camcorder's right side, it can be a bit difficult to get a good grip on...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (reviewed.com)

Canon HF20

 

Stuffed with features, with major ups and downs in performance

Decent color accuracy; Fantastic sharpness

Poor low light performance; Consistently high noise levels

Since it is $300 cheaper than last year’s Canon HF11, we didn’t expect the HF20 to put up the kind of numbers we saw from its award-winning sibling. What did shock us, however, was how steep of a downgrade the HF20 really is. Sure, it’s smaller and...

Mar, 2009

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Canon Legria HF20

 

Very compact

Does not work with iMovie9

Oct, 2009

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Canon Legria HF20

 

Light with good image quality

Hard to keep steady at maximum zoom

Jun, 2009

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