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Canon XA20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 reviews of Canon XA20. 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. Reviewers really like the price and zoom. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, but reviews about the viewfinder and size are different. Many are negative about the battery and memory.

usability, portability, image quality, zoom, price

durability, memory, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon XA20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon XA20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Canon XA20 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the portability and zoom, whereas some have doubts about the durability and usability.

zoom, portability

usability, durability

43% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon XA20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 user reviews of Canon XA20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviews about the price and size are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. The viewfinder and memory get critical comments.

usability, portability, image quality, size, price

battery, memory, viewfinder

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review (warehouseexpress.com)

Super Camcorder

 

Nice simple screen menu with lots of that all important manual control. Having said that, going automatic is a pleasure too. Up to now I have been using DSLRs which can be tricky for subjects that move in and out of focus. The autofocus on this...

Great Picture Quality","Lightweight","Simple Controls

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (warehouseexpress.com)

Super Camcorder

 

Nice simple screen menu with lots of that all important manual control. Having said that, going automatic is a pleasure too. Up to now I have been using DSLRs which can be tricky for subjects that move in and out of focus. The autofocus on this...

Great Picture Quality ; Lightweight ; Simple Controls

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (warehouseexpress.com)

So much less hassle than DSLR !

 

I was using a Nikon D4 previously for video work and my stress levels have dropped dramatically now that I use the camcorder. It is so much easier to use than a DSLR! Admittedly there is a trade off in the image quality which is very slightly softer...

Fast Accurate Autofocus","Great Features","Great Picture Quality","Lightweight","Quiet

Flimsy Construction

Jul, 2014

Consumer review (warehouseexpress.com)

So much less hassle than DSLR !

 

I was using a Nikon D4 previously for video work and my stress levels have dropped dramatically now that I use the camcorder. It is so much easier to use than a DSLR! Admittedly there is a trade off in the image quality which is very slightly softer...

Fast Accurate Autofocus ; Great Features ; Great Picture Quality ; Lightweight ; Quiet

Flimsy Construction

Jul, 2014

Consumer review (warehouseexpress.com)

Smacks quality

 

The first thing you notice about the XA20 when unpacking it is that it feels extremely well made a rugged compared to a prosumer camcorder. It took me a while to come to grips with the manual, but once you start setting the XA20 up it is very easy,...

Durable","Great Features","Great Picture Quality

Veiwfinder

Jun, 2014

Consumer review (warehouseexpress.com)

Smacks quality

 

The first thing you notice about the XA20 when unpacking it is that it feels extremely well made a rugged compared to a prosumer camcorder. It took me a while to come to grips with the manual, but once you start setting the XA20 up it is very easy,...

Durable ; Great Features ; Great Picture Quality

Veiwfinder

Jun, 2014

Consumer review (warehouseexpress.com)

Dream camera, seriously...

 

I was so happy with the XA10 that when I heard the XA20 had been released, I only checked the specs with passing interest. After all, the XA10 had everything I wanted. The only thing I wished the XA10 had, for wildlife videography, was a 20x zoom. So,...

20x Zoom","Great Features","Great Picture Quality","Image Stabilization","Lightweight

No Internal Memory

Mar, 2014

Consumer review (warehouseexpress.com)

Dream camera, seriously...

 

I was so happy with the XA10 that when I heard the XA20 had been released, I only checked the specs with passing interest. After all, the XA10 had everything I wanted. The only thing I wished the XA10 had, for wildlife videography, was a 20x zoom. So,...

20x Zoom ; Great Features ; Great Picture Quality ; Image Stabilization ; Lightweight

No Internal Memory

Mar, 2014