Canon HV20 High Definition Camcorder Brief Review


REVIEW SUMMARY

Specifications

  • High Definition Mini DV Camcorder
  • 1080 HD resolution, 24p "Cinema Mode"
  • 10x optical zoom, optical image stabilization
  • HDMI Connectivity
  • Release Date: 2007-01-27
  • Final Grade: 75 3.75 Star Rating: Recommended


Canon HV20 High Definition Camcorder
High Definition Mini DV Camcorder; 1080 HD resolution, 24p "Cinema Mode"; 10x optical zoom, optical image stabilization; HDMI Connectivity
By , Last updated on: 5/12/2016

This Mini DV HD camcorder was great in its time. Its life cycle (and that of the mini DV format) has come to an end, but it served many users well. Here's what we had to say about it a few years ago:

The Canon HV20 High Definition Camcorder is an achievement in home video recording. With the HV20, amateur and casual videographers can now make full-resolution 1080 widescreen (16:9) high-definition videos, for use on their HDTVs. The camera's built-in HDMI terminal makes connecting to HDTVs incredibly easy. Advanced users will surely be interested in the 24p "Cinema Mode" which adds a film-like look to videos. In addition to the high-quality video capabilities, the HV20 also features a 3-megapixel still camera and 2.7-inch widescreen LCD.


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