Canon Vixia HG20 Video
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Canon Vixia HG20 Review
The good: Excellent video quality; 60GB hard drive; attractive, understated design.
The bad: Wind filter not as dependable as previous Canon models; manual focus pretty useless.
The bottom line: Like its cousin, the flash-based HF11, Canon's Vixia HG20 delivers excellent HD video quality and performance albeit in a slightly larger, heavier package. However, you do get more storage space and a lower price.
Canon Vixia HG20 Specs
Part number: 3085B001
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