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Pro performance that’s easy to handle.

This camcorder is fully equipped to make your movie making dreams come true. The highly sensitive HD CMOS PRO sensor captures more light to produce clear, bright images even in low lighting conditions. Face Detection Technology automatically focuses on a face (or faces) in the scene. Audio Scene Select makes it easy to get crystal clear sound in various situations – whether you need to reduce the sound of a moving vehicle or capture the richness of an indoor music performance. Get ready to shoot compelling video worthy of the big screen.

  • 32 GB of internal memory with SD card slot for hours of high definition recording.
  • Intelligent IS automatically switches among four types of stabilization control based on your shooting conditions.
  • 10x Optical Zoom focuses in clearly at any setting.
  • Smart AUTO mode adjusts your settings based around 38 scenes – from people in motion to Tele Macro recording.
  • 8-blade iris diaphragm delivers smooth image effects.
  • Instant AF achieves a sharp focus quickly even in low light conditions.
  • Simple to use 3.5-inch touch panel LCD.
  • True-to-life AVCHD recording.
  • Cinema-look filter, Story Creator and Touch Decoration allows you to get creative with your videos.

$999.99 MSRP

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Print Specs

  • What's in the Box
    • VIXIA HF G20 Camcorder
    • Lens Hood (with Lens Barrier)
    • Battery Pack BP-808
    • Compact Power Adapter CA-570
    • Wireless Controller WL-D89
    • Stylus Pen
    • USB Interface Cable IFC-300PCU
    • Stereo Video Cable STV-250N
    • Mini HDMI Cable HTC-100/S
    • Bundled CD ROMs:
      • Pixela Video Browser
      • Photo Applications / Audio Disc
  • Zoom Ratio10x Optical/40x/200x Digital (Movie mode only)
  • Focal Length Range4.25-42.5mm (35mm equivalent 30.4-304mm)
  • Standard Definition or High DefinitionHigh Definition
  • Power SupplyBattery BP-808
  • Recording/CodecAVCHD/MPEG-4
  • AudioAVCHD Satisfied: Dolby Digital 2 Channel (AC3); 5.1 Channel (with optional Canon SM-V1 5.1-Channel Surround Microphone)
  • Image Sensor

    1/3-inch HD CMOS Pro, RGB Primary Colour Filter

  • Effective Pixels
    • Video: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
    • Photo: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
  • Total Pixels

    Approx. 2.37 Megapixels

  • Max. Movie Recording Time
    • 32GB internal flash drive in AVCHD:*
      • LP (1440 x 1080) 12 hours 15 minutes**
      • SP (1440 x 1080) 9 hours 35 minutes**
      • XP+ (1440 x 1080) 5 hours 45 minutes**
      • FXP (1920 x 1080) 4 hours 10 minutes**
      • MXP (1920 x 1080) 2 hours 55 minutes**


    * When recording has continued for 12 hours, it will automatically stop and then start.
    ** Variable bit rate

  • Lens
    • Zoom Ratio: 10x Optical/40x/200x Digital (Movie mode only)
    • Focal Length: 4.25-42.5mm (35mm equivalent 30.4-304mm)
    • Zoom Speed: Variable, Constant: Fast, Normal, Slow (16 steps in each mode)
    • Max. F/Stop: f/1.8-2.8
  • Focusing System

    Instant AF, Medium AF, Face Priority AF, TTL (through the lens)

  • Max. Shutter SpeedMovie: 1/2000 sec.
  • White BalanceAuto, Set 1, Set 2, Custom (2,000K to 15,000K in 100K increments), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Manual
  • Frame Rate


    AVCHD: 60i/PF30
    MP4: 24P/30P
  • Viewfinder0.24-inch, colour widescreen viewfinder

    (Approx. 260,000 dots; Approx. 100% field of view)
  • LCD Screen (Monitor Unit)3.5-inch Touch Panel Widescreen Color LCD (Approx. 922,000 dots)
  • Microphone3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
  • Recording MediaBuilt-in 32 GB memory and 2 additional SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots

    *Use of Class 4 or above (4, 6 or 10) memory cards is recommended for recording MXP or FXP (1920 x 1080 pixel recording) movies. For other recording formats, a Class 2 or higher card is recommended. Also, movie recording requires cards with 128MB of memory or more.
  • USB Terminalmini-B: Hi-Speed USB supported
  • Video TerminalComponent (output), Composite (output)
  • Audio TerminalAVCHD Satisfied: Dolby Digital 2 Channel (AC3); 5.1 Channel (with optional Canon SM-V1 5.1-Channel Surround Microphone)
  • HDMI TerminalAvailable; mini connector (output only)
  • AV Mini-terminal/Headphone Terminal3.5 mm 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)
  • Operating Temperature Range23° to 113°F (-5° to 45°C); 60% relative humidity / 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C); 85% relative humidity (performance)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D)3.0 x 3.1 x 6.3-inch (77 x 78 x 161mm). Excluding lens hood and grip belt.
  • WeightApprox. 1.3 lb. / 575g (including lens hood and grip belt)
    Approx. 1.4 lb. / 620g (Including Battery BP-808, memory card (x1), lens hood and grip belt)
  • *Compared with the 2011 Canon VIXIA HF G10 Camcorder.