The Canon VIXIA HV20 HDV Camcorder brings the power of professional level HD recording to the consumer at a price that won't break the bank. The VIXIA HV20 captures images in genuine HD resolution of 1920 x 1080, so you are shooting in real HDTV, all on a mini HDV tape. One of the biggest features this camera brings to the consumer camcorder market is the ability to capture in 24p, the same frame rate used in movie film.
Canon improves upon the standard CCD camcorders by using a 1/2.7" CMOS sensor to generate images. The 2.96MP CMOS sensor tends to process faster than a CCD for richer color and sharper detail. When you add a Canon Optics HD lens, 10x optical zoom and a DV II processor you get ultra-sharp color and incredible detail even from a distance. In order to ensure you get the highest possible video quality and picture Canon added an HDMI output and hot shoe terminal to the HV20.
As impressive as the HV20 is as a camcorder, it gets even better as a 3.1 megapixel digital still camera. Store images on tiny HC Mini-SD memory cards with the Mini-SD card slot. The optical image stabilizer and advanced AF auto focus make it easy to get crisp clean video and photos. Choosing and using the enhanced features such as Smooth Zoom Zebra Pattern and Level Shot Control, are easy thanks to the 2.7" LCD screen.
Canon fit everything you can ask from a camcorder in the HV20, all in a body that fits comfortably in your pocket. Now if they could only develop a "remove 10 pounds feature"...
VIXIA HV20 HDV Camcorder, 1/2.7" 2.96MP CMOS Sensor, 1920 x 1080 Resolution, 24p Frame Rate, with 10x Optical Zoom, Optical Image Stabilizer, HDMI, Hot Shoe and HC miniSD Card Slot
BP-2L13 Battery Pack (with Terminal Cover)
CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
STV-250 N Stereo Video Cable
WL-D87 Wireless Controller
IFC-300PCU USB Cable
CTC-100 S Component Cable
Digital Video Solution Disk for Windows and Macintosh
1-Year Limited Warranty