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Canon HG20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 399 reviews of Canon HG20. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the design and portability are generally positive. The price and image quality are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the battery. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and reliability.

usability, image quality, price, portability, design

reliability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon HG20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon HG20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Canon HG20 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and durability. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, but the battery and design get less positive opinions. There are some mixed views about the price.

usability, portability, image quality, durability, size

design, battery

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon HG20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 294 user reviews of Canon HG20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and portability. The price and image quality also get good reviews, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the battery. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and reliability.

usability, image quality, price, portability, size

reliability, viewfinder

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

GOOD GEAR GUIDE - EDITOR'S CHOICE

Expert review by : Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon HG20

 

If camcorders were types of wine, the Canon range would be an exceptionally fine vintage preferred by foppish aristocrats and worldly connoisseurs. Ti...

Unsurpassed image sharpness, 60GB hard drive, lots of manual control

Slightly oversized, questionable build quality

The HG20 is an excellent high-def HDD camcorder that easily matches anything else on the market. Although the build quality could be better, its video performance more than makes up for any shortcomings. Highly recommended.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Derek Fung (cnet.com.au)

Canon HG20

 

Canon's rapid ascent up the high-def, hard-disk camcorder totem pole continues with the HG20 and HG21 twins. Both share optical image stabilisation, 12x optical zoom and a CMOS sensor. The HG20 comes with a smaller 60GB hard-disk and misses out on a...

Nov, 2008

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