Canon HV20 Review Expanded (Somewhat...)

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by David Ruether, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. I have added some changes to my Canon HV 20 review
    (including more comments, comparison frame grabs between
    a Sony VX2000 and the Canon HV20, and a description of
    the changes made in the new Canon Vixia HV30) - at
    www.donferrario.com/ruether/canon_hv20.htm
     
    David Ruether, Jan 25, 2008
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  2. David -

    I just got one of these for $799 at Best Buy, but they also had the Sony
    HC5 for the same price, and it was hard to see why the Canon would be so
    superior. Do you have any experience with the Sony, or know anything
    about it?

    Gary Eickmeier
     
    Gary Eickmeier, Feb 5, 2008
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  3. The HC5 apparently does not have headphone or earphone jacks,
    and according to this comparison, the picture (of the similar HC7)
    is not as good as that of the HV20 (comparison frame-grabs are
    included in the review) in either bright light or low-light. This review
    (that persuaded me) is at -
    www.camcorderinfo.com/content/The-Great-HD-Shoot-Out---Canon-HV20-Sony-HDR-HC7-Panasonic-HDC-SD1-JVC-GZ-HD7/Performance.htm
    I find the HV20 zoom control easy to use - especially since the
    slowest (and unusually slow...) zoom speed can be locked in,
    permitting simple "mashing" of the control for a nice crawling zoom.
    The HV20 picture in bright light (especially with a little adjustment
    of the limited picture control options) is spectacularly good at the
    lens short end, WAY beyond anything I expected to see in an
    inexpensive small consumer camcorder. I'm very happy with it.
    Now if only HDV were as easy to edit properly (see more on my
    woes with that under rec.video.desktop - but I think Premiere
    Elements 4 is solving those now).
     
    David Ruether, Feb 5, 2008
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  4. David Ruether

    jazu Guest

    I think HV20 fills unbalanced in your hand.
     
    jazu, Feb 9, 2008
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  5. Whot about HG10?

    Boba Vankufer
     
    Boba & Ilinka, Feb 9, 2008
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