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Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens (35mm equivalent: 30.4mm – 304mm) with 8-Blade Iris delivers exceptional image quality with smooth backgrounds for professional-looking results

The VIXIA HF G20 features a Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens which offers a 35mm equivalent of 30.4–304mm. It delivers unsurpassed image quality, the versatility of a wide angle of view and smooth and professional-looking background images thanks to a sophisticated 8-blade iris. The professional touch of a dedicated manual focus ring allows accurate and precise control. Combined with Canon’s Exclusive HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor, it captures video with stunning resolution, superb low-light performance, and a wide dynamic range.

You will also find that exceptionally lifelike tone and detail are captured thanks to 24Mbps Recording. The VIXIA HF G20 not only captures images in Full HD, but records and outputs at 1920 x 1080 as well, so you get Full HD from lens to screen.

And with Tele Macro, the VIXIA HF G20 automatically zooms the lens to the telephoto end and sets the minimum object distance to approximately 1.3 feet (from 3.3 feet) giving you the opportunity to shoot spectacular close-ups with the dramatic look of shallow depth-of-field. Tele Macro is one of 38 scenes available in Smart Auto Mode.

Product Highlights:

  • Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens (35mm equivalent: 30.4mm – 304mm) with 8-Blade Iris delivers exceptional image quality with smooth backgrounds for professional-looking results.
  • Canon HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor is a professional-level 1/3-inch native 1920 x 1080 image sensor which delivers outstanding video resolution, improved low-light performance*, and a wide dynamic range.
  • 20% improved low-light performance compared to the Canon HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor used in the Canon 2011 VIXIA HF G10 Camcorder.
  • Record up to 12 hours of crisp high-definition video to a 32GB internal flash drive or directly to 2 memory card slots (SDHC/SDXC compatible); Relay Recording automatically switches video recording to the memory card when the internal drive becomes full.
  • Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization corrects a full range of motion and Intelligent IS automatically chooses from four different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition.
  • 3.5-inch Touch Panel LCD offers fast and easy control right at your fingertips plus an Electronic Viewfinder.
  • Smart AUTO makes shooting great videos easy by intelligently selecting the best settings from 38 predefined situations, including Auto Tele Macro that provides spectacular close-ups and the dramatic look of a video shot with shallow depth-of-field.
  • Professional Shooting Assist Functions, normally only available to professional videographers, allow you to obtain an exceptional level of control.
  • Cinema-Look Filter offers nine different built-in filters to create video with a variety of professional cinematic looks and Touch Decoration allows you to superimpose and record a variety of fun and exciting images for a creative flair.
  • Audio Scene Select enables easy operation and setup for outstanding audio that complements the pristine image quality.






Input Connectors1x LANC Terminal for Remote
Output Connectors1x HDMI C (Mini) (output only)
1x USB Mini-B (Hi-Speed USB supported)
1x Composite Video (out)
1x Component Video (out)
1x A/V Mini Terminal / Headphone T


LensZoom Ratio: 10x Optical/40x/220x Digital (Movie mode only
Focal Length: 4.25-42.5 mm (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
Optical Sensor2.37 Megapixel 1/3″ CMOS
White BalanceAuto, Set 1, Set 2, Custom (2,000K to 15,000K in 100k increments), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Manual
Min. Illumination (lux)1.2 (NTSC Auto Mode with auto slow 1/30 sec shutter speed selected)
.1 (Low Light Mode with 1/2 sec shutter speed)
ZoomOptical: 10x
Digital: 40x
Digital: 200x
Filter Size58 mm
Max. Shutter Speed1/2000sec

Physical Information

PowerRechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack; AC Adapter
Dimensions (WHD)3.0 x 3.1 x 6.3″ / 7.6 x 7.9 x 16.0 cm
Weight1.27 lb / 575 g including lens hood and grip belt
1.36 lb / 620 g including battery BP-808, one memory card, lens hood and grip belt3.0 x 3.1 x 6.3″ / 7.6 x 7.9 x 16.0 cm
LCD Monitor3.5″
Card SlotSD memory card
Accessory ShoeMini Advanced Accessory Shoe

Special Features

FeaturesCinema-Look Filter with 9 built-in filters. Ability to add special effects (e.g., black-and-white, sepia tone, fading) to video in the camcorder.