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The HV20 High Definition Camcorder delivers style, performance and advanced features as never before in a compact package. With a 10x HD video zoom lens, 2.96 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor, Canon's advanced DIGIC DV II Image Processor and a stylish look, it offers capabilities above others in its class. The HV20's 24p Cinema Mode allows you to shoot in "film look" style that up until now was only available on professional camcorders. Both High Definition and Standard Definition recording modes make the HV20 the perfect bridge when you want to move to HD while retaining compatibility with SD equipment. Superior image reproduction with stunning detail and brilliant color is of course what you expect from Canon and the HV20 delivers, raising the bar for HD.






True HD
1920 x 1080 High Definition resolution video, from Canon's CMOS image sensor with RGB Primary Color Filter system.
Optimal Image Quality
Advanced image processing and features with SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization, Instant AF Focusing System and the DIGIC DV II image processor.
Genuine Canon Optics
The same optical quality that's at the heart of every Canon camera and video camera -- and the reason why the name Canon is synonymous with optical image quality around the world.

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