VIXIA HV20

High Definition Camcorders

HDV Camcorder
Item Code: 2059B001

Specifications

Main Unit Specs

Standard Definition or High DefinitionHigh Definition
Power Supply (rated)Supplied CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
Supplied BP-2L13 Battery Pack
Power Consumption4.3 W
Image Sensor1/2.7" CMOS Sensor, RGB Primary Color Filter
Total PixelsApprox. 2,960,000
Effective PixelsMovies: HDV/DV (WIDE): approx. 2,070,000
DV (NORMAL): approx. 1,550,000
Still Images: 16:9 still images: approx. 2,070,000
4:3 still images: approx. 2,760,000
Maximum recording TimeSP: 80 min.
Lens
  • Zoom Ratio: 10x Optical/200x Digital
  • Focal Length: f=6.1-61mm
  • Zoom Speed: Variable/3 Fixed Zoom Speeds
  • Max. F/Stop: f/1.8-3.0mm (when tapes are used)
  • Filter Size: 43mm
Focusing SystemManual Focus Assist Functions: Magnifying, Peaking
Manual ExposureYes
Programmed AEAuto, Program, Av, Tv, CINE, Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, Fireworks
Supported Playback Modes1080/60i, 1080/24P, 1080/30F, 1080/24F
Max Shutter Speed1/2000 1/500 (card)
Auto Date/TimeYes
Record Search/ReviewYes
Focusing System10 mm (wide)/1m (tele)
White BalanceDaylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H
Image StabilizationSuperRange Optical (lens shift)
AF SystemInstant AF, Through the Lens/Manual Focusing Possible
ViewfinderWidescreen 0.27" Color Viewfinder/(Approx 123,000 pixels)
LCD Screen2.7" Widescreen LCD (Approx. 211,000 pixels)
Recording MediaHigh Definition miniDV (recommended) (63min.) or miniDV cassette
Video Terminalcomponent (output), composite (output)
AudioDV: 16 bit (2ch) 48 kHz
12 bit (4ch) 32 kHz
4ch synchronous recording not possible
HDV: MPEG1 Audio Layer II (2 ch)
(4-channel playback of tapes containing 4-channel recordings possible)
Accessory ShoeAdvanced
Supplied Video Editing SoftwareNone
HDMI TerminalType A (19 pins) 480i/ 480p/1080i Format Supported
Microphone Terminal3.5 mm Stereo Mini-jack
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal3.5mm 4 Pole Mini-jack
DimensionsWxHxD 3.5 x 3.2 x 5.4 in
Weight (not including lens and battery pack)1.2 lbs
Memory Card
Number of Recording Pixels4:3 mode: Approx. 3.1 megapixels (2048 x 1536)
16:9 mode: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)