The VIXIA HF G20 features Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer for the image stabilization critical for high definition video. Canon developed its sophisticated SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer to do the job easily and automatically, providing continuous adjustment throughout the entire zoom range to correct a broad range of motion. Extra compensation is applied at wide-angle focal lengths to eliminate the unwanted shaking that is common when walking. The system corrects camera shake instantly, so even when you're shooting handheld video at the long end of the zoom, the image is sharp, steady and smooth.
Intelligent IS makes it easy to shoot clear, sharply focused video, even in situations that typically cause camera shake. The Intelligent IS system analyzes the shooting situation for you, then automatically switches to the image stabilization method best able to produce sharp, steady video. Four IS systems cover the gamut of shooting situations. Dynamic IS corrects minor movement and the shaking caused by walking while shooting. Macro IS delivers perfectly steady close-up shots. Powered IS comes into play when you're using the camcorder's powerful zoom, correcting shake that can occur in telephoto shots. Tripod Mode stops IS when the camcorder is stationary.
Excellent Overall Quality
Great camcorder with excellent video quality. Would like to see a better software to make downloading simpler. Hand adjustment for features on shooting are somewhat a problem for me. But all in all, the finished video is its best feature.
November 23, 2013
Excellent Camera at an Excellent Price
This is my 5th Canon camcorder and I love it! This almost pro camera is packed with nearly all the pro features I have used on other pro cameras, at a fantastic price. The image quality and ease of use is wonderful. This camera is perfect for anyone wanting a more professional look to their video.
The use of the touch screen for focus, tracking, and exposure is awesome!
This camera could be improved in three ways:
Make the touch menu easer to navigate.
Make the touch screen more sensitive.
Give it a standard hot shoe.
Overall, Canon did a great job giving modest improvements to the excellent G10 and then giving it a price that says "Wow!"
Thank you Canon!
September 20, 2013
Needs more features
This Camera, needs 1fps, for animation 9fps and 56fps for slow motion, how about a interval timer.
what ever happen to second audio track for background music and easy dial and control to use the features . You need to go to the past to perfect the future remember the super 8 1014xl
this camera was a dream camera
August 30, 2013
Fell in love with the camera at CES2013
Only Flaw is that the LCD shows aliasing ( seriously - I didn't believe it but and it's a simple firmware fix for the
display) / it may have an easy fix, but I haven't found
a way to fix this minor flaw.. - but it's just the display.
- if you hit the lens shade (accidently) it may detach
low light shooting is great !
Battery life great
image quality for post processing, flawless !
Would recommend this to anyone !
July 21, 2013