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Standard Definition or High Definition
Power Supply (rated)
Supplied BP-2L13 Battery Pack
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 Time
Supported Playback Modes
Max Shutter Speed
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)
Supplied Video Editing Software
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal
Weight (not including lens and battery pack)
Number of Recording Pixels
16:9 mode: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
† Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.
Drivers & Downloads
Product Advisories for VIXIA HV20
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Compatible Supplies & Accessories
Canon offers a wide range of compatible supplies and accessories that can enhance your user experience with you VIXIA HV20 that you can purchase direct. Scroll down to easily select items to add to your shopping cart for a faster, easier checkout. Visit the Canon Online Store
2.7" LCD Hood
The Canon LCD Hood works great on all camcorders with a 2.7" LCD scree. The LCD Hood eliminates sunlight washout when shooting video outdoors.
BP-2L14 Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion batteries, unlike Nickel-Cadmium batteries, have no "memory effect" which can reduce the usable power of the battery over time.
Battery Charger CB-2LW
Use the battery charger to charge the battery packs. It plugs directly into a power outlet without a cable.
Battery Pack NB-2LH
Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (720mAh).
CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
This compact adapter powers your camera from an AC power supply and charges your batteries on the camera. This allows for uninterrupted recording of your special events and keeps your batteries ready to go.
Canon DigitalMaster HDVM-E63PR Mini DV Tape
Trust your memories will be captured and saved in high-quality when you use this Canon HDV tape, recommended recording media for any Canon HDV camcorder. (63 min. recording capacity.)
Car Battery Charger CBC-NB2
Use the CBC-NB2 car battery adapter to charge NB-2L or BP-2F12 batteries while you're on the road simply by plugging it into your car's cigarette lighter socket so they're always ready to go whenever you and your camera are.
Component Cable CTC-100
Use this cable to connect a high-definition camcorder to a compatible HD monitor or projector to see the quality images you expect.
DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette
This is used to clean the video head for a digital video camcorder.
DVM-E60 Digital Videocassette
This tape allows the recording of 60-minutes of video in SP mode and 90-minutes in LP mode.
DVM-E80 Digital Videocassette
This tape allows the recording of 80-minutes of video in SP mode and 120-minutes in LP mode.
Directional Stereo Microphone DM-50
Get near-professional quality sound for your movies with this shotgun stereo mic. Select from pure shotgun or shotgun + surrounding sound modes. Since the mic is powered by the camcorder's power source, you remain cable free. Wind shields are included.
Recording to cost effective and readily available Compact Flash (CF) cards, the FS-CF DTE recorder is easy-to-use and allows you to take full advantage of all the benefits of solid state media.
The Focus Enhancements FS-CF Pro Compact Flash DTE recorder is the perfect companion to compatible Canon HDV and miniDV camcorders, allowing you to upgrade to a seamless shoot-to-edit file-based workflow.
Filter Set FS-43U II
Neutral Density Filter and MC Filter for 43mm
Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
The Canon IFC-400PCU USB Interface Cable enables you to transfer your camera pictures to a computer fast. The cable connects to your camera and to the USB port on your PC or MAC Computer. Comes standard with the EOS 1Ds Mark III, 1D Mark IV, 1D Mark III, 1Ds Mark II, 1D Mark II N, 1D Mark II, 5D Mark II, 7D, 5D, 50D, 40D, 30D, 20D, 10D, Digital Rebel XTi, Digital Rebel XT and Digital Rebel. Please see Compatibility tab for compatible models.
Multi-Camcorder Starter Kit
Neck Strap NS-10
Neck Strap for your FS Camcorder.
Professional Video Bag SC-A1000
The Canon Professional Video Bag provides ample storage and protection for your camcorder and accessories. This case can be conveniently carried by hand or via the comfortable shoulder strap, providing convenient hands-free protection.
Used to connect the camcorder to a TV or VCR with S-Video analog connection.
SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case
Protect your camcorder with the professional-quality SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case, featuring secure compartments for filters and extra battery packs.
SC-A30 Genuine Leather Carrying Case
Once you finish recording, keep your camcorder and all your accessories in this professional-looking, genuine leather soft carrying case.
SC-A60 Genuine Leather Carrying Case
Once you finish recording, keep your camcorder and all your accessories in this professional-looking soft carrying case.
SD Memory Card Album DA-10
Enjoy this album-style memory card holder which holds up to 30 SD memory cards.
SD Memory Card Wallet SW-10
Enjoy this slim, wallet-style memory card holder.
STV-250N Mini Plug to RCA
Used to connect to a TV or VCR.
Shoulder Strap SS-600
Shoulder Strap SS-650
This small but rugged shoulder strap gives you added security with leather reinforced attachments and is convenient for hands free transportation.
Soft Case SC-A70
Soft Case SC-A75
This small but rugged case can conveniently be carried by hand or via the comfortable shoulder strap, with each option providing added security and the shoulder strap method providing convenient hands-free transportation.
Soft Case SC-A80
Fits most Canon Consumer Camcorders with large front-zippered pockets, two carrying straps with overlapping grip and a removable shoulder strap.
High-Def Compatible 1.7x Tele-Conversion Lens
VL-3 Video Light
The VL-3 Video Light connects to the Advanced Accessory Shoe and is powered directly by the camcorder.
Video Flash Light VFL-1
To be used with advanced accessory shoe combination video light & flash unit
WRIST STRAP WS-20
High-Def Compatible 0.7x Wide-Conversion Lens