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2 out of 2(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Review 1 for
Nickname: Charles J.
Location: Louisville, KY
Used this product for: 1 to 3 months
Expertise Level: Advanced Amateur
Canon Enthusiast: Less than 1 year
Product replacement: No

Limited function

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Features
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Price/Value
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Date:April 29, 2013
Cons: limited auto mode function
I like the video quality of the cam, nice features, options, etc. However, what I don't like is the fact that while shooting in AUTO MODE I cannot remove display text, titles, etc. from the screen whilst doing a straight shoot / direct recording to a dvd recorder without all that junk appearing on the recorded DVD. Who wants all that text on the played back dvd? I realize you can remove the display text - info while recording in manual and cinema mode - WHY not in the maual mode. people with bad vision will be using the auto mode more than the manual & cinema mode...camcorder needs a firmware-software update post haste.
11 of 17 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for
Nickname: RixVideo
Location: McHenry, IL
Used this product for: Less than 1 month
Expertise Level: Advanced Amateur
Canon Enthusiast: 6 to 10 years
Product replacement: Yes

Very nice upgrade from HF S11

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Price/Value
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Date:March 10, 2013
Pros: very good low-light performance, still a decent compact size, compatible with previously purchased batteries, numerous features will appeal to enthusiasts
Cons: lcd screen seems more cheaply made, hot shoe placed at rear
The two main features I missed out on when I purchased the VIXIA HF S11: native 24p and compatibility with the 5.1 channel microphone.
Along with those features, the HF G20 delivers many additional upgrades. First and foremost is low-light performance. Really seeing a nice improvement here. The HF S11 still did well when in Night Scene mode, but won't compare to the new improvements.
Really like the dual SD card slots. This was a must-have for me this time around.
Not a big fan of a viewfinder (HF S11 lacked one), but it does make sense to use in certain conditions. For me though, it will 99% of the time go unused.
The plastic around the LCD screen seems a bit cheaper as compared to the HF S 11. It seems sturdy though, so not sure why I'm sensing a difference.
The touch-screen is not really sensitive (I'm very used to sensitivity of iOS devices). Still, it is a welcome improvement to navigate settings.
I kind of wish the hot shoe mount was closer to the front of the unit.
Very easy to switch settings and attaching the SM-V1 5.1 microphone is seamless (camcorder automatically switches to 5.1 channel sound when connected).
Using a 3rd-party "re-wrapping" utility, I can now easily bring in footage directly from the SD card into Final Cut. I really don't miss the transcoding stage nor messing with telecine.
Final note on 24p... It's not for everyone, but it was of huge importance to me. My entire pipeline is now 24p-savvy (Acquisition with the HF G 20, editing in Final Cut, burning to Blu-ray with playback on a player that outputs native 24p and display on a plasma monitor running at 72 Hz)
31 of 35 people found this review helpful.
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