Canon Vixia HFS20

  • Canon Vixia HFS20
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  • Excellent set of manual features; dual SDHC slots; generally well-designed interface.
  • Superior video and stills, Excellent 3.5 touch screen, 32GB built-in memory, Dual SD cards for additional storage, Good optical image stabilization system.


  • Poorly designed touch-screen menu system; short battery life; defaults to low-quality video mode; doesn't support SDXC; relatively expensive.
  • Expensive, Eats batteries; definitely grab a spare, Digital noise without enough light (still/video), Not SDXC card compatible.

Expert reviews and ratings

By cnet on 80

While they're an excellent trio of camcorders, the Vixia HF S21, HF S20, and HF S200 are significantly more expensive than their respective competitors, especially since the S20 and S200 lack electronic viewfinders. If you can forego some of the...

By MicroFilmMaker on 95

Being a video motion graphics artist first and a video editor second, it's fair to say that my role in the film world as a "shooter" is somewhat limited. However, there are times when I need to pick up a camera to get a project moving, or sometimes...

By Digital Trends on 90

You can't go wrong with the Vixia HF S20 as it comes from Canon's high-quality Vixia line of camcorders; the only question is which Vixia model suits your needs the...