Canon LEGRIA HF20

LEGRIA HD Camcorders

LEGRIA HF20

Canon LEGRIA HF20

Start Freecording in Full HD.

The stylish and compact LEGRIA HF20 can store over 12 hours of HD movies to internal memory. Perfect for carrying everywhere, features like Pre REC and Video Snapshot make moviemaking fun and easy.

  • 32GB Dual Flash Memory
  • Canon HD Camera System
  • Instant AF, Super Range OIS, Face Detection
  • Compact & stylish
  • Video Snapshot
  • Pre REC; Quick Start
  • x.v.Colour; 25p Cinema Mode
  • 3.3MP photos; Dual Shot
  • Superior audio
  • Supplied software

Dual Flash Memory

Dual Flash Memory offers 32GB internal memory – enough for over 12 hours of Full HD movies – and recording to removable SDHC cards for extra capacity.

Canon HD Camera System

The Canon HD Camera System combines a 3.3MP Full HD CMOS sensor, a 15x optical zoom Canon HD Video Lens and the DIGIC DV III processor to deliver superb Full HD movies. On the highest quality setting, movies are captured at 24Mbps.

Great videos are easy

Shooting HD is easy. Instant AF achieves pin-sharp focus quickly, while a Super Range OIS prevents camera shake from ruining shots. Powered by DIGIC DV III, Face Detection Technology optimises shooting settings for perfect people shots – up to 35 faces in a frame.

Pocket-sized

The LEGRIA HF20 is compact and light – at only 340g, it’s perfect for taking anywhere.

Easy movie montages

Video Snapshot mode makes it incredibly easy to create movies for sharing. Each time the Record button is pressed, a 4 second clip is captured. Simply add your clips to a playlist, select a soundtrack, and you’re instantly ready to watch your movie on a TV – no need for editing. Five rights-free tracks are pre-loaded onto the camcorder: you can also add your own music using the Music Transfer Utility.

Ready to go

With Quick Start and Pre REC you’re always ready. From Standby, opening the LCD screen powers up the camcorder in around a second. Pre REC continuously stores 3 seconds of footage while the camcorder is on: once you press Record, you also capture the preceding 3 seconds of action.

Creative options

The LEGRIA HF20 supports the expanded colour space of x.v.Color. When movies are played back on a compatible HD TV, colours look deep and rich. 25p Cinema Mode gives your movies the traditional look of film and offers improved low-light shooting.

Photo options

Shoot high resolution 3.3MP photos. Or, in Dual Shot mode, capture 2MP stills at any time during video recording without changing modes – controls are set to automatic to make it easy. Photo Burst grabs 25 stills from a second of recorded footage.

Sounding good

Record superior audio via a microphone input and monitor levels via the headphone jack. Manual audio control offers even more options.

Software

PIXELA™ software comes supplied – perfect for editing and sharing your movies. Alternatively, easily burn a DVD using the DW-100 DVD Burner (available separately).

Product Specification

VIDEO SYSTEM

Recording Medium Dual Flash Memory (32Gb internal + SDHC card slot)
Max Recording Time Variable total, depending on memory card size¹
Internal memory: 12hrs 15mins²
16Gb SDHC card: 6hrs 05mins²
Type 1/4" CMOS
Total pixels 3.89 megapixel
Effective Pixels MOVIE: 2.99 megapixels
STILL: 3.31 megapixels (4:3 mode)
Filter RGB Primary Colour Filter
Optical Zoom 15x
Digital Zoom 300x / 60x (selectable)
Focal length 4.1-61.5mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length MOVIE: Approx 39.5-592.5 mm
STILL: Approx 39.5-592.5 mm
Maximum aperture f1.8 to f3.2
Minimum focusing distance 10mm
Image Stabilizer Super Range Optical Image Stabilizer
Filter diameter 37mm
Wide Attachment YES (optional WD-H37 II)

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Image Processor DIGIC DV III
Face Detection Technology YES
Screen size 2.7" widescreen Multiangle Vivid LCD
Pixels 211,000 pixels
Manual adjustment Brightness, backlight

VIEWFINDER

Screen size N/A
Pixels N/A

MINIMUM ILLUMINATION

Minimum Lux. Approx. 0.4 lux (Night Mode)
Night Mode YES
Auto/Manual YES / YES
Control AUTO: Face Priority AF/Instant AF/TV AF
MANUAL: Joystick
Manual Focus Assist YES (Magnification, Face Assist)
Program AE 13
Dual Shot, P, Av, Tv, CINE, Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, Fireworks
Zebra NO

BACKLIGHT COMPENSATION

Backlight Compensation YES

WHITE BALANCE

Type TTL
Auto YES
Set/Preset YES (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H)

SHUTTER SPEED

Maximum 1/2000th sec.
Slow 1/2 sec.

DIGITAL EFFECT

Fade Auto Fade , Wipe
Effect Black & White, Sepia, Art

IMAGE QUALITY ADJUSTMENT

Image Effects Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Soft Skin Detail
Custom Functions Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness, Colour Depth

STILL IMAGE

Capture image size 2304 x 1296, 2100 x 1575, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480
Continuous shooting mode YES (Normal and High-speed)
Auto Exposure Bracketing YES
Simultaneous Photo Recording YES
Selecting AF Frame Function YES
Histogram YES
Photo Button YES
Photo Burst YES

SELF TIMER

Self timer 10 sec
2 sec with wireless remote

REC. REVIEW/REC. SEARCH

REC. review/REC. search NO/NO

RECORDING MODE

LP mode 5 recording quality modes.¹
MXP: 1920x1080, 24Mbps;²
FXP: 1920x1080, 17Mbps;²
XP+: 1440x1080, 12Mbps;
SP: 1440x1080, 7Mbps;
LP: 1440x1080, 5Mbps
Extended Recording mode (ELP mode) -
Progressive shooting mode YES (25p)
CINE image mode YES
x.v.Color YES
Video Snapshot YES
Dual Shot YES
Pre REC YES
Still image NO
Date YES (date select, calendar, timeline, Face Timeline, Face Jump)

MEMORY CARD

Multi Media Card NO
Secure Digital Card SD / SDHC
Movie Recording YES
Internal Data Transfer MOVIE: Yes (internal memory to card)
STILLS: Yes (internal memory to card)
System Dolby Digital 2ch (AC-3 2ch)
Manual Rec. level control YES
Audio Dubbing NO

TERMINAL

Headphone YES
Microphone YES
USB YES (USB 2.0 Hi Speed)
DV NO
Direct Print YES
Analogue-in NO
AV YES
S-video NO
Component YES
HDMI YES (HDMI™ Mini Connector: v1.3, CEC supported)
LANC NO
Built-in charger YES

QUICK START

Quick Start YES (using LCD screen)

ACCESSORY SHOE

Accessory shoe YES (mini Advanced Accessory Shoe)

BUILT-IN VIDEO LIGHT

Built-in Video light YES (white LED)

BUILT-IN FLASH

Built-in Flash YES

PC CONNECTION KIT

Digital Video Solution Disk YES (v32)
DV Network Solution Disk NO
Application software Yes (PIXELA ImageMixer™ 3 SE, Music Transfer utility)
USB cable YES

WIRELESS CONTROLLER

Wireless controller YES

BATTERY PACK

Type Lithium Ion
Intelligent Battery System YES
Battery included in the kit BP-809 (B)
Max recording time (included battery) Approx 1hr 45mins (normal LCD, LP mode)
Quick Charge NO
Long life Battery BP-827
Longer recording time- a) Approx 5hrs 20mins¹

DIMENSIONS

W x H x D 70 x 62 x 124mm
Weight Approx. 340g
Max Recording Time ¹ Class 4 or higher SDHC card required for 1920x1080 recording, Class 2 or higher SDHC card recommended for other recording modes, Memory card not supplied
² LP recording mode
LP mode ¹ Variable bit rate used in all recording modes
² Class 4 or higher SDHC card required for 1920x1080 recording, Class 2 or higher SDHC card recommended for other recording modes, Memory card not supplied
Longer recording time- a) ¹ LP recording mode
  • a) using EVF (normal LCD brightness if no EVF) and optional long life BP-827
  • Specifications are subject to change without notice