Canon VIXIA HF G20 HD Camcorder with HD CMOS Pro and 32GB Internal Flash Memory
The G20 can shoot up to 12 hours of HD video with 32GB of built-in memory and optical image stabilization which helps keep handheld shots steady as you take advantage of the 10x zoom. The OIS is better than most standard camcorders thanks to larger pixels which help the camera do well in low light and result in a huge improvement in dynamic range over their previous camcorders. A 3.5 touch screen displays the images you create with proper color reproduction and allows the operator to tell the camera to track an object to keep it in focus. It’s a big leap forward from the days of when auto-focusing would shift crazily from object to object. Cinema-Look filters and 24p enable you to shoot home movies with a more cinematic look.
With manual modes, a user learns how to shoot better videos as they try their hand at taking more control of the camera. Skin tones and colors have always been where Canon optics excel and the G20 is no exception. The camera does have some problems such as strobing lines but they aren’t much worse than most consumer-level cameras. This camera is worth being at the top end of this price range since it has all the options to help home user create some excellent home movies.