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Canon XA20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 reviews of Canon XA20. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the price and zoom are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the viewfinder and size. The battery and memory get less positive comments.

usability, portability, image quality, zoom, price

durability, memory, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon XA20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon XA20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Canon XA20 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the portability and zoom, but there are some less positive reviews about the durability and usability.

zoom, portability

usability, durability

43% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon XA20 3MP / 20x bkCanon XA20 3MP / 20x bk

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon XA20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 user reviews of Canon XA20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Opinions about the design and size are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability also get good views, whereas the viewfinder and memory get critical reviews.

usability, portability, image quality, size, design

battery, memory, viewfinder

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon XA20 Professional CamcorderCanon XA20 Professional Camcorder

Dec, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Audio system:Dolby Digital
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
PCM digital audio:16-bit/48 kHz

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-820
Battery voltage:7.4
Video recording time:10.1

Camera

3D: No
3D compatibility:N
Camcorder type:Shouldercam
Image processor:DIGIC DV IV
Minimum illumination:0.1

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Built-in Display:Y / Yes
Display:OLED
Display diagonal:8.89 / 88.9
Display resolution (numeric):1230000
Touch screen:Y
Touchscreen: Yes
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes

Focusing

Closest focusing distance:0.6
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.91
Effective megapixels (movie):2.91
Optical sensor size:1/0.112 / 25.4 / 2.84
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:3.09

Lens System

Digital Zoom:400
Filter Size:5.8 / 58
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):26.8 - 576 / 28.8 - 576
Focal length range (f-f):3.67 - 73.4
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer type:HYBRID
Maximum aperture number:2.8 / 8
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):57.6 / 576
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.88 / 26.8
Optical Zoom:20

Light exposure

Light exposure correction:± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Auto, Manual
Light metering:Centre-weighted
Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset

Networking

Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 60
Operating temperature (T-T):-5 - 45

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC, HDMI / HDMI
Handheld remote control:Y
Lens hood: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack:Y
HDMI:No / Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y / Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
S-Video Out:N / No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Mini-USB B
XLR in:Y / Yes

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/2000 - 1/6
Shutter speed (video):1/6 - 1/2000

Still image

Maximum image resolution:2136 x 1362

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type:N / No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported:N / No
Maximum memory card size:128
Memory slots:2

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC
Bitrate at maximum video resolution:16 / 28
Full HD:Y
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2136 x 1362
Pre-record:Y
Supported video modes:1080i / 1080p, 720p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, MP4
Video Resolutions:2136 x 1362 / 640 x 360,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder screen size:0.24 / 6.1
Viewfinder Type:Electrical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:18.2 / 182
Height :8.4 / 84
Weight:765
Width:10.9 / 109

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Shade, Tungsten