62points

Canon Vixia HF G20

59points

Canon XA20

Comparison winner
Canon Vixia HF G20
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43 facts in comparison

Canon Vixia HF G20 vs Canon XA20

Canon Vixia HF G20
Canon XA20
62
points
Canon Vixia HF G20
59
points
Canon XA20

Why is Canon Vixia HF G20 better than Canon XA20?

  • Has manual exposure
    ?
  • 145g lighter
    620gvs765g
  • Has 802.11n Wi-Fi connection
    ?
  • Has manual gain
    ?
  • 31mm narrower
    77mmvs108mm
  • 6mm shorter
    78mmvs84mm
  • 21mm thinner
    161mmvs182mm
  • Has an accelerometer
    ?

Why is Canon XA20 better than Canon Vixia HF G20?

  • 11.11% more megapixels (main camera)
    3MPvs2.7MP
  • Has manual ISO
    ?
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
    ?
  • Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
    ?
  • Has a remote control
    ?
  • 3.52% less body volume
    1651.1cm³vs966.966cm³
  • 3.6mm shorter minimum focal length
    ?

    26.8mmvs30.4mm
  • 272mm longer maximum focal length
    ?

    576mmvs304mm

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Design

1.volume
?

Best

Veho Muvi Atom

15.2cm³

966.97cm³

1651.1cm³

2.has a touch screen
?

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

Canon Vixia HF G20
Canon XA20
3.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
?

The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

Canon Vixia HF G20
Canon XA20
4.weight
?

Best

Veho Muvi Atom

30g

620g

765g

5.Has a flip-out screen
?

Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

Canon Vixia HF G20
Canon XA20
6.thickness
?

Best

GoPro Hero6 Black

1.26mm

161mm

182mm

Videography

1.has a 24p cinema mode
?

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

Canon Vixia HF G20
Canon XA20
2.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
?

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

Canon Vixia HF G20
Canon XA20
3.supports AVCHD format
?

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

Canon Vixia HF G20
Canon XA20
4.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
?

A phase detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.

Canon Vixia HF G20
Canon XA20

Optics

1.megapixels (main camera)
?

Best

Samsung Gear 360

30MP

2.7MP

3MP

2.has built-in optical image stabilization
?

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

Canon Vixia HF G20
Canon XA20
3.has a CMOS sensor
?

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.

Canon Vixia HF G20
Canon XA20
4.has manual white balance
?

With manual white balance you can choose the most accurate setting and avoid the green, blue or red hue which can occur in auto mode. You can also change the setting for artistic effect.

Canon Vixia HF G20
Canon XA20
5.has manual ISO
?

This allows to manually set the ISO level.

Canon Vixia HF G20
Canon XA20
6.has manual gain
?

This allows to manually set the gain.

Canon Vixia HF G20
Canon XA20

Audio

1.has a microphone input
?

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

Canon Vixia HF G20
Canon XA20
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Canon Vixia HF G20
Canon XA20

Battery

1.has a removable battery
?

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Canon Vixia HF G20
Canon XA20
2.has an external memory slot
?

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

Canon Vixia HF G20
Canon XA20
3.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Canon Vixia HF G20
Canon XA20
4.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Canon Vixia HF G20
Canon XA20

Features

1.has a HDMI output
?

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

Canon Vixia HF G20
Canon XA20
2.Has Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Canon Vixia HF G20
Canon XA20
3.Has 802.11n Wi-Fi connection
?

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

Canon Vixia HF G20
Canon XA20
4.Has a remote control
?

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

Canon Vixia HF G20
Canon XA20
5.has a flash
?

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.

Canon Vixia HF G20
Canon XA20
6.Has a hot shoe
?

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Canon Vixia HF G20
Canon XA20

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