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JVC GC-PX10Canon HF20
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Name GC-PX10HF20
European name ?GC-PX10Legria HF20
US name ?GC-PX10VIXIA HF20
lowest US price (899) $699 $
On the market since October 2011 April 2009
Test preview

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slashCAM rating ?Good
Good
test picture 1200 Lux
Test image 12 lux auto-mode
Video

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Video formats ? AVCHD
AVCHD
Recording Medium SDHC card
built-in flash memory
SDXC card
SDHC card
video resolutions EU ?AVCHD 1920 x 1080/50p
AVCHD 1280 x 720/50p
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/50i
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/25p
video resolutions US ?AVCHD 1280 x 720/60p
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/60p
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/60i
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/24p
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/30p
Max Bitrate ?36 Mbit/s24 Mbit/s
Compression format ? MPEG4
MPEG4
on-board memory ?32 GB32 GB
Optics
Optics Manufacturer ?Konica Minolta
Canon
Optical Zoom ?10 x15 x
Wide Angle 16:9 ?42,9 mm39,5 mm
Filter diameter ?46 mm37 mm
Image Stabilization ?optically and electronically
optical
ND Filter ?No
No
Exchangable optics ?No
No
Image Sensor
Number of sensors ?11
Size of image sensor ?1/2, 33 inches
1/4 inch
image sensor effective pixel count 16:9 ?12700000 Pixel 2990000 Pixel
Image Sensor Type ? CMOS
CMOS
Controls
White Balance ?auto
manual
presets
auto
manual
Focus ?auto
manual
auto
manual
Minimum shutter time ?1/40001/2.000
Maximum shutter time ?1/41/6
Apperture control ?auto
manual
auto
manual
Infrared recording ?No
No
Expanded Focus ?No
Yes
Peaking ?Yes
No
Signal Processing
Zebra ?70%
100%
No
Histogram ?No
No
adjustable sharpness ?No
Yes
Adjustable color ?No
Yes
Cinegamma ?No
Yes
Black Strech ?No
No
Knee ?No
No
Colorbars ?No
No
Misc.
Shot Transition ?No
No
Custom Presets ?No
Yes
Set Time Code ?No
No
Configuration

Connections
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FBAS ?
synonymous: RCA, composite
Out
Out
YC ?
synonymous: S-Video
No
No
YUV ?
synonymous: Component Signal
No
Out
HDMI ? Out
Out mini
DV / HDV (FireWire) ?
synonymous: ILink / IEEE-1394
--
USB ?USB 2.0
USB 2.0
Microphone / Audio input ?Mini-jack
Mini-jack
Headphones ?also AV-output
also AV-output
Lanc ?No
No
Time-code interface ?No
No
Genlock ?No
No
Accessory shoe ? Standard
Advanced Mini
HD-SDI ?No
No
Misc.
Weight (without battery)  340 g
Weight (with battery) 520 g400 g
Battery type JVC BNVF815U
Canon BP-809
Battery capacity 1460 mAh890 mAh
Charger ?internal
internal
Remote control No
Yes
Size
Height 122 mm62 mm
Width 131 mm70 mm
Depth 67 mm124 mm
Relative Size ?105
Viewfinder
Viewfinder available ?No
No
Color Viewfinder ?- -
Viewfinder format ?- -
Viewfinder pixels ?  
Display
Display available ?Yes
Yes
Color display ?Color
Color
Display size 3,0 Inch2,7 Inch
Display format ?16:916:9
Display pixels ?230000 Pixel 211000 Pixel
Touch Screen ?Yes
No
External controls
Manual Zoom ? Rocker
Manual Focus ?bi-functional focus or aperture wheel
Menu
Manual Aperture ?bi-functional focus or aperture wheel
Menu
Focus switcher ?No
No
ND Filter ?No
No
Exp Lock ?No
No
Gain ?No
No
White balance ?No
No
Push AF ?No
No
Audio Levels ?No
No
Custom Keys ?
synonymous: User buttons
1No
Audio

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Audio Formats ?Dolby AC-3 Digital 2 channel 48 KHz
Dolby AC-3 Digital 2 channel 48 KHz
Microphone ?Stereo internal
Stereo internal
Mini-jack external
Audio Control ?auto
5 steps
auto
manual
Audio levels ?Screen
Viewfinder
Screen
Still

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Recording Medium ?built-in flash memory
SDHC card
SDXC card
SDHC card
Medium included ?No
No
Effective pixels ?12000000 Pixel  
Resolutions ?4000 x 3000 - Max
2304 x 1296 - Max
Standard ?JPEG Exif 2.2
JPEG Exif 2.2
Flash ?Yes
Yes
Misc.

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Specials Automatic recordingShort 4K takes possible as 25p image sequences  
Product Shots

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Test results

Test pictures
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luminance resolution
chrominance resolution
lens distortion
test small ISO image
noise / internal microphone
test picture 1200 Lux
Test image 12 lux auto-mode ?
Test image 12 lux optimized ?
 
Manufacturers URL Website JVCWebsite Canon
slashCAM rating
Lowlight ?GoodSatisfactory
Resolution ? Excellent Good
Color performance ?GoodVery good
subj.Picture impression ?GoodVery good
Optical Zoom ?SufficientSatisfactory
Wide Angle ?SufficientSatisfactory
Configuration / image ?SatisfactorySatisfactory
Configuration / sound ?SufficientSatisfactory
Handling ?GoodSatisfactory
Portability ?Very good Excellent
Photo function ?GoodSatisfactory
Optics ?GoodGood
Dynamics ?GoodGood
Conclusion slashCAM
slashCAM rating ?Good
Good
Total score ?
(maximal 570)
348367
Pros + Very sharp
+ Many manual controls
Cons - Colorful factory settings cannot be modified
- fiddly operation
- No Zebra
- Manual focus very poor
Conclusion In terms of sharpness the camera operates at the resolution limit and the available manual control should also be sufficient for many ambitious filmmakers.In addition there are nice innovations such as the short 4K-recording or the automatic recording.Unfortunately the low-light performance is not quite on par with the competition and the partially extreme factory color settings can´t be modified in manual mode.Compared with the older models of the same series the smaller sensor, the picture problems and the exaggerated sharpness offer no real advancementsAdd to that the bad low-light sensitivity with some bright pixel noise, the missing histogram and zebra-displays and the manual focus problems.On the positive side: the low price and the fact that the pictures in the automatic mode (assumed there is enough light) are sharp and generally good.
More information

Reviews and Forums
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slashCAM Review
GC-PX10 Review
GC-PX10 Review
HF20 Review
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