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    Engadget reveals that Canon is coming out w/the HV20 for those that need a second backup camera/playback deck. It seems significantly improved over the HV10 coming w/mic,headphone, and HDMI ports -- as well as better low light performance...

    "....and instead of an upright form factor like Canon's HV10, they've gone long-and-lean this time which should help bring a bit more stability to your videos. As we hoped, low light shooting has indeed been improved from a 5 to 3 lux sensitivity at 1/30 second shutter speed or from 0.3 to 0.2 lux at 1/2 second shutter speed. Everything else is just like we heard on this HDV 1080i MiniDV recorder: 2.96 megapixel CMOS sensor, 10x optical zoom, 2.7-inch LCD, miniSD slot and new HDMI out, accessory shoe, and jacks for your headphones and mic. The HV20 is expected to hit Japan sometime in March, priced at about 140,000 ($1,154) to go head-to-head with Sony's HDR-HC7. No guarantees mind you, but we expect this to come west before summer."

    http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/av/do...131/canon1.htm


    ...Equipped with True Full HD CMOS Sensor and Canon’s advanced DIGIC DV II imaging processor, it is made for higher speed processing and color reproduction. In addition, HV20 is packed with many powerful features such as Super Range Optical Image Stabilizer and Instant AF System to enhance overall shooting experience.

    HV20 – Feature Highlights

    mic port
    headphone jack
    2.96 Mega Pixel Canon True Full HD CMOS Sensor (1920 X 1080 pixels)
    Canon 10x HD Video Lens
    DIGIC DV II imaging processor
    Super Range Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS)
    Instant AF System
    HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) Output
    25p cinema mode
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    yep. for ntsc folk, true 24p in 60i with 2:3 pulldown.


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    Why 24P in 60i, when 24F is actually better.


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    Wow. Canon is out for blood. $1,099 for 24p... that opens up the market to so many more people!

    How odd that it claims to record 24P in 60i; that's not how 24F does it. I wonder if they're choosing to avoid the proprietary 24F in favor of universal playback capability, seeing as this is a strictly consumer product and therefore the consumer wouldn't be likely to understand why their tapes won't play back in their friend's Sony? Smart move by Canon, I think... the last thing the consumer needs is more confusion.


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    maybe so more people can edit? 24F is not the norm for editing is it?

    I'm wondering can 24P in 60i even be edited in something like iMovie HD?


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    Wow, after reading Chris Hurd's writeup, this is an impressive little cam... For close to a thousand bucks.... Kudos, Canon!!
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    Wow, I'm buying one of these. (My Sony HC3 will soon be up for sale.)

    The HV20 makes me also favor Canon for my next "prosumer" camera purchase. Canon's choice of 24p (instead of 24f) for the HV20 is curious. I wonder if we'll soon see an "XHA2" with 24p and HDMI out?

    Canon is kicking butt in the HDV space!


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    I am soooooo freaking in. I'm getting one. Now I can have my CAnon flavor AND my HVX flavor!

    w00t!!!! It won't be quite like having an A1 and an HVX, but it will be like having two 24p cameras to use. And if it STILL looks as freaking clear as the HV10 does... omggggggg.

    There went another 1200 from my bank account.
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    I wonder if Panasonic is going to do anything this year?


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    Time will tell. But dang, Canon is straight wrangling. Like Barry said, they're out for blood. LOL. Every time I turn around, something Canon is popping up.

    Speaking of popping up: I haven't seen a release date for it yet. Anyone know?

    Looks like I need to invest an Blackmagic's HDMI card now.
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