Video Performance* (10.75)*
The Canon HV20 comes equipped with some familiar innards: the same 1/2.7" CMOS and Digic DVII processor found in the HV10. Last year, we found the HV10 to have the best bright light video performance of any consumer HD camcorder, but the low light was disappointing. This chip offers a gross pixel count of 2,960,000. In 16:9, this equates to a 2,070,000 effective pixel count. In 4:3, the pixel count is reduced to 1,550,000.