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1-Day Price: $85.00
You will be scheduled to receive the item on the "Receive on" date shown here. Delivery time depends on your local UPS route, and is rarely later than 6pm.
You must re-ship the item via the included UPS pre-paid return label before 5pm on the "Reship on" date shown here. Days in transit, weekend days, and holidays are not charged and not counted as rental days.
Only business days are shown above, because you can only receive or ship an item on a business day.
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Security deposit required: None The security deposit is a hold on your credit card, fully released when the equipment is returned on time and without damage. Multi-item rentals may require a deposit even when a single item does not.
Accidental damage insurance is always included FREE with your rental. Your maximum liability for damage (your deductible) is the security deposit amount or 10% of the value of the equipment, whichever is greater. Accidental damage insurance does not cover equipment that is not returned at all (lost or stolen).
Note that the selected receive date is a Saturday. We offer Saturday delivery as a rush service for our customers who need equipment ASAP. However, UPS shipping charges are typically at least $30 more for Saturday delivery. (Add to cart for a shipping quote.) If your schedule permits, consider choosing Monday for the receive date instead.
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The Canon HF20 is a compact HD camcorder. It does not use tapes, it records to 32 GB of built-in flash memory. It shoots beautiful HD images without the complexity level and cost of larger HD camcorders.
To transfer footage to your computer after shooting, simply connect the included USB cable between the camcorder and your computer. Transfer the footage files like you would photos from your digital camera. The files are in AVCHD format.
If your editing software does not support this format, you will need to convert the files. We used this HD converter and it worked very well. If you use a Mac, this HD converter would be the one to use.
Important note: This camera has a mini-shoe mount, so it will not work with standard shoe-mount accessories. If you will need to use standard shoe-mount accessories with the camera, please use the Bescor Accessory Bracket. You can add it to your order from the accessories listed on the Dates and Pricing tab.
- NTSC System
- AVCHD (MPEG4-AVC/H.264) File Format (HD only)
- 15x Optical Zoom Lens with 300x Digital Zoom
- Lens accepts 37mm filters
- Minimum Illumination - 0.4 lux (in Night Mode)
- Battery life - about 2 hours with included battery
- Records High Definition (1080i) video to built-in flash memory in AVCHD format.
- Stores between 2 hours 55 minues (top quality) or 12 hours 15 minutes (lowest quality) of HD video on the built-in card.
- Built-in microphone and mic input
- 16:9 Viewfinder and flip-out LCD screen
- Very compact, about the size of your hand.
- Component HD Output
- 1/8-inch SD AV Output
- 1/8-inch Audio Input
- Headphone jack (mini-plug)
- AC Power Cable (also used for charging)
- BP-809 Battery
- USB Cable
- Component Video Cable
- Composite A/V Cable
- Instruction Manual
View Canon HF20 Instruction Manual (PDF)
View Canon HF20 Setup Guide (PDF)