HV20 camcorder specifications

Article ID: ART124006 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


HV20 camcorder specifications


HV20 Specifications


Video Recording System 2 Rotary heads, helical scanning, digital component recording

HDV High Definition Video 1080i

DV Consumer digital VCR SD system

Audio Recording System HDV MPEG-1 audio layer 2 / 16 bit (48 kHz) Transfer rate: 384 kbps

DV PCM digital sound: 16 bit (48 kHz/2 ch); 12 bit (32 kHz/4 ch)

Television System HDV High Definition Video (HDV) 1080/60i

DV EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal

Image Sensor 1/2.7-inch CMOS, approx. 2,960,000 pixels

Effective pixels: HDV/DV (Wide) approx 2,070,000 pixels

DV approx. 1,550,000 pixels

Still Images 16:9 approx. 2,070,000 pixels
4:3 approx 2,760,000 pixels

Tape Format Videocassettes bearing the "MiniDV" mark.
Tape Speed HDV and SD SP: 0.74 ips (18.81 mm/s), SD only LP: 0.49 ips (12.56 mm/s)
Maximum Recording Time

(60 min. cassette)

HDV 60 min.

SD SP: 60 min., LP: 120 min.

Fast Forward/Rewind Time Approx. 2 min. 20 sec. (with a 60 min. cassette)
LCD Screen 2.7-inch. wide, 16:9 aspect ratio TFT color, approx. 211,000 pixels
Viewfinder 0.27 in., wide, TFT color, approx. 123,000 pixels
Microphone Stereo electret condenser microphone
Lens f=6.1-61 mm, F/1.8-3.0, 10x power zoom

35 mm equivalent: Movies HDV/DV (WIDE): 43.6-436 mm
DV (NORMAL): 53.0-530 mm
Still images 16:9 still images: 43.6-436 mm
4:3 still images: 40.0-400 mm

Lens Configuration 11 elements in 9 groups
Filter Diameter 43mm
AF System Autofocus (TTL + external distance sensor when set to [INSTANT AF]), manual focus available
Minimum Focusing Distance 1 m (3.3 ft.); 1 cm (0.39 in.) on maximum wide angle
White Balance Auto white balance, preset white balance (DAYLIGHT, SHADE, CLOUDY, TUNGSTEN, FLUORESCENT, FLUORESCENT H) or custom white balance
Minimum Illumination 0.2 lx ([NIGHT] recording program (SCN), Shutter speed at 1/2)
3 lx (Auto mode, Auto slow shutter [ON], Shutter speed at 1/30)
Recommended Illumination More than 100 lx
Image Stabilization Optical

Memory Card

Recording media MiniSD memory card*
Size of Images on the Card 2048 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 1440 x 1080, 848 x 480, 640 x 480 pixels
File Format Design rule for Camera File system (DCF), Exif 2.2** compliant, DPOF compliant
Image Compression Method JPEG compression (Super Fine, Fine, Normal)
*The camcorder's operations have been tested with MiniSD memory cards up to 2 GB. Performance cannot be guaranteed for all memory cards.

**The camcorder supports Exif 2.2 (also called "Exif Print"). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between camcorders and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camcorder?s image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.

Input/Output Terminals

AV In/out Terminal Ø3.5 mm minijack
Video: 1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced
Audio: output: -10dBV (47 kohms load/3 kohms or less)
input: -10dBV/40 kohms or more
USB Terminal


Comp. Out Terminal

Luminance (Y): 1 Vp-p/75 ohms
Chrominance (PB/PR (CB/CR)): +/-350 mVp-p
1080i (D3) / 480i (D1) compatible

HDMI Terminal HDMI type A connector (19 pins). output only
Mic. Terminal Ø3.5 mm stereo minijack
-57 dBV (with 600 ohm microphone)/5k ohms or more


Power supply (rated) 7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (compact power adapter)
Power consumption 4.3 W (viewfinder), 4.5 W (LCD screen, normal brightness)
Operating temperature 32 - 104o F (0 - 40o C)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.5 x 3.2 x 5.4 in. (88 x 80 x 138 mm) excluding the grip belt
Weight (camcorder body only) 1.2 lb. (535 g)

CA-570 Compact Power Adapter

Power supply 100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption 17 W
Rated output 8.4 V DC, 1.5 A
Operating temperature 32o - 104o F (0o - 40o C)
Dimensions 52 x 90 x 29 mm (2.1 x 3.5 x 1.1 in.)
Weight 135 g (4.8 oz.)

BP-2L13 Battery Pack

Battery type Rechargeable lithium ion battery
Rated voltage 7.4 V DC
Operating temperature 32o - 104o F (0o - 40o C)
Battery capacity 1,200 mAh
Dimensions 1.3 x 1.0 x 1.8 in. (33.3 x 25.8 x 45.2 mm)
Weight 2.1 oz. (60 g)



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