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Thanks for the info.There might be a small improvement but it probably won't be worth the money. Frankly, right now I wouldn't recommend any of the Canon camcorders. Their products have not significantly improved since 2012 (or even earlier for the consumer models). Most of the other leading camcorder manufacturers have more modern technology in their products than Canon does.
The Canon camcorders with the "HD CMOS PRO" image sensors would be an improvement over the small sensor of the HF20.Thanks for the info.
Any models you'd recommend that would yield a clear improvement? (In the 300-500$ range)
If you really want a dedicated camcorder, you can get a refurbished Canon HF G10:Hello,
Thanks xfws. I did take a look at the DSLRs. I'm currently debating selling my nikon D300 and vixia hf20 and replace them both with a D7200. But while I know that the pure video quality will be great on the D7200, I know they're not as easy to work with than a dedicated camcorder.
It seems like the market just isn't right for what I want right now. Switching my DSLR (for another one or a 4/3) would be very costly, and wouldn't even be ideal. On the other hand, I don't want to spend 1000$ + on a very good camcorder.
Thanks for the info, I'll do some research on the cams you suggested.
The G10 (or 20) sounds good, but I'm not in the states. Neither the refurb or code are available in canada.
Is the sensor any different in the g10, g20 or g30?