Yet again, Canon has proven that it currently bestrides the camcorder market like a colossus. The HG20 is another strong contender. We wish it had a lens ring like the latest flagship models from Panasonic, and a regular-sized accessory shoe. But the superb video performance makes up for both these things, under most circumstances, and otherwise the features are comprehensive. Whether you're looking to shoot family memories in the best quality possible, or have some professional pretensions, the HG20 has loads to offer, and it's reasonably priced as well.