Last night I was filming a forest fire from my backyard using a tripod. A big gust of wind came up and blew the tripod over. My HV20 hit the concrete patio face on. I had a UV protector filter on the lens. The edge of the filter was bent and its glass was shattered. There was not one scratch on the camera and it functions perfectly! I am SO glad I installed that filter! I upload the footage of the incident:
(My expletives are included) I included a still image of the broken filter at the end of the video. It appears that the HV20 is built pretty well if it can survive that hard of a hit with absolutely no problems. I was sure I just flushed $1000 down the toilet. I am a happy camper!