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Canon DC 21

Canon DC 21
alaScore 84

28 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the portability and battery. The value for money and design are also mentioned favorably.

usability, design, value for money, battery, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon DC 21 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 28 reviews)

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Canon WP-DC21 Underwater Housing - Canon G9 Digital Camera


Ordinarily, even with no access to a vital function & only the on-camera flash available, this would be a good deal at $160-220.It's not a good deal, because of design flaws. The battery is very strong & may be making more heat. Whatever the cause,...

Easy access to most functions

No access to macro focus function and no hot shoe for strobe

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Canon WP-DC21 Underwater Housing - Canon G9 Digital Camera


I'm very happy with my purchase in terms of value for money. The only other underwater housing I was able to locate for a canon G9 was 3x the price. The housing fits my new canon g9 like a glove and it feels solid enough that I am not worried about any...

Cheap- Fits very well- Easy to use- large buttons- Floats

Floats- Garish orange, blue and yellow highlights

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Canon DC21 Camcorder Review


With the ability to capture high quality 2 Megapixel photos, the Canon DC21 provides all the functionality you would expect from a dedicated digital compact camera. Images are stored to miniSD card or recorded straight to disc.

Creating great quality DVD’s to share with friends and family is easy with MyDVD by Roxio. Supplied with the Canon DC21, MyDVD allows you to dub your movies at the touch of a button and transfer your films to other DVD discs easily.

Product Specifications

An optical 16X Zoom lens (32X Digital) is included as standard with the XL1 - the world's longest available lens for a DV camcorder. It resolves over 600 TV lines to give an extraordinarily sharp image. By exceeding the DV standard of 530 TV lines, the Canon lens delivers greater visual "sharpness" through its higher sensitivity in the all-important 100 to 250 TV line resolution area. It is fitted with a variable angle prism for image stabilization, has an ND filter, manual focus and zoom rings, plus a push AF function. You can also boost the power of XL lenses, with no loss of image sharpness, by attaching the 1.6X Extender (optional) between the XL lens and the XL1.


Country Kits:N/a
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon

Lens System

Focus Adjustment:Automatic / Manual
Lens Aperture:F/1.6-2.6
Max Focal Length:88mm
Max View Angle:47degrees
Min Focal Length:5.5mm
Optical Zoom:16
Special Functions:Tele/Tele / Zoom
System Type:Lens/Lens accessories
Type:Converter/Telephoto zoom lens

Lens System Mounting

Mounting Type:Canon XL

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Optical