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Canon DC 21

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Canon DC 21. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and battery are on the whole positive. The zoom and price are also mentioned favorably. Comments about the size and durability are mixed. There are some negative comments about the design and portability.

usability, price, zoom, battery, reliability

portability, design

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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Canon DC 21 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and zoom. The price and usability also get good opinions. The design and portability get critical opinions, and there are some mixed views about the size and durability.

usability, price, zoom, reliability

portability, design

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Jul, 2018

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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.

May, 2012

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Canon WP-DC21 Waterproof Case For Powershot G9 - Retail


I had already thrown away the packing and now I can't swap for another one. I am afraid the 2 batteries that charged will not be any good because something is wrong with the charger.

Great Price, and works great


Aug, 2008

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Works as advertised


I have never had this fogg, as others have reported. This will let the average user take great pics. More suited to snorklers who have the sun to their backs. I tested this to 128 feet in Honduras.

This housing will allow the operator to access all of the buttons on the G9. Made by Canon. Formed from tough polycarbonate material. Costs way less that the nearest alternative, ie Ikelite

Will not accomidate TTL strobe. Does not come with weights

Jul, 2008

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Affordable Housing for a great 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

Dec, 2008

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Fantastic Underwater Housing


This is a great housing. It is made by canon so everthing fits perfectly. This is the third canon housing that I have owned and the improve the quality every time A must for underwater enthusiasts who own the Canon G9.

Compact, Inexpensive, Great controls


May, 2008

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Nice case but strobe does not work


The flashed area is obscured by the lenses housing. Whenever I fire the strobe, only the top left area of the picture is lit, the right bottom is totally dark. This is a major defect from the design of the case. You will need an external flash.

Nice case, all functions accessible

Flash is obscured

Oct, 2007

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Fogs up


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.

Mar, 2007

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.


Built-in Microphone: No


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)


Minimum illumination:1


Display Diagonal:2.7
Display Resolution:123000


Built-in flash:Y


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

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 3.9
Sensor Type:CCD

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:0.965 - 5.79
Digital Zoom:200
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):0.965 - 5.79
Focal length range (f-f):0.134 - 0.803 / 0.159 - 1.59
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
Optical Zoom:10
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

Other Features

I/O ports:USB 2.0
Lens system:N
Resolution:1632 x 1224

Packaging Content

Bundled software:MyDVD

Ports & interfaces

DV port: No
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video in: No
S-Video out: Yes


Camera shutter speed:1/2000


Compatible memory cards:MiniSD


Viewfinder screen size:0.27

Weight & Dimensions