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Canon LEGRIA HF S21

Canon LEGRIA HF S21
alaScore 89

137 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 137 reviews of Canon LEGRIA HF S21. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the price.

usability, image quality, portability, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon LEGRIA HF S21 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon LEGRIA HF S21

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Canon LEGRIA HF S21 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the color and battery are overall positive. The portability and image quality also get good comments, but there are some mixed reviews about the zoom. Some have doubts about the design and durability.

usability, image quality, portability, battery, color

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon LEGRIA HF S21 High Definition Digital Camcorder - Black (10 X Optical Zoom, 3.5 Inch Touch-screen LCD)Canon LEGRIA HF S21 High Definition Digital Camcorder - Black (10 X Optical Zoom, 3.5 Inch Touch-screen LCD)

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon LEGRIA HF S21

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of Canon LEGRIA HF S21 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviews about the price and reliability are generally positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the viewfinder.

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87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon VIXIA HF S21 Dual Flash Memory Camcorder - 2010 MODELCanon VIXIA HF S21 Full HD Camcorder w/64GB Flash Memory & Pro Manual ControlCanon Vixia Hf S21 Dual Flash Memory Camcorder W/10x Optical Zoom + SSE Huge Lens, Battery & Tripod Accessories Package

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (camcorderinfo.com)

Canon Vixia HF S21 Camcorder Review

 

The Vixia HF S21 ($1399 MSRP) is the new-and-improved flagship camcorder from Canon. With 64GB of internal flash memory, two SD/SDHC memory card slots, and a brand new touchscreen LCD, Canon appears to have put in quite an effort in revamping last...

While Canon spent a good deal of effort improving the features for the HF S21, it didn't do much (if anything) to improve the video performance of the camcorder. In our testing, the HF S21 actually did worse with color accuracy than last year's HF S11,...

Jan, 2010
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Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (camcorderinfo.com)

Canon Vixia HF S21 First Impressions Camcorder Review

 

The HF S21 is Canon's flagship camcorder for 2010. The camcorder has the same lens and sensor as last year's HF S series from Canon, but this new model includes an impressive 3.5-inch LCD touchscreen, as well as a handy electronic viewfinder. The HF...

We're mostly supportive of the updates made by Canon on the HF S21. The new, 3.5-inch LCD touchscreen is a wonder to behold, but it did have some of the same problems that plague most camcorder touchscreens. It didn't offer precise control, and we...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Faisal Khatib (tbreak.com)

Canon LEGRIA HF S21 camcorder review

 

Top notch image quality but at a steep learning curve

You can connect the LEGRIA HF S21 to a TV using composite or component output, or for maximum quality you can use the mini HDMI terminal to connect it to a HD TV. A USB port provides computer connectivity. The LEGRIA HF S21 allows you to convert AVCHD...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Luke Scherba (videomaker.com)

Canon VIXIA HF S21 HD Camcorder Review

 

Native 24p ; Component and HDMI output ; Ultra-crisp focus ; Effortless video transfer to computer

Grain in low light ; Colors are a bit dull

This camera makes a great little tool for video creators of all levels. Handy, compact and takes great HD footage. A definite buy.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (reviewed.com)

Canon HF S21

 

Features have improved over last year's model, but performance has stagnated

Excellent sharpness; Good manual controls

Color and noise results subpar; Low-light performance equally rocky

Jan, 2010

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Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Canon VIXIA HF S21

 

The Canon VIXIA HF S21 offers the best of all the features we looked for combined. The 64GB memory, though not at the top of the pack, combined with the dual memory-card slots means that this camera has more memory than more than half the products...

This HDV camcorder has two SD card slots for extra memory capability

The still camera resolution is 8MP, which is lower quality than some digital cameras on the market

The Canon VIXIA HF S21 has a good zoom, flash memory and SD memory card options, and while none of them are amazing, combined they make the product great overall.

Expert review by: (washingtonpost.com)

Canon HF S21

 

Recommended!

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Canon Legria HF S21

 

Canon's latest top-end HD camcorder is priced lower and has more features than its predecessor. Does this make for a winning combination?

Fortunately, the most important thing the Canon Legria HF S21 doesn't have in common with the HF S10, at launch, is price. It's still on the costly side, coming in at around a grand. But this is much closer to the competition, making the HF S21 a much...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Canon Legria HF S21 review

 

Every year camcorders get smaller, so it comes as a bit of a surprise to come across one that it's actually bigger than its predecessor. The HF S21's angular black design makes it seem bigger still. Maybe by adding a little bulk and menace to its...

A well-designed camcorder, but Panasonic's TM700 and SD700 provide better quality video for less money.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Neil Bennett (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Canon Legria HF S21 review

 

Featuring a similar barrel shape, the Canon Legria HF S21 is about the same size as a small DV or HDV camera, and records AVCHD-format video on to an internal 64GB flash drive. This can be supplemented with SDHC Cards in its two slots.

The Canon Legria HF S21 is a good HD camcorder but its implementation of touchscreen control prevents it from being a truly great consumer high-definition camcorder.

Mar, 2010
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Product Specifications

Canon's flagship VIXIA HF S21 dual flash memory camcorder, with an internal flash drive and two SD memory card slots, offers Canon's most sophisticated feature set to date - blurring the line between consumer and professional. Canon's superlative proprietary imaging technologies help deliver video and 8.0-megapixel photos with incredible detail and lifelike color. Touch and track allows you to achieve sharp focus and precise exposure for any subject, simply by touching the generous 3.5" high resolution (922,000 dot) touch panel LCD. Native 24p mode perfectly matches the frame rate of film. And 5.1-channel surround sound ensures your audio complements the stunning realism of your video.

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/2.6''

Connectivity

Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card / SD HC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:Flash + Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Full HD
Type:Camcorder

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/2
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000

Recording

Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
HD Video Format:AVCHD
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3
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