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Canon DC 21

Canon DC 21
alaScore 82

26 reviews

Mar, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of Canon DC 21. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The portability also gets good feedback.

battery, portability, usability

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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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

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