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Canon LEGRIA HF S21

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 reviews of Canon LEGRIA HF S21. 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. People are impressed by the durability and size. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments about the battery and price are different.

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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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Canon LEGRIA HF S21 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the color and battery are on the whole positive. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the price. Some have doubts about the design and durability.

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

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon LEGRIA HF S21

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Canon LEGRIA HF S21 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The image quality and portability are also appreciated.

usability, portability, image quality, price, size

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

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

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

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 (stuff.tv)

Canon LEGRIA HF S21 review

 

This pro-style HD shooter also grabs 8MP stills and has dual SD card slots. But does it justify the big price tag?

Not the easiest camcorder to use, but more than compensates with fine hi-def performance and pro-level features

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Rob Hull (techradar.com)

Canon LEGRIA HF S21 review

 

Full HD camcorder with massive 64GB storage

Movie and stills quality ; HD-to-SD file conversion ; Easy YouTube upload ; Loads of connectivity ; Storage options

Troublesome touchscreen ; Small colour viewfinder ; Considerable investment

Sitting at the pinnacle of Canon's 2010 range of consumer camcorders, the LEGRIA HF S21 is a powerful and practical Full HD model with a 64GB flash memory, 3.5-inch LCD touchscreen and two (yes, two) SD card slots.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

Canon Legria HF S21

 

Thanks to its video quality and range of manual controls, the HF S21 is a solid choice if you're a video hobbyist or a pro looking for something portable to complement your workhorse equipment.

Excellent set of manual features ; Dual SDHC slots ; Generally well-designed interface

Poorly designed touchscreen menu system ; Short battery life ; Defaults to low-quality video mode ; Doesn't support SDXC

If you're a video hobbyist or a pro looking for something portable to complement your workhorse equipment, the Canon Legria HF S21 is a solid choice. But if you don't need the more subtle aspects of the manual controls, such as shutter speeds below...

Nov, 2010

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