Canon Vixia HFS21

  • Canon Vixia HFS21
82
Based on 11 scores, 17 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    3
  • Good:
    6
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Dual SD card slots.
  • Comfortable to hold/use.
  • Vibrant 3.5" touch screen.

Cons:

  • Average low light video quality.
  • Default is nonHD quality.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechReviewSource on 70

The Canon VIXIA HF S21 is a dual-memory card digital camcorder that offers a 10x optical zoom lens, an 8-megapixel resolution and a 3.5-inch touch screen display. It records onto SDHC flash memory cards and can record at a maximum resolution of...

By Photography Bay on -

The Canon VIXIA HF-S21 is a great camcorder for the home movie maker to the pro. Use it just as it comes out of the box to capture great footage of the family and favorite events or add a few accessories and turn up the heat and capture some really...

By cnet on 80

While they're an excellent trio of camcorders, the Vixia HF S21, HF S20, and HF S200 are significantly more expensive than their respective competitors, especially since the S20 and S200 lack electronic viewfinders. If you can forego some of the...

By Testfreaks on 90

The Canon HF S21 might be considered a consumer grade camcorder, but it’s more prosumer. It’s a camera that’s as close as you’ll get to a professional grade camcorder without spending ten thousand plus dollars.The Vixia HF S21 is...

By Videomaker on -

This camera makes a great little tool for video creators of all levels. Handy, compact and takes great HD footage. A definite buy.Luke Scherba is a video producer and small business owner. Canon USA One Canon Plaza Lake Success, NY 11042...

By Expert Reviews on 80

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

By infoSync World on -

Canon's top HD badboy is here! We take the Canon Vixia HF S21 high definition camcorder down to Chinatown in our comprehensive...

By SimplyDV on -

Canon’s flagship Legria HF S21 offers full 24Mbps 1920×1080 HD video recording plus 25P progressive scan video and is already grabbing the attention of serious videomakers. But can it improve on its predecessors? In the last year or so,...

By Stuff.tv on 100

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

By TechRadar on 90

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.This is a camcorder targeted at...

By PC Advisor on 70

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. Neil Bennett...

By Expert Reviews on 80

Canon's Legria sub-brand, of which the new HF S21 is now the flagship, was the first to offer full 24Mbits/sec 1920 x 1080 HD video recording in a consumer camcorder. This, plus its ability to shoot 25p progressive scan video, could well be the...

By DigitalVersus on 80

Two SD card slots One of the new features on the HF S21 is the addition of a second SD card slot, which seriously increases the amount of storage space should you need it.The S21 already has 64 GB of internal memory, allowing you to record up to six...

By CamcorderInfo on -

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...

International Review By PCMweb on 80

De Canon HFS21 is een goede camcorder met een aantal prettige en handige functies. Het gebruiksgemak kan nog iets beter en het scherm mag wat minder weerkaatsen, maar voor de rest is dit een camera die we je kunnen...

International Review By slashCAM on -

Die HF S Serie von Canon ist definitiv keine schlechte Kamera. Die Schärfe liegt nur leicht unter den Möglichkeiten dieser Preisklasse und die manuellen Möglichkeiten sind ebenfalls sehr passabel. Der Touchscreen ist eine echte...

International Review By Les Numériques on 80

Le HF S21 offre une remarquable stabilité en grand angle comme en zoom grâce au Powered IS et un écran LCD d'excellente qualité. Son image HDTV 1080 est parfaite, malgré la présence de bruit en basse lumière. Un...