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Canon HG21

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Canon HG21. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the color and durability are generally positive. The design and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the size and usability. There are some less positive reviews about the viewfinder and price.

portability, image quality, design, durability, color

price, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon HG21 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Good Gear (

Nice video, shame about the price.


When judged on its own merits, the HG21 is an exceptional high-def camcorder that impresses on nearly every level — it even seems attractively priced. However, when compared to the near-identical HG20, its value for money is significantly diminished....

120GB hard drive, excellent Full HD video quality, impressive array of modes and features

Too expensive compared to the HG20, poorly constructed viewfinder

May, 2009

Expert review by : Derek Fung (

Canon HG21


Bedecked in black, the HG21 is Canon's top dog, second-gen, high-def, hard-disk camcorder. It features 12x optical zoom, a CMOS sensor, optical image stabilisation and an electronic viewfinder.

Oct, 2010

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