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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 4.1/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and size. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, but there are mixed views on the battery and price.

usability, portability, image quality, size, durability

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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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

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Canon Legria HF S21

 

I bought one of these a while back, a little larger than some, but works well. I had looked at Panasonic's HD, but got really bad service regarding them from retailers and from the manufacturer themselves.

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Dubbing: No
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):No / Yes

Battery

Battery life (max):1.4 / 5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-808

Camera

Minimum illumination:0.3
Photo effects:black&white, Neutral, Sepia, Skin tones, Vivid
Self-timer:10
Self-timer delay:10

Design

Colour of product:Black
Product colour:Black

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:8.89

Flash

Built-in Flash: Yes

Focusing

Closest focusing distance:0.0100

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):6010000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.6
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:8.59

Lens System

Digital Zoom:200
Filter Size:5.8
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):39.9 - 399 / 43.5 - 435
Focal length range (f-f):6.4 - 64
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:10

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Cable Type:USB
Fader:Y
Interface:USB 2.0
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Snapshot:Y
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Video Out:1

Packaging Content

Bundled software:PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE\nMusic Transfer utility
Handheld remote control: No

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
DV port: No
HDMI: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/2000 / 1/2000

Still image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1920 x 1080,3264 x 1840

Storage

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Flash memory:64

Video

Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder:123000
Viewfinder resolution:123000
Viewfinder screen size:0.27

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.8
Height :7.4
Weight:480
Width:7.5

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten