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Canon HF S21

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Canon HF S21. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and memory. The portability and image quality also get good reviews, but there are some negative views about the battery and price.

usability, image quality, portability, memory, size

price, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon HF S21 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Résumé des avis d’ sur Canon HF S21


alaTest a collecté et analysé 8 avis de consommateurs sur pour le produit Canon HF S21. La note moyenne du produit est 4.5 sur 5, tandis que les autres Caméscopes ont une note moyenne de 4.0 sur 5 sur

100% des avis sur donnent une note favorable à ce produit.

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Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Canon Vixia HF S20 review


Though I really liked Canon's 2009 prosumer Vixia HF S1x series, I couldn't fully endorse the HF S10/S11 because it lacked an electronic viewfinder, a feature that higher-end users appreciate. Camcorders with EVFs are easier to hold stably while...

Excellent set of manual features; dual SDHC slots; generally well-designed interface.

Poorly designed touch-screen menu system; short battery life; defaults to low-quality video mode; doesn't support SDXC; relatively expensive.

Though 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 forgo some of the...

Jun, 2010

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Canon LEGRIA HF S21 review


Pocket HD camcorders are fine tools for shooting Vimeo shorts, but if you've got bigger screen ambitions you'll be after something a little more high-end. Something like Canon's new Legria HF S21. It's a Full HD camcorder, of course, but also rocks...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Videomaker (

Canon VIXIA HF S21 HD Camcorder Review


This camera makes a great little tool for video creators of all levels. Handy, compact and takes great HD footage. A definite buy.

Native 24p, Component and HDMI output, Ultra-crisp focus, Effortless video transfer to computer

Grain in low light, Colors are a bit dull

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (

Canon Vixia HF S21


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...


Jan, 2010

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Expert Review


Viele Einstellmöglichkeiten

Geringer Weitwinkel

Die Schärfe liegt nur leicht unter den Möglichkeiten dieser Preisklasse und die manuellen Möglichkeiten sind ebenfalls sehr passabel. Der Touchscreen ist eine echte Verbesserung, die von uns bisher kritisierten Fokussierprobleme sind damit aus der...

Oct, 2012

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Cámara de video Canon Vixia HF-S21


Tiene funciones manuales para tener más control sobre el video. Las dos ranuras para tarjetas ayudan a no quedarse sin espacio. El diseño es robusto y cómodo de agarrar

La pantalla táctil no es tan responsiva como uno esperaría, al igual que los menús poco intuitivos. La batería dura poco y los ajustes predeterminados para escenas oscuras no son tan buenos. Además, es algo cara cuando por lo mismo se puede conseguir...

Si estás buscando una cámara que te ayude a hacer trabajos semiprofesionales, que tenga buena calidad pero siga siendo portátil para llevar a cualquier lugar, esta Vixia de Canon es para ti. Además, es útil para llevarla a tus vacaciones, fiestas o...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Tech Tudo (

Canon HF S21 é perfeita para diretores de cinema amadores


Controles manuais., Ótima qualidade de imagem., Usa SSD no lugar de HDD., 2 Slots de cartão

Muito cara., Baixa duração de bateria., Não suporta SDXC

A câmera é perfeita para aspirantes a James Cameron. Claro que não dá pra filmar um novo AVATAR, mas a qualidade é boa o suficiente para fazer seus filmes caseiros e amadores.

May, 2011

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Se per voi la videoripresa è più che una passione, ecco ciò che stavate cercando

Modalità manuali, qualità della ripresa, schermo LCD touchscreen, mirino elettronico

Sotto tono solo nelle riprese con poca luce

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Tecnozoom (

Expert Review


Slot per schede di memoria; Memoria flash; Risoluzione e grandezza display; Risoluzione sensore


La Canon LEGRIA HF S21 è una videocamera compatta ma di elevata qualità. Dispone di un sensore da oltre 8 megapixel che permette di registrare filmati Full HD e foto ad alta risoluzione, di un display ampio e ad alta risoluzione, un mirino, una memoria...

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes


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


Minimum illumination:0.3
Self-timer delay:10


Colour of product:Black


Display diagonal:8.89


Built-in Flash: Yes

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):43.5 - 435
Focal length range (f-f):6.4 - 64
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:10

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 3
Auto Focus: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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


Camera shutter speed:1/2000
Shutter speed (photo):1/500
Shutter speed (video):1/2000

Still image

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


Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Maximum memory card size:32


Analog signal format system:NTSC
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:H.264


Viewfinder resolution:123000

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14 / 14.8
Height :7.4
Weight:460 / 480