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Canon LEGRIA FS21

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Canon LEGRIA FS21. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and reliability. The zoom and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the viewfinder and durability.

usability, portability, zoom, reliability, design

image quality, price, durability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon LEGRIA FS21 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon LEGRIA FS21

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Canon LEGRIA FS21 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the image quality and design are generally positive. The portability and zoom are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the viewfinder and durability.

usability, zoom, portability, design, image quality

price, durability, viewfinder

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon FS21 Camcorder - Silver (45x Advanced Zoom, 2.7 inch Widescreen Colour LCD) Value Up KitCanon FS21 Camcorder - Silver (45x Advanced Zoom, 2.7 inch Widescreen Colour LCD) Value Up Kit

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon LEGRIA FS21

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Canon LEGRIA FS21 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Views about the size and zoom are overall positive. The reliability and portability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the image quality.

usability, portability, reliability, zoom, size

image quality

71% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon FS21 Dual Flash Memory Camcorder w/16GB Internal Memory & 48x Advanced Zoom - 2009 MODELCanon FS21 Dual Flash Memory Camcorder w/16GB Internal Memory & 48x Advanced Zoom - 2009 MODEL

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Canon Legria FS21

 

If high-def camcorders are too pricey, perhaps a standard-def one like the Canon Legria FS21 is worth considering?

May, 2011

Consumer review by: time_me (reviewitnz.co.nz)

Canon LEGRIA FS21 flash memory camcorder

 

Well it's not HD but it's a great camcorder none the less. It's extremely easy to use and it comes with 16GB built in and you can extend it by inputting an SD card. But I don't see the point. 16GB is more that enough considering you can transfer the...

Oct, 2005

Product Specifications

With the LEGRIA FS21 store over 10 hours of movies to the internal flash memory. Making great videos is easy with Video Snapshot and Pre REC features. For even longer recording, use SDHC memory cards.

Audio

Audio Dubbing:N / No
Audio system:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):3.35 / 3.58
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-808
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-808

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera

3D: No
3D compatibility:N
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:DIGIC DV II
Minimum illumination:1.5
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Self-timer:10

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.1cm
Height:5.9cm
Weight:225g
Width:5.5cm

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.858 / 6.86
Display resolution (numeric):123000

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Fireworks / Night mode / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset

Flash

Built-in Flash:N / No / Yes
Built-in light: Yes

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:16GB

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:FS21
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon LEGRIA

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):0.8
Effective megapixels (movie):0.71
Optical sensor resolution:1070000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:1.07

Lens System

Digital Zoom:200 / 2000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):41.5 - 1536 / 41.7 - 1877
Focal length range (f-f):2.6 - 96.2
Image stabilizer: Yes
Interchangeable lens:N
Lens Aperture:F/2.0-5.2
Max Focal Length:96.2mm
Min Focal Length:2.6mm
Optical Zoom:37
Optical Zoom:37
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.8Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:710Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.07Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Other features

Art: Yes
Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Fader:Y
Flash:Dual
Focus:TTL
Interface:USB 2.0 / USB 2.0, AV
Internal Memory:1600
Manual Focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Snapshot:Y
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:1

Packaging Content

Bundled software:PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE / PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE\nMusic Transfer

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DV port:N / No
HDMI: No
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video Out:N / No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1 - 1/2000 / 1 - 2000 / 1/6 - 1/2000

Still image

Maximum image resolution:1152 x 864
Still image resolution(s):1152 x 864, 1152 x 648, 640 x 480 / 1152 x 864\n1152 x 648\n640 x 480 / 640 x 480

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory card, NAND
Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV / N / No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Disc types supported:N / No
Flash memory:16
Internal storage capacity:16

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

Full HD: No

Video Input

Digital Zoom:2000
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Mosaic / Neutral / Sepia / Skin Detail / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.1
Height :5.9
Weight:225
Width:5.5

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Tungsten, Daylight