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Canon VIXIA Vixia HF R21 Full HD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 reviews of Canon VIXIA Vixia HF R21 Full HD. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the price and size are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. The color and reliability get mixed comments, and some have doubts about the viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon VIXIA Vixia HF R21 Full HD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon VIXIA Vixia HF R21 Full HD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 user reviews of Canon VIXIA Vixia HF R21 Full HD from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price and size. The image quality and portability also get good opinions, but many are critical about the viewfinder. The color and reliability get mixed reviews.

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81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon VIXIA HF R21 Full HD Camcorder with 32GB Internal Flash MemoryCanon VIXIA HF R21 Full HD Camcorder with 32GB Internal Flash Memory

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (camcorderinfo.com)

Canon Vixia HF R21Camcorder Review

 

The Vixia HF R21 is Canon's newest entry-level HD camcorder and it's designed as a replacement for last year's HF R11. The camcorder comes with 32GB of internal flash memory, two memory card slots, and a new touchscreen interface on its 3-inch LCD. The...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (reviewed.com)

Canon Vixia HF R21

 

The Vixia HF R21 is Canon's latest entry-level HD camcorder, and it's the successor to last year's HF R11.

A great camcorder for simple home movies, vacations, or YouTube—but it's not ideal for amateur filmmakers.

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Rich (tigerdirect.com)

Works Great

 

I bought this camera about one month ago. I primarily use it for home videos. So far I have not had any problems with the camera. Video quality is very good. Looks like a brand new camera, no nicks or scuffs of any kind. Have not had to use any SDHC...

May, 2012

Consumer review by: evan (tigerdirect.com)

Jury's out.

 

It seems like a really nice camera but it would not charge the battery. I'm in the process of getting a replacement. Hopefully it was just a lemon but I will think twice about refurbished products.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: (rakuten.com)

Canon VIXIA HF R21 Digital Camcorder

 

Just got my Canon Vixia HFR21 in from Amazon and it seems great so far. I really haven't played around with all the features yet, however I just wanted to write this review for Mac users, since I had a little trouble making the decision to buy this...

Consumer review by: (rakuten.com)

Canon VIXIA HF R21 Digital Camcorder

 

Good camera for the price range. Does what I need it to do, no complaints.

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AC3
Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-110
Video recording time:12.25

Camera

3D: No
Minimum illumination:0.4
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9

Design

Colour of product:Black, Silver

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touchscreen: Yes

Flash

Built-in Flash: No

Focusing

Closest focusing distance:1

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.07
Effective megapixels (movie):2.07
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.85
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:3.28

Lens System

Digital Zoom:400
Filter Size:3.4
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):41.2 - 1176
Focal length range (f-f):3 - 60
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:20

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Manual
Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-5 - 45

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 3.6

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AV, HDMI, USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Stylus pen: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
HDMI: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

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

Still image

Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080
Still image resolution(s):1792 x 1344,1920 x 1080

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Flash memory:32
Memory slots:2

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC
Capture modes:FXP, LP, MXP, SP, XP
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:H.264, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.1
Height :6.2
Weight:270
Width:6

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Daylight, Manual, Tungsten