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Canon Vixia HG21 specifications

Canon Vixia HG21
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Canon Vixia HG21 specifications

Below you will find the product specifications and the manual specifications of the Canon Vixia HG21.

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Brand Canon
Model Vixia HG21 | 2705B006
Product Camcorder
EAN 8714574522272
Language English
Filetype EN - 135 Manual (PDF), EN - 129 Manual (PDF), EN - 135 (PDF)
Lens system
Digital zoom 200 x
Optical zoom 12 x
Focal length range 4.8 - 57.6 mm
Filter size 37 mm
Focal length (35mm film equivalent) 42.9 - 514.8 mm
Image stabilizer
Interchangeable lens -
Image sensor
Total megapixels 3.31 MP
Optical sensor size 1/3.2 "
Sensor type CCD
Effective megapixels (movie) 2.07 MP
Effective megapixels (image) 2.76 MP
Display LCD
Display diagonal 2.7 "
Built-in display
Display resolution (numeric) 211000 pixels
Other features
Auto focus
Manual focus
Interface USB
Still image
Still image resolution(s) 640 x 480, 1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536
Maximum image resolution 2048 x 1536 pixels
Built-in microphone
Built-in speaker(s)
Minimum illumination 0.2 lx
Self-timer delay 10 s
Photo mode
Camcorder type Handheld camcorder
Image processor DIGIC DV II
Ports & interfaces
Microphone in
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out 1
S-Video out
DV port
USB 2.0 ports quantity 1
Headphone outputs 1
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity 0
HDMI version 1.3
Internal storage capacity 120 GB
Camcorder media type Memory card,HDD
Compatible memory cards SD,SDHC
Disc types supported
Camcorder tape type
Weight & dimensions
Weight 490 g
Width 80 mm
Depth 139 mm
Height 77 mm
Product colour Black
Battery technology Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery life (max) 5.16 h
Battery capacity - mAh
Focus adjustment Auto/Manual
White balance
White balance Tungsten,Fluorescent,Cloudy,Daylight,Fluorescent H,Shade
Built-in flash
Built-in light
Viewfinder type Electronic
Viewfinder resolution (approx.) 123000 pixels
Viewfinder screen size 0.27 "
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Huge storage capacity - over 45 hours - and Full HD image quality combine in the HG21. Keep on recording for longer, then easily share your movies on an HD TV, a computer or over the web.

- Over 45 hrs of HD (120Gb HDD)
- Dual Recording
- 1920x1080 Full HD (24Mbps)
- Canon HD Camera System
- Super Range OIS and Instant AF
- Creative options
- Microphone input
- Multiangle Vivid LCD; colour EVF
- Flexible system
- Software with Blu-ray disc support

Ready for the challenge.

45 hours of movies

Shoot over 45 hours of HD movies to the 120Gb Hard Disk Drive (HDD) – with the HG21 you’re ready for any challenge.

Dual Recording

With Canon’s Dual Recording system, store movies straight to internal HDD, ideal when there is no external media to hand. Alternatively, shoot straight to easy-to-share SDHC memory cards and simply hand them to friends.

1920x1080 Full HD

Record 1920x1080 Full HD video that is perfectly matched to the resolution of Full HD TVs. Five recording quality options are available: at the highest MXP setting HD movies are captured at 24 Mbps – the maximum possible data rate, for maximum possible image quality.

Canon HD Camera System

The unique technologies of the Canon HD Camera System give the HG21 a big quality advantage. This unique combination – a Canon HD Video Lens with 12x optical zoom, a 3.3 MP Canon Full HD CMOS sensor, and the powerful DIGIC DV II processor – delivers superb HD movies.

Instant AF and Super Range Optical Image Stabilizer

Canon’s Instant AF combines two kinds of auto focusing to achieve absolute HD clarity at speed. Super Range OIS helps keeps your shots steady, especially when filming handheld.

Creative shooting

25p Cinema Mode allows you to achieve a stylish filmic look. 11 Program AE modes offer complete creative control.

Superior audio

A microphone input connection lets you attach an external microphone, for greater control over sound recording. Manual audio controls – microphone attenuation control, audio level meters and audio level control – are available to help achieve perfect audio quality.

Multiangle Vivid LCD and EVF

A 2.7" Multiangle Vivid LCD screen displays a wide colour gamut and reduces glare, making it easy to preview movies. A wide 135-degree viewing angle lets everyone to gather round. Alternatively, shoot using the widescreen colour EVF.

Full flexibility

A mini Advanced Accessory Shoe is compatible with a wide range of accessories. It’s simple to playback HD video – connect to an HD TV via HDMI or component output. With HDMI you can even control the camcorder’s playback functions using an external remote, thanks to CEC support.

Supplied software

PIXELA ImageMixer™ 3 SE software helps you manage, edit and share HD movies – even convert them to different file formats. You can also burn video to a Blu-ray disc: one Dual Layer Blu-ray disc holds up to 50GB of files.