42nd Street Photo Reviews the Canon Vixia HF-S21

The Vixia is great little camcorder from Canon released in 2010. This new Vixia is loaded with features and controls, offers excellent Full HD video performance. The Vixia is a bit larger than other entry-level camcorders but no so big that it’s a pain when out and about. The Vixia captures up to 24 hours of HD video to the camera’s 64GB internal flash memory, and lets you store even more footage to optional SD/SDHC memory cards, including Eye-Fi memory cards, using the dual SD memory card slots. It also has a VFL-2 on-camera lights that works as a continuous light source.  The camcorder also relies on its Canon HD Video Lens with 10x optical zoom and Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization. Rounding out the set of core tools for image capture would be Canon’s generous 3.5″ High Resolution Touch Panel LCD Screen and a 0.27″ color viewfinder, giving you options for how you want to film. Another great aspect  of the Vixia include the option to record in Native 24p mode, 24p Cinema mode, or 30p Progressive mode (24p and 30p Progressive modes record at 60i). This is a great camcorder for the average movie maker to the pro with some of the best video quality around.

Key Features

  • 1920 x 1080 Video Resolution
  • AVCHD and H.264 Encoding Options
  • 8MP Still Resolution
  • 10x Optical Zoom
  • Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization with Powered IS
  • Touch & Track Autofocus
  • Standard 60i Frame Rate
  • Native 24p Mode / 24p Cinema Mode / 30p Frame Mode
  • 3.5″ 922k Dot Resolution Touch Panel LCD Screen
  • Face Detection
  • 64GB Internal Memory
  • Dual SD Card Slots
  • USB 2.0, HDMI, Component and Composite Video Connections

Be sure and check this camcorder out at 42nd Street Photo.


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