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Canon HG21

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Canon HG21. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the color and durability are on the whole positive. The design and image quality also get good views. The viewfinder and price get negative reviews. There are some mixed reviews about the size and usability.

portability, image quality, design, durability, color

price, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon HG21 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Nice video, shame about the price.

 

When judged on its own merits, the HG21 is an exceptional high-def camcorder that impresses on nearly every level — it even seems attractively priced. However, when compared to the near-identical HG20, its value for money is significantly diminished....

120GB hard drive, excellent Full HD video quality, impressive array of modes and features

Too expensive compared to the HG20, poorly constructed viewfinder

May, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery life (max):5.1
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-807/BP-827

Camera

Minimum illumination:0.2
Self-timer:10

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86

Image sensor

Optical sensor resolution:2.07
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3.2
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:3.31

Lens System

Digital Zoom:200
Filter Size:3.7
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):42.9 - 514.8
Focal length range (f-f):4.8 - 57.6
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:12

Other features

Art: Yes
Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Interface:USB
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Video Out:1

Packaging Content

Bundled software:PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
HDMI: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/2000

Still image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080,2048 x 1536

Storage

Internal storage capacity:120

Video

Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder:123000
Viewfinder screen size:0.27

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.9
Height :7.7
Weight:490
Width:8