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Canon DC 21

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Canon DC 21. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the reliability and battery. The zoom and price also get good comments. Many are negative about the design and portability, and the size and durability get mixed reviews.

usability, price, zoom, battery, reliability

portability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon DC 21 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Canon DC 21 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the reliability and zoom are generally positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Views about the size and durability are different. The design and portability get less positive opinions.

usability, price, zoom, reliability

portability, design

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon TL30.5 Tele converter for MV Series Digital CamcordersCanon TL30.5 Tele converter for MV Series Digital Camcorders

Jun, 2018

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: No

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-208

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture


Minimum illumination:1

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution: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 / TV screen


Built-in Flash:Y


Country Kits:N/a
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon/Canon DC/Canon XL

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3.9
Sensor Type:CCD

Lens System

Digital Zoom:200
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):24.5 - 147
Focal length range (f-f):3.4 - 20.4 / 4.05 - 40.5
Focus Adjustment:Automatic / Manual
Lens Aperture:F/1.6-2.6/F/1.6-3.5/F/1.8
Max Focal Length:10.8mm/108mm/40.5mm/88mm
Max View Angle:47degree(s)
Min Focal Length:4.05mm/5.4mm/5.5mm
Min Focus Range:2cm
Optical Zoom:10/16/20
Optical Zoom:10
Special Functions:Tele/Tele / Zoom/Zoom
System Type:Lens/Lens accessories
Type:Converter/Telephoto zoom lens/Zoom lens

Lens System Mounting

Mounting Type:Canon XL

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:2Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.77Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.2Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3.9"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.5 mm ( 1/3.9" ) / 6.5 mm ( 1/3.9 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic/Optical/Optical (SuperRange)

Other features

I/O ports:USB 2.0
Lens system:N
Resolution:1632 x 1224

Packaging Content

Bundled software:MyDVD

Ports & interfaces

DV port: No
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Camera shutter speed:1/2000


Compatible memory cards:miniSD

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Zoom:200
Faders:Beam / Corner wipe / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Wipe fader / Zigzag
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-R DL (8 cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm)/DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Ball / Black & White / Colour Mask / Cube / Mirror / Mosaic / Sepia / Wave
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder resolution:123000
Viewfinder screen size:0.27
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Height :9.1