Canon Vixia HF S21 Camcorder Review

Features have improved over last year’s model, but performance has stagnated.

$1,399.00 MSRP


The Vixia HF S21 ($1399 MSRP) is the new-and-improved flagship camcorder from Canon. With 64GB of internal flash memory, two SD/SDHC memory card slots, and a brand new touchscreen LCD, Canon appears to have put in quite an effort in revamping last year's HF S11.

The HF S21 is part of the HF S series from Canon, which also features the HF S20 and HF S200 (all three are new models for 2010).

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  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Product Tour
  4. Performance
  5. Color Performance
  6. Low Light Performance
  7. Motion Performance
  8. Sharpness Performance
  9. Sample Videos
  10. Usability
  11. Ease of Use
  12. Handling
  13. Controls
  14. Features
  15. Recording Options
  16. Hardware
  17. Other Features
  18. Canon Vixia HF S11 Comparison
  19. Panasonic HDC-TM300 Comparison
  20. Sony HDR-CX500V Comparison
  21. Conclusion
  22. Photo Gallery