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Canon Vixia HF R21 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4 270g Sep 2011
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Nice design

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

Expert review site parentesis.com scored this video camera 70%.

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

We checked 1,806 user and expert reviews (including 388 verified purchases) for Canon camcorders and found that on average Canon has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has good ratings specifically for its small total megapixels camcorders. 96% of those that bought a Canon camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Nice Design

One customer reckoned that this camcorder was good looking.


Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Canon Vixia HF R21 has one of the larger display diagonals amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age. Across all the small total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera the display diagonals range from 1.4" to 4.3".

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Has a Touchscreen

The Vixia HF R21 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this video camera.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Canon Vixia HF R21 is Full HD. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than two years ago also are Full HD.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar type and age to it.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Canon Vixia HF R21 supports HDMI. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago also support HDMI.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The Vixia HF R21 has a composite video out. Most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to this video camera also have a composite video out.

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Has a Microphone in

The Vixia HF R21 has a microphone in, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Vixia HF R21 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Vixia HF R21 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 400 times zoom factor, the Vixia HF R21 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 20 times zoom factor, the Vixia HF R21 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera.

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Storage

Two Memory Slots

The Vixia HF R21 is a two memory slots video camera. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder have between one and two memory slots.

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Quite Big Flash Memory

The flash memory of small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years range from 4GB to 120GB, and the average flash memory is 22GB. With a flash memory of 32 gigabytes, the Vixia HF R21 has a quite big flash memory compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Canon Vixia HF R21 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this video camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Canon Vixia HF R21 has a batteries included. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this video camera also have a batteries included.

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Camera

Very Small Minimum Illumination

With a minimum illumination of only 0.4 lux, the Canon Vixia HF R21 has one of the smaller minimum illuminations amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age. The minimum illuminations of video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this video camera range from 0.05lx to 7lx.

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Image Sensor

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/4.85" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this video camera, the Vixia HF R21 does not have a built-in flash.

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Still Image

Only 1792 X 1344 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Vixia HF R21 is 1792 x 1344. That's 52% less still image resolution than a 2592 x 1944 camcorder, which is the most common still image resolution supported by similar spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This video camera also supports a still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080. The worst still image resolution of all comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 640 x 360 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Focusing

Quite Big Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of 1 meter, the Canon Vixia HF R21 has a fairly big closest focusing distance compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type. The closest focusing distances of video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder range from 0.0005m to 20m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.78m.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Canon released the Vixia HF R21.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

At 270 grams, the Vixia HF R21 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Battery

Average Video Recording Time

With a video recording time of 12.25 hours, the Vixia HF R21 has a pretty standard video recording time compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers polaroid xha1s, polaroid xhg1s
Barcodes 00989898608300

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