Canon VIXIA HG21 Hard Disk Drive Camcorder combines the ease of recording video directly onto an internal hard disk drive with the advanced AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition) format. Its 120GB hard disk drive allows you to record up to 45 hours of crisp, high definition video (LP Mode). It also is a dual system camcorder, with the capability of also recording video and still images to an SDHC card as well.The VIXIA HG21 boasts 1920 x 1080 Full HD, and has a CODEC capable of recording 24Mbps - the highest AVCHD bitrate - through Canon's own Full HD CMOS Image Sensor and advanced DIGIC DV II image processor. Other exclusives are Genuine Canon 12x HD video lens, SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization and Instant AutoFocus and a host of other advanced features including an HDMI Connector. Enhanced and simplified controls give you more choices and easier operation. Remarkable image reproduction and advanced features are yours in this compact AVCHD format hard disk drive camcorder which easily goes along with you, wherever you are, to capture those unforgettable moments in life- in true HD.

Product Type Camcorder - 1080p
Width 3.1 in
Depth 5.4 in
Height 3 in
Weight 17.3 oz
Main Features
Camcorder Sensor Resolution 3.3 Mpix
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution 2.07 Mpix
Camcorder Effective Still Resolution 2.76 Mpix
Widescreen Video Capture Yes
Media Type Hard disk drive, flash card
Color Support Color
Optical Sensor Type CMOS
Optical Sensor Size 1/3.2"
Min Illumination 0.2 lux
Digital Zoom 200 x
Shooting Modes Digital photo mode
Shooting Programs Spotlight, portrait mode, night mode, fireworks, sports mode, sunset, beach, snow
Image Stabilizer Optical (SuperRange)
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Min Shutter Speed 1/2 sec
Exposure Modes Program, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority
White Balance Custom, automatic, presets
White Balance Presets Fluorescent, cloudy, tungsten light, daylight, shade, fluorescent light (warm white)
Digital Video Format AVCHD
Still Image Format JPEG
Remote Control Remote control - infrared
Memory / Storage
Hard Drive Hard disk drive - built-in - 120 GB
Image Storage JPEG 2048 x 1536 | JPEG 1920 x 1080 | JPEG 1440 x 1080 | JPEG 848 x 480 | JPEG 640 x 480
Camera Flash
Camera Flash Built-in flash
Flash Modes Auto mode, red-eye reduction
Red Eye Reduction Yes
Lens System
Type Zoom lens - 4.8 mm - 57 mm - f/1.8-3.0
Focal Length 4.8 mm - 57 mm
Focus Adjustment Automatic, manual
Auto Focus TTL contrast detection
Auto Focus Points (Zones) 9
Min Focus Range 0.4 in
Lens Aperture F/1.8-3.0
Optical Zoom 12 x
Zoom Adjustment Motorized drive
Filter Size 37 mm
Features Built-in lens shield
Additional Features
Self Timer Yes
Low Lux / Night Mode Yes
Additional Features Direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, backlight compensation, RGB primary color filter, PictBridge support, histogram display, accessories hot shoe, progressive scanning, Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording, takes photos while movie recording
Viewfinder Type LCD
Viewfinder Color Support Color
Viewfinder Diagonal Size 0.27"
Viewfinder Resolution 123,200 pixels
Type LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.7" - color
Display Form Factor Rotating
Display Format 211,000 pixels
Type Microphone - built-in
Microphone Technology Electret condenser
Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
Connector Type 1 x HDMI | 1 x USB | 1 x headphones | 1 x microphone | 1 x composite video/audio output | 1 x component video output
Expansion Slot(s) 1 x SD Memory Card
Software Drivers & Utilities, PIXELA Image Mixer
System Requirements for PC Connection
Peripheral Devices USB port, CD-ROM drive
Cables Included A/V cable | USB cable | Component video cable
Power Device Power adapter - external
Supported Battery Details 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support 1 year warranty
Service & Support Details Limited warranty - parts and labor - 1 year
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature 32 F
Max Operating Temperature 104 F


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