Canon VIXIA HF G21 Full HD Camcorder

BH #CAHFG21 • MFR #2404C002
Canon VIXIA HF G21 Full HD Camcorder
Key Features
  • Full HD 1080p60 Video Recording
  • 1/2.84", 2.9MP HD CMOS Pro Sensor
  • Canon HD f/1.8-2.9 Zoom Lens
  • 20x Optical, 400x Digital Zoom
The Canon VIXIA HF G21 Full HD Camcorder captures 1920 x 1080 Full HD video using a 1/2.84", 2.9MP HD CMOS Pro image sensor, and a 20x optical/400x digital zoom lens. The VIXIA HF G21's impressive low-light performance and wide dynamic range help to reproduce image gradations faithfully, open up shadowed areas, and minimize overblown highlighted areas. Pro-style features include a circular, eight-blade aperture for producing smooth, rounded highlights in out-of-focus areas (otherwise known as "bokeh"). This versatile camcorder records crisp, detailed images with Full HD 1080p60 recording in both MP4 and AVCHD file formats. Share your footage at maximum bit rates of 35 Mb/s in MP4, and 28 Mb/s in AVCHD. For you cinephiles out there, a native 24p mode provides a "film-like" capture rate. Create slow motion effects, or speed up your footage with the VIXIA HF G21's various frame rates including interval recording from 2x to 1200x normal speed.
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Canon HF G21 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Canon 20x Zoom Lens
  • 38-Blade Circular Aperture
  • 4Improved Low-Light Performance
  • 51080p60 Recording
  • 63.0" Touchscreen LCD Display
  • 7Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slots
  • 8Dual and Relay Recording
  • 9Slow and Fast Motion
  • 10Wide Dynamic Range
  • 11Highlight Priority Mode
  • 12Intelligent Optical Image Stabilization
  • 13Mini Advanced Shoe

The Canon VIXIA HF G21 Full HD Camcorder captures 1920 x 1080 Full HD video using a 1/2.84", 2.9MP HD CMOS Pro image sensor, and a 20x optical/400x digital zoom lens. The VIXIA HF G21's impressive low-light performance and wide dynamic range help to reproduce image gradations faithfully, open up shadowed areas, and minimize overblown highlighted areas. Pro-style features include a circular, eight-blade aperture for producing smooth, rounded highlights in out-of-focus areas (otherwise known as "bokeh"). This versatile camcorder records crisp, detailed images with Full HD 1080p60 recording in both MP4 and AVCHD file formats. Share your footage at maximum bit rates of 35 Mb/s in MP4, and 28 Mb/s in AVCHD. For you cinephiles out there, a native 24p mode provides a "film-like" capture rate. Create slow motion effects, or speed up your footage with the VIXIA HF G21's various frame rates including interval recording from 2x to 1200x normal speed.

Reduce blown-out highlights and produce smooth, accurate gradations in tone and exposure with the VIXIA HF G21's Wide DR Gamma mode. Capture saturated, accurately detailed colors in Highlight Priority mode, designed to reproduce an HDR-like look on bright LCD TV displays. An intelligent optical image-stabilization system offers Powered, Dynamic, and Auto On/Off modes for smoothing out long-lens or action footage. Additional pro-style shooting options include full manual control, assignable user buttons, an audio test tone, and display functions like zebra display and color bars. A focus peaking function highlights the edges of your subject when they're sharp, providing a quick focus check.

Use widely available media cards to record to the VIXIA HF G21's two SD/SDHC/SDXC memory-card slots. Dual and Relay Recording functions enable you to simultaneously record to both cards when you want a backup, or to relay record for an extended shooting period. Optional accessories, like a light or microphone, can be added using the VIXIA HF G21's Mini Advanced Shoe.

Canon 20x Zoom Lens

The VIXIA HF G21 features a 20x optical, 400x digital HD zoom lens that works with Canon's HD CMOS Pro image sensor to capture video with Full HD resolution, superb low-light performance, and a wide dynamic range.

8-Blade Circular Aperture

A circular, eight-blade aperture produces smooth, rounded highlights in out-of-focus areas ("bokeh").

Improved Low-Light Performance

The 1/2.84", 2.91MP HD CMOS Pro image sensor features improved low-light performance, producing detailed, sharp images in a wider range of light settings.

1080p60 Recording

The VIXIA HF G21 offers Full HD 1080p60 recording in both MP4 and AVCHD file formats, with maximum bit rates of 35 Mb/s in MP4, and 28 Mb/s in AVCHD.

3.0" Touchscreen LCD Display

Use this camcorder's touchscreen LCD panel for viewing, and to quickly control the camera's settings.

Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slots

Record to widely available SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards using the VIXIA HF G21's two media slots.

Dual and Relay Recording

Record simultaneously to both cards when you want a backup, or relay record for an extended shooting period.

Slow and Fast Motion

Create slow or fast motion effects with the VIXIA HF G21's various frame rates, including interval recording from 2x to 1200x normal speed.

Wide Dynamic Range

The VIXIA HF G21's wide dynamic range enables exceptional reproduction of both highlights and shadows, and displays finer overall image gradation.

Highlight Priority Mode

Capture saturated, accurately detailed colors in Highlight Priority mode, designed to reproduce an HDR-like look on bright LCD TV displays.

Intelligent Optical Image Stabilization

The VIXIA HF G21 features an intelligent, optical image-stabilization system offering Powered, Dynamic, and Auto On/Off modes for smoothing out long-lens or action footage.

Mini Advanced Shoe

Attach optional accessories like a light or microphone using the VIXIA HF G21's Mini Advanced Shoe.
UPC: 013803295269

Canon HF G21 Specs

Camera
Sensor Type1/2.84" CMOS Sensor
Sensor ResolutionActual: 3.09 Megapixel
Effective: 2.91 Megapixel
Optics
Focal Length3.67 to 73.4mm
35mm-Equivalent Focal Length26.8 to 576mm 
Maximum Aperturef/1.8 - f/2.8
Minimum Focus Distance0.8" / 2.0 cm
Fixed FocusNo
ZoomOptical: 20x
Digital: 400x
Filter Size58 mm
Built-In ND FiltersNone
Recording
SystemNTSC
Media/Memory Card SlotDual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Video Format1920 x 1080p at 59.94 fps (28 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080p at 23.98 fps (24 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080p at 23.98 fps (17 Mb/s AVCHD)
1440 x 1080p at 23.98 fps (5 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080i at 59.94 fps (24 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080i at 59.94 fps (17 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080i at 59.94 fps (5 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080p at 59.94 fps (35 Mb/s MP4)
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/29.97 fps (24 Mb/s MP4)
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/29.97 fps (17 Mb/s MP4)
1280 x 720p at 59.94 fps (8 Mb/s MP4)
1280 x 720p at 23.98/29.97 fps (4 Mb/s MP4)
640 x 360p at 23.98/29.97 fps (3 Mb/s MP4)
EVF
Screen Size.24"
EVF Resolution1,560,000 Dots
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed12,000 Second (Video)
Shooting ModesA (Aperture Priority)
Auto
Beach
Fireworks
Low Light
M (Manual)
Night
P
Portrait
Snow
Sports
Spotlight
Features
Image StabilizationOptical & Digital
Scene ModesPreset: Yes
White Balance Modes3000K
5500K
6500K
Auto
Cloudy
Daylight
Fluorescent
Fluorescent H
Shade
Tungsten
Creative EffectsNone
Built-In MicYes
Built-In SpeakerYes
Built-In Light/FlashLight - No
Flash - No
Wi-FiNone
Accessory Shoe1 x Cold
1 x Mini Advanced Shoe
Tripod Mount1/4" - 20
Inputs1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo MIC/LINE switching possible
1 x LANC Terminal 2.5mm remote
Outputs1 x Mini-USB
1 x Video 3.5 mm 4-pole mini-jack
1 x Mini-HDMI (Type C)
Microphone InputYes
Headphone JackYes
General
BatteryRechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.4 VDC
Charging MethodAC Adapter
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Humidity: 85%
Dimensions (W x H x D)4.5 x 3.3 x 7.2" / 11.4 x 8.4 x 18.3 cm Without lens hood
4.5 x 3.3 x 9.1" / 11.4 x 8.4 x 23.1 cm With lens hood
Weight1.6 lb / 745 g (Body Only)
1.9 lb / 880 g (Body with Battery and Memory)
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.68 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.75 x 8 x 7.55"
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