Canon's VIXIA HF S21 Dual Flash Memory Camcorder puts 1920 x 1080 HD recording and a multitude of other features at your fingertips. The HF S21 captures up to 24 hours of HD video to the camera's 64GB internal flash memory, and lets you store even more footage to optional SD/SDHC memory cards, including Eye-Fi memory cards, using the dual SD memory card slots. In addition to video recording, the HF S21 also captures 8MP stills, and hosts a number of settings and functions to enhance your photo experience.
The heart of the HF S21 is comprised of an 8.59MP CMOS sensor and Canon's DIGIC DV III Image Processor. The two work together to capture HD video in 24Mbps AVCHD. The camcorder also relies on its Canon HD Video Lens with 10x optical zoom and Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization. Rounding out the set of core tools for image capture would be Canon's generous 3.5" High Resolution Touch Panel LCD Screen and a 0.27" color viewfinder, giving you options for how you want to film. This wide LCD not only gives you a platform on which to compose and play back shots, but it also uses Canon's Touch & Track which lets you hone in any subject for precise focus and exposure.
Other noteworthy aspects of the HF S21 include the option to record in Native 24p mode, 24p Cinema mode, or 30p Progressive mode (24p and 30p Progressive modes record at 60i). The camcorder also features microphone and headphone terminals, and a built-in video light, as well as a built-in flash. You'll also benefit from the Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe which allows attachment of optional Canon video lights or microphones.
When it comes to the various user-friendly features that help take the guesswork out of recording the HF S21 is loaded. Use Instant AF, Smart Auto, and Face Detection, among others, to get just the right shot. And when it comes time to edit and upload your video or still images Canon's Pixela ImageMixer 3SE Video Editing Software helps you every step of the way with everything from making hard copies of your footage to transferring and trimming.