Canon VIXIA HF21 Dual Flash Memory Camcorder

Canon VIXIA HF21 Dual Flash Memory Camcorder

Canon VIXIA HF21 Dual Flash Memory Camcorder - Refurbished

Used Cat.# RBCHF21 MFR # 4060B002AA
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  • 1920 X 1080 HD
  • 64GB Dual Flash Memory
  • SDHC Memory Card Slot
  • 3.89MP Full HD CMOS Sensor
  • Canon 15x HD Video Lens
  • 2.7" Multi-Angle Widescreen LCD
  • Dynamic SuperRange O.I.S.
  • HDMI Mini
  • Microphone & Headphone Inputs
  • 24p Cinema Mode
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Canon 4060B002AA overview

  • 1Description

Canon's VIXIA HF21 Dual Flash Memory Camcorder provides you with 24 hours of true 1920 x 1080 HD recording to its 64GB internal memory along with the option to record extra footage to SDHC memory cards. The camera captures clean, clear video and 3.3MP digital stills thanks to the 3.89MP CMOS sensor and the DIGIC DV III Image Processor, while the 2.7" Multi-Angle Widescreen LCD, Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer and 15x HD Video Lens also enhance your video making endeavors.

For those looking to capture video with a film-look, the camera offers the 24p Cinema Mode and 30p Progressive Mode for action or sports footage. In addition, higher quality audio can be captured by utilizing the external microphone terminal and the Mini Advanced Accessory shoe for attaching microphones and lights. A headphone terminal is attached as well for controlling audio levels and listening to closely upon playback.

When it comes to other features that enhance your video and still images the camera provides you with Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization, an Auto Exposure System, Face Detection, and Advanced Video Snapshot Mode. Additional features include an HDMI terminal for one cable sharing on your HDTV, Canon's Pixela ImageMixer 3SE software, and a wireless remote control, along with many other bells and whistles for the serious shooter.

Dual Flash Memory: 64GB Internal Flash Drive & SD/SDHC Card Slot
With the VIXIA HF21 you can capture video on the camcorder's internal 64GB flash memory as well as directly to an SDHC Memory Card. Video recorded to the internal flash drive can also be copied onto a memory card which can then be inserted into your computer or HDTV's card reader slot for immediate viewing. You can also use higher capacity memory cards to further increase the video storage of your VIXIA HF21

The advantages of flash memory go beyond the added recording time. You'll also appreciate the quick response time, because it doesn't have to wait for moving parts. Press the record button and your VIXIA HF21 starts recording video faster than you've ever seen before. In addition, when you review your footage, it will come up more quickly

While we certainly hope you keep your VIXIA HF21 securely in your hand while shooting, if it happens to slip, or you accidentally knock it against something, you'll be happy to know that flash memory makes your camcorder more shock-resistant than other recording storage systems. It also minimizes the chance of data loss due to damage to your recording media or to the moving parts found in other camcorders

Ultra-Sleek, Compact and Lightweight Design
Making the technology and features of the VIXIA HF21 even more impressive are its compact size and lightweight design. Measuring only 2.8" wide, 2.4" high and 4.9" deep, and weighing in at only 12.0 ounces without battery pack, it combines considerable video storage capacity and advanced features in a small, convenient-to-carry body. You will find more places than ever to use your VIXIA HF21 because it's so easy to have with you more of the time
Genuine Canon 15x HD Video Lens
The VIXIA HF21 comes with a high definition video lens - a Genuine Canon 15x HD Video Lens. It's the lens you need to record long shots of your child on the soccer field, wide shots of beautiful landscapes, and everything in between. And because it comes with four zoom speeds - three pre-set and one variable - you always get smooth, steady, professional-looking zoom shots

Super Spectra Coating technology results in images with minimal flare and ghosting. Plus, the lens' aspheric design reduces aberration and increases resolution, ensuring crisp, sharp video - enhancing the HD image quality. As well, a gradation neutral density (ND) system gives you better exposures in bright shooting situations

3.89MP Full HD CMOS Image Sensor
The VIXIA HF21 captures 1920 x 1080 high definition video through its Canon designed and manufactured 3.89 Megapixel HD CMOS Image Sensor, similar to the CMOS image sensors in Canon's EOS Series Digital SLR cameras

High color resolution and advanced color reproduction is provided by the VIXIA HF21's sophisticated CMOS image sensor. It is also unique in featuring Canon's proprietary noise reduction technologies for crisp, sharp images. Low noise technology also means that even in dimly lit scenes, the signal from each pixel is as pure as possible, with minimal noise or other aberrations

The VIXIA HF21 uses an RGB Primary Color Filter with Bayer Placement Pattern that separates light into red, green and blue color components. This results in vibrant images with deep, rich, accurate color and natural-looking tones similar to what you'd obtain from 3CCD camcorders. As an added benefit, the CMOS sensor provides outstanding image capture in low light conditions

DIGIC DV III Image Processor
DIGIC DV III is Canon's most advanced HD image processor ever helping to deliver enhanced image quality, true color production for both video and photos, and a sophisticated noise reduction system for exceptional low light performance. It is also the high-speed engine which powers a variety of Canon technologies including Genuine Canon Face Detection and an Advanced Auto Exposure system

Plus, the Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor allows continuous shooting of digital photos with the VIXIA HF21. You can also enjoy faster processing of your images to your memory card (1.4x normal card; 2.5x Hi-Speed card). In addition it helps lower power consumption for longer battery life

1920 x 1080 HD Recording
The Canon VIXIA HF21 not only captures images in full HD, but records and outputs at 1920 x 1080* as well, so you get full HD from lens to screen. Your memories are preserved in stunning clarity, and ready for playback on your HDTV. With the advanced codec in the VIXIA HF21, you can also record at the highest AVCHD bit rate of 24Mbps 1
24Mbps Recording
The 24Mbps recording capability of the VIXIA HF21 gives you the highest quality AVCHD video possible. You'll see enhanced detail, finer gradations of tones and improved reproduction of moving subjects. Video shot by the VIXIA HF21 of fast-moving sporting events, multicolored butterflies on a variegated leaf or the shading of a brilliant sunset will be remarkable
Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization
Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization provides continuous adjustment throughout the entire zoom range to correct a broader range of motion. In comparison to SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization, extra compensation is applied at wide-angle focal lengths to eliminate unwanted vibration common when walking. While some image stabilization systems correct one type of camera motion or vibration better than another, Canon's Dynamic SuperRange O.I.S. corrects a variety of camcorder motions: the fast vibration you'd experience while recording from a moving car; the medium-speed motion of hand-held recording; and the slower motion of body sway. No matter what you're recording and how you're recording it, the VIXIA HF21's stabilization design corrects camcorder shake instantly

In addition, optical image stabilization keeps your shot steady without a loss in image quality - something that can't be said for electronic image stabilization. And image stabilization isn't just for video; you can even use it for taking sharper, clearer digital photographs with your VIXIA HF21. Thanks to Canon's expertise, it's easy to eliminate one of the telltale signs of amateur video and photography

Instant AF (Auto Focus)
Another critical objective when shooting in high definition is achieving a very sharp focus. The VIXIA HF21 camcorder features Canon's Instant AF focusing system which offers a dramatic improvement in auto focus speed and accuracy (compared to traditional auto focus systems). The Instant AF feature uses an external sensor, in combination with Canon's auto focus system, to help significantly decrease the time it takes to find focus, even in low light conditions. This system achieves focus instantaneously, reducing focus "hunting." The benefits of Instant AF are especially seen in high brightness and night shooting situations. With Instant AF, it's possible to capture fast, accurate focusing, even when following a moving subject

And because a properly focused subject is more critical than ever with HD, the VIXIA HF21 also features Focus Assist. This helps in capturing your subject in razor-sharp focus. It works by providing a 2x magnification of your subject (when you start recording, this assistance is automatically cancelled). This is a feature normally found in professional broadcast-quality cameras

Genuine Canon Face Detection
The same high quality Face Detection technology used in Canon digital cameras is now available in Canon high definition camcorders. Up to 35 faces can be tracked automatically, ensuring razor-sharp focus and natural, accurate exposure. Of the faces tracked, 9 detection frames can be displayed at one time

The system is in fact so intelligent that it will recognize faces that are turned downwards or sideways. In addition, a specific face may be selected as the main subject for continuous tracking. This feature can be used to search for clips featuring that specific subject's face. In search and playback, use of the Face Index will display frames with the chosen face as a thumbnail in each shot in which it appears. The selected face can be linked as a timeline to further identify footage containing that subject

Advanced Auto Exposure System
The VIXIA HF21 has an Advanced AE System designed to provide the most accurate exposure settings in a wide variety of lighting conditions. This enhanced Auto Exposure, together with Face Detection and DIGIC DV III, captures an expanded dynamic range, optimizing brightness to avoid overexposure, while still preserving precious shadow detail
24p Cinema Mode & 30p Progressive Mode
24p Cinema Mode enables all aspiring moviemakers to achieve a professional "film-look." You can change the camcorder's frame capture rate to 24p (recorded at 60i), which provides the appearance of the same frame rate as movie film. In addition, you can use the VIXIA HF21's CINEMA setting, which changes the color and tonal characteristics, evoking the look and feel of a movie shown in a theater. For added flexibility, these settings can be used together or independently

You would normally have to look to professional video cameras in order to have this sophisticated tool at your command. In addition to the standard interlaced video frame rate of 60i, you may choose to set the VIXIA HF21 to capture video in 30p, (30 progressive frames, recorded to 60i) which is particularly useful for footage to be used on the Internet. In addition, this setting gives enhanced quality to still images captured after recording. It's also excellent for action shots and sports

2.7" Multiangle Vivid Widescreen LCD
The 2.7" Multiangle Vivid Widescreen LCD on the VIXIA HF21 lets you see more of what your camcorder is recording. Using a hard coat Anti-Reflection surface and improved color reproduction, the scene in the viewfinder is a more accurate indication of what you're capturing in the camcorder. An added benefit of this Canon Exclusive is the wider range of viewing angles possible with this LCD screen. With less glare and deeper contrasts, groups of people can gather around it and see the image displayed more clearly than ever before
Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe Terminal
Another pro-level feature of the VIXIA HF21 is the Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe on the camcorder. At about half the size of Canon's Advanced Accessory shoe, this feature allows you to attach available Canon optional accessories, such as the VL-5 Video Light, DM-100 Directional Stereo Microphone, or RA-V1 Remote Control Adapter. Using the proper accessories can greatly enhance the production values of the video you shoot
Advanced Video Snapshot Mode
Advanced Video Snapshot Mode will let you shoot short movie clips with the VIXIA HF21 in the same way you've shot snapshots with your still camera. In this mode, you can create 4 second video clips which can be played back in the VIXIA HF21 with background music. You'll also be able to use the mode to capture clips in Playback Mode as well, making it more convenient than ever to use this feature. It's the perfect way to document your vacation in a quick, easy, entertaining series of clips, perfect for Internet sharing
Night Scene Mode
The Night Scene Mode setting in the Program AE of the VIXIA HF21 reduces video "noise" and helps to prevent overexposure of artificial lighting from buildings and streetlamps while shooting video outdoors in the dark

The result will be night scenes with the visual accuracy, depth and clarity you expect from a Canon camcorder

Compatible with Optional Waterproof Case
The dramatic clarity and brilliance of HD video is particularly suited for conveying the beauty to be found underwater. The VIXIA HF21 can be your partner under the waves as well with the optional Canon WP-V1 Waterproof Case. Designed specifically for the VIXIA HF21, the case is waterproof to 130ft (40m). It's conceived to make the most of the VIXIA HF21's capabilities, with direct control buttons for record start/stop, telephoto and wide zoom, photo capture and preview. Compact and light, it's priced to make HD underwater exploration a compelling option

Adding to the usefulness of the WP-V1 Waterproof Case is the Surface Mode setting of the VIXIA HF21. To compensate for the color shift which occurs when shooting underwater, the VIXIA HF21 adjusts the white balance setting when in Underwater Mode. When you return to the surface of the water, a switch to Surface Mode brings the white balance back to that normally used when shooting in sunlight - without the need to remove the VIXIA HF21 from the WP-V1 Waterproof Case. You can chase your marine subject from the depths to the light, all the while capturing the most natural color possible

Superb Shooting Control
Dual Shot
  • Capture video and photos without switching modes, which saves you time and helps you avoid the chance of a missed shot

Variable Zoom Speed Control

  • Another sure sign of amateur video is the unsteady zoom shot. But with the VIXIA HF21's zoom control, you simply select one of the four zoom speeds (three pre-set, one variable) for smooth, steady, professional-looking zooms

Level and Grid Markers

  • With the Level Marker feature, it's easy to keep your camera level for more professional-looking video. Line up any horizontal lines in your shot - such as the horizon - to the marker and you can be sure your camcorder is level

    The VIXIA HF21's Grid Marker feature lets you compose your shot accurately, according to the grid in your viewfinder. You can even choose from two different colors for the grid. This ensures that you see the grid, no matter what the background color of your shot is

Quick Start

  • Never miss a quickly unfolding shot again. When the VIXIA HF21 is in Camera Mode and the LCD panel is closed, it is placed in standby mode. When the action starts, open the LCD panel and you'll begin recording in less than one second. You'll also help extend your battery life as compared to leaving the camcorder in regular recording mode


  • The Pre-record feature places your VIXIA HF21 in a standby "pre-roll" mode. When you press the shooting button while in Pre-record, the VIXIA HF21 automatically records 3 seconds of the action which occurred prior to your pressing of the button. With Pre-record, it will be harder than ever to miss the moment when the bat hits the ball at the start of that home run

Low Light Performance

  • Some of the most magical shots are taken at the end of the day or long after the sun has set. You won't miss any of them, thanks to the VIXIA HF21's mini video light. The light lets you shoot subjects in color, in low light, up to 4.9 feet away. So, whether it's a shot of a sleeping baby, or a group of friends on a candlelit terrace at night, the VIXIA HF21 captures all the moments you want to record

Manual Audio Level Control

  • To make your videos sound as good as they look, the VIXIA HF21 offers a built-in audio meter and manual audio level adjustment. You'll be able to tell at a glance if the sound you're hearing is being recorded the way you want it and a simple control allows you to change the audio level if it's not

Improved Menu User Interface

  • For greater ease of use, the VIXIA HF21 features a revised control button with cross movement action. It's an intuitive design enabling you to push up, down, left or right to choose the menu option you wish

DVD Burner Compatible

  • You can also easily burn DVDs of the video shot with your VIXIA HF21 as it is compatible with Canon's new DW-100 DVD Burner. A one-cable connection is all it takes to send the files across and with the click of a few buttons, your videos will be burned to an AVCHD disc for play in a compatible DVD player (AVCHD discs containing scenes recorded in MXP mode cannot be created with the optional DW-100 DVD Burner)
Optional Canon RA-V1 Remote Control Adapter
Should you have the need to operate your VIXIA HF21 on a tripod, the optional Canon RA-V1 Remote Control Adapter can be a useful addition to your equipment set

Simply slip the RA-V1 into the Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe on top of the VIXIA HF21 and you'll have a LANC terminal to which you can connect an optional wired remote controller, such as the Canon ZR-1000, ZR-2000 or third-party device

Through the Canon ZR-1000 and ZR-2000, a wide range of functions on the VIXIA HF21 can be controlled:


  • Start/Stop - Movie Mode, Dual Shot
  • On Screen - Movie Mode, Photo Mode
  • Zoom - Movie Mode, Photo Mode, Dual Shot
  • Focus Adjustment - Movie Mode, Photo Mode
  • Power On/Off - Movie Mode, Photo Mode, Dual Shot, Movie Playback Mode, Photo Playback Mode


  • Start/Stop - Movie Mode, Dual Shot
  • On Screen - Movie Mode, Photo Mode
  • Magnifying - Movie Mode, Photo Mode
  • One Push AF - Movie Mode, Photo Mode
  • Zoom - Movie Mode, Photo Mode, Dual Shot
  • Focus Adjustment - Movie Mode, Photo Mode
  • Auto Focus (Switch) - Movie Mode, Photo Mode
  • Manual Focus (Switch) - Movie Mode, Photo Mode
  • Power On/Off - Movie Mode, Photo Mode, Dual Shot, Movie Playback Mode, Photo Playback Mode
Intelligent Lithium-Ion Battery
The Intelligent Lithium-ion battery which powers the VIXIA HF21 is a major advance. It not only more accurately tracks remaining battery life, it also gives a display in minutes remaining. It will allow you to better plan your shooting, so you won't be caught out with a battery that suddenly goes from "half" to "empty." You'll find this especially useful since it lets you take full advantage of the long recording time capability of the VIXIA HF21. You'll capture all the action
Built-In 3.3MP Digital Camera
The VIXIA HF21 is not only a superb camcorder, but also a terrific 3.3 Megapixel Digital Camera delivering high quality still photos. With many advanced photo features, rivaling other state-of-the-art digital cameras, and recording to an SDHC memory card, you get the best in both video and photos. An example? The VIXIA HF21 boasts Simultaneous Photo Shooting, allowing you to capture crisp 3.0 Megapixel photos and video at the same time

The same Canon exclusive CMOS image sensor that ensures sharp, vivid HD video also gives you brilliant digital photographs. Like the CMOS image sensors in Canon's EOS Series digital SLR cameras, the VIXIA HF21's image sensor results in outstanding digital photographs. It gives a resolution of 3.3 Megapixels for sharp, crisp still images

Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor

  • Canon's exclusive DIGIC DV III Image Processor features improved continuous shooting of digital photographs with the VIXIA HF21. You can also enjoy faster processing of your images to your memory card (1.4x normal card; 2.5x Hi-Speed card)

Focus Features

  • Auto Intelligent Auto Focus (AiAF) ensures sharp images and gives you creative flexibility. Even when your subject isn't in the center of the frame, the VIXIA HF21's 9-Point AiAF will automatically select from 9 metering frames on the screen to help bring images into sharp focus

Auto Exposure Modes

  • Like any good digital still camera, the VIXIA HF21 lets you choose from a range of exposure modes. Auto mode automatically sets the exposure, letting you concentrate on your subject. AV (aperture priority) mode lets you control the depth of field by letting you choose the aperture. TV (shutter priority) mode lets you select the shutter speed for sharp, action shots. In P (program) mode, the camcorder adjusts camera settings automatically

Program AE Mode

  • Your life happens everywhere, so the VIXIA HF21 gives you settings that automatically result in the best exposure settings for different conditions and different subjects

    Portrait mode ensures shallow depth of field for a pleasing background in your shots of friends and family. Sports mode stops the action with faster shutter speeds. Low Light Mode is designed to give you great shots after the sun goes down. Snow and Beach modes compensate for bright surroundings and give you the proper exposure on your subject. Sunset mode results in vibrant, well-exposed colors for one of the toughest subjects to capture properly. Use Spotlight mode when your child is on stage and in the spotlight - literally - and you want to make sure the exposure is right for them. Fireworks mode records brilliant images of another tough subject - the holiday fireworks display. Night Scene Mode reduces video "noise" and helps to prevent overexposure of artificial lighting from buildings and streetlamps while shooting outdoors in the dark.

    To compensate for the color shift which occurs when shooting underwater when using the optional Canon WP-V1 Waterproof Case, the VIXIA HF21 adjusts the white balance setting when in Underwater Mode. Surface Mode re-adjusts the white balance setting to that normally used in sunlight, after the VIXIA HF21 has been shooting in Underwater Mode

Selectable Metering Pattern

  • For optimal exposure, the VIXIA HF21 offers selectable metering patterns. You can choose the options of Evaluative, which in normal shooting conditions will measure the light in all areas of the subject image, Center-Weighted Average, which gives greater importance to the object in the center of the image, and Spot, which adjusts the exposure exactly to the object in the center of the image
Auto Exposure Bracketing
  • In challenging lighting situations, such as strong backlight, a dark background or a very sunny or snowy day, it can be tricky to get the right exposure for a photo. The AE Bracketing feature of the VIXIA HF21 automatically takes three versions of the shot, with 'dark,' 'normal' and 'light' settings in 1/2 exposure steps so you may choose the one that best suits you

Continuous Shooting

  • The VIXIA HF21 can capture a rapid succession of photos, just like the motor drive on a still camera. Shoot up to 3 frames per second in the Continuous Mode, or a blazing 5 frames per second in the High Speed Continuous Mode. This feature is ideal for fast action sports or capturing babies on the move. This action is possible in all modes except Fireworks Mode

Simultaneous Photo Recording

    With the VIXIA HF21, you can record HD video and capture a 2.99 Megapixel photo to a memory card - simultaneously. Simply press the photo button and you've got an e-mail ready digital photo to share with friends and family

Histogram Display

  • For the advanced digital photographer, the VIXIA HF21 comes with a Histogram Display - a feature found in Canon's line of digital SLR cameras. The display allows you to see the brightness information of your still images, so you can adjust your exposures as you shoot

Level and Grid Markers

  • With the Level Marker feature, it's easy to keep your camera level for more professional-looking photographs. Line up any horizontal lines in your shot - such as the horizon - to the marker and you can be sure your camcorder is level
    The VIXIA HF21's Grid Marker feature lets you compose your shot accurately, according to the grid in your viewfinder. You can even choose from two different colors for the grid. This ensures that you see the grid, no matter what the background color of your shot is

Still Capture From Flash Memory

  • The versatile VIXIA HF21 even lets you capture a still image from an already recorded movie. While playing the movie in your camcorder, simply press the photo button to capture a 1920 x 1080 still frame to an SDHC card or to Built-in Memory. Additionally, the VIXIA HF21 allows you to capture 30 photos from one second of video. Now, better photos filled with action and expressions are easy to grab, print, post and share

Built-In Flash

  • Your VIXIA HF21's built-in flash lets you capture superb photos indoors and in low light conditions. The VIXIA HF21 also features red-eye reduction


  • Print/Share turns your VIXIA HF21 into a photo lab in the palm of your hand. Simply connect your camcorder directly to select Canon printers or any PictBridge-compatible printer with the supplied USB cable. Then, with a simple touch of the Print/Share button, print directly from your VIXIA HF21 without going through a computer
    Print/Share also makes it easy to transfer your still images to your computer. Simply connect your VIXIA HF21 to your computer, press the Print/Share button and your photos are downloaded to your computer

DVD Burner Compatible

  • You can also easily burn DVDs of your still photos taken with your VIXIA HF21 as it is compatible with Canon's DW-100 DVD Burner. A one-cable connection is all it takes to send the files across and, with the click of a few buttons, your photos are ready to share with all
HDMI Terminal
With the VIXIA HF21, sharing your high definition video on your HD television is easier than ever. Only a single cable connects your camcorder to your TV for the highest quality playback (video and audio). The newest HDMI version 1.3 adds support for x.v.Color, an expanded color space which closely matches the range of the human eye. This enables richer, more accurate color to be displayed on today's latest HDTVs. Additionally, the VIXIA HF21 supports CEC (Consumer Electronics Control), which allows multiple HDMI devices connected to your HDTV to be controlled by a single remote control for simple operation
Microphone Terminal with Manual Audio Level Control
The VIXIA HF21 allows you to enhance the quality of your audio by using the Canon optional accessory DM-100 Directional Stereo Microphone (which attaches to the Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe) to capture better sound, and headphones to monitor the audio as you hear it. You can also attach an external microphone through the 3.5mm microphone terminal. Manual control of audio levels also lets you set the exact balance you need for the situation. Your videos will sound as good as they look
Includes Pixela ImageMixer 3SE Software
The Canon VIXIA HF21 High Definition Camcorder is bundled with a powerful software suite, Pixela ImageMixer 3SE. You can easily perform a variety of functions, including AVCHD Editing in which you can trim, reorder, and combine scenes, as well as add music, titles, and transitions. This software also allows you to play your AVCHD movies on your computer and will also let you share copies of your movie with friends and family through flash memory to hard drive copying. Transfer and store your movie onto your computer's hard drive with the software and easily convert your high definition video to standard definition video as well

This software will also assist you in converting video to the optimum resolution for transmission over the Internet

With the Pixela ImageMixer 3SE Disc, you can burn your edited video onto Blu-ray disc, AVCHD DVDs, (which play in AVCHD compatible Blu-ray disc players), or onto Standard Definition DVDs. And to complement the VIXIA HF21's Advanced Video Snapshot feature, a music CD containing royalty-free soundtracks is also provided

The bundled application is compatible with Windows XP and Windows Vista

Additional Features
  • The Built-in Electronic Lens Cover means you never have to go looking for your lens cover again. Turn your camcorder on and the lens cover automatically opens. Turn it off, and the cover closes
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Terminal for ultra-fast transfer of movies and photos
  • Compatible Optional Accessories available including the WD-H37II Wide Converter, TL-H37 Tele Converter, VFL-2 Video Flash Light, VL-5 Video Light, DM-100 Directional Stereo Microphone, RA-V1 Remote Control Adapter and BP-827 High Capacity Battery Pack
  • Wireless Remote Control lets you operate your VIXIA HF21 from a distance, so you don't have to be left out of the picture
In the Box
Canon VIXIA HF21 Dual Flash Memory Camcorder
  • BP-809 Battery Pack
  • Compact Power Adapter
  • Wireless Controller
  • Component Cable
  • Stereo Video Cable
  • USB Interface Cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • Digital Video Solution Disk
  • 90-Day B&H Refurbished Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Canon 4060B002AA specs

    Sensor 1/4" CMOS
    Zoom Optical: 15x
    Digital: 300x
    Filter Size 37 mm
    System NTSC
    Recording Media x Internal Flash Memory (64 GB Maximum)
    x SD/SDHC (32 GB Maximum)
    Still Image Resolution JPEG: 3.3 Megapixel
    Channels 2.0-ChannelStereo
    Display Type LCD
    Touchscreen No
    Screen Size 2.7"
    Image Stabilization Optical

    Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization

    Lux .3 (Low Light Mode)
    Built-In Mic Yes
    Built-In Speaker Yes
    Built-In Light/Flash Light - Yes
    Flash - Yes
    Accessory Shoe Mini Hot
    Tripod Mount 1/4"
    Input/Output Connectors
    Inputs 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Stereo Mini Jack
    Outputs 1 x USB 2.0
    1 x Mini-HDMI (Type C)
    1 x Component Video
    1 x Composite Video
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Stereo Mini Jack
    Microphone Input Yes
    Headphone Jack Yes
    Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
    Power Adapter 100 - 240 VAC, 50 / 60Hz
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.8 x 2.4 x 4.9" / 71.1 x 61.0 x 124.5 mm
    Weight 14.1 oz / 399.7 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.0 x 9.5 x 6.2"

    Canon 4060B002AA reviews

    VIXIA HF21 Dual Flash Memory Camcorder is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 222.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vixia HF21 Canon The camcorder was purchased as a Christmas gift for my wife. Based on the ability to utilize dual flash memory and large on-board memory I expected a bigger piece of equipment. This is a tiny little camcorder measuring only 2.8 wide, 2.4 high and 4.9 deep. That's good, as wife pretty small and has small hands. The output, what I saw when I charged it up and gave it a test drive, is impressive. 1080HD output is good even in low light, and zoom 15x with optical stabilizer all will be well received. The big plus was it was on sale, with $300 off. Sweet! Looking forward to seeing how it goes for her on Christmas day. Picked up a UV filter and a case too
    Date published: 2010-12-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Camera I am a TV News photographer and I have been looking for a camera to shoot with at home for family events. This camera meets and exceeds my needs. Although I am quite capable of adjusting iris, audio levels, and keeping my shot in focus, and doing all of these at virtually the same time with my SONY SX camera, this camera more or less takes care of it for you. Although there are draw backs from shooting in all auto settings this is a good camera. It beats a lot of other cameras with the amount of built in memory. A lot of people complain the camera is poor in low light. My professional 30k camera often does not look good in low light. That is why I light an interview or move a subject to a better lit area. I think any camera is going to struggle in low light and this camera does just fine. It is a great HD camera for the money.
    Date published: 2010-10-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best HD Cam for the price I used this indoor and outdoor. I liked the results in outdoor shooting better than the indoor. The built in video light helped indoor shooting. I was waiting for TM900 price to come down, it never did and I didn't want to spend 1 k on a camcorder which mostly will be used for Home video. For the price, I would recommend this camcorder. It's Canon and they really make the best Camcorders and this is one of the best and came with built in 64GB flash Memory for 5 hrs of HD video. It's small and so easy to carry around and shoot videos anywhere. It's an older model, but for the price and built in 64GB memory, you can't go wrong with this camcorder.
    Date published: 2011-04-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great size and quality... We use this device to record manufacturing procedures for training, and the video quality settings are top notch. The camera is easy to use, and this is readily apparent because several people have used it so far with no questions... unlike a digital camera that we check out for usage. My only complaint is recording video to the internal storage and getting the video off the camera. I think this process would be easier if you buy the SD Card and set that to be used for storage. The software to take the video off the camera is also less than impressive. It's really just getting the video off that's a bit of a downer, everything else is pretty good. I would also recommend getting a larger battery if you wish to record for more than two hours.
    Date published: 2010-11-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Big bang for small $ I use this little jewel with an optional shotgun mic to record interviews, and publish via the web. In this price point, you'd be hard pressed to find an HD camera with an audio input jack. Good in-camera software interface, smooth zoom, charp images, nice cinema mode for 24p look. As the camera is so small, smooth handheld is a real challenge. A good tripod helps immensely. The supplied software for the Mac is utterly useless, the camera drive mounts on your desktop as a usb drive, but the software won't see it. Luckily my editing programs are able to recognize the video copied to my hard drive. Low light=not so great.
    Date published: 2010-08-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The consumer's pro-camera! For this product's small size, it packs a punch! The image looks great, small size makes it ideal for hand held shooting, has mic and headphone inputs, and it's compatible with final cut. I wish it had better image quality in low light but the HD censor is ok given the economic cost. I Really like the 64GB Dual Flash Memory, allows me to record to the hard drive and in case I didn't back up my footage I can use SD cards (recommend using Class 6 SDHC Cards or higher). The mini shoe mount is pointless. Wish the battery lifewas longer. I don't like having a dirty LCD screen so love that it's not a touch screen and it's easy to use, too bad it is now discontinued.
    Date published: 2011-05-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great solution for compact shooting I'm a broadcast video professional specializing in outdoors tv and this camera shoots great quality HD video yet is small enough to fit in a backpack or pocket and get where no bigger camera can. For supplemental action shots, this is your tool. The 64gb of internal memory hold as much video as I ever need to shoot in a day and is easily logged and transferred right into my Final Cut Pro editing software through the supplied USB cable. For standard definition video, it works as well. I am going to buy another one so I have a backup.
    Date published: 2010-10-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I bought this for recording home videos. I was initially looking at Panasonic tm700 but this was on sale at B&H and I went for it, and I must say I have no regrets. It's an amazing product with good options. Initially it looks a bit small but fits in hand perfectly, the image quality is superb, does a reasonable job in low light. Sound is stereo (not 5.1 as in tm700) but no big deal. The still image quality is okay (3.8 MP), but I would use my point and shoot for that purpose not this camera. LCD has buttons instead of touch system, which I think is a good thing. In conclusion, I'm really happy with the product.
    Date published: 2011-03-29
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