Canon's VIXIA HF R21 Flash Memory Camcorder is a mid-range high def camera with flash memory recording, a number of shooting controls, and enhanced audio capture thanks to mic and headphone connections. With this range of features the HF R21 is great for anyone, but especially for those looking to make more sophisticated movies without breaking the bank, like students.
The HF R21 provides 1920 x 1080 recording to a 32GB internal flash memory and to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. With 2 memory card slots you have the potential to record up to 2TB of footage without switching out cards. The flash memory also allows for transfer of files on the internal memory to the removable cards for easy transfer of all your memories to your computer.
When it comes to the power behind that HD recording, the camera features a 3.2MP CMOS sensor. This sensor works together with Canon's DIGIC DV III image processor for stunningly detailed footage. Other ways the HF R21 captures great images include a Genuine Canon HD Video Lens with 28x Advanced zoom, a 3.0" touch panel LCD, and Dynamic image stabilization. Your video will not only be detailed and life-like when you're watching it on that big HDTV, but it will be stable, in focus, and just what you expect when you're recording via the generous LCD.
The HF R21 provides shooters a great advantage for audio with the headphone and microphone connections. A must for capturing high quality audio, these connections allow you to make every video truly your own by enhancing your creative avenues.
Another way in which this camera proves itself a great value would be the various shooting controls. The HF R21 allows you to make things as easy as possible when recording, while it also gives you the ability to put your creativity to work. The 24Mbps recording feature provides incredibly detailed and life-like video, while Smart Auto, Tele Macro, and face detection take the guesswork out of shooting.
In addition to being a worthy camcorder, the HF R21 also moonlights as a digital camera. Shoot stills right to the flash memory, using any number of dedicated still features. And since Canon knows what it's like to be torn between taking video and capturing stills at the same time, they took that painful choice out of your hands. The camera lets you take still images from already shot video. You can capture up to 30 photos from just one second of video.