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.
You'll also have the flexibility of copying video from your VIXIA HF R21's internal drive to removable SD memory cards. That makes it easy to insert the card into your computer or HDTV's card reader and view your recorded footage immediately.
The advantages of flash memory go beyond the added recording time. You'll also appreciate the quick response time, because there are no moving parts. Press the record button and your VIXIA HF R21 starts recording video faster than you've ever seen before. In addition, when you review, you'll have quick access to your footage
Canon 3.2MP Full HD CMOS Image Sensor
Genuine Canon HD Video Lens with 28x Advanced Zoom
Low Power Consumption
Ultra-Sleek and Compact
DIGIC DV III Image Processor
3.0" Touch Panel LCD
While shooting, Touch Decoration can be activated via the Touch Panel LCD, allowing you to superimpose and record a variety of fun and exciting images along with your video. Animations such as shooting stars, thought bubbles, and others, freehand drawing, stamps, and various decorative frames can be added to give your vide an amusing and creative flair
Genuine Canon Face Detection
In fact, the system is so intelligent that it will recognize faces turned downwards or sideways. In addition, a specific face may be selected as the main subject for continuous tracking. This feature is convenient in searching for clips which feature that specific subject's face. In search and playback, use of the Face Index will display those frames with the chosen face as a thumbnail in each shot in which it appears. Your selected face can also be linked as a timeline to further identify footage containing your subject
Advanced Video Snapshot
Easy Web Sharing
The VIXIA HF R21 is also compatible with the Eye-Fi SD memory card. It's possible to wirelessly transfer video and photos to your computer, or upload them directly to online sharing sites (e.g., Facebook, YouTube, Shutterfly, Flickr) in a few simple steps. Insert an Eye-Fi SD memory card into the SD card slot on the camcorder, configure your computer to select the target site and you're ready to share your files with family, friends, and the world!
The VIXIA HF R21 comes with a Level Marker feature to keep your camera level for more professional-looking photos. The VIXIA HF R21'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 ensuring that you see the grid, no matter what the background color of your shot is.
The versatile VIXIA HF R21 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 image onto an SD card or to internal memory. Additionally, the VIXIA HF R21 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
24p & 30p Frame Modes
You would normally have to look to professional video cameras in order to find a sophisticated tool like 30p Progressive Mode at your command. In addition to the standard interlaced video frame rate of 60i, you may choose to set the VIXIA HF R21 to capture video in 30p, (30 progressive frames, recorded to 60i) which is particularly useful for footage to be used on the Internet. It's also excellent for action and sports shots. In addition, this setting gives enhanced quality to photos captured after recording
Terminals & Audio
A microphone terminal with manual audio level control and a Headphone terminal provide exceptional audio adaptability. For the ultimate in flexibility, the VIXIA HF R21 is compatible with the optional Canon wireless microphone WM-V1. Using a receiver which plugs into the microphone terminal, its audio can be captured from up to 164 feet (50m) away. Use it to record audio from a distant subject, or as a transceiver to cue shooting from a third party
Built-In Electronic Lens Cover
Pixela Video Browser Software
The bundled application is compatible with Windows XP and Windows Vista