Summary: Excellent camera in good light situations. Manual control of exposure, focus and audio levels. No zebra stripes. The HD quality is excellent and I plan to make professional use of the camera. In fact I purchased two of them. If you get the Canon Final Cut plug-in you can transfer the video over to Final Cut in one step ... use Pro Res 422 LT. I have shot two weddings and a family reunion with it. It is more user friendly than trying to shoot with a DSLR.
Summary: Great camera. I like to record music and need to use an external mic. I also need to manually control the mic level. This camera allows me to do all that. Nice to have built-in memory as well as SD card slot. My only negative is the combination headphone/component output. Kind of a pain to switch between the 2. It would be nice to have 2 separate outs.
This camcorder has many features, and shoots great quality 1080p video. :)
29 February 2012
Summary: This a very good camcorder, it has many features that other camcorders in the same price range do not have. Video quality is very good for the price. Overall I would highly recommend this Canon Vixia HF21 1080p camcorder to my fellow video shooters.
Good Camera and Brand with few problems. i'd buy this or any cannon again
26 April 2011
Summary: i bought this to match my other HF21. Likes include high quality consumer camera, Ir remote , cannon is a good company with great customer service dislikes include higher learning curve and not the best at low light situations. only had one major hardware problem with my other camera but Cannons customer service and repair were quick and easy .
Summary: Its a very good camcorder. The 64gb built in memory comes in handy no need to keep swapping memory cards. On the down side the image-stabilization is not that great and also in low light. However this camcorder trumps the competition in its class.
Summary: First thing I noticed was the picture quality in stills is amazing. Even though its just "3.3mp" because of the lens and the HD capability and the cmos chip set... the clarity and detail is amazing. Its obvious the quality of the lens is also very good too! Macro is impressive and even depth of field focus shots are amazing. Video work, is equally or more impressive considering you're holding all this HD Power, literally in the palm of your hand.