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: I can't believe the quality I am getting out of this little camera. First off I am a professional video editor and have used all types of different cameras. I wanted something that I could use for my church youth group that didn't include purchasing extra media. This 64gb hard drive camera is exactly what I needed. You can record from 24mbps down to 5mbps. I use the middle format which gives me about 11 hours of storage.
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.
Summary: this rite here the bast HD cam i ever had for the price.. 64gb internal memory is outstanding.. the video are so clear and the mic sound soo good.. this cam defeats the SONY Handymans & the panasonics any day...
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.