Summary: I am not going to talk about all the positives that have been mentioned but what has not been said is vignetting! This camera against certain lights and backgrounds vignettes pretty bad! I wish someone would've mentioned this before I bought this camera! It took me a while to realize this is a camera problem! I have had this happened in overcast days and sunny days! When you use the IS, it gets worse! Do you think this is acceptable on a camera of this level?!
Summary: I have had this camcorder since May. I shoot with it almost everyday. For my purposes, the sound has to be set manually as the music I record blows it out in auto mode.I bought the Canon external mic that fits in the hot shoe and it seems to work well enough as long as I closely monitor it. I also bought a 6 hour battery as the battery that comes with it does not last long. It is not a great camera for low light.
Summary: This COULD have been a superb video camera, and I would be widely recommending it except for the incredibly poor preamplifier that adds an inordinate amount of hiss to the recording. I tried adding an audio adapter (a BeachTek converter) with no improvement, which means that the problem is in the electronics of the Vixia HF S21 itself.
Summary: After several problems with the HDC-TM700 I decide to try out this Canon 2010 model that by most of the reviews was a tremendous equipment... Well the reality is that this camcorder doesn't have a good Audio Quality and low light performance is far from acceptable. After using it for only 2 weeks I returned and now I'm playing with the Panasonic HDC-TM350 Twin Media HD Camcorder (Limited Edition) which seems to be far superior in every aspect.
Summary: Habe die Legria hfs21 mit dem Konkurrenzmodell hdr-cx550 von Sony getestet. Ich (Fotoenthusiast, kritischer Bildbetrachter, Photoshop- und InDesign-erfahren, 33 Jahre) möchte gleich vorausschicken, dass es mir um Konzertmitschnitte, also Extremsituationen wie schlechtes Licht und Lautstärke geht. Wollte eig. schon die Legria kaufen, da Stiftung Warenstest ja unglaubliche Lobeshymnen ausgibt.