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Canon HG21

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Canon VIXIA HG21

The Canon VIXIA HG21 is a High Definition camcorder that measures 3.1 x 3.0 x 5.5 inches (W x H x D) and weighs 1.2 pounds when fully loaded. 

The camcorder is equipped with a number of Canon-exclusive technologies including a 12x HD Video Lens, a 3.3 Megapixel HD CMOS Image Sensor, as well as a DIGIC DV II Image Processor. These allow users to capture videos in full HD. It features approximately 2.07 effective megapixels for video recording and approximately 2.76 for capturing s…

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Canon VIXIA HG21

The Canon VIXIA HG21 is a High Definition camcorder that measures 3.1 x 3.0 x 5.5 inches (W x H x D) and weighs 1.2 pounds when fully loaded. 

The camcorder is equipped with a number of Canon-exclusive technologies including a 12x HD Video Lens, a 3.3 Megapixel HD CMOS Image Sensor, as well as a DIGIC DV II Image Processor. These allow users to capture videos in full HD. It features approximately 2.07 effective megapixels for video recording and approximately 2.76 for capturing still images. Optical zoom is up to 12x and digital zoom is up to 200x. Other Canon-exclusive features of the VIXIA HG21 include SuperRange Optical technology for image stabilization and Instant AF for improved auto-focus speed and accuracy.

The VIXIA HG21 features a 120-gigabyte internal hard disk drive that can record anywhere from 11 hours and 5 minutes to 44 hours and 55 minutes depending on the recording mode used. This maximum recording time can also be expanded by adding an SD or SDHC memory card. The camera also allows recording of HD videos direct to memory cards.

The camcorder is equipped a 2.7-inch multi-angle vivid widescreen 211,000-pixel LCD. It also has a viewfinder that measures 0.27 inches.

The Canon VIXIA HG21 has a 2-ch Dolby Digital Audio system and it comes with a built-in microphone. It also has a 3.5mm stereo mini jack microphone jack. Apart from this, it also offers other terminals for HDMI, Hi-Speed USB 2.0, component video, composite video, and headphones.

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  • Can you edit your video with Final Cut on a Mac

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  • How Are Owners Of the HG21 Playing Their SD Cards On TV?

    - How are you-all playing the HG21 SD cards on your TVs? - My Plan is to make several copies of the SD card and give them to my kids. - I need an inexpensive way for my kids to play the SD card. ALSO: You-all that are complaining about HG21 battery life... wouldn't you get longer life if you recorded to the SD card rather than the Hard Drive? - I didn't want a hard drive camera, I wanted a flash drive camera, but with the HG21 being so inexpensive at this time $699, I got it, and just will not use the HD. - Removing the SD card from the camera, and sticking it in my computer card reader is a simple and fast way to transfere files!

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2009-12-16

  • How to connect to my 64 bit vista machine?

    Hi. I just bought a high end vista 64 bit machine and a vixia HG21 camera. I have not had any luck getting my computer to recognize the camera! I tried to upgrade the software (pixela imagemixer) that came with it...no luck! Has anyone actually had success connecting. I am using the usb cable into the computer. I also have premiere pro and it doesn't recognize it either :( Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks.

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2009-06-10

  • What do you edit this .m2ts file with?

    Don't say the sofetware it came with of adobe premere they don't work. Please help.

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