Summary: Load Up Your Canon! Canon's new VIXIA HG21 is a high-definition hard-disk-drive powerhouse, with 120GB of hard-drive space and a ton of exclusive Canon-only features. Prosumers rejoice: the HG21 is the perfect fit for family events, weddings and entry-level professional videography.
Pros: Extremely user-friendly, Great picture quality, 45 hours of shooting time
Cons: Manual controls difficult to control, due to toggle
Summary: The Canon HG21 is an excellent camcorder that does so many things right and hardly anything wrong. Our only concern is that it might be a victim of it's own success. Its flexibility means more more potential outlay on accessories, its huge hard drive means you're not likely to ever fill it, its...
Pros: Enormous 120GB hard drive; ravishing video; optical image stabilisation.
Cons: Sound could be better; frustrating joystick menus.
Conclusion: The Canon Vixia HG21 is an excellent camcorder that delivers superior video quality and decent stills. I can easily recommend it and you really can’t go wrong with this home video maker. It’s comparable to the Sony HDR-SR12 reviewed earlier and another Editor’s Choice.
Pros: Terrific video; fast and accurate focusing
Cons: LCD display could be better; no face detection; poor battery life
Summary: When judged on its own merits, the HG21 is an exceptional high-def camcorder that impresses on nearly every level — it even seems attractively priced. However, when compared to the near-identical HG20, its value for money is significantly diminished.
Pros: 120GB hard drive, excellent Full HD video quality, impressive array of modes and features
Cons: Too expensive compared to the HG20, poorly constructed viewfinder
Conclusion: Jedna z większych i cięższych kamer HD, jakie testowaliśmy ostatnio w laboratorium. Spore gabaryty spowodowane są głównie tym, że konstruktorzy musieli wewnątrz kamery zmieścić twardy dysk (model HG21 dysponuje dyskiem o pojemności 120 GB a bliźniaczy model HG 20 - 60 GB).
Pros: Bardzo dobra jakość obrazu, Dobry autofokus i stabilizacja