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Canon HG21
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Canon HG21

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8.0

Canon HG21

CNET
1 December 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon HG21

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
  • Summary: Sporting a viewfinder and a 120GB hard disk, is Canon's HG21 HD camcorder a better buy than the HG20? James puts it through its paces.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice video, shame about the price.

Good Gear Guide.au
14 May 2009
  • 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
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Overall 7
7.0

Canon HG21 HD camcorder

Pocket Lint
29 October 2008
  • Pros: Full HD, capture still images at the same time, quick to focus on subjects
  • Cons: Needs to be connected to a power source to transfer footage to PC, mic isn't that good
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
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Value for money 8
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Features 10
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Picture quality 10
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Overall quality 8
8.0

Canon HG21

digicambuyer.co.uk
26 August 2008
  • Conclusion: Superb focusing and colour reproduction are only slightly overshadowed by the occasionally below par build quality
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Overall 7
7.4

Canon HG21

pcworld.pl
2 August 2010
  • 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
  • Cons: Zła lokalizacja wyłącznika
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Overall 7
7.1

Expert Review

camcorder-test.com
5 September 2009
  • Conclusion: Wie schon alle Vorgänger glänzt diese Canon-Kamera durch tadellose Bildschärfe und gute manuelle Einstellmöglichkeiten. Kritisieren muss man vor allem den geringen Weitwinkel und die fehlende Zebra-Funktion.
  • Pros: Schärfe und Farben reizen AVCHD praktisch voll aus, Viele Einstellmöglichkeiten
  • Cons: Keine Zebra Funktion, keine 1/25 Sekunde Belichtungszeit im Cinema-Modus, Geringer Weitwinkel, Manueller Fokus schlecht gelöst
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Overall 8
8.1

Canon HG21

CNET
9 December 2008
  • Conclusion: Canon poursuit l'évolution de sa gamme de caméscope à mémoire avec le HG21. Un appareil haut de gamme, le premier à exploiter les spécifications maximales de l'AVCHD. La sobriété des ses commandes le cantonne à un usage automatique.
  • Pros: mode AVCHD 24 Mo/s, stockage hybride disque dur + carte mémoire, prise micro et casque.
  • Cons: AVCHD toujours un peu délicat à monter, manque de commandes manuelles dédiées pour un caméscope haut de gamme, ergonomie joystick.
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