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The VIXIA HG21 captures 1920 x 1080 High Definition resolution video directly to a large capacity 120GB Hard Disk Drive. Hard Disk Drive recording is an especially convenient format if you plan to transfer your video to a computer for viewing, editing or sharing. It also has the added benefit of taking away any worries about not having enough recording media with you, so you&#39;re more likely to be able to capture all those future memories as they happen. With LP mode, while recording 1440 x 1080 resolution video you&#39;ll be able to record up to an astonishing 45 hours and 15 minutes of video. In addition, the VIXIA HG21 can record in MXP mode at 1920 x 1080 resolution. This gives the highest quality 24Mbps recording, with a full 11 hours and 5 minutes of superb video. Hard Disk Drive recording also delivers true random-access play. It lets you view the scene you select instantly. You&#39;ll also have no fear of accidentally recording over footage you&#39;ve already shot. Like a computer, the VIXIA HG21 automatically searches for blank space on the drive onto which to record. It&#39;s simple to delete unwanted footage and you can record as the action unfolds without worry. &nbsp; 1920 x 1080 recording 1440 x 1080 recording Memory capacity MXP<br/> (app. 24 Mbps) FXP<br/> (app. 17 Mbps) XP+<br/> (app. 12 Mbps) SP<br/> (app. 7 Mbps) LP<br/> (app. 5 Mbps) HDD: 120GB 11 hours<br/> 5 min. 15 hours<br/> 45 min. 21 hours<br/> 40 min. 36 hours 45 hours<br/> 55 min. * In FXP/XP+/SP/LP mode, recording continuously for more than approximately 13 hours is not possible. In MXP mode, recording continuously for more than approximately 9 hours is not possible. In each case, operation stops automatically when the specified time has elapsed.
The VIXIA HG21 allows you to capture video to the camcorder&#39;s internal 120GB Hard Disk Drive as well as directly to an SDHC memory card. Video stored on the internal memory can also be copied onto the memory card which can then be inserted into your computer or HDTV&#39;s card reader slot for immediate viewing. It is also possible to transfer video and still images recorded to the SDHC card to the internal Hard Disk Drive. You can also use higher capacity memory cards to further increase the video storage of your VIXIA HG21. &nbsp; 1920 x 1080 recording 1440 x 1080 recording Memory capacity MXP<br/> (app. 24 Mbps) FXP<br/> (app. 17 Mbps) XP+<br/> (app. 12 Mbps) SP<br/> (app. 7 Mbps) LP<br/> (app. 5 Mbps) 2 GB 10 min. 15 min. 20 min. 35 min. 45 min. 4 GB 20 min. 30 min. 40 min. 1 hour<br/> 10 min. 1 hour<br/> 30 min. 8 GB 40 min. 1 hour 1 hour<br/> 25 min. 2 hours<br/> 20 min. 3 hours 16 GB 1 hour<br/> 25 min. 2 hours<br/> 5 min. 2 hours<br/> 50 min. 4 hours<br/> 45 min. 6 hours<br/> 5 min. 32 GB 2 hours<br/> 55 min. 4 hours<br/> 10 min. 5 hours<br/> 45 min. 9 hours<br/> 35 min. 12 hours<br/> 15 min. * 1920 x 1080 movie recording requires a Class 4 or Class 6 memory card. For other recording formats, a Class 2 or higher card is recommended. Also, movie recording requires cards with 128MB of memory or more. Cards made by Toshiba, SanDisk or Matsushita are recommended. No particular restrictions apply for still images.
For over 70 years, Canon has been producing exceptional photographic lenses that are synonymous with unsurpassed optical performance. Because of Genuine Canon Optics, every Canon broadcast lens, 35mm film camera, digital camera and camcorder assures brilliant optical quality - and the VIXIA HG21 is no exception. <br/> <br/> Simulated image The VIXIA HG21 comes with an outstanding High Definition video lens - a Genuine Canon 12x HD lens. It&#39;s the tool you need to record long shots of your child on the soccer field, wide shots of beautiful landscapes, and everything in-between. And because it comes with three pre-set zoom speeds, you always get smooth, steady, professional-looking zoom shots. Super Spectra Coating technology results in images with minimal flare and ghosting. Plus, the lens&#39; aspheric design reduces aberration and increases resolution, ensuring crisp, sharp video and enhancing the HD image quality. Not only that, but a gradation neutral density (ND) system gives you better exposures in bright shooting situations. In addition, for those times when you need to get a particular shot from a very long distance, this flexible lens also has a 200x digital zoom.
The VIXIA HG21 captures 1920 x 1080 high definition video through its Canon designed and manufactured 1/3.2-inch 3.31 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor, similar to the CMOS image sensors in Canon&#39;s EOS Series Digital SLR cameras. The VIXIA HG21&#39;s CMOS image sensor provides high color resolution and advanced color reproduction for brilliant results. It is also unique in featuring Canon&#39;s proprietary noise reduction technologies for crisp, sharp images. Low noise technology also means that even in dimly lit scenes, the signal from each pixel is as pure as possible, with minimal noise or other aberrations. It&#39;s the ideal sensor for HD. <br/> <br/> Simulated image The VIXIA HG21 uses an RGB Primary Color Filter with Bayer Placement Pattern that separates light into red, green and blue color components. This results in vibrant images with deep, rich, accurate color and natural-looking tones similar to what you&#39;d obtain from 3CCD camcorders. In addition, the Bayer Placement Pattern delivers sharp high definition images with true-to-life color reproduction. As an added benefit, the CMOS sensor provides outstanding image capture in low light conditions.
The DIGIC DV II Image Processor is the next generation of Canon&#39;s exclusive DIGIC DV signal processing technology. Designed specifically for HD, DIGIC DV II ensures optimal image quality for still images, even though video and photos have different color requirements. <br/> <br/> Simulated image The DIGIC DV II Image Processor is just another one of Canon&#39;s advanced technologies that make the VIXIA HG21 an exceptional performer. Thanks to DIGIC DV II image processing, the VIXIA HG21 produces video with improved color reproduction - especially in skin tones, and dark and light scenes. It also uses a hybrid noise reduction system that employs two types of noise reduction - for high definition images with crystal clear audio. Plus, DIGIC DV II features improved continuous shooting of digital photographs with the VIXIA HG21. You can shoot five (3.1 Megapixel) still images per second, and enjoy faster processing of your images to your memory card (1.4x normal card; 2.5x Hi Speed card). It also helps lower power consumption for longer battery life.
Simulated image &nbsp; The VIXIA HG21 delivers 1920 x 1080 Full HD, from capture to recording to playback, thanks to Canon&#39;s own 3.3 Megapixel HD CMOS Image Sensor, combined with the Genuine Canon 12x HD video lens and DIGIC DV II Image Processor. They ensure that the VIXIA HG21 will not only capture video in Full HD, it will record Full HD. It delivers superb, high quality, high definition video with vibrant color, crisp contrast and great detail- what you expect from Canon HD. You can also burn your HD video onto DVDs which play in AVCHD compatible Blu-ray disc players for the full home theater experience.* * DVD media containing AVCHD footage should only be used in AVCHD compatible players otherwise the DVD player may fail to eject the media and may erase its contents without warning.
The high-resolution images of high definition video demand a steady hand. It&#39;s easier to get those clear, steady images with the VIXIA HG21, thanks to Canon&#39;s innovative SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization. It combines gyro and image sensors to give image stabilization through a wider range of camera motions. Some image stabilization systems correct one type of camera motion or vibration better than another. But Canon&#39;s SuperRange OIS corrects for a wide range of camcorder motion: the fast vibration you&#39;d experience while recording from a moving car; the medium-speed motion of handheld recording; and the slower motion of body sway. No matter what you&#39;re recording and how you&#39;re recording it, the VIXIA HG21&#39;s stabilization design corrects camcorder shake instantly. SuperRange OIS also delivers steady images when shooting at long focal lengths. In addition, optical image stabilization keeps your shot steady without a loss in image quality - something that can&#39;t be said for electronic image stabilization. And optical image stabilization isn&#39;t just for video; you can even use it for taking sharper, clearer digital photographs with your VIXIA HG21. Thanks to Canon&#39;s expertise, it&#39;s easy to eliminate one of the telltale signs of amateur video and photography. Stabilized Normal Simulated Images
Another critical objective when shooting in high definition is achieving a very sharp focus. The VIXIA HG21 camcorder features Canon&#39;s revolutionary Instant AF auto focusing system which offers a dramatic improvement in auto focus speed and accuracy (compared to traditional auto focus systems). The Instant AF feature uses an external sensor, in combination with Canon&#39;s auto focus system, to help significantly decrease the time it takes to find focus, even in low light conditions. This system achieves focus instantaneously, reducing focus &#34;hunting.&#34; The benefits of Instant AF are especially seen in high brightness and night shooting situations. With Instant AF, it&#39;s possible to capture fast, accurate focusing, even when following a moving subject. And because a properly focused subject is more critical than ever with HD, the VIXIA HG21 also features Focus Assist for achieving sharp images when manual focusing. This helps in capturing your subject in razor sharp focus. It works by providing a 2x magnification of your subject as well as a &#34;peaking&#34; function. Peaking gives you a visible outline of where the correct focus on your subject is located. It&#39;s a feature normally found in professional broadcast-quality cameras. (When you start recording, this assistance is automatically cancelled.)
The 24Mbps recording capability of the VIXIA HG21 gives you the highest AVCHD quality video possible. You&#39;ll see enhanced detail, finer gradations of tones and improved reproduction of moving subjects. Video shot by the VIXIA HG21 of fast-moving sporting events, multi-color butterflies on a variegated leaf or the shading of a brilliant sunset will be remarkable. Improved Clarity Improved Resolution Simulated Images <br/>
The VIXIA HG21 offers you more choices than ever before in selectable frame rates. You can choose between 60i, 30p and 24p to achieve just the look you want. 24p Cinema Mode enables all aspiring moviemakers to achieve a professional &#34;film-look.&#34; You can change the camcorder&#39;s frame capture rate to 24p (recorded at 60i), which provides the appearance of the same frame rate as movie film. In addition, you can use the VIXIA HG21&#39;s CINE setting, which changes the color and tonal characteristics, evoking the look and feel of a movie shown in a theater. For added flexibility, these settings can be used together or independently. 24p Cinema Mode Normal
This is a unique feature that only Canon offers in the consumer camcorder market*. You would otherwise have to look to professional video cameras in order to have this sophisticated tool at your command. In addition to the standard interlaced video frame rate of 60i, you may choose to set the VIXIA HG21 to capture video in 30p (30 progressive frames, recorded at 60i) which is particularly useful for footage to be used on the Internet. In addition, this setting gives enhanced quality to still images captured after recording. It&#39;s also excellent for action shots and sports. 30p 60i Simulated Images * As of August 8, 2008
The 2.7&#34; Multi-Angle Vivid Widescreen LCD and the .27&#34; EVF on the VIXIA HG21 let you see more of what your camcorder is recording. Using a hard coat Anti-Reflective surface and improved color reproduction, the scene in the LCD is more accurate to what you&#39;re capturing in the camcorder. An added benefit of this Canon Exclusive is the wider range of viewing angle possible with this new LCD screen. With less glare and deeper contrasts, a group of people can gather around it, seeing the image displayed more clearly than ever before.
Joystick Control<br/> <br/> The joystick makes using the VIXIA HG21 camcorder easier than ever. Extra buttons have been eliminated, allowing you to access many functions from one convenient place. The joystick lets you control play, stop, fast forward and rewind functions during playback. Conveniently placed on the LCD panel area, it also controls exposure lock and exposure compensation during recording. Variable Zoom Speed Lever<br/> <br/> &nbsp;Another sure sign of amateur video is the unsteady zoom shot. But with the VIXIA HG21&#39;s zoom control lever, you can select one of three pre-set zoom speeds for smooth, steady, professional looking zooms. In addition, the zoom lever gives far greater control over your zoom than is possible with a traditional rocker switch. <br/> Focus Assist Function<br/> <br/> The image quality of high definition demands a properly focused subject. The Focus Assist feature on the VIXIA HG21 gives you sharp focus by zooming into your image to let you focus on a close up of your subject. It&#39;s the way professional videographers and photographers work manually. A Peaking function also helps, by emphasizing image contours. You can also use the Enlargement function to see your subject more clearly while composing your shot. Level and Grid Markers<br/> <br/> With the Level Marker feature, it&#39;s easy to keep your camera level for more professional looking video. Line up any horizontal lines in your shot - such as the horizon - to the marker and you can be sure your camcorder is level. <br/> <br/> Simulated image The VIXIA HG21&#39;s Grid Marker feature lets you compose your shot accurately, according to the grid in your viewfinder. You can even choose from two different colors for the grid. This ensures that you see the grid, no matter what the background color of your shot is. Quick Start<br/> <br/> Never miss a quickly unfolding shot again. Push the Quick Start button between shots - it places the VIXIA HG21 in standby mode. When the action starts, push the Quick Start button again to begin recording in less than one second. You&#39;ll also help extend your battery life compared with leaving the camcorder in regular recording mode. <br/> Low Light Performance<br/> <br/> Simulated image By increasing the sensitivity of the VIXIA HG21&#39;s HD CMOS image sensor and using improved fixed-pattern &#34;noise&#34; reduction technology, you can now shoot clearer, sharper video at very low light levels. When taken with a 1/30 sec. slow shutter, subjects can be shot at light levels as low as just 3 Lux. You won&#39;t be afraid to shoot indoors or in poorly lit outdoor locations again. <br/> Program AE Mode<br/> <br/> For the best exposure for various situations, the VIXIA HG21&#39;s Program AE mode will automatically adjust the settings to compensate for the conditions and subject. Choose from Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight and Fireworks. You won&#39;t have to guess if you&#39;re capturing all the action just the way you want it because the VIXIA HG21 will do it for you. <br/> Built-in Electronic Lens Cover<br/> <br/> Never worry about a lost lens cover or one that gets in your way when shooting. The built-in electronic lens cover on the VIXIA HG21 automatically opens when you turn the camcorder on and closes when you turn it off. <br/> <br/> Long Recording Time<br/> <br/> You can truly take advantage of the long recording times offered by HDD video thanks to the performance of the VIXIA HG21. &nbsp; 1920 x 1080 recording 1440 x 1080 recording Memory capacity MXP<br/> (app. 24 Mbps) FXP<br/> (app. 17 Mbps) XP+<br/> (app. 12 Mbps) SP<br/> (app. 7 Mbps) LP<br/> (app. 5 Mbps) 2GB 10 min. 15 min. 20 min. 35 min. 45 min. 4GB 20 min. 30 min. 40 min. 1 hour<br/> 10 min. 1 hour<br/> 30 min. 8GB 40 min. 1 hour 1 hour<br/> 25 min. 2 hours<br/> 20 min. 3 hours 16GB 1 hour<br/> 25 min. 2 hours<br/> 5 min. 2 hours<br/> 50 min. 4 hours<br/> 45 min. 6 hours<br/> 5 min. 32GB 2 hours<br/> 55 min. 4 hours<br/> 10 min. 5 hours<br/> 45 min. 9 hours<br/> 35 min. 12 hours<br/> 15 min. HDD: 120GB 11 hours<br/> 5 min. 15 hours<br/> 45 min. 21 hours<br/> 40 min. 36 hours 45 hours<br/> 55 min. * In FXP/XP+/SP/LP mode, recording continuously for more than approximately 13 hours is not possible. In MXP mode, recording continuously for more than approximately 9 hours is not possible. In each case, operation stops automatically when the specified time has elapsed. * 1920 x 1080 movie recording requires a Class 4 or higher memory card. For other recording formats, a Class 2 or higher card is recommended. Also, movie recording requires cards with 128 MB of memory or more. Cards made by Toshiba, SanDisk or Matsushita are recommended. No particular restrictions apply for still images. All this will eliminate the worry of running out of recording media. Your actual recording time (continuous on battery charge) can be up to 95 minutes with the LCD used in the Normal brightness mode. Getting the shots you want, when you want them, will be easier than ever. AVCHD HDD in a Compact Size<br/> <br/> The VIXIA HG21 is a compact AVCHD format HDD camcorder, measuring only 3.1&#34; wide, 3&#34; high and 5.5&#34; deep.
Shoot video like the professionals do, with the accessories that give you the best in audio and lighting. The VIXIA HG21&#39;s Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe provides the power for Canon optional accessories, such as the VL-5 accessory video light, or DM-100 directional stereo microphone- the things you need to bring your video to the next level.
The Intelligent Lithium-ion battery which powers the VIXIA HG21 is a major advance. It not only more accurately tracks remaining battery life, it also gives a display in minutes remaining. It will allow you to better plan your shooting, so you won&#39;t be caught out with a battery that suddenly goes from &#34;half&#34; to &#34;empty.&#34; It is especially useful thanks to the long recording time capability of the VIXIA HG21- you&#39;ll be able to take full advantage of it and not miss any of the action you want to capture.
With the VIXIA HG21 you&#39;ll be able to shoot 3.1 megapixel still photos with the razor-sharpness you would expect from this sophisticated camcorder. The VIXIA HG21 has many advanced photo features which make it a camcorder that rivals state-of-the-art digital cameras. You get the best in both video and photos. <br/> <br/> 3.1 Megapixel Photos HDD Still Photo Grab from Video DIGIC DV II Image Processor Focus Features Instant AF Auto Exposure Modes Program AE Mode Simultaneous Photo Recording Histogram Display Level and Grid Markers Photo Grab from Hard Drive --> Built-In Flash Share Your Photos <br/> &nbsp;3.1 Megapixel Photos<br/> <br/> The same Canon CMOS image sensor that ensures sharp, vivid HD video also gives you brilliant digital photographs. Like the CMOS image sensors in Canon&#39;s EOS Series digital SLR cameras, the VIXIA HG21&#39;s image sensor results in outstanding digital photographs. It gives an impressive resolution of 1920 x 1440 for sharp, crisp still images. &nbsp;HDD Still Photo Grab from Video<br/> <br/> Another Canon exclusive feature on the VIXIA HG21 is the capability to capture still frame images from video recorded onto the hard disk drive. None of Canon&#39;s competitors allow you to review your already shot footage to select just the right still to save and share.* It&#39;s just one more way the VIXIA HG21 gives you more flexibility to meet your creative desires. * As of August 8, 2008 &nbsp;DIGIC DV II Image Processor<br/> <br/> DIGIC DV II features improved continuous shooting of digital photographs with the VIXIA HG21. You can shoot five (3.1 Megapixel) still images per second, and enjoy faster processing of your images to your memory card (1.4x normal card; 2.5x Hi Speed card). <br/> Focus Features<br/> <br/> Auto Intelligent Auto Focus (AiAF) ensures sharp images and gives creative flexibility. Even when your subject isn&#39;t in the center of the frame, the VIXIA HG21&#39;s 9-Point AiAF will automatically select from nine metering frames on the screen to help bring images into sharp focus. &nbsp;Instant AF<br/> <br/> Since it is critical to achieve very sharp focus when shooting in high definition, the VIXIA HG21 camcorder features Canon&#39;s revolutionary and exclusive Instant AF focusing system. It offers a dramatic improvement in auto focus speed and accuracy (compared to traditional auto focus systems). The Instant AF feature uses an external sensor, in combination with Canon&#39;s auto focus system, to help significantly decrease the time it takes to find focus, even in low light conditions. This new system achieves focus instantaneously, reducing focus &#34;hunting.&#34; The benefits of Instant AF are especially seen in high brightness and night shooting situations. It&#39;s even possible to capture fast, accurate focusing, even when following a moving subject. And because a properly focused subject is more critical than ever with HD, the VIXIA HG21 also features Focus Assist. This helps in capturing your subject in razor sharp focus. It works by providing a 2x magnification of your subject as well as a &#34;peaking&#34; function. Peaking gives you a visible outline of where the correct focus on your subject is located. It&#39;s a feature normally found in professional broadcast-quality cameras. (When you start recording, this assistance is automatically cancelled.) &nbsp;Auto Exposure Modes<br/> <br/> Like any good digital still camera, the VIXIA HG21 lets you choose from a range of exposure modes. Auto mode automatically sets the exposure, letting you concentrate on your subject. AV (aperture priority) mode lets you control depth of field by letting you choose the aperture. TV (shutter priority) mode lets you select the shutter speed for sharp, action shots. In P (program) mode, the camcorder adjusts camera settings automatically. &nbsp;Program AE Mode<br/> <br/> Your life happens everywhere, so the VIXIA HG21 gives you settings that automatically result in the best exposure settings for different conditions and different subjects. Portrait mode ensures shallow depth of field for a pleasing background to your shots of friends and family. Sports mode stops the action with faster shutter speeds. Night mode is designed to give you great shots after the sun goes down. Snow and Beach modes compensate for bright surroundings and give you the proper exposure on your subject. Sunset mode results in vibrant, well-exposed colors for one of the toughest subjects to capture properly. Use Spotlight mode when your child is on stage and in the spotlight - literally - and you want to make sure the exposure is right for them. And Fireworks mode records brilliant images of another tough subject: the holiday fireworks display. &nbsp;Simultaneous Photo Recording<br/> <br/> With the VIXIA HG21, you can record HD video and capture a 2 megapixel photo to a memory card - simultaneously. Simply press the photo button and you&#39;ve got an email-ready digital photo to share with friends and family. &nbsp;Histogram Display<br/> <br/> For the advanced digital photographer, the VIXIA HG21 comes with a Histogram Display - a feature found in Canon&#39;s line of digital SLR cameras. The display allows you to see the brightness information of your still images, so you can adjust your exposures as you shoot. &nbsp;Level and Grid Markers<br/> <br/> With the Level Marker feature, it&#39;s easy to keep your camera level for more professional-looking photographs. Line up any horizontal lines in your shot - such as the horizon - to the marker and you can be sure your camcorder is level. <br/> <br/> Simulated images The VIXIA HG21&#39;s Grid Marker feature lets you compose your shot accurately, according to the grid in your viewfinder. You can even choose from two different colors for the grid. This ensures that you see the grid, no matter what the background color of your shot is. &nbsp;Built-in Flash<br/> <br/> Your VIXIA HG21&#39;s built-in flash lets you capture superb photos indoors and in low light conditions. &nbsp;Share Your Photos<br/> <br/> Your VIXIA HG21 comes with features that make it simple to share your still photos. Print/Share turns your VIXIA HG21 into a photo lab in the palm of your hand. Simply connect your camcorder directly to select Canon printers or any PictBridge-compatible printer with the supplied USB cable, then, with a simple touch of the Print/Share button, print directly from your VIXIA HG21 without going through a computer. Print/Share also makes it easy to transfer your still images to your computer. Simply connect your VIXIA HG21 with your computer, press the Print/Share button and your photos are downloaded to your computer. The VIXIA HG21 makes it easy to store digital photos on an optional SD Memory Card.
With the VIXIA HG21&#39;s built-in HDMI&#8482; (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) Terminal, it&#39;s a simple task to transfer the HD video signal to your HDTV. With a single cable, you&#39;ll send a pure digital signal, audio and video, to your television to get the ultimate HD viewing experience. And with hard disk drive recording you get true random-access play, letting you access the scene you want to see instantly. <br/> <br/> Simulated image
Simulated image The VIXIA HG21 allows you to enhance the quality of your audio by using the optional accessory Canon DM-100 Directional Stereo Microphone to capture better sound and headphones to monitor the audio as you hear it. Manual control of audio levels also lets you set the exact balance you need for the situation. Your videos will sound as good as they look. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
The Canon VIXIA HG21 High Definition Camcorder is bundled with a powerful software suite from Pixela&#8482;. ImageMixer 3SE lets you play back your recorded video on your computer. You can also easily perform AVCHD Editing in which you can trim, reorder, and combine scenes, as well as add music, titles, and transitions. With the Pixela ImageMixer 3SE Software, you can burn AVCHD* DVDs** or standard definition DVDs to relive the memories on your TV. * High Definition footage in the AVCHD format can be copied onto DVD media with included software. However, DVD media containing AVCHD footage should be used in AVCHD compatible players otherwise the DVD player may fail to eject the media and may erase its contents without warning.<br/> ** Blu-Ray DVD burner required.<br/> *** The bundled application is compatible with Windows&#174; XP and Windows Vista&#8482;.
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Terminal for ultra-fast transfer of movies and photos. Wireless remote control lets you operate your VIXIA HG21 from a distance, so you don&#39;t have to be left out of the picture. New compatible optional accessories available including the Wide Converter WD-H37 II, Video Light VL-5 and High Capacity Battery Pack BP-827. 1-Year Parts and Labor Limited Warranty provides protection long after other manufacturers&#39; warranties expire.

Specifications

Standard Definition or High Definition

High Definition

Power Consumption

3.8 W (SP Mode)

Image Sensor

1/3.2 CMOS Sensor, RGB Primary Color Filter

Total Pixels

Approx. 3.3 Megapixels

Effective Pixels

Video: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
Still Image: Approx. 2.76 Megapixels (1920 x 1440)

Maximum recording Time

120GB Internal Hard Disk Drive
LP (5 Mbps) 45 hours 55 minutes
SP (7 Mbps) 36 hours
XP+ (12 Mbps) 21 hours 40 minutes
FXP (17 Mbps) 15 hours 45 minutes
MXP (24 Mbps) 11 hours 05 minutes
Greater recording time is possible by adding an SDHC Memory Card

Lens

Zoom Ratio 12x Optical/200x Digital
Focal Length f=4.8 - 57mm
Zoom Speed Variable/3 Fixed Zoom Speeds
Max. F/Stop f/1.8-3.0mm
Filter Size 37mm

Focusing System

Instant AF, Through the Lens/Manual Focusing Possible

Manual Exposure

Yes

Programmed AE

Auto, Program, Av, Tv, CINEMA, Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, Fireworks

Max Shutter Speed

1/2000, 1/500 (card)

Auto Date/Time

Yes

Record Search/Review

Yes

Focusing System

10mm (wide) / 1m (tele)

White Balance

Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Auto, Manual

Minimum Illumination

Night Mode .2 lx (shutter 1/2 sec.)

Image Stabilization

SuperRange Optical (lens shift)

Viewfinder

.27 (approx. 123,000 pixels)

LCD Screen

2.7 Multi-Angle Vivid Widescreen LCD (approx. 211,000 pixels)

Microphone

Built-In, 3.5mm stereo mini jack, Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe

Flash

Built-In

Recording Media

Internal Hard Disk Drive (120GB) or SD/SDHC Memory Card

USB Terminal

mini B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed supported

Video Terminal

component (output), composite (output)

Audio

Dolby Digital 2ch (AC-3 2ch)

Accessory Shoe

mini Advanced

Supplied Video Editing Software

Pixela ImageMixer 3SE

HDMI Terminal

Type C 480i / 480p / 1080i Format Supported

Microphone Terminal

3.5 mm Stereo mini-jack

AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal

3.5 mm 4 pole mini-jack

Operating Temperature range

32° - 104° F (0° - 40° C) relative humidity

Dimensions

(WxHxD) 3.1 x 3.0 x 5.5 in. (80 x 77 x 139 mm)

Weight (not including lens and battery pack)

1.1 lbs. (490g)

Weight

1.2 lbs. (540g) (BP-807, including memory card)

Note: 1920 x 1080 movie recording requires a Class 4 or Class 6 memory card. For other recording formats, a Class 2 or higher card is recommended. Also, movie recording requires cards with 128MB of memory or more. Cards made by Toshiba, SanDisk or Matsushita are recommended. No particular restrictions apply for still images.

HG21 Box Contents

HG21 Box Contents VIXIA HG21 Hard Disk Drive Camcorder Battery Pack BP-807 (w/ terminal cover) Compact Power Adapter CA-570 (w/ cable) Wireless Controller WL-D88 USB Cable IFC-400PCU Component Cable CTC-100/S Stereo Video Cable STV-250N Digital Video Solution Disc for Windows and Macintosh Pixela ImageMixer 3SE (Video Editing Software)

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