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VIXIA HF S21 Dual Flash Memory HD Camcorder
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Canon VIXIA HF S21 Dual Flash Memory HD Camcorder

Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
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Canon's flagship VIXIA HF S21 Dual Flash Memory Camcorder, with a 64GB internal flash drive and two SD memory card slots, offers Canon's most sophisticated feature set to date - blurring the line between consumer and professional. Canon's superlative proprietary imaging technologies help deliver video and 8.0 megapixel photos with incredible detail and lifelike color. Touch & Track allows you to achieve sharp focus and precise exposure for any subject, simply by touching the generous 3.5 inch High Resolution (922,000 dot) Touch Panel LCD. Native 24p Mode perfectly matches the frame rate of film. And 5.1-Channel Surround Sound ensures your audio complements the stunning realism of your video.


Digital Video

Standard Definition or High Definition

  • High Definition

Television System

  • NTSC

Video Recording system

  • MPEG4-AVC / H.264

Image Sensor

  • 1/2.6-inch CMOS, RGB Primary Color Filter

Total Pixels

  • Approx. 8.59 Megapixels

Effective Pixels

  • Video: Approx. 6.01 Megapixels (3264 x 1840)
  • Photo: 16:9 Approx. 6.01 Megapixels (3264 x 1840); 4:3 Approx. 8.02 Megapixels (3264 x 2456)

Maximum recording time

  • 64GB internal flash drive: Recording time based on internal flash memory only. Greater capacity is possible when SD memory cards are also used (2 card slots).
  • LP (5Mbps) 24 hours 30 minutes
  • SP (7Mbps) 19 hours 10 minutes
  • XP+ (12Mbps) 11 hours 30 minutes
  • FXP (17Mbps) 8 hours 20 minutes. Allows 1920 x 1080 Full HD Recording
  • MXP (24Mbps) 5 hours 55 minutes. Allows 1920 x 1080 Full HD Recording


  • Zoom Ratio 10x Optical/200x Digital
  • Focal Length f-6.4-64mm (35mm equivalent 43.5-435mm)
  • Zoom Speed Variable / 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds
  • Max. F/Stop f/1.8-3.0

Focusing System

  • Instant AF, Face Priority AF, TTL (through the lens)

Manual Exposure

  • Yes

Programmed AE

  • Smart Auto, P, Av, Tv, Cine*, Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night Scene, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks

Max Shutter Speed

  • Movie: 1/2000; Photo: 1/500

Minimum Focusing Distance

  • 10mm (wide) / 1m (tele)

White Balance

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

Frame Rate

  • 60i, Native 24p (records at 24p), 24p Progressive (records at 60i), 30p Progressive (records at 60i)

Minimum Illumination

  • 0.3 lx (Low Light mode)

Image Stabilization

  • Dynamic SuperRange Optical (lens shift) / Standard SuperRange Optical (lens shift) / Powered IS

Filter Diameter

  • 58mm


  • .27-inch, approx. 123,000 dots

LCD Screen

  • 3.5-inch High Resolution Touch Panel Widescreen Color LCD (Approx. 922,000 dots)


  • Built-in

Recording Media

  • Internal flash drive (64GB) or SD memory cards (2 slots) **

USB Terminal

  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed

Video Terminal

  • component (output), composite (output)


  • Dolby Digital 2 channel (AC-3), 5.1-channel (with optional Canon SM-V1 5.1-Channel Surround Microphone)

Accessory Shoe

  • mini Advanced

Supplied Video Editing Software

  • Pixela ImageMixer 3SE

HDMI Terminal

  • HDMI Mini Connector (output), CEC and x.v.Color supported

Microphone Terminal

  • 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack

AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal

  • 3.5 mm 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)

Remote Control Terminal

  • Yes (compatible with LANC protocol)


  • (W x H x D) 3.0 x 2.9 x 5.8in. (75 x 74 x 148mm)

Weight (not including battery pack and memory card)

  • 1.0 lbs. (470g)

Weight (fully loaded)

  • 1.2 lbs. (520g) (including BP-808 and memory cards)

* Movie mode only
** 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 128MB of memory or more. Cards made by Toshiba, SanDisk or Matsushita are recommended. No particular restrictions apply for still images.

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