The VIXIA HF G21 camcorder offers the optical refinement and advanced performance features found in many higher-end camcorders in a lightweight, portable and easy-to-use package. Using a Genuine Canon 20x High Definition Optical Zoom lens and an advanced HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor with great low-light performance, the VIXIA HF G21 camcorder provides sharp, Full HD video with beautiful highlight and shadow detail in virtually every lighting situation. A DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor speeds up operation and enables the lens?s powerful image stabilization to help provide clear and stable images, even when shooting handheld. The VIXIA HF G21 camcorder has a 3.0-inch touch-capacitive screen, and a tiltable electronic viewfinder. A host of manual controls are complemented by two modes: Wide DR Gamma and Highlight Priority, which help capture color and detail virtually consistent with how they?re seen by the naked eye. Creative options are expanded with an interval recording option that can capture fast motion of up to 1200x the original speed. Ideal for an incredible variety of uses, the VIXIA HF G21 is a stellar choice for anyone looking for dynamic results, at home, on the job and even on the go.
Genuine Canon 20x High Definition Optical Zoom Lens
The VIXIA HF G21 camcorder features a Genuine Canon 20x HD Video Lens offering a 35mm equivalent of 26.8?576mm. With advanced elements and coatings, it helps reduce flare and ghosting, producing sharp, clear images with minimal distortion.
8-blade Circular Aperture
The VIXIA HF G21 camcorder features an 8-blade Circular Aperture, which helps to avoid the ?starburst? effect of point light sources in non-circular aperture designs. Out-of-focus areas are smooth, natural and appealing. The professional touch of a manual focus ring allows accurate and precise control. For extra flexibility, the manual focus ring can be easily set to control zoom instead.
Advanced HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor with Impressive Low-light Performance
The VIXIA HF G21 camcorder features a 1/2.84-inch, 2.91 Megapixel HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor that captures approximately 2136 x 1362 pixels, for sharp and detailed high-definition video recording. The high sensitivity of VIXIA HF G21?s sensor helps provide vivid, accurate recording through an excellent signal-to-noise ratio.
Superb Low-light Performance
Featuring a low-luminance noise rating of +3 dB, the VIXIA HF G21 camcorder is able to capture clear, sharp images with incredible detail even in low light.
1080/60p Recording in MP4
The VIXIA HF G21 camcorder gives you high-quality recording whether you?re capturing MP4 or AVCHD files. 1080/60p recording captures twice the amount of information as 60i, and with images captured at a rate of up to 60 frames per second, diagonal noise is virtually eliminated so even fast-moving subjects show up crisply with motion and patterns clearly recorded. This greater sense of detail and faithful rendering of moving edges, plus enhanced color and fine tonal gradation, gives your video everything Full HD has to offer. And the VIXIA HF G21 can record in internet-ready, easy-to-share MP4 format at up to 35 Mbps. The VIXIA HF G21 also features a maximum bit rate of 28 Mbps for AVCHD recording, the highest in the AVCHD standard. In either format the image quality is outstanding.
Native 24p Progressive Mode
The VIXIA HF G21 camcorder features the Native 24p Progressive Mode, a must for serious filmmaking work. Native 24p matches the frame rate of a traditional film camera, giving the same cadence and temporal motion for ?film-like? quality.
Superb Image Reproduction
The VIXIA HF G21 camcorder represents our Full HD System, delivering truly excellent image quality and reproduction for most any application. With its 20x Optical Zoom HD Video lens, its HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor and the powerful DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor working together to capture and process the images at hand, the VIXIA HF G21 is positioned to deliver HD video that is nothing short of stunning.
3.0-inch LCD Capacitive Touchscreen with Tiltable Electronic Viewfinder
The capacitive touch-sensitive Light-Emitting Diode (LED) panel on the VIXIA HF G21 camcorder boasts an impressive viewing angle, color reproduction, contrast and touch responsiveness. The touch responsiveness of the screen is smooth and sensitive, enabling fluid control of the camera.
The VIXIA HF G21 features a 0.24-inch, approximately 1.56 million-dot color electronic viewfinder with approximately 100% field of view coverage for detailed, accurate composition judgment. The viewfinder can be tilted up to 45? from its normal resting position to enable a great amount of shooting freedom.
Dual SD Card Slots
The VIXIA HF G21 camcorder allows you to record video directly to widely available SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards with capacities ranging from over 32GB to 2TB. They are available in ultra-fast reading and writing speeds and make it easy to share video.
When AVCHD/MP4 recording has continued for 12 hours, it will automatically stop.
A variable bit rate is applicable in each case.
Dual and Relay Recording
Double-slot SD Card Recording for Instant Backup
For safety and convenience, double-slot recording allows you to record simultaneously to each of the two SD memory card slots, providing an instant backup for your footage.
With Relay Recording, the VIXIA HF G21 camcorder automatically switches video recording from one SD memory card to the other when the first memory card becomes full.
Impressive Slow and Fast Motion, including Interval Recording from 2x to 1200x
Slow and Fast Motion Modes allow the VIXIA HF G21 camcorder to record a different frame rate than the playback frame rate (only in MP4 recording modes), for a fast or slow motion effect during playback. Since the camera is recording real frames and modifying the playback rate, there is virtually no quality loss and maximum image quality is maintained. Additionally, interval recording allows the user to record frames at specified intervals, providing time-lapse recording of up to 1200x and slow motion down to 0.4x of the original speed.
Wide DR Gamma (600%)
For natural and realistic-looking image capture that faithfully represents the scene at hand, the VIXIA HF G21 camcorder features a Wide DR Gamma mode. By suppressing overexposure in high brightness areas of the composition, this mode helps achieve a wide dynamic range of 600% to produce virtually seamless tone gradations, resulting in smooth detail, accurate color and virtually no blown-out highlights.
Highlight Priority Mode
To capture highly saturated, realistic colors and to convey gradation characteristics as perceived by the eye, the VIXIA HF G21 camcorder has a Highlight Priority mode that achieves effects similar to HDR modes in other camcorders. By reducing the mid- to high-brightness compression of the standard gamma mode, the Highlight Priority mode helps to prevent loss of detail in high brightness areas. Designed for display on a bright LCD TV, videos captured in Highlight Priority mode should be shown at a high brightness setting to help ensure an accurate portrayal of the effect.
Intelligent Optical Image Stabilization System
The VIXIA HF G21 camcorder offers a powerful optical image stabilization system suited to help reduce image blur due to camera shake in a wide variety of shooting situations. The different image stabilization options can be selected manually, or Intelligent IS can use an automatic detection system to identify the proper stabilization mode for the situation. Featured on the VIXIA HF G21 is a Dynamic IS Mode, which provides electronic correction of roll and tilt.
Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe
The Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe allows you to attach our optional accessories, such as the Video Light VL-5, Directional Stereo Microphone DM-100 or 5.1-Channel Surround Microphone SM-V1.
3.09 Megapixel 1/2.84? CMOS
Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack Batteries
23 ? 113?F (-5 ? 45?C) 60% Relative Humidity 32 ? 104?F (0 ? 40?C) 85% Relative Humidity
4.3 x 3.3 x 7.2? / 10.9 x 8.4 x 18.3 cm not including lens hood
1.68 lb / 765 g including grip belt
Memory Card Type
Not Specified By Manufacturer
Still Image Resolution
JPEG: 2.91 Megapixel, 2136 x 1362
2136 ? 1362 @ Video 16:9
3.67 ? 73.4 mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length
26.8 ? 576 @ Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Standard IS/IS Off 28.8 ? 576 @ Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Dynamic IS
f/ 1.8 ? f/ 2.8
High Definition AVCHD 1920 x 1080p / 59.94 fps 1920 x 1080i 1920 x 1080p / 29.97 fps 1920 x 1080p / 23.98 fps High Definition MP4 1920 x 1080p / 59.94 fps 1920 x 1080p / 29.97 fps 1920 x 1080p / 23.98 fps 1280 x 720p / 29.97 fps 1280 x 720p / 23.98 fps 640 x 360p / 29.97 fps 640 x 360p / 23.98 fps
1x HDMI C (Mini) 1x USB 2.0 1x 1/8? (3.5 mm) Stereo Mini
Dolby Digital 2ch Dolby Digital AC3
1.2 (1/30 sec with auto slow shutter on) .1 (Shutter speed 1/2 sec)
White Balance Modes
Auto Cloudy Daylight Fluorescent Fluorescent H Shade Tungsten
1/4? ? 20
1x LANC Terminal 2.5 mm 1x 1/8? (3.5 mm) Stereo Input (Jack) Mic