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Canon VIXIA Vixia HF R21 Full HD

We have collected and analysed 3 expert reviews and 93 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 59/100 and users rate it 77/100. The average review date is 11-08-2012. We have compared these reviews to 367610 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 82/100 = Very good. Last update: 27-03-2019.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 user reviews of Canon VIXIA Vixia HF R21 Full HD from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the price and size are overall positive. The image quality and portability also get good opinions. Opinions about the color and durability are different. There are some less positive reviews about the viewfinder.

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81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (

Canon Vixia HF R21Camcorder Review


The Vixia HF R21 is Canon's newest entry-level HD camcorder and it's designed as a replacement for last year's HF R11. The camcorder comes with 32GB of internal flash memory, two memory card slots, and a new touchscreen interface on its 3-inch LCD. The...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (

Canon Vixia HF R21


The Vixia HF R21 is Canon's latest entry-level HD camcorder, and it's the successor to last year's HF R11.

A great camcorder for simple home movies, vacations, or YouTube—but it's not ideal for amateur filmmakers.

Sep, 2011

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Works Great


I bought this camera about one month ago. I primarily use it for home videos. So far I have not had any problems with the camera. Video quality is very good. Looks like a brand new camera, no nicks or scuffs of any kind. Have not had to use any SDHC...

May, 2012

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Jury's out.


It seems like a really nice camera but it would not charge the battery. I'm in the process of getting a replacement. Hopefully it was just a lemon but I will think twice about refurbished products.

Jan, 2012

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Canon VIXIA HF R21 Digital Camcorder


Just got my Canon Vixia HFR21 in from Amazon and it seems great so far. I really haven't played around with all the features yet, however I just wanted to write this review for Mac users, since I had a little trouble making the decision to buy this...

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Canon VIXIA HF R21 Digital Camcorder


Good camera for the price range. Does what I need it to do, no complaints.

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AC3
Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-110
Video recording time:12.25


3D: No
Minimum illumination:0.4
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9


Colour of product:Black, Silver


Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touchscreen: Yes


Built-in Flash: No


Closest focusing distance:1

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.07
Effective megapixels (movie):2.07
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.85
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:3.28

Lens System

Digital Zoom:400
Filter Size:3.4
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):41.2 - 1176
Focal length range (f-f):3 - 60
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:20

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Manual
Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-5 - 45

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 3.6

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AV, HDMI, USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Stylus pen: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Shutter speed (photo):1/500
Shutter speed (video):1/2000

Still image

Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080
Still image resolution(s):1792 x 1344,1920 x 1080


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Flash memory:32
Memory slots:2


Analog signal format system:NTSC
Capture modes:FXP, LP, MXP, SP, XP
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:H.264, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Height :6.2

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Daylight, Manual, Tungsten