Canon VIXIA HF G21 Black

MPN: 2404C002  |  EAN: 0013803295269  |  Model: VIXIA HF G21

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as at 12 Jun 19 | 6:10 AM CET



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Canon VIXIA HF G21 Black - 2404C002 Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Intermediate Skill Level (Video)
Events Photography
Low-light Videos
Underwater Photography
Landscape Photography
High FPS Videos
Live Streaming
Event Videos
Everyday Life Photography
Home Videos
Professional Looks
Regular Looks
Bluetooth Connectivity
High Speed Cable Connectivity

Kind of Camera

With its primary focus on video, the Camcorder offers you a device that you can fully rely on when it comes to extensive video recording sessions in a variety of scenarios.

Photography Skillset

Simple shots - As a photography noob, this Canon VIXIA HF G21 camera would suit you adequately.

Video skill level

Casual videos - If the technicalities involved in altering video settings are not a priority, then this Canon device is a very good option!

Even though recording videos is a passion, you're not necessarily looking to go pro. You're content with making tweaks to a couple of settings to suit the shot you're about to take. The VIXIA HF G21 is very accessible which makes it suitable for this.

Video Scenarios

Streaming video live is a great way to share your experiences and this camera from Canon provides a couple of connectivity options to help you with this.

Recording every moment of the day's events is precious and this device certainly delivers. While the camera is rolling it has a handy Image stabilization feature built-in.

Its always great to capture moments of delight at home or while spending time with family and friends on an outing. For this, the Canon VIXIA HF G21 is a great companion to have.

For your Video posts - This camera comes with an image stabilizer which reduces any wobbling in your recordings. In addition, the size of the image sensor ( mm), helps with the actual quality of the recorded image. 

Other Video needs

If you're looking for that silky-smooth rendering of your videos, this camera has got it as its able to handle 60 FPS at 1080p resolutions.

Low light recording can be tricky, however this camera has got what it takes to help you through that. This is because its minimum aperture number combined with it's maximum ISO sensitivity can produce crispy images with minimal noise.

Photo Scenarios

There are times when you just want to take simple but great photos of things around you without bothering too much about camera settings. For that purpose, the VIXIA HF G21 is a really good choice. 

Its important to ensure the celebrant (or special guests) are in clear view in every photo taken. Keeping them in focus while they're moving about is one of the great features that comes with the VIXIA HF G21.

Whether its for living or non-living things, using the Canon VIXIA HF G21 for aquatic photos is a treat.

Sometimes while on sightseeing or on a tour, you can only observe things from a distance. Which is why the zoom capability on this camera comes in handy in that situation.

To capture mother nature in her full beauty requires a good eye and a camera that can adequately handle landscape scenarios. This model from Canon is good fit as it's got the ability to focus on multiple parts of your picture frame.


The VIXIA HF G21 combines style and a clever layout to create a camera that really stands out. Clean lines, high quality materials and a pristine finish ensure that this device will turn heads.

When you're more concerned about what your camera does than how it looks, the VIXIA HF G21 is a safe bet.

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Product Description

Portable and easy to use, the Canon VIXIA HF G21 packs the optical capabilities and advanced features into a simple package. The camera is able to capture video at full HD resolution, while a Canon 20x High Definition Optical Zoom lens delivers sharp picture from afar. Whether it's formal events or little league games, the camera also features an intelligent stabilization system meant to reduce shake and blur in just about any situation you may find yourself in. Equipped with a circular, eight-blade aperture, this camcorder delivers smooth, rounded highlights in out-of-focus areas. Flipping out from the side of the body, the LCD display features touchscreen capabilities and makes for quick viewing and access to the camera's settings. Elsewhere, the Mini Advanced Shoe enables you to hook up additional accessories, such as a light or microphone, so you can take your video shoots to the next level. If you're a serious filmmaker, the superb Native 24p Progressive Mode matches the frame rate for that traditional film look.

Technical Specifications

Canon VIXIA HF G21 Black - 2404C002 Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Camcorder Type Handheld camcorder
Operating Temperature (T-T) 0 - 40 °F
Product Colour Black
Minimum Illumination 1 lx
Scene Modes Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset
Scene Modes Present Yes
Tripod Mounting Supported Yes
White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten
Shoe Mounting Point Yes
Shoe Mounting Point Type Cold
Auto Focus Yes
Face Detection Yes
Focus Adjustment Auto/Manual
Manual Focus Yes
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes Auto, Manual
Manual Exposure Yes
Camera Shutter Speed 1/2000 s
Camcorder Media Type SD, SDHC, SDXC
HD Type Full HD
Live stream capable 1
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Video Formats Supported AVCHD, MP4
Video Recording Yes
Audio Formats Supported AAC-LC, LPCM, MP4
Audio System Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-in Microphone Yes
Headphone Output Type 3.5
Headphone Outputs 1
Microphone In Yes
Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
Wind Filter Yes
Lens System
Digital Zoom 400 x
Filter Size 58 mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) 26.8 - 576 mm
Focal Length Range (f-f) 3.67 - 73.4 mm
Maximum Aperture Number 2.8
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 576 mm
Minimum Aperture Number 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 10 mm
Optical Zoom 20 x
Compatible Memory Cards MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Built-in Display Yes
Display LCD
Display Diagonal 3 "
Display Resolution (numeric) 460000 pixels
Flip-out Screen Yes
Touchscreen Yes
Electronic Viewfinder Yes
Viewfinder Resolution 1.56 pixels
Viewfinder Screen Size 0.24 "
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Effective Megapixels (movie) 2.91 MP
Image Sensor Size 1/2.8
Sensor Format Cropped
Sensor Type CMOS
Total Megapixels 3.09 MP
Technical Details
Back Light Compensation (BLC) Yes
Image Processor DIGIC DV IV
Lens Cover Included Yes
Other Features
Effective Megapixels (image) 2.91 MP
Pre-record Yes
Stabilizer Yes
Ports & Interfaces
DC-in Jack Yes
HDMI (Mini) Ports Quantity 1
HDMI Ports Quantity Yes
High Speed Port present Yes
USB 2.0 (Mini USB) Ports Quantity 1
Battery Life (max) 3.16 h
Battery Technology Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control Yes
Lens Cap Included Yes
Weight & Dimensions
Depth 231 mm
Height 84 mm
Weight 880 g
Width 115 mm
Picture Quality
Maximum Image Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Memory Slots 2
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) 0 - 85 %