Canon VIXIA HF G21 Black

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

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as at 25 Sep 19 | 12:43 AM CET


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
Just Right
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Just Right
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Just Right
Intermediate Skill Level (Video)
Very Good
Landscape Photography
Just Right
Live Streaming
Just Right
High FPS Videos
Just Right
Event Videos
Just Right
Home Videos
Just Right
Everyday Life Photography
Just Right
Just Right
Events Photography
Just Right
Low-light Videos
Just Right
Underwater Photography
Just Right
Just Right
Regular Looks
Just Right
Professional Looks
Just Right
Bluetooth Connectivity
Just Right
High Speed Cable Connectivity
Just Right

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

Keeping it simple - For someone who is not too bothered about technicalities, this Canon device works!

Video skill level

Simple clips - As a videography noob, this Canon VIXIA HF G21 video camera should be sufficient for your needs.

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 the YouTubers - This is a good choice for your video recordings because in addition to it's excellent Image Sensor Size ( mm), it comes with an in-built image stablizer that ensures your shots remain steady.

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. 

While taking those action shots during the day's event, you'll be aiming to keep your subject matter in sharp focus while they're in motion. The Auto Focus Tracking capability that comes with this camera helps with this.

Taking photos while underwater is a lot of fun. You'll be able to bathe the subject of your photograph with the colours and hues only found when taking shots in an aquatic environment.

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.

Composing photographs of landscapes is subject to the lighting conditions that you're faced with. The (mm) Image Sensor Size on this model play a big role in this. Also, the Canon VIXIA HF G21 has a variety of scene modes which can be selected to suit the shot you're preparing to take.


Boasting clean lines and premium looks, the VIXIA HF G21 showcases your refined taste in mobile cameras. Guaranteed to make your friends green with envy.

Whether you want to blend in, or have a camera that doesn’t attract unwanted attention, the basic design of the VIXIA HF G21 fits the bill.

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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 %