Canon LEGRIA HF21

LEGRIA HD Camcorders

LEGRIA HF21

Canon LEGRIA HF21

Shoot a full day in Full HD.

Introducing the LEGRIA HF21: a Full HD camcorder that lets you store over 24 hours of movies. Offering the superb image quality of the Canon HD Camera System, it’s designed to fit into your pocket.

  • 64GB Dual Flash Memory
  • Compact design
  • Dynamic OIS
  • Canon HD Camera System
  • Video Snapshot
  • Instant AF, Face Detection and 25p Cinema Mode
  • Low Light and Night modes
  • Pre REC and Quick Start
  • 3.3MP stills, Dual Shot and Photo Burst
  • Optional accessories

64GB Dual Flash Memory

Store over a full day of movies to 64GB internal memory or shoot straight to easy-to-share SDHC memory cards.

Pocket-sized

At just 340g, the stylish LEGRIA HF21 is designed to fit comfortably into your pocket.

Dynamic OIS

Extreme camera shake at the wide end of the zoom is effectively compensated for by the Dynamic Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS).

Canon HD Camera System

The Canon HD Camera System combines a 3.3MP Full HD CMOS sensor, a 15x optical zoom Canon HD Video Lens and the DIGIC DV III processor to deliver superb Full HD movies. At the highest quality setting, movies are captured at 24Mbps.

Video snapshot

Video Snapshot makes it incredibly easy to share movies. When the Record button is pressed, a 4 second clip is captured. Film live action or choose clips from movies already shot. Then add them to a playlist, select a soundtrack, and you’re ready to watch your movie on a TV – no need for editing. While rights-free tracks are supplied with the camcorder, add your own music selection using the Music Transfer Utility.

Moviemaking made easy

Great features make moviemaking easy. Instant AF is the best way to achieve accurate auto focus at speed. For people shots, Face Detection Technology optimises settings for up to 35 faces per frame. 25p Cinema Mode matches the look of traditional film and also provides enhanced low-light shooting performance.

Night Scene and Low Light modes

Night Scene mode optimises settings for night shooting, reducing noise and ensuring that bright lights aren’t over-exposed. Low Light mode increases sensitivity and brings out more detail in dim conditions.

Ready to go

With Quick Start you’re always ready to shoot in around a second. Pre REC continuously stores 3 seconds of footage while the camcorder is on: once you press Record, you also capture the preceding 3 seconds of action.

Photo shooting

Shoot photos up to 3.3MP photos. In Dual Shot mode, capture 3.0MP stills at any time during video recording without changing modes – controls are set to automatic. Photo Burst grabs 25 stills per second of recorded footage.

Take things further

A range of great accessories is available. The WP-V1 Waterproof Case allows you to take your camcorder to a depth of 40 metres: the LEGRIA HF21 offers a special Underwater shooting mode to keep footage looking natural.

Product Specification

VIDEO SYSTEM

Recording Medium Dual Flash Memory (64Gb internal + SDHC card slot)
Max Recording Time Variable total, depending on memory card size¹
Internal memory: 24hrs 30mins², ³
16Gb SDHC card: 6hrs 05mins²
Type 1/4" CMOS
Total pixels 3.89 megapixel
Effective Pixels MOVIE: 2.99 megapixels
STILL: 3.31 megapixels (4:3 mode)
Filter RGB Primary Colour Filter
Optical Zoom 15x
Digital Zoom 300x / 60x (selectable)
Focal length 4.1-61.5mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length MOVIE: Approx 39.5-592.5 mm
STILL: Approx 39.5-592.5 mm
Maximum aperture f1.8 to f3.2
Minimum focusing distance 10mm
Image Stabilizer Dynamic Optical Image Stabilizer
Filter diameter 37mm
Wide Attachment YES (optional WD-H37 II)

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Image Processor DIGIC DV III
Face Detection Technology YES
Screen size 2.7" widescreen Multiangle Vivid LCD
Pixels 211,000 pixels
Manual adjustment Brightness, backlight

VIEWFINDER

Screen size N/A
Pixels N/A

MINIMUM ILLUMINATION

Minimum Lux. Approx. 0.4 lux (Night Mode)
Night Mode YES
Auto/Manual YES / YES
Control AUTO: Face Priority AF/Instant AF/TV AF
MANUAL: Joystick
Manual Focus Assist YES (Magnification, Face Assist)
Program AE 13
Dual Shot, P, Av, Tv, CINE, Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, Fireworks
Zebra NO

BACKLIGHT COMPENSATION

Backlight Compensation YES

WHITE BALANCE

Type TTL
Auto YES
Set/Preset YES (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H)

SHUTTER SPEED

Maximum 1/2000th sec.
Slow 1/2 sec.

DIGITAL EFFECT

Fade Auto Fade , Wipe
Effect Black & White, Sepia, Art

IMAGE QUALITY ADJUSTMENT

Image Effects Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Soft Skin Detail
Custom Functions Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness, Colour Depth

STILL IMAGE

Capture image size 2304 x 1296, 2100 x 1575, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480
Continuous shooting mode YES (Normal and High-speed)
Auto Exposure Bracketing YES
Simultaneous Photo Recording YES
Selecting AF Frame Function YES
Histogram YES
Photo Button YES
Photo Burst YES

SELF TIMER

Self timer 10 sec
2 sec with wireless remote

REC. REVIEW/REC. SEARCH

REC. review/REC. search NO/NO

RECORDING MODE

LP mode 5 recording quality modes.¹
MXP: 1920x1080, 24Mbps;²
FXP: 1920x1080, 17Mbps;²
XP+: 1440x1080, 12Mbps;
SP: 1440x1080, 7Mbps;
LP: 1440x1080, 5Mbps
Extended Recording mode (ELP mode) -
Progressive shooting mode YES (25p)
CINE image mode YES
x.v.Color YES
Video Snapshot YES
Dual Shot YES
Pre REC YES
Still image NO
Date YES (date select, calendar, timeline, Face Timeline, Face Jump)

MEMORY CARD

Multi Media Card NO
Secure Digital Card SD / SDHC
Movie Recording YES
Internal Data Transfer MOVIE: Yes (internal memory to card)
STILLS: Yes (internal memory to card)
System Dolby Digital 2ch (AC-3 2ch)
Manual Rec. level control YES
Audio Dubbing NO

TERMINAL

Headphone YES
Microphone YES
USB YES (USB 2.0 Hi Speed)
DV NO
Direct Print YES
Analogue-in NO
AV YES
S-video NO
Component YES
HDMI YES (HDMI™ Mini Connector: v1.3, CEC supported)
LANC YES (with optional RA-V1 adaptor)
Built-in charger YES

QUICK START

Quick Start YES (using LCD screen)

ACCESSORY SHOE

Accessory shoe YES (mini Advanced Accessory Shoe)

BUILT-IN VIDEO LIGHT

Built-in Video light YES (white LED)

BUILT-IN FLASH

Built-in Flash YES

PC CONNECTION KIT

Digital Video Solution Disk YES (v33)
DV Network Solution Disk NO
Application software Yes (PIXELA ImageMixer™ 3 SE, Music Transfer utility)
USB cable YES

WIRELESS CONTROLLER

Wireless controller YES

BATTERY PACK

Type Lithium Ion
Intelligent Battery System YES
Battery included in the kit BP-809 (B)
Max recording time (included battery) Up to 1h 45m
Quick Charge NO
Long life Battery BP-827
Longer recording time- a) Up to 5h 20m

DIMENSIONS

W x H x D 70 x 62 x 124mm
Weight Approx. 340g
Max Recording Time ¹ Class 4 or higher SDHC card required for 1920x1080 recording, Class 2 or higher SDHC card
² LP recording mode
³ Recording for more than 13 hours continuously is not possible
LP mode ¹ Variable bit rate used in all recording modes
² Class 4 or higher SDHC card required for 1920x1080 recording, Class 2 or higher SDHC card
  • Specifications are subject to change without notice
  • a) using EVF (normal LCD brightness if no EVF) and optional long life BP