Canon has released its latest camcorder, The Canon Vixia HG21 which is a high-end camcorder equipped with a 2.7-inch multi-angle widescreen LCD screen featuring a 3.3-megapixel HD sensor, 1920 x 1080 full HD recording capabilities. This latest technology can zoom up to 12x with the HD video lens and choose between 24p cinema mode and 30p progressive mode. All recorded videos and captured images are stored in a 120 GB hard drive. Then you can transfer your files to your computer via USB 2.0 connectivity.
The Canon Vixia HG21 also includes a mic jack you can use when you like to connect the camera other than home movies. There’s also an AV jack that can be used with headphones to attach to a non-HDMI TV. Canon also includes a component out port for a much higher quality video connection than the AV jack. The Mini Advanced Shoe can be used with a Canon external light or Canon directional microphone. The mini-HDMI port on the back of the HG21 supports uncompressed 4:2:2 HDMI video sampling. Another great feature of Canons VIXIA HG21 is its optical image stabilization and instant autofocus technology, which help produce clearer video and images. While the Canon Vixia HG21 does have the manual controls that were available in past models, Canon chose to use the joystick to navigate these controls, instead of providing an analog wheel like in Canon’s Vixia HV20, Vixia HV30, and Vixia HV40. Prices start at $1299.