Canon Vixia HF S20 Specifications

Canon Vixia HF S20

Canon Vixia HF S21

Part Number: 4060B001 Released: April 5, 2010

General

  • Depth
    5.8 in, 4.9 in
  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Camcorder Media Type
    Flash card
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CMOS
  • Total Pixels
    8.59 megapixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.6", 1/4"
  • Digital Zoom
    200 x, 300 x
  • Video Recording Modes
    FXP, LP, MXP, SP, XP
  • Image Processor
    DIGIC DV III
  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    9
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, H.264, MPEG-4
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Analog Video Format
    NTSC
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (Dynamic SuperRange)
  • Shooting Modes
    digital photo mode
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Surround Sound
    5.1 channel surround sound ready, Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording, Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording
  • Effective Video Resolution
    6.01 MP, 2.99 MP
  • Digital Zoom
    300 x, 200 x
  • Digital Scene Transition
    Wipe fader, black & white fader, sepia fader
  • Image Processor
    DIGIC DV III
  • Services and Applications
    YouTube capture mode
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.6", 1/4"
  • Interfaces Provided
    Composite video/audio, HDMI, USB 2.0
  • Enclosure Color
    Black
  • Optical Zoom
    10 x, 15 x
  • Video Recording Modes
    SP, LP, FXP, MXP, XP, XP+
  • Print Standard
    Direct print, Exif Print support, PictBridge support, Direct print, PictBridge support
  • Auto Focus
    TTL contrast detection
  • Effective Photo Resolution
    3.31 MP, 8.02 MP
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    9
  • Face Detection
    Yes
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution
    3.89 MP, 8.59 MP
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CMOS
  • Manufacturer
    Canon

Environmental Parameters

  • Min Operating Temperature
    32 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature
    104 °F

Exposure & White Balance

  • Min Illumination
    0.3 lux
  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, evaluative, spot
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, program, manual, shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    beach, fireworks, low light, night mode, night scene, portrait mode, snow, sports mode, spotlight, sunset, underwater
  • Special Effects
    Custom Effect, Low Sharpening, Neutral, Skin Detail, Vivid, Soft
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (warm white), fluorescent light (daylight), shade, tungsten light
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/2000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    1/2 sec
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    3 steps in 1/2 EV step
  • Min Shutter Speed
    1/2 sec
  • White Balance
    Custom, automatic, presets
  • Special Effects
    Neutral, Low Sharpening, Vivid, Skin Detail, Soft, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Vivid, Custom Effect, Skin Detail
  • Shooting Programs
    Spotlight, portrait mode, night mode, fireworks, low light, sports mode, sunset, beach, snow, Spotlight, portrait mode, fireworks, low light, night scene, underwater, sports mode, sunset, beach, snow
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/2000 sec
  • Exposure Metering
    Evaluative, center-weighted, spot
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    3 steps in 1/2 EV step
  • Exposure Modes
    Program, automatic, aperture-priority, shutter-priority, Program, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority
  • White Balance Presets
    Cloudy, tungsten light, daylight, shade, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (warm white)
  • Min Illumination
    0.3 lux

Display

  • Type
    3.5" LCD display
  • Display Format
    211,000 pixels, 922,000 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating

Camera Flash

  • Type
    built-in flash
  • Red Eye Reduction
    Yes
  • Flash Modes
    auto mode, fill-in mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction
  • Camera Flash
    Built-in flash

Lens System

  • Type
    10 x zoom lens - 6.4 - 64 mm - f/1.8-3.0
  • Optical Zoom
    10 x, 15 x
  • Lens Aperture
    f/1.8-3.0
  • Min Focal Length
    4.1 mm, 6.4 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    61.5 mm, 64 mm
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    43.5 m
  • Min Focus Distance
    0.4 in
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Filter Size
    37 mm, 58 mm
  • Features
    aspherical lens, built-in lens shield

Miscellaneous

  • Color
    black
  • Color Category
    black

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    electronic, none
  • Viewfinder Color Support
    color
  • Viewfinder Diagonal Size
    0.27 in
  • Viewfinder Resolution
    123000 pixels
  • Viewfinder Type
    Electronic - electronic
  • Viewfinder Diagonal Size (metric)
    0.7 cm

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
  • Internal Storage
    64 GB flash
  • Included Memory Card
    64 GB
  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card

Additional Features

  • Additional Features
    Built-in speaker, backlight compensation, RGB primary color filter, date/time stamp, histogram display, accessories hot shoe, saturation control, face-priority AF function, brightness control, takes photos while movie recording, face detection, 24p Cinema Mode
  • Built-in Light
    Yes
  • Low Lux / Night Mode
    Yes
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec, 10 sec
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Built-in Light
    Yes
  • Features
    24p Cinema Mode, RGB primary color filter, HD-to-SD downconversion, built-in speaker, saturation control, digital tele-converter, takes photos while movie recording, face detection, face-priority AF function, histogram display, sharpness control, accessories hot shoe, backlight compensation, Relay Recording, brightness control, Scene Detection Technology, Touch & Track technology, Video Snapshot mode, date/time stamp

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card
  • Type
    Control-L (LANC), HDMI, USB, component video output, composite video/audio output, headphones, microphone
  • Qty
    1

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo
  • Microphone Operation Mode
    Stereo

Battery

  • Technology
    lithium ion
  • Battery Type
    Canon BP-808, Canon BP-809
  • Details
    1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
  • Battery Form Factor
    manufacturer specific
  • Manufacturer Battery Name
    Canon BP-808, Canon BP-809

Software

  • Type
    Drivers & Utilities, Pixela ImageMixer 3SE
  • Software
    Drivers & Utilities, Pixela ImageMixer 3SE

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, USB port

Header

  • Brand
    Canon
  • Product Line
    Canon VIXIA
  • Model
    HF S21, HF21
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

Video Input

  • Type
    camcorder
  • Camcorder Type
    consumer
  • Min Illumination
    0.3 lux
  • Digital Zoom
    200 x, 300 x
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, H.264, MPEG-4
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • High Definition Video Support
    1080p
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Camcorder Media Type
    flash card
  • Image Processor
    DIGIC DV III
  • Video Recording Modes
    FXP, LP, MXP, SP, XP
  • Special Effects
    Custom Effect, Low Sharpening, Neutral, Skin Detail, Vivid, Soft
  • Digital Scene Transition
    art fader, black & white fader, sepia fader, wipe fader
  • Face Detection
    Yes
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (Dynamic SuperRange)
  • Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer
    Yes
  • Features
    24p Cinema Mode, RGB primary color filter, HD-to-SD downconversion, built-in speaker, saturation control, digital tele-converter, takes photos while movie recording, face detection, face-priority AF function, histogram display, sharpness control, accessories hot shoe, backlight compensation, Relay Recording, brightness control, Scene Detection Technology, Touch & Track technology, Video Snapshot mode, date/time stamp

Optical System

  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (Dynamic SuperRange)

Audio Input

  • Audio input type
    microphone
  • Microphone Form Factor
    built-in
  • Microphone technology
    electret condenser
  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo

Exposure Parameters

  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, evaluative, spot
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, program, manual, shutter-priority
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    3 steps in 1/2 EV step
  • Shooting Programs
    beach, fireworks, low light, night mode, night scene, portrait mode, snow, sports mode, spotlight, sunset, underwater

White Balance

  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (warm white), fluorescent light (daylight), shade, tungsten light

Auto Focus

  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    9

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    3 in, 2.8 in
  • Height
    2.4 in, 2.9 in
  • Weight
    16.58 oz, 11.99 oz

Optical Sensor

  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution
    8.59 pixels, 3.89 pixels
  • Camcorder Effective Resolution (Video Mode)
    2.99 pixels, 6.01 pixels
  • Camcorder Effective Resolution (Photo Mode)
    3.31, 8.02
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.6", 1/4"
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    9.8 mm ( 1/2.6" ), 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
  • Sensor Qty
    1
  • Total Pixels
    8.59 megapixels

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating
  • Diagonal Size
    3.5 in, 2.7 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    6.9 cm, 8.9 cm
  • Display Format
    211,000 pixels, 922,000 pixels
  • Touch Screen
    Yes
  • Features
    contrast control, display brightness control

Service & Support

  • Type
    1 year warranty

Service & Support Details

  • Type
    limited warranty
  • Service Included
    parts and labor
  • Full Contract Period
    1 year

Camera Memory

  • Internal Storage Type
    flash
  • Internal Storage Capacity
    64 GB
  • Included Memory Card Capacity
    64 GB
  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card

Camera Specifications

  • Services and Applications
    YouTube capture mode
  • Surround Sound
    Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording, 5.1 channel surround sound ready
  • Print Standard
    PictBridge support, Exif Print support, direct print

Camcorder Features

  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Low Lux / Night Mode
    Yes
  • Built-in Light
    Yes

Pro Camcorder Features

  • Features
    SMPTE Color Bars, zebra pattern

Still Image Storage Capacity

  • Image Resolution
    1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 2100 x 1575, 1920 x 1440, 3264 x 1840, 2304 x 1296, 640 x 480, 3264 x 2456
  • Still Image Format
    JPEG

Supported Battery Details

  • Quantity
    1
  • Details
    Li-ion rechargeable battery
  • Capacity
    890 mAh
  • Included
    included

General

  • Manufacturer
    Canon

Where to Buy

Canon Vixia HF S21

Part Number: 4060B001 Released: Apr 5, 2010

MSRP: $1,399.99

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