Canon Vixia HF S20 Specifications

Canon Vixia HF S20

Canon Vixia HF S21

Part Number: 4060B001 Released: April 5, 2010

General

  • Depth
    4.9 in
  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Camcorder Media Type
    Flash card
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CMOS
  • Total Pixels
    8.59 megapixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/4"
  • Digital Zoom
    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
    Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording
  • Effective Video Resolution
    2.99 MP
  • Digital Zoom
    300 x
  • Digital Scene Transition
    Wipe fader, black & white fader, art fader
  • Image Processor
    DIGIC DV III
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/4"
  • Interfaces Provided
    Composite video/audio, HDMI, USB 2.0
  • Enclosure Color
    Black
  • Optical Zoom
    15 x
  • Print Standard
    Direct print, Exif Print support, PictBridge support
  • Video Recording Modes
    SP, LP, FXP, MXP, XP, XP+
  • Auto Focus
    TTL contrast detection
  • Effective Photo Resolution
    3.31 MP
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    9
  • Face Detection
    Yes
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution
    3.89 MP
  • Digital Video Format
    MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CMOS
  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Manufacturer
    Canon

Exposure & White Balance

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

Camera Flash

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

Display

  • Display Format
    211,000 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating

Miscellaneous

  • Color
    black
  • Color Category
    black

Lens System

  • Optical Zoom
    15 x
  • Lens Aperture
    f/1.8-3.2
  • Min Focal Length
    4.1 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    61.5 mm
  • Min Focus Distance
    0.4 in
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Filter Size
    37 mm
  • Features
    aspherical lens, built-in lens shield

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

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    none

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
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec
  • Built-in Light
    Yes
  • Features
    24p Cinema Mode, RGB primary color filter, saturation control, takes photos while movie recording, accessories hot shoe, backlight compensation, brightness control, built-in speaker, date/time stamp, face detection, face-priority AF function, histogram display

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo
  • Microphone Operation Mode
    Stereo

Software

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

Battery

  • Technology
    lithium ion
  • Battery Type
    Canon BP-809
  • Details
    1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 890 mAh ( included )

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, USB port

Header

  • Brand
    Canon
  • Product Line
    Canon VIXIA
  • Model
    HF21
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

Video Input

  • Type
    camcorder
  • Camcorder Type
    consumer
  • Min Illumination
    0.3 lux
  • Digital Zoom
    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
    Low Sharpening, Neutral, Skin Detail, Vivid
  • Digital Scene Transition
    art fader, black & white fader, wipe fader
  • Face Detection
    Yes
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (Dynamic SuperRange)
  • Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer
    Yes
  • Features
    24p Cinema Mode, RGB primary color filter, saturation control, takes photos while movie recording, accessories hot shoe, backlight compensation, brightness control, built-in speaker, date/time stamp, face detection, face-priority AF function, histogram display

Optical System

  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (Dynamic SuperRange)

Audio Input

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

Exposure Parameters

  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, evaluative, spot
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    3 steps in 1/2 EV step
  • Shooting Programs
    beach, fireworks, low light, 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), shade, tungsten light

Auto Focus

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

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    2.8 in
  • Height
    2.4 in
  • Weight
    11.99 oz

Optical Sensor

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

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating
  • Diagonal Size
    2.7 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    6.9 cm
  • Display Format
    211,000 pixels
  • 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

  • Surround Sound
    Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording
  • Print Standard
    Exif Print support, PictBridge support, direct print

Camcorder Features

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

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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