Canon VIXIA HF S21 is a Dual Flash Memory camcorder that can support two SD memory cards along with an internal 64 GB Internal Flash. With its classy features, Canon VIXIA HF S21 has narrowed the difference between personal and professional camcorders. The Canon VIXIA HF S21 comes bundled with the Canon’s superlative proprietary imaging technologies that deliver a life time experience when it comes to watching videos and 8.0 megapixel photos.

Some of the Specifications of Canon VIXIA HF S21 are:


Standard Definition or High Definition

  • High Definition

Television System

  • NTSC

Video Recording system

  • MPEG4-AVC / H.264

Image Sensor

  • 1/2.6-inch CMOS, RGB Primary Color Filter

Total Pixels

  • Approx. 8.59 Megapixels

Effective Pixels:

  • Video: Approx. 6.01 Megapixels (3264 x 1840)
  • Photo: 16:9 Approx. 6.01 Megapixels (3264 x 1840); 4:3 Approx. 8.02 Megapixels (3264 x 2456)

Maximum recording Time:

  • 64GB internal flash drive: Recording time based on internal flash memory only. Greater capacity is possible when SD memory cards are also used (2 card slots).
  • LP (5Mbps) 24 hours 30 minutes
  • SP (7Mbps) 19 hours 10 minutes
  • XP+ (12Mbps) 11 hours 30 minutes
  • FXP (17Mbps) 8 hours 20 minutes. Allows 1920 x 1080 Full HD Recording.
  • MXP (24Mbps) 5 hours 55 minutes. Allows 1920 x 1080 Full HD Recording.


  • Zoom Ratio 10x Optical/200x Digital
  • Focal Length f-6.4-64mm (35mm equivalent 43.5-435mm)
  • Zoom Speed Variable / 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds
  • Max. F/Stop f/1.8-3.0

Focusing System

  • Instant AF, Face Priority AF, TTL (through the lens)

Manual Exposure

  • Manual Exposure: Yes

Programmed AE

  • Smart Auto, P, Av, Tv, Cine, Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night Scene, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks

Max Shutter Speed

  • Max Shutter Speed: Movie: 1/2000; Photo: 1/500

Focusing System

  • Focusing System: 10mm (wide) / 1m (tele)

White Balance

  • Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Manual

Frame Rate

  • 60i, Native 24p (records at 24p), 24p Progressive (records at 60i), 30p Progressive (records at 60i)

Minimum Illumination

  • Minimum Illumination: 0.3 lx (Low Light mode)

Image Stabilization

  • Dynamic SuperRange Optical (lens shift) / Standard SuperRange Optical (lens shift) / Powered IS

Filter Diameter

  • Filter Diameter: 58mm


  • Viewfinder: .27-inch, approx. 123,000 dots

LCD Screen

  • LCD Screen: 3.5-inch High Resolution Touch Panel Widescreen Color LCD (Approx. 922,000 dots)


  • Flash: Built-in

Recording Media

  • Internal flash drive (64GB) or SD / SDHC memory cards (2 slots)

USB Terminal

  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed

Video Terminal

  • component (output), composite (output)


  • Dolby Digital 2 channel (AC-3), 5.1-channel (with optional Canon SM-V1 5.1-Channel Surround Microphone)

Accessory Shoe

  • Accessory Shoe: mini Advanced

Supplied Video Editing Software

  • Pixela ImageMixer 3SE

HDMI Terminal

  • HDMI Mini Connector (output), CEC and x.v.Color supported

Microphone Terminal

  • 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack

AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal

  • 3.5 mm 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)


  • 3.0 x 2.9 x 5.8in. (75 x 74 x 148mm) (W x H x D)


  • 1.2 lbs. (520g) (including BP-808 and memory cards)