Using a 1/2.84″, 2.9MP HD CMOS Pro image sensor and a 20x optical/400x digital zoom lens, the Canon VIXIA HF G21 Full HD Camcorder is capable of recording video at a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels in Full HD.
The remarkable low-light performance of the VIXIA HF G21 and its broad dynamic range enables it to correctly portray image gradations, open up shadowy areas, and eliminate overly bright spots. A circular aperture with eight blades is one of the pro-style features included in this camera. It helps produce highlights that are round and smooth in the out-of-focus areas (otherwise known as “bokeh”).
This multifunctional camcorder is capable of capturing pictures that are clear and detailed, with Full HD 1080p60 recording in either the MP4 or AVCHD file format. You may upload and share your film at maximum bit rates of 35 Mb/s when using MP4, and 28 Mb/s when using AVCHD. Those of you who are cinephiles will appreciate the fact that a native 24p mode offers a capture rate that is “film-like.” Utilizing the multiple frame rates offered by the VIXIA HF G21, including interval recording at speeds ranging from 2x to 1200x normal speed, you may create slow motion effects or speed up your movie.
Through the use of the Wide DR Gamma setting on the VIXIA HF G21, you can cut down on blown-out highlights and create tone and exposure gradations that are smooth and precise. Highlight Priority mode allows you to capture colors that are highly saturated and properly detailed. This option was meant to replicate an HDR-like look on bright LCD TV displays. Smoothing out long-lens or action video may be accomplished with the use of a clever optical image-stabilization system that has Powered, Dynamic, and Auto On/Off modes.
The complete manual control, assignable user buttons, an audio test tone, and display capabilities like as a zebra display and color bars provide additional pro-style shooting possibilities. A focus peaking function provides a rapid assessment of the subject’s attention by highlighting the borders of your topic when they are in focus.
Recording may be done in either of the two SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card ports on the VIXIA HF G21 using media cards that are readily accessible. You are able to concurrently record to both cards when you want a backup, or you may relay the record for a long amount of time when you are shooting. Both of these features are included in the Dual and Relay Recording functions. Using the Mini Advanced Shoe on the back of the VIXIA HF G21, additional accessories such as a light or microphone may be attached to the camera.