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VIXIA HF R21

The Canon VIXIA HF R21 Flash Memory Camcorder is a perfect choice for those seeking ease of use, high performance function and good value.
Average Customer Rating:
3.667 out of 5
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2 out of 3(67%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for VIXIA HF R21
Review 1 for VIXIA HF R21
Nickname: gmm
Location: Spokane, WA
Used this product for: more than 1 year
Expertise Level: Advanced Amateur
Mostly used for: Family & Friends
Canon Customer: more than 20 years
Product replacement: Yes

Horrible instructions for file transfer to compute

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Price/Value
3 out of 5
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Quality
4 out of 5
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Satisfaction
1 out of 5
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Date:March 18, 2014
Cons: cannot transfer files
Running Mac OS 10.6.8. Instructions for file transfer non-existant. What use is this video camera if the are incredibly vague and absent instructions? Does not help that Cannon uses rediculous names for all it's software and poor Japanese to English translations.
Beware-get a camera that you can download your videos!
Review 2 for VIXIA HF R21
Nickname: roper mom
Location: Franklin, TN
Used this product for: 3 to 6 months
Expertise Level: Casual User
Mostly used for: Sports
Product replacement: Yes

Great Picture Quality

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Price/Value
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5 out of 5
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Date:July 31, 2012
Pros: Good Low-Light Performance, Easy Computer Connectivity, Great sound/audio, Accurate, Vivid Colors, Compact Design, excellent image quality, Good Software Compatibility, Ergonomic/comfortable to hold, Easy TV Connectivity, easy to use
Cons: Short battery life
I record a lot of my son's rodeo team roping runs and much of the time it's indoors which isn't the best light for recording. This camera is awesome! The HD quality makes watching the playback very clear, even when plugged into our 55" TV. We can see a lot of detail we could not see on our old non-HD recorder. The quality of the video is worth the extra to get the high definition. Zoom is great. Love it.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for VIXIA HF R21
Nickname: mahmlh
Location: Vermilion, Oh
Used this product for: Less than 1 month
Expertise Level: Advanced Amateur
Canon Customer: 6 to 10 years
Product replacement: Yes

Happy other camcorder was stolen

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Satisfaction
5 out of 5
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Date:January 24, 2012
Pros: the price, the quality of video and still photos
Cons: the only con is there is no built in flash
We had our Canon DC 20 stolen while on vacation in Dec 2011 and we just loved that camcorder. We were afraid that we would never be able to replace it with one we liked as much (we had that thing since Jan. 06). Well we are glad we were forced to buy this new Canon because this a much better product. The videos are crisper clearer and much more compatable with HD TVs. The still pictures are just simply amazing. They are comparable to pictures taken with the most expensive of cameras (if printed in a 4x6 format and not blown up).. This camcorder is light and much more comfortable to use and handle. I guess the theif actually did us a favor because we like this camera better than the other one. Thanks again Canon for a great camcorder at a very afforadable price.
23 of 25 people found this review helpful.
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