Friday, January 29, 2010

Camcroderinfo Canon HF S21 full review

Camcorderinfo has updated their first impressions review of the Canon HF S21. The highlights of the review:

  • Excellent sharpness
  • native 24p
  • Low light better than last years model

  • Color accuracy and noise levels not as good as the competition (color accuracy worse than the HF S11!)
  • Though there are good manual controls, shutter and aperture cannot be set independently

I wonder whether the improved low light performance comes at the expense of color and noise. If you're buying a camera, how would you choose between those two factors?

As they have been doing, Camcorderinfo includes a collection of test videos which can make you eyes pop.

In general, we can conclude that the features have improved, though the image quality hasn't.
(Not really on point, but a friend of mine has the Canon HF S10, and is very happy with it, so not improving the image quality doesn't mean it's a bad camera!)

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