Canons Legria FS21 Dual Flash Memory PAL Camcorder is ideal for people who dont want to deal with DVDs, tapes, or hard drive recording. Affordable and lightweight, the FS21 stores over 10 hours of video and stills to its internal 16GB flash memory and gives you the option of using SDHC Memory Cards, should you need more space. Flash memory is easy to upload to your computer for editing or sharing on the Internet.
The FS21 features a 1/6" CCD image sensor, Canon's DIGIC DV II Image Processor, 48x Advanced Zoom, and a 2.7" LCD display. This camera also captures digital stills and comes with extras like external microphone and headphone jacks.
Soccer moms and dads will appreciate the Pre-record mode, which captures a full 3 seconds of video before you hit the button, ensuring that you won't miss the start of the action.
In addition, the Quick Start mode and Intelligent Li-ion battery all make your recording experience a pleasant one. The FS21 gives you the convenience of flash memory at an affordable price.
Dual Flash Memory
Record over 10 hours of footage to the 16GB internal flash memory. Expand your recording time by using an optional SDHC memory card.
Image Sensor & DIGIC DV II
The 1.07Mp 1/6" CCD image sensor works in tandem with Canon's DIGIC DV II Image Processor to reduce image noise and customize the color and tonality of your video and still images.
48x Advanced Zoom
Canon's 48x Advanced Zoom extends the length of the camera's longest zoom, so you can record far off subjects clearly and in focus with almost no loss in image quality.
2.7" Widescreen LCD
The widescreen LCD gives you a generous display on which to compose and playback your shots, not to mention an accurate view of what you're actually recording.
Digital Image Capture
There's no need to carry both a digital camera and camcorder to every event. The FS21 captures 1152 x 684 digital still photos to SDHC memory cards and includes special functions to make shooting easier, such as scene modes and auto focus.
Electronic Image Stabilization
The electronic image stabilizer corrects for inevitable camera shake, not just due to an unsteady hand but also when your subject is moving or you're lightly bumped.
Creative Control & Workflow Features
External microphone & headphone terminals
Quick Start starts camera up for recording when LCD is opened
Variable Zoom Speed Control: three fixed speeds for fluid transitions
Pre-record: Camera records 3 seconds of video before you press record
Quick Charge powers up camera in 20 minutes for 60 minutes of recording time
Video Snapshot Mode: Capture a series of 4 second video clips - add music background
Intelligent Li-ion Battery powers the camera and displays battery life left on LCD screen
Sensor 1.07MP 1/6" CCD
Lens Focal length=2.6-96.2mm
Zoom 48x Advanced
Filter Size N/A
Audio Dolby Digital 2 channel (AC-3 2 channel)
Image Stabilization Electronic
Lux 1.7x lux (Night mode)
Recording Media 16GB Internal flash memory
SD/SDHC memory card (not included)
Recording Time 16GB Internal Flash Memory:
LP: 10 hours, 20 minutes
SP: 5 hours, 30 minutes
XP: 3 hours, 40 minutes
Display Type Widescreen color LCD (Approx. 123,000 dots)
Display Size 2.7"
Manual Controls Focus, White Balance, Exposure
Built-in Speaker Yes
Built-in Mic Yes
Accessory Shoe No
Built-in Light/Flash Light - No/No
Digital Still Mode
Still Recording Media SDHC memory card
Resolution 1.07Mp (1152 x 648)
Inputs 3.5mm stereo mini-jack
Output USB 2.0
3.5mm 4-pole mini-jack
Microphone Input Yes
Headphone Jack Yes
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.2 x 2.3 x 4.8" (5.6 x 5.8 x 12.2cm)
Weight 10.1 oz (286.3g)
This is a "PAL" product and CANNOT be used in the USA. It is designed for use with video products built to PAL TV standards.