The DCRHC32 is basically the DCRHC21 on steroids; as well as all the basic features in that unit, the DCRHC32 also boasts the capacity to store still images on a Memory Stick and a tele macro function for close up work. One nice feature is a Record Start/Stop and Zoom button on the LCD frame. Continous recording time can be up to a whopping 500 minutes (with the LCD turned off).
They do share 16:9 widescreen mode and a 24 step exposure control as well as excellent low light capability. If this type of compact camcorder is your thing, we reckon the extra dollars are worth stumping up to get this more feature packed model over its sibling.