Canon Legria HF G40 vs Canon XA30

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Canon Legria HF G40
Canon XA30

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Available from 16 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
More popular
The Canon Legria HF G40 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 18886 by sales volume in our camcorders, whereas the Canon XA30 ranks No. 22909.
5 Reasons For
29% higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon XA30 is a 2.91MP camcorder. That's 0.84MP higher than the Canon Legria HF G40 (2.91MP).
23% larger screen size Edit
The Canon XA30 has a screen size of 3.5", however the Canon Legria HF G40 is only a 2.7" screen size camcorder (0.8" smaller). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

42% faster maximum frame rate Edit
The Canon XA30 is a 60fps camcorder. That's 25fps faster than the Canon Legria HF G40 (60fps).
18% lighter Edit
The Canon XA30 is a 765g weight camcorder. That's 135g lighter than the Canon Legria HF G40 (765g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

£727 cheaper
The Canon XA30 costs £726.66 less than the Canon Legria HF G40.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon Legria HF G40 is a 2.07MP camcorder. That's 0.84MP lower than the Canon XA30 (2.91MP).
0.8" smaller screen size Edit
The Canon Legria HF G40 has a screen size of 2.7", whereas the Canon XA30 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder (0.8" larger). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Slower maximum frame rate Edit
The Canon Legria HF G40 is a 35fps camcorder. That's 25fps slower than the Canon XA30 (60fps).
135g heavier Edit
The Canon Legria HF G40 is a 900g weight camcorder. That's 135g heavier than the Canon XA30 (765g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

£727 more expensive
The Canon Legria HF G40 is more expensive than the Canon XA30 by £726.66.
3 Reasons Against
Less retailers
Only 7 stores sells the Canon XA30, whereas 23 retailers sell the Canon Legria HF G40. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Two months older
The Canon XA30 is older than the Canon Legria HF G40 by two months.
Worse selling
The Canon XA30 ranks No. 22909 by sales volume, however the Canon Legria HF G40 ranks No. 18886.

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Date Released

12 months Ago 13 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
3.09MP 3.09MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
2.07MP 2.91MP
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Movie Megapixel Count
2.91MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x 20x
Digital Zoom
400x 400x
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
576mm 576mm
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Minimum Focal Length
26.8mm 26.8mm
Maximum Aperture Value
Unknown - Click to provide data 8
Filter Size
58mm 58mm
Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 26.8 - 576
Focal Length Range
3.67 - 73.4 3.67 - 73.4
Wide Angle Lens System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide angle lens system

Storage

Memory Card Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01m
Face Detection
 Face detection
 Face detection
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
Exposure Mode
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Halogen
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Halogen

Flash

Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Cold
 Cold

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1/2000 1/2000 - 1/6

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 3.5"
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Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,230,000 pixels
Display
 OLED
 OLED
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Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.24" 0.24"
Viewfinder Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 156,000 pixels
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
 DIGIC DV IV
Minimum Illumination
0.1lx 0.1lx
Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Remote control
GPS Function
 GPS function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

LED Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicator
Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 35 Mbit/s
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 360
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 360
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
35fps 60fps
BEST
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
 NTSC
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Video & Photo Dual Shot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video & photo dual shot
Pre-Record
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-record

Audio

Audio Format
 PCM
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
 PCM
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
BEST
Wind Filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wind filter
Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
 DC-in jack
USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in port
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
 Headphone out port
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
XLR in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 XLR in port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Networking

WiFi
 WiFi
 WiFi

Battery

Battery Life
4.35h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
BP-828 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.4V
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -5 - 45

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
900g 765g
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Height
84mm 84mm
Depth
231mm 182mm
Width
115mm 109mm

Packaging Content

Included Battery
 Included battery
 Included battery
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
BEST
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Hood Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens hood included

Other Features

USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity

Technical Details

Number of Diaphragm Blade
Unknown - Click to provide data 8
Power Supply Type
Unknown - Click to provide data DC, Battery
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