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Canon Legria HF G40 vs Canon XA30

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 21 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. 10363 by sales volume in our camcorders, whereas the Canon XA30 ranks No. 91918.
6 Reasons For
29% higher effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Canon XA30 is a 2.91MP camcorder. That's 0.84MP higher than the Canon Legria HF G40 (2.91MP).
Hugely higher maximum aperture number Edit
Canon XA30 is 8 maximum aperture value, but the Canon Legria HF G40 is only a 2.8 maximum aperture value camcorder (5.2 lower).
9x smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Canon XA30 is a 0.01m closest focusing distance camcorder. That's 0.09m smaller than the Canon Legria HF G40 (0.01m).
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.

£580 cheaper
The Canon XA30 costs £579.99 less than the Canon Legria HF G40.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Lower effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Canon Legria HF G40 is a 2.07MP camcorder. That's 0.84MP lower than the Canon XA30 (2.91MP).
2x lower maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon Legria HF G40 has a maximum aperture number of 2.8, however the Canon XA30 is an 8 maximum aperture value camcorder (5.2 higher).
Bigger closest focusing distance Edit
The Canon Legria HF G40 is a 0.1m closest focusing distance camcorder. That's 0.09m bigger than the Canon XA30 (0.01m).
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.

£580 more expensive
The Canon Legria HF G40 is more expensive than the Canon XA30 by £579.99.
3 Reasons Against
Less retailers
Only 3 sellers sells the Canon XA30, whereas 24 stores 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.
Seven months older
The Canon XA30 is older than the Canon Legria HF G40 by seven months.
Worse selling
The Canon XA30 ranks No. 91918 by sales volume, however the Canon Legria HF G40 ranks No. 10363.

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Date Released

11 months Ago 18 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
3.09MP 3.09MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.07MP 2.91MP
BEST
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.91MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x 20x
Digital Zoom
400x 400x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
576mm 576mm
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
26.8mm 26.8mm
Maximum Aperture Number
2.8 8
BEST
Filter Size
58mm 58mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 26.8 - 576
Focal Length Range (f-F)
3.67 - 73.4 3.67 - 73.4
Wide Angle Lens System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide angle lens system

Storage

Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
ExpressCard Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 ExpressCard slot

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.1m 0.01m
BEST
Face Detection
 Face detection
 Face detection
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

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

White Balance

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

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Cold
 Cold

Shutter

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

Display

Display Diagonal
3.5" 3.5"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,230,000 pixels
Display
 OLED
 OLED
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display

Viewfinder

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

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
 DIGIC DV IV
Minimum Illumination
0.1lx 0.1lx
Remotely Operated
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Remotely operated
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
BEST
 GPS (satellite)
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Colour depth
 Brightness
 Colour depth
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 35 Mbit/s
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Video Resolutions
 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
BEST
Dual Shot (video & Photo)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dual shot (video & photo)
Pre-Record Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-record function

Audio

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

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ethernet LAN

Battery

Battery Life (max)
3h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
BP-820 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.4V
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -5 - 45

Weight & Dimensions

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

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens hood

Other Features

USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity

Projector

Built-In Projector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in projector

Technical Details

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