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Canon Legria HF G25

A classic 2.37MP 1 video camera with fine features but high running costs
2.37MP 1" Yes 565g Jan 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date

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Canon Legria HF G25 Review

With excellent reviews but average features, we have ranked the Canon Legria HF G25 number 243 across all camcorders.
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122 Reviews
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Average Features
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4 Years Old
Overall Score
46
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 46?

It has good expert reviews and excellent user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this video camera to others. Canon video cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer camcorders with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest camcorders 2017.
Customers report superior product quality, that it is robust and design. However they also report that it is expensive.
This Canon camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Full HD
Has an image stabilizer
Does not support PictBridge
Very low maximum aperture number

Canon Legria HF G25 Video Reviews


Canon Legria HF G25 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

Camcorder expert review site digitalmediaandit.com scored this video camera 80 out of 100.

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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 121 owner reviews the average owner rating of this video camera is excellent. Over 96% of reviewers gave this camcorder either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report That it is Expensive

Four owners who purchased the Canon Legria HF G25 concluded that it was not good value for money and two owners agreed that this camcorder was expensive.

Users Report Good Product Quality

13 people agreed that the product was good quality.

Canon Video Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 916 expert and owner reviews (including 212 verified purchases), Canon has excellent reviews for its video cameras. 95% of those that bought a Canon video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Robust

Six owners who reviewed it considered that it was well made and two people concluded that the product was strong and durable.

Customers Report Nice Design

Four people who reviewed it agreed that it was good looking.

  • Beautiful image quality and decent sound too for its price…
    Alan S. (Amazon) - April 2015
  • For semi-pro quality in hand held body, this camera offers young independent filmmakers or family to capture beautiful quality images, with a camera nearly the size of your hand…
    Kirk H. (Amazon) - July 2014
  • It sits really neatly and comfortable in your hand…
  • Its still pretty good though…
  • The provided editing software is pretty basic - OK for the casual user…

Customers Report a Good Quality Lens

Two customers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good image stabiliser.

  • This camcorder offers loads of manual and automatic options, like exposure compensation, Gain, manual focus, face detection (works well), white balance, audio level indicator, accurate X.V…
  • A very jerky zoom (to rapidly zoom in on a target for a photo…
  • With wide angles it produces surprisingly good stabilization…
    H (Amazon) - May 2013
  • The automatic image stabilisation is very effective, even before activating the "Powered IS" feature…
  • Like most (but not all) handy cams it does not hold a correct exposure value throughout its zoom range…

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Three owners who reviewed this camcorder considered that it was easy to use.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Two people said in their reviews that this camcorder was a good size.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three owners who bought the product considered that it had a good screen.

  • Screen is nice size…
    BROMLEY MOD (Amazon) - January 2015
  • Also the viewfinder does not extend properly past a big battery (which is the only battery you will want to use…
  • An assignable scroll wheel and screen button makes it easier to do certain functions (some video reviews online describe more…
    Ski_uk (Amazon) - August 2015
  • It is really simple to use, with a great touch screen display…
  • A personal dislike is the touch screen access to a rather complicated menu…

Features

Full HD

Full HD

The Legria HF G25 is Full HD. 73% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon Legria HF G25 has an image stabilizer. 66% of video cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Video Recording Time

The Legria HF G25's video recording time of 1.55h is pretty average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the longest 30% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most other video cameras, the Canon Legria HF G25 does not support PictBridge. 97% of camcorders do not support PictBridge.

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Has a Microphone in

The Canon Legria HF G25 has a microphone in, which is unusual. 77% of video cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Tripod Mountable

The Legria HF G25 is tripod mountable. 86% of video cameras are not tripod mountable.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of all video cameras is 4.9, with the lowest being 1.6 and the highest being 38. The Canon Legria HF G25's maximum aperture number of only 2.8 is fairly low compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lowest 15% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Battery Life (max)

The Legria HF G25's battery life (max) of 1.91h is fairly average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the longest 32% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Across all the video cameras the optical zooms range from 1x to 78x, and the average optical zoom is 26x. The optical zoom of the Legria HF G25 of only 10x is quite small compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 19% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Canon Legria HF G25 supports HDMI. 67% of video cameras also support HDMI.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on video cameras.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most other video cameras, the Legria HF G25 does not have a built-in flash. 86% of video cameras do not have a built-in flash.

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Very Small Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the Legria HF G25 of only 2.37MP is fairly small compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 14% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. The smallest total megapixels of video cameras is 0.3MP, the biggest is 210MP, and the average total megapixels is 8.2MP.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The Legria HF G25's effective megapixels (image) of only 2.07MP is in the lowest 20% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The average effective megapixels (image) of all video cameras is 5.8MP, with the lowest being 1.1MP and the highest being 26MP.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The Canon Legria HF G25's maximum memory card size of 64GB is relatively standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the largest 62% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Heavy

The weight of the Legria HF G25 of 565g is fairly heavy compared to most other video cameras. It is in the heaviest 21% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the video cameras the weights range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 530g.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Legria HF G25 of 3.5" is quite large compared to most other video cameras. It is in the largest 5% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. The display diagonals of video cameras range from 0.24" to 11", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Has a Face Detection

The Legria HF G25 has a face detection, unlike 72% of camcorders which do not have a face detection.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Legria HF G25 of 200x is fairly typical compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 54% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Quite High Minimum Aperture Number

The Legria HF G25's minimum aperture number of 2.8 is fairly high compared to most other video cameras. It is in the highest 16% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the video cameras the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.1 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.2.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Canon released the Legria HF G25 in January 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 8063b004aa, canon 8063b012aa, canon 8063b010
Barcodes 04960999965758, 05054230951897, 05054531175190, 05055860521962, 05712505094433, 08714574600987, 08714574600994, 08714574601007, 08714574601014, 08714574601410, 08714574617954, 08714574618012

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Vastly larger viewfinder screen size
Lower minimum aperture number
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Shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
2.16" larger viewfinder screen size
56% lower minimum aperture number
94x shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Vastly lighter
Larger viewfinder screen size
40x bigger optical zoom
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