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Canon Legria HF G25 Camcorder

2.37MP 1/3 565g CMOS Jan 2013
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30.4mm Wide Angle LensCanon's high performance HD Video lens technology delivers a superb 30.4mm, F1.8 lens with a smooth, 10x optical zoom, and 8-Blade iris for natural looking de-focus effects.... More
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16 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Canon small total megapixels video cameras have excellent ratings on average and across all video cameras Canon is one of the best brands.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3.5 inches, the Legria HF G25 has one of the larger display diagonals amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age. Camcorders of this spec and age have display diagonals of between 1.4" and 4.3", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

There are a number of other 3.5" screen size video cameras currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Legria HF G10[pl_1059637_price], or the XA10[pl_1476816_price] both from Canon.

Camcorders with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Canon XF305[plb_1515882_price] (4" and higher rated).

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The Canon Legria HF G25 has an HDMI, as do most of the other camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the Legria HF G25.

There are a number of other camcorders with an HDMI currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF M40[pl_61546_price], or the Legria HF R56[pl_2114213_price] both from Canon or the Sony HVR-Z7[plb_1728777_price].

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Legria HF G25 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Legria HF G25.

It may also be worth considering one of the other camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available including the Vixia HF M40[pl_61546_price], or the Vixia HF R40[pl_1633221_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

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1/3" Optical Sensor Size

The Legria HF G25 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/3". That's 94% more optical sensor size than a 1/5.8" video camera, which is the most common optical sensor size. 4.80 x 3.60mm.

This video camera's optical sensor size (1/3") is in fact the best optical sensor size across all comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF G25.

Across comparable types of video camera the worst optical sensor size is 1/8".

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Two Memory Slotss

The Legria HF G25 has more memory slotss than most of the video cameras of a comparable type and age to the Legria HF G25. Most of the video cameras of a similar type and age to the Legria HF G25 only have one memory slots, however this Canon camcorder has two memory slotss.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Canon Legria HF G25 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than most video cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. Most camcorders that were released more than two years ago support an SD compatible memory cards. In addition, this video camera supports an SDHC compatible memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all camcorders of this type and age.

Amongst comparable types of video camera the worst supported memory card type is MicroSD (Transflash).

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Lithium Battery Technology

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery technology, which is the most commonly found battery technology on small total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolution (numeric)s of camcorders of this age and type range from 1.2 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 922,000 pixels, the Legria HF G25 has one of the higher display resolution (numeric)s amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age.

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Has One Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Canon Legria HF G25 is more than most camcorders of this age and type. The most commonly found photo effects is Sepia, but this photo effects is not found on this camcorder. The photo effectss Cinema are also found on this video camera.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Legria HF G25 has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also have a built-in display.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This video camera has a 1080p supported video modes, which is the most commonly found supported video modes on camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on video cameras of this type and age.

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Has Seven White Balances

The Legria HF G25 has a greater number of white balance modes than most small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camcorder has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this video camera.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

Video cameras of this age and type have minimum illuminations of between 0.1lx and 7lx, and the average minimum illumination is 1.9lx. At only 0.1 lux, the Legria HF G25 has a fairly small minimum illumination compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the Legria HF G25.

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13 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

The Canon Legria HF G25 is not Full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the Legria HF G25 are also not Full HD.

Camcorders which are Full HD that might be worth looking at include the Canon Legria HF M52[plb_389042_price], the Panasonic HDC-TM900[plb_1824860_price], or the Sony HDR-PJ620[plb_2697194_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Canon Legria HF G25 has a fairly small optical zoom (only 10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago. The smallest optical zoom of small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF G25 is 10x and the biggest is 78x.

We compared this video camera to all the other 10x (optical) camcorders and we think the Vixia HF M40[pl_61546_price], and the Legria HF M506[pl_369708_price] both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Camcorders with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Sony HVR-Z7[plb_1728777_price] (12x), or the Panasonic HDC-TM900[plb_1824860_price] (12x) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most video cameras of this spec and age do not have an interchangeable lens. The Legria HF G25 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens that you might also want to consider including the Sony HVR-Z7[plb_1728777_price] which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of similar spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 1.5x to 3,500x. At only 200 times zoom factor, the Legria HF G25 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the Legria HF G25.

We compared all the other 200x (digital) camcorders to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF M40[pl_61546_price], and the Legria HF M506[pl_369708_price] both from Canon is also worth considering.

Camcorders with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the Sony HDR-PJ410[plb_2697188_price] (350x) which is also higher rated.

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Heavy

The Legria HF G25 is one of the heavier video cameras of this age and type (565 grams) amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age. Camcorders of a comparable age and type to the Legria HF G25 have weights of between 57g and 3.9kg, and the average weight is 480g.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Legria HF G25 does not have a night mode. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Legria HF G25 also do not have a night mode.

We think you might also be interested in other camcorders which also have a night mode including the Canon Legria HF M52[plb_389042_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Most camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Legria HF G25 are not 3D. The Canon Legria HF G25 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you would prefer a video camera that is 3D then you might also want to consider the Canon XF105[plb_2074823_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Most small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago are not waterproof. The Legria HF G25 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Legria HF G25 does not have a built-in projector.

We think you might also be interested in alternative video cameras which also have a built-in projector including the Sony HDR-PJ620[plb_2697194_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only AVC Video Formats Supported

This video camera has an AVCHD video formats supported, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and spec.

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Very Short Video Recording Time

The shortest video recording time of video cameras of this type and age is 1h, the longest is 95h, and the average video recording time is 12h. With a video recording time of only 1.55 hours, the Legria HF G25 has one of the shorter video recording times amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age.

If you are looking for a camcorder with a longer video recording time then you might also want to look at the Legria HF R46[pl_1542433_price] (1.75h), or the Legria HF R406[pl_2071911_price] (3h) both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

The Canon Legria HF G25 has one of the smaller viewfinder screen sizes (only 0.24 inches) amongst similar spec video cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the Legria HF G25 the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.24" to 0.52".

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Very High Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the small total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.5 to 3.1, and the average minimum aperture number is 1.8. When compared to other camcorders that came out around the same time as the Legria HF G25, the Canon Legria HF G25's minimum aperture number of 2.8 is one of the highest.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Canon Legria HF G25

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Canon released the Legria HF G25.

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 64 gigabytes, the Legria HF G25 has a fairly typical maximum memory card size compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF G25.

If you would prefer a larger maximum memory card size then you might want to consider the XF305[pl_1515882_price] (128GB and higher rated), or the XF105[pl_2074823_price] (128GB and higher rated) both from Canon.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and spec.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Minimum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Photo Effects
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer Delay
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Headphone Outputs
S-Video Out
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Warranty Card

Expert Reviews

(4)

This camera has been mine to play with for a day or two, now. It's my first without tape. It feels compact and sturdy. The feature set is huge (and I won't bother listing it all, as that's mostly... Read more…

22 March 2013

The Canon Legria HF G25 digital camcorder has a 2.07-megapixel HD CMOS Pro imaging sensor with Digic DV III imaging processor. It also has a 30.4mm wide-angle 10x optical zoom lens to capture full... Read more…

27 March 2013

Filme drehen kann man heute mit jeder Digicam. Doch wenn man das Ergebnis später auf dem PC-Bildschirm betrachtet, setzt Ernüchterung ein. Der Zoom ist unberechenbar, die Bilder körnig und der... Read more…

20 March 2013

Von Mo, 26.November 2012 | 4 Seiten | Nachdem wir ja in den ersten zwei Teilen regelrecht für die Black Magic Cinema Camera ins Schwärmen geraten sind, erlauben wir uns jetzt auch einmal die...

User Reviews

(65)
Reviewed 31 October 2013 by Ayman
Ayman would recommend the Canon Vixia / Legria HF G25 (Verified Purchase)

I like this camcorder and like it's features , it has many adjustable specifications , it's look like pro camcorder...

Good Image Stabilization
Good in Low Light
Great Picture Quality
Great Sound
Great Zoom
Complicated To Operate
Reviewed 28 July 2015 by Vidman28

My order arrived quickly and well packed. Pricing is similar to other retailers but John Lewis provides a second year guarantee at no additional cost which is the cherry on the cake. Overall, I am... Read more…

Reviewed 15 September 2015 by FatMadMark

This is a very good camcorder which gives professional results and it is light compact and easy to use. The eye piece is especially useful on bright days when screens can be difficult to see... Read more…

Reviewed 28 July 2016 by Kerrie Rose
(Verified Purchase)

Absolutely love this camera! It was within budget and is very easy to transport places. So glad I bought this. Being a Media Student and University this is a great piece of equipment to own and I... Read more…

Reviewed 9 May 2016 by SW007
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent product, well worth the money. Superb video quality, ease of use (although I haven't had it long enough yet to learn how to use all the features) and ease of transfer to computer.

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