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Canon Legria HF G25
Canon Legria HF G25
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Canon Legria HF G25 Camcorder

£833.00
2.37MP 1/3 565g Jan 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Good brand
Fairly large display diagonal
Only 1" optical sensor size
69 Reviews
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Reviews

Good Brand

We checked 1,849 expert and user reviews (including 392 verified purchases) for Canon video cameras and found that on average Canon has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has good ratings specifically within its small total megapixels video cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Canon video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This video camera was released in January 2013.


Storage

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 64 gigabytes, the Canon Legria HF G25 has a pretty average maximum memory card size compared to most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder.

If you want a larger maximum memory card size then you might want to look at the Canon XF105 (128GB and higher rated), or the Zoom Q4 (£199.99) (128GB and higher rated).

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Two Memory Slots

Most video cameras of this age and spec have between one and two memory slots, including the Canon Legria HF G25 which has two memory slots.

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Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera is 1.4" and the largest is 4.3". The Legria HF G25 has a quite large display diagonal (3.5 inches) compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder.

We compared this video camera to all the other 3.5" screen size camcorders and we think the XA10 (£1,048.80), and the Legria HF G10 both from Canon which and both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

If this camcorder display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Canon XF305 (4") which is also higher rated.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 922,000 pixels, the Canon Legria HF G25 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera. The display resolutions (numeric) of similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera range from 23,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 350,000 pixels.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Legria HF G25 has a touchscreen. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this video camera also have a touchscreen.

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Image Sensor

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on video cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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2.37 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 2.37 megapixels sensor camcorder.

We compared this video camera to all the other 2.37MP sensor camcorders and we think the Vixia HF M40, the Legria HF G10, and the XA10 (£1,048.80) all from Canon which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

If you want a camcorder with a bigger total megapixels then you might want to look at the Sony HXR-NX3 (2.41MP).

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Lens System

Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 10 times zoom factor, the Canon Legria HF G25 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age. Across all the camcorders of a comparable type and age to this video camera the optical zooms range from 10x to 78x, and the average optical zoom is 30x.

Alternative 10x (optical) video cameras currently available that you might want to consider include because of its better review score, the Canon Vixia HF M40.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Panasonic HDC-TM900 (12x and higher rated), or the Sony HVR-Z7 (12x and higher rated).

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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 around the same time as this camcorder.

Other camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to consider include the Canon Vixia HF M40, or the Sony HVR-Z7 which both of have better reviews.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 200 times zoom factor, the Canon Legria HF G25 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

There are a number of alternative 200x (digital) camcorders currently available which you might want to consider including because of their better review scores, the Vixia HF M40, or the Legria HF G10 both from Canon.

If you are looking for a video camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Sony HDR-PJ620 (350x) which is also higher rated.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 304 millimeters, the Canon Legria HF G25 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder. Across all the comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 0.5mm to 2,700mm.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera is 4.5. At only 2.8, the Canon Legria HF G25 has a quite low maximum aperture number compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as this camcorder.

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Very High Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of 2.8, the Legria HF G25 has one of the higher minimum aperture numbers amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age. The lowest minimum aperture number of small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera is 1.1 and the highest is 3.1.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Canon Legria HF G25 supports HDMI, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative video cameras which support HDMI currently available that you might want to look at including because of its better review score, the Canon Vixia HF M40.

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Has a Microphone in

The Legria HF G25 has a microphone in, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder, the Canon Legria HF G25 does not support PictBridge.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Legria HF G25 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Legria HF G25 is Full HD, as are most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to this camcorder.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other Full HD camcorders currently available including because of its better review score, the Canon Vixia HF M40.

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Features Dual Shot (video & Photo)

The Legria HF G25 features dual shot (video & photo), as do most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Features Pre-Record Function

The Legria HF G25 features pre-record function. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also feature pre-record function.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on camcorders of a similar age and spec to it.

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Design

Tripod Mountable

The Canon Legria HF G25 is tripod mountable. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder also are tripod mountable.

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Battery

Average Battery Life (max)

At 1.91 hours, the Legria HF G25 has a relatively typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

If this video camera battery life (max) is too short for you then you might want to consider the Legria HF R66 (£269.99) (2.1h and higher rated), or the Legria HF R606 (2.16h and higher rated) both from Canon.

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Very Short Video Recording Time

With a video recording time of only 1.55 hours, the Canon Legria HF G25 has a quite short video recording time compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera. The shortest video recording time of camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera is 1h, the longest is 95h, and the average video recording time is 18h.

If this camcorder video recording time is too short for you then you might want to consider the Legria HF R46 (1.75h and higher rated), or the Legria HF R406 (3h and higher rated) both from Canon.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Light

The Legria HF G25 does not have a built-in light, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also do not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Canon Legria HF G25 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this camcorder also do not have a built-in flash.

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The Legria HF G25 has a face detection. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also have a face detection.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Legria HF G25 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Canon Legria HF G25 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon Legria HF G25 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also have a built-in microphone.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

The Legria HF G25 is quite heavy (565 grams) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago. The weights of small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 57g to 3.9kg, and the average weight is 450g.

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Camera

Features Progressive Scan

The Legria HF G25 features progressive scan, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Features Back Light Compensation

The Legria HF G25 features back light compensation, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

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 are a similar age to this camcorder. The smallest minimum illumination of video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this video camera is 0.05lx and the biggest is 1,400lx.

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Viewfinder

Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

The Canon Legria HF G25 has a fairly small viewfinder screen size (only 0.24 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder. The viewfinder screen sizes of camcorders of this age and spec range from 0.24" to 2.8".

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 8063b004aa, canon 8063b012aa, home 8063b012aa, canon vp668010, canon 8gvpzs00, canon bck0za00, canon 1633131k, canon bck0zs00, canon 8gvpza00
Barcodes 04960999965758, 05054230951897, 05054531175190, 05055860521962, 05712505094433, 08714574600987, 08714574600994, 08714574601007, 08714574601014, 08714574601410, 08714574617954, 08714574618012

Canon Legria HF G25 Review Sources

To prepare this Canon Legria HF G25 review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,287 product attributes, 24,577 camcorder reviews and 2,150,700 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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