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Canon Legria HF G25 Camcorder

2.37MP 1/3 565g CMOS Nov 2015
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Canon'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. The advanced HD CMOS... More
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29 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

Expert review website digitalmediaandit.com scored this small total megapixels video camera 80 out of 100. The video camera expert review sites don't rate this Canon camcorder that highly.

User Reviews Are Excellent

People who bought this small total megapixels video camera rated this camcorder as brilliant on average. If all the video cameras of this spec and age are ranked by average user review score then this video camera is in the top 16%.

Good Quality Lens

Several people said in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. A Reviewer mentioned “Images are excellent and the auto-focus if you need it is very fast”. Charlie-Cj mentioned on Amazon “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” in their Canon Legria HF G25 review. H mentioned “I was mainly looking for a camera with decent focus behavior (no hunting, good tracking), good hand-held performance” .

Several Canon Legria HF G25 owners who bought it reckoned that it had a good lens. Ian Thomas gave the Canon Legria HF G25 an excellent rating and he mentioned on Amazon “It is also better in full daylight too, thanks to the superb wide-angle lens and included lens hood which shields from glare in sunny conditions”. Four years ago Philip Chambers wrote “Brought the G25 which has a wider angle lens” in his review and scored the product 5 stars. Expert website Digitalone.com.sg said “It also has a 30.4mm wide-angle 10x optical zoom lens to capture full high-definition videos” in their review.

Some Canon Legria HF G25 reviewers who reviewed this camcorder thought it had a good zoom. Charlie-Cj mentioned in their review of this camcorder “A very jerky zoom (to rapidly zoom in on a target for a photo”.

Several Canon Legria HF G25 owners who reviewed this camcorder considered that it had a good image stabiliser. Four years ago H mentioned in their Canon Legria HF G25 review “With wide angles it produces surprisingly good stabilization”. Ian Thomas said in his Canon Legria HF G25 review on Amazon in the same month “The automatic image stabilisation is very effective, even before activating the "Powered IS" feature”.

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Easy to Use

Several people who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use. Bromley Mod said “I note that the G30 has a viewfinder that can be tilted and I miss that when I have to use it in strong sunlight”. Four years ago Charlie-Cj wrote “Initial impressions are that all the extra video features make this Canon Legria camcorder quite complex to use (which it true).” in their review of the Canon Legria HF G25 and gave it a very good review score. H said “The Dynamic IS has been tricky to use” in their review of this camcorder.

Some Canon Legria HF G25 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Canon Legria HF G25 was easy to use the menus. Four years ago Håkan M. scored this camcorder 4 stars and mentioned in their review of the Canon Legria HF G25 on Amazon “The IS has three settings, OFF, Normal”. Raysor mentioned “Shutter speed, manual for exposure, there are lots of other settings which I shall be investigating” in their review. Straightforward said “Runs at a variety of speeds + Great touch screen, very good picture on it too + Great results with auto settings + Everything is user-modifiable” in their review of this camcorder and scored the Canon Legria HF G25 5 stars.

A number of Canon Legria HF G25 owners concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Four years ago Macdoom mentioned in their review of this camcorder “The touch screen is a lot more comfortable in practice than I feared it would be (can you tell I'm a traditionalist?)”.

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Good Support

A number of customers considered that it had good technical guidance. A Reviewer said “I chose this over Panasonic's equivalent top-spec model (the x920) because of its better manual controls, native 1920x1080 chip” in their review of this camcorder and gave it a score of 4 stars. Two years ago Bromley Mod mentioned in their review of the Canon Legria HF G25 on Amazon “Instructions excellent”. David Norell mentioned in his Canon Legria HF G25 review on Amazon “Must study the manual for advanced use”.

Robust

Several Canon Legria HF G25 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made. Gary John Simms mentioned in his review of the Canon Legria HF G25 “Fantastic Camcorder love it to bits, well made very professional nice to use” and scored it 80 out of 100. Ian Thomas scored the product very highly and he said on Amazon “The excellent build and image quality will not disappoint”. Macdoom mentioned “It feels very well made”.

Two Canon Legria HF G25 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was strong and durable. G. Mckay said in January last year “Nothing it is really robust” in their Canon Legria HF G25 review and scored it very highly. One Canon Legria HF G25 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was reliable. Roy Mcculloch mentioned “I shall still use my HF200 Canon, as it is a good reliable workhorse”.

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Nice Design

A number of Canon Legria HF G25 reviewers said in their reviews that it was good looking. Four years ago Darren gave it a rating of 4 stars and he wrote on Amazon “Its still pretty good though” in his review of the Canon Legria HF G25. Kirk H. mentioned in his Canon Legria HF G25 review on Amazon three years ago “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”. P. C. Carwardine wrote on Amazon “The provided editing software is pretty basic - OK for the casual user” in their Canon Legria HF G25 review and gave this camcorder a rating of 4 stars.

One customer thought the product was neat. A Reviewer mentioned in their review on Amazon “It sits really neatly and comfortable in your hand” and gave it a score of 4 stars. One Canon Legria HF G25 owner who bought the Canon Legria HF G25 thought it was well designed.

One Canon Legria HF G25 owner who bought the product reckoned that it was smooth.

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Good Technical Features

A number of customers concluded that the Canon Legria HF G25 had good features. Four years ago H said on Amazon “The camera seems to have good audio features such as being able to mix in-camera the internal”. H also wrote “Getting to know some of the more advanced features requires reading (and re-reading) the manual”. Kirk H. mentioned “Fantastic features and add-ons also available to give you customization”.

Good Size

Three customers who purchased this camcorder said that it was compact. Alfred Grech said “The Canon Legria HF G25 a very practical Camcorder which meets everyday requirments and being compact it is so easy to travel with” in his review of this camcorder and rated it 5 stars. Macdoom wrote “It feels compact and sturdy”. Straightforward wrote on Amazon “32GB inbuilt memory + Light, very compact + The Zoom is very smooth” in their review.

Three Canon Legria HF G25 reviewers said in their reviews that the Canon Legria HF G25 was heavy and bulky. Håkan M. gave the Canon Legria HF G25 a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their Canon Legria HF G25 review on Amazon “Feels solid without being heavy, good size for at least my hands”. J. Blanchard wrote on Amazon “It's not too heavy either” in their review of this camcorder and gave the Canon Legria HF G25 a score of 5 stars.

A few people who bought it considered that it was a good size. Bromley Mod wrote “Screen is nice size” . H mentioned “Nice size and weight for the camera”. One Canon Legria HF G25 owner concluded that the product was good structurally. P. Bradshaw wrote on Amazon “Robust, top notch construction, tactile high-quality materials”.

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Good Product Quality

Twenty-nine Canon Legria HF G25 reviewers who reviewed the Canon Legria HF G25 said that it was good quality. A Reviewer wrote four years ago “The camcorder has a decent build quality and doesn't feel flimsy at all” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Alan S. wrote two years ago “This little beauty has better image quality than my Canon XHA1s which cost over” and scored this camcorder 80 out of 100. Alan S. also wrote “Beautiful image quality and decent sound too for its price”.

Reasonably Priced

Several people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Alan S. said on Amazon two years ago “Still b great value for the price”. Bromley Mod mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “Great value well designed small pro-am camcorder” and gave the Canon Legria HF G25 a score of 5 stars. Ian Thomas wrote four years ago “The is great value and performs very well” in his review of the Canon Legria HF G25 and rated the product as very good.

Several Canon Legria HF G25 reviewers who bought it said that it was a bargain for the price. Charlie-Cj mentioned in their review on Amazon “Charges in around 2.5 hours in camera, so I got few cheap spare Duracell BP-808/PowerPlanet BP-807 batteries”. Charlie-Cj also said “Charges in around 2.5 hours in camera, so I got few cheap spare / batteries”.

Several customers thought it was cheap. Kerrie Rose mentioned on Amazon last year “Absolutely love this camera! It was within budget and is very easy to transport places” in her review of the Canon Legria HF G25. Ski_uk wrote in their Canon Legria HF G25 review “There is an inexpensive adapter you can buy to change Canon's idiotic worthless hotshoe to a coldshoe allowing you to use all your old equipment like microphones”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several Canon Legria HF G25 owners considered that it had a good screen. A Reviewer rated this camcorder 4 stars and wrote “The screen is large and clear though the touch-screen element requires a really decent push with your thumb” in their Canon Legria HF G25 review. Laura J. mentioned in her review on Amazon “It is really simple to use, with a great touch screen display”. Ski_uk scored it 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “An assignable scroll wheel and screen button makes it easier to do certain functions (some video reviews online describe more” in their review of the Canon Legria HF G25.

Four customers concluded that the product had a good viewfinder. Christine Lynn Carpenter mentioned “Living in Greece I like the viewfinder which allows me to see my subject even in very bright light which is often a problem with many modern cameras”. Roy Mcculloch wrote “It also has an Electronic Viewfinder, (EVF) which is the main reason I bought it, apart from being a superb camera”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product had an electronic viewfinder. Gary John Simms said in his Canon Legria HF G25 review on Amazon “P.S it also has EVF which is very useful in bright sunlight”.

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Canon Has Excellent Camcorder Reviews

Canon is one of the top rated camcorder brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Canon also has excellent ratings for its small total megapixels video cameras.

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Good Battery Life

A number of Canon Legria HF G25 owners who reviewed it wrote that it had a good battery life. Four years ago Charlie-Cj said on Amazon “In fact as there is 32Gb on-board memory and the camcorder works running off the mains adapter or battery, I was taking high quality video” in their review. P. C. Carwardine scored it 80 out of 100 and said “However I purchased a larger Duracell compatible battery ( much cheaper than the Canon equivalent) as a back up” in their review of the Canon Legria HF G25.

Quite Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3.5 inches, the Legria HF G25 has one of the larger display diagonals amongst video cameras of this age. The display diagonals of small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Legria HF G25 range from 2.7" to 3.5".

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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 were released more than a year ago.

We compared all the other camcorders with an image stabilizer to this camcorder and we think the Canon Vixia HF R600[plb_2835293_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The Legria HF G25 has an HDMI. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the Legria HF G25 also have an HDMI.

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1/3" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Legria HF G25 is 1/3". That's 94% more optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/5.8". 4.80 x 3.60mm.

This video camera's optical sensor size (1/3") is in fact the best optical sensor size amongst all video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Legria HF G25.

A 1/5.8" optical sensor size is the worst optical sensor size amongst comparable types of video camera.

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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 small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than a year. Most camcorders of this age and type support an SD compatible memory cards. In addition, this Canon 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 camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type across all small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Legria HF G25.

Across comparable types of camcorder the worst supported memory card type is SD.

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

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Two Memory Slotss

Most similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF G25 have between one and two memory slotss, including the Canon Legria HF G25 which has two memory slotss.

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Has a Built-In Display

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the other camcorders with a built-in display currently available including cheaper video cameras such as the Canon Vixia HF R600[plb_2835293_price].

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DIGIC DV II Image Processor

The Canon Legria HF G25 has a DIGIC DV II image processor which is better than most similar spec video cameras that were released more than a year ago. Most camcorders that came out around the same time as it have a BIONZ image processor. Across all video cameras that were released around the same time as the Legria HF G25 the worst image processor is DIGIC DV V and the best is DIGIC DV III.

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Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

The smallest internal storage capacity of camcorders of this type and age is 8GB and the largest is 32GB. With an internal storage capacity of 32 gigabytes, the Canon Legria HF G25 has a very large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF G25.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This video camera has a 1080p supported video modes, which is the most frequently found supported video modes on video cameras of this age and spec.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and spec.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is the most commonly found display on comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Has Seven White Balances

The Legria HF G25 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camcorder has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the Legria HF G25. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon camcorder.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

With a minimum illumination of only 0.1 lux, the Canon Legria HF G25 has a fairly small minimum illumination compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age. Across all the video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Legria HF G25 the minimum illuminations range from 0.1lx to 4lx.

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15 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Canon Legria HF G25 reviewer who reviewed this camcorder considered that it was not noisy. Ian Thomas said on Amazon “Gets a bit noisy and suffers from autofocus hunting in very low light conditions”.

Not Full HD

Most video cameras of a similar age and type to the Legria HF G25 are not Full HD. The Legria HF G25 is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the Legria HF G25 do not have an interchangeable lens. The Canon Legria HF G25 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

When compared to other small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than a year ago that we have checked the optical zoom of, the Legria HF G25's optical zoom of only 10 times zoom factor is one of the smallest. The smallest optical zoom of small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the Legria HF G25 is 10x, the biggest is 50x, and the average optical zoom is 33x.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF G25 the maximum memory card sizes range from 64GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 100GB. The Legria HF G25 has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes (only 64 gigabytes) amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Not 3D

The Legria HF G25 is not 3D. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than a year are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Legria HF G25, the Legria HF G25 does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Most comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF G25 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

Most similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Legria HF G25 do not have a built-in projector. The Legria HF G25 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Only AVC Video Formats Supported

This video camera has an AVCHD video formats supported, which is the most commonly found video formats supported on comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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Very Small Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

The average bitrate at maximum video resolution of small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than a year ago is 33 Mbit/s. With a bitrate at maximum video resolution of only 24 megabits per second, the Legria HF G25 has a fairly small bitrate at maximum video resolution compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Legria HF G25.

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Very Short Video Recording Time

The shortest video recording time of video cameras of this age and type is 1.5h, the longest is 12h, and the average video recording time is 8.6h. The Legria HF G25 has a fairly short video recording time (only 1.55 hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Legria HF G25.

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Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

The viewfinder screen sizes of comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the Legria HF G25 range from 0.24" to 0.45". At only 0.24 inches, the Canon Legria HF G25 has a fairly small viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the Legria HF G25.

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Very High Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the video cameras of a similar spec and age to the Legria HF G25 the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 2.8, and the average minimum aperture number is 1.9. At 2.8, the Legria HF G25 has a very high minimum aperture number compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the Legria HF G25.

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Very Big Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distances of comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than a year range from 0.01m to 0.1m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.023m. With a closest focusing distance of 0.1 meters, the Legria HF G25's closest focusing distance is one of the biggest amongst small total megapixels video cameras that were released one year ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon Legria HF G25

Released Over a Year Ago

This camcorder was released over a year ago.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Average Weight

At 565 grams, the Legria HF G25 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Legria HF G25.

Alternative camcorders with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Canon Vixia HF R600[plb_2835293_price] (285g) which is also cheaper.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 200 times zoom factor, the Canon Legria HF G25 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Legria HF G25.

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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
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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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