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Canon Legria HF G25 Camcorder

2.37MP 1/3 565g Nov 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Good expert reviews
Good quality
Good image stabiliser
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Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

This Canon video camera received an expert rating of 80% from digitalmediaandit.com.

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 125 user reviews the average user rating of this small total megapixels video camera is marvellous. 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.

Good Brand

We checked 1,849 expert and owner reviews (including 392 verified purchases) for Canon camcorders and found that on average Canon has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Canon has good reviews 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.


Design

Good Quality

Fourteen people agreed that the product was good quality. Website Bhphotovideo.com rated the Canon Legria HF G25 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Great Picture Quality”. P. C. Carwardine gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote “Build quality is good and, essential for me”. Macdoom said on expert review site Amazon “It feels very well made” in their review of this camcorder and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5.

Robust

Six customers who reviewed the Canon Legria HF G25 reckoned that it was well made. A Reviewer wrote on expert review site Amazon “The camcorder has a decent build quality and doesn't feel flimsy at all” in their review of this camcorder. Ian Thomas said on expert review site Amazon “The excellent build and image quality will not disappoint” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Gary John Simms mentioned in his review of this camcorder three years ago “Fantastic Camcorder love it to bits, well made very professional nice to use”.

Two people wrote in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Macdoom said four years ago “It feels compact and sturdy”. Last year G. Mckay mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Nothing it is really robust” in their review of this camcorder and rated it 5 stars out of 5.

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Nice Design

Four people who purchased this camcorder agreed that it was good looking. P. C. Carwardine mentioned in their review of the Canon Legria HF G25 “The provided editing software is pretty basic - OK for the casual user” and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Kirk H. said on expert review site Amazon “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” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Darren wrote on expert review site Amazon four years ago “Its still pretty good though”.

Easy to Use

Four people who reviewed the product thought it was easy to use. Laura J. rated the product 5 stars out of 5 and she said “It is really simple to use, with a great touch screen display” in her review of this camcorder. H wrote on expert review site Amazon four years ago “The Dynamic IS has been tricky to use” in their review of this camcorder.

Tripod Mountable

The Legria HF G25 is tripod mountable. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also are tripod mountable.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was November 2015 when this video camera was released.


Good Image Stabiliser

Three customers who reviewed this camcorder concluded that it had a good image stabiliser. Website Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of this camcorder “Good Image Stabilization”. Ian Thomas gave the Canon Legria HF G25 a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote in his review of this camcorder on expert website Amazon “The automatic image stabilisation is very effective, even before activating the "Powered IS" feature”. Four years ago H mentioned “With wide angles it produces surprisingly good stabilization”.

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder had a good zoom. Website Bhphotovideo.com gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this camcorder “Great Zoom”. Charlie-Cj mentioned “A very jerky zoom (to rapidly zoom in on a target for a photo” and rated the product 5 stars out of 5.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three owners wrote that this camcorder had a good screen. Ski_uk mentioned “An assignable scroll wheel and screen button makes it easier to do certain functions (some video reviews online describe more” in their review of this camcorder and gave the Canon Legria HF G25 a rating of 5 stars out of 5.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

At 565 grams, the Legria HF G25 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the HC-V270 (£179.99) (216g), or the HC-W570 (£308) (266g) both from Panasonic.

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Good Size

Two customers considered that this camcorder was compact. Fatmadmark said on expert website Johnlewis.com “This is a very good camcorder which gives professional results and it is light compact and easy to use” in their review of this camcorder.

Two people agreed that it was a good size. Two years ago Bromley Mod said in their review of this camcorder “Screen is nice size”. H wrote in their review of this camcorder four years ago “Nice size and weight for the camera” .

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Legria HF G25 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a similar time to this video camera also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other video cameras which also have an image stabilizer which you might want to look at including the HC-V270 (£179.99), or the HC-W570 (£308) both from Panasonic or the Sony HDR-CX450 (£219.99).

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

The Legria HF G25 has one of the smallest optical zooms (only 10 times zoom factor) amongst video cameras of this age. Small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder have optical zooms of between 10x and 50x.

Camcorders with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Sony HDR-CX450 (£219.99) (30x).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 200 times zoom factor, the Legria HF G25 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than a year ago.

If this Canon camcorder digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony HDR-CX450 (£219.99) (350x).

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Very High Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Legria HF G25 of 2.8 is one of the highest amongst video cameras of this age and type. The average minimum aperture number of camcorders that were released one year ago is 1.9.

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Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of camcorders of this type and age is 0.24" and the largest is 3.5". The Legria HF G25 has a fairly large display diagonal (3.5 inches) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this video camera.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Legria HF G25 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this video camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Legria HF G25 supports HDMI. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also support HDMI.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with an HDMI and we think the HC-V270 (£179.99), or the HC-W570 (£308) both from Panasonic or the Sony HDR-CX450 (£219.99) are also worth considering.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

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

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Legria HF G25 is Full HD, as are most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

If you are looking for a video camera that is Full HD then you might want to look at the HC-V270 (£179.99), or the HC-W570 (£308) both from Panasonic or the Sony HDR-CX450 (£219.99).

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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 typical of many camcorders of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Small Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

The Legria HF G25 has a fairly small bitrate at maximum video resolution (only 24 megabits per second) compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age. Small total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder have bitrate at maximum video resolutions of between 24 Mbit/s and 50 Mbit/s.

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The Canon Legria HF G25 has a face detection. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a similar time to this video camera also have a face detection.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other camcorders that were released more than a year ago, the Legria HF G25 does not have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Light

Like most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder, the Legria HF G25 does not have a built-in light.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Legria HF G25 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other video cameras that were launched more than a year ago also have an AC adapter included.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

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

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Legria HF G25 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera.

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Storage

Quite Small Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the small total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera the maximum memory card sizes range from 4GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 86GB. At only 64 gigabytes, the Legria HF G25 has a quite small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released one year ago.

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Two Memory Slots

The Legria HF G25 has more memory slots than most of the camcorders of a comparable age and type to this camcorder. Most of the comparable spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder only have one memory slots, however this video camera has two memory slots.

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Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 32 gigabytes, the Legria HF G25's internal storage capacity is one of the largest amongst similar spec camcorders that have been around for more than a year. Comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder have internal storage capacities of between 8GB and 32GB.

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Battery

Very Short Video Recording Time

The average video recording time of similar spec video cameras that were released more than a year ago is 4.7h. With a video recording time of only 1.55 hours, the Canon Legria HF G25 has a fairly short video recording time compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released one year ago.

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Camera

Very Small Minimum Illumination

The smallest minimum illumination of camcorders of a comparable age and type to this video camera is 0.1lx and the biggest is 4lx. The Legria HF G25 has one of the smaller minimum illuminations (only 0.1 lux) amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Image Sensor

Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

At only 2.07 megapixels, the Canon Legria HF G25 has a fairly low effective megapixels (movie) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder. The lowest effective megapixels (movie) of small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera is 2MP and the highest is 3MP.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and spec.

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2.37 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 2.37 megapixels sensor camcorder.

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Viewfinder

Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

At only 0.24 inches, the Canon Legria HF G25 has a quite small viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder. The average viewfinder screen size of small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera is 0.31".

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Four customers considered that the product was good value for money. Alan S. said “Still b great value for the price”. Ian Thomas mentioned in his Canon Legria HF G25 review “The is great value and performs very well”. Jonathan-Taylor Weiss wrote on expert review site Amazon two years ago “This camera is amazing for the price”.

Three people who purchased it thought it was expensive. Straightforward wrote in their review of this camcorder on expert review site Amazon “The batteries are very expensive; the one provided is low capacity”. Ski_uk gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said two years ago “That's about £400 more expensive” in their review of this camcorder. Four years ago Ian Thomas mentioned on expert website Amazon “Official Canon products are expensive.” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 8063b004aa, canon 8063b012aa, home 8063b012aa, canon 8gvpzs00, canon 1633131k, canon bck0za00, canon bck0zs00, canon vp668010, canon 8gvpza00
Barcodes 04960999965758, 08714574601410, 08714574630434

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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