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Canon Legria HF G40 Camcorder

£799.00
3.09MP 1/2 900g Jun 2016
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Expert reviews are excellent
Good battery life
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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Camcorder expert review site gamespot.com scored this video camera 90 out of 100.

Canon Has Good Video Camera Reviews

We checked 1,806 owner and expert reviews (including 388 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 for its small total megapixels camcorders. 96% of those that bought a Canon video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Power

Good Battery Life

One owner who purchased the product considered that it had a good battery life.


Weight & Dimensions

Compact Size

One owner who purchased the product considered that it was compact. Gamespot.com wrote “Compact size”. One person who bought it considered that it was lightweight.

Heavy

The lightest small total megapixels camcorder that has been on the market for around the same time as this video camera is 90g weight, the heaviest is 4kg, and the average weight is 750g. At 900 grams, the Legria HF G40 is quite heavy compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for the last year.

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Design

Built in Battery

Two customers said in their reviews that the Canon Legria HF G40 was well made. Gamespot.com mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Built in battery”. Gamespot.com also mentioned “Titanium build is lightweight and strong” in their review.

Easy to Use

Two customers thought this camcorder was easy to use.

Tripod Mountable

The Legria HF G40 is tripod mountable. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder also are tripod mountable.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Legria HF G40 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched in the last 12 months also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camcorder is 26mm, the longest is 33mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 31mm. At only 26.8 millimeters, the Legria HF G40 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other newly released small total megapixels camcorders.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 20 times zoom factor, the Canon Legria HF G40 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst camcorders of this age. The optical zooms of small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera range from 20x to 50x.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

The Canon Legria HF G40 has one of the lower maximum aperture numbers (only 2.8) amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age. Video cameras that came out in the last 12 months have maximum aperture numbers of between 2 and 8.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of recently released similar spec camcorders is 1,400mm. The Legria HF G40 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 576 millimeters) amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Legria HF G40 has a fairly standard digital zoom (400 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camcorder.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Legria HF G40 supports HDMI, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for the last year.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Legria HF G40 has a DC-in jack. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this camcorder also have a DC-in jack.

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Supports PictBridge

The Canon Legria HF G40 supports PictBridge, unlike most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that came out in the last year which do not support PictBridge.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Legria HF G40 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other new video cameras also have a headphone outputs.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Canon Legria HF G40 is Full HD, as are most of the other new similar spec video cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Legria HF G40 supports a higher video resolution than most similar spec camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Canon camcorder supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions, whereas most recently released small total megapixels camcorders support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolutions. In addition, this Canon video camera supports a video resolutions of 1440 x 1080 pixels.

This camcorder's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all recently released comparable spec camcorders.

A 1280 x 720 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camcorder.

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Very Slow Maximum Frame Rate

The average maximum frame rate of camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder is 47fps, and the maximum frame rates range from 30fps to 60fps. The Legria HF G40 has a quite slow maximum frame rate (only 35 frames per second) compared to most of the other new small total megapixels camcorders.

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The Legria HF G40 has a face detection, as do most of the other video cameras that were released in the last 12 months.

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Fairly Big Closest Focusing Distance

At 0.1 meters, the Legria HF G40 has a fairly big closest focusing distance compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for the last year. Newly released similar spec video cameras have closest focusing distances of between 0.01m and 0.36m.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The Legria HF G40 has a touchscreen. Most of the other new small total megapixels camcorders also have a touchscreen.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3.5 inches, the Legria HF G40 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other latest camcorders.

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Networking

Features Wi-Fi

The Legria HF G40 features wi-Fi. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for the last year also feature wi-Fi.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Legria HF G40 has a batteries included. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched in the last 12 months also have a batteries included.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Legria HF G40 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder also have a built-in microphone.

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Image Sensor

Very High Effective Megapixels (movie)

The effective megapixels (movie) of small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for the last year range from 2MP to 3MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 2.2MP. When compared to other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder that we have assessed, the Canon Legria HF G40's effective megapixels (movie) of 2.91 megapixels is one of the highest.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.84" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on recently released camcorders.

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Camera

Very Small Minimum Illumination

The smallest minimum illumination of new small total megapixels camcorders is 0.1lx, the biggest is 1lx, and the average minimum illumination is 0.45lx. With a minimum illumination of only 0.1 lux, the Canon Legria HF G40 has one of the smaller minimum illuminations amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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Price

The Price Will Give You Pause.

One customer who reviewed it thought it was not good value for money. Gamespot.com mentioned “The price will give you pause.” in their review of this camcorder however despite that they still gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


Price

Expensive

The cheapeast new small total megapixels camcorders that we found costs £41 and the most expensive costs £2,995. We think that this small total megapixels camcorder looks expensive for a latest small total megapixels camcorder.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder, the Legria HF G40 does not have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Light

The Legria HF G40 does not have a built-in light. Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for the last year also do not have a built-in light.

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Battery

Quite Short Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of new comparable spec camcorders is 3.5h, and the battery life (max) range from 1.2h to 7.2h. With a battery life (max) of only 3 hours, the Canon Legria HF G40 has a fairly short battery life (max) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera.

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Viewfinder

Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

The average viewfinder screen size of new comparable spec video cameras is 0.35". At only 0.24 inches, the Canon Legria HF G40 has a quite small viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other camcorders that came out around the same time as this video camera.

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Other

Released Eleven Months Ago

Canon released the Legria HF G40 in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers tristatecamera canhfg40ka, tristatecamera 1005c002, canon 1005c002001, canon can1005c002, canon vixiahfg40, canon 1005c002iv, canon 1005c003
Barcodes 00013803267150, 00635492500655, 00650726490724, 00650726490731, 00688938652449, 00795545350603, 04549292053500, 08714574633565

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