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Canon Legria HF G40

78

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Canon Legria HF G40

£949.00
£819.00 £130 cheaper than 83 days ago
Canon Legria HF G40
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A best selling and critically acclaimed 20x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with great features but representing only moderate value for money
20x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.09MP 1" Jan 2016
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Canon LEGRIA HF G40 High-Definition Camcorder (20x Optical Zoom, 400x Digital Zoom, 3.5 inch OLED Touchscreen) - Black
£819.00
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Canon LEGRIA HF G40 (3.09MP) HD Camcorder 20x Optical 400x Digital Zoom 3.5 inch (Brand new, unopened) - on
£924.15
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Canon LEGRIA HF G40 Handheld Camcorder-Zoom-HD - CMOS, 25.4 / 2.84 Mm (1 / 2.84" (Brand new, unopened) - on
£955.79
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£994.80
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£1,050.00
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Canon Legria HF G40 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Canon Legria HF G40 number 21 in best selling camcorders and number 104 across all camcorders.
86
Reviews
2 Reviews
61
Value for Money
Good
86
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Age
2 Years Old
78
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 78?

It has great expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with an average overall rating of 74%. HP camcorders also have excellent reviews in general.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest camcorders 2018.
This Canon camcorder is one of the best selling video cameras currently on the market. View best selling video cameras January 2018.
The Legria HF G40 has some great features:
Longer than average maximum battery life
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI
Bigger than average digital zoom
LEGRIA HF g40
Press your creativity with professional quality video<br>- excellent versatility in a handheld design<br>- designed for advanced shooting and connectivity<br>- enjoy custom control with quick access to functions<br>- quickly capture all the action in creative foo
Professional video quality
Versatile handheld shooting
Advanced connectivity
Quick custom control
Creative footage

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There is a 78% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

Canon Legria HF G40 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Excellent Expert Reviews

This video camera received an expert rating of 90% from gamespot.com. Experts think this Canon video camera is one of the very best camcorders.

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Popular Choice

The Legria HF G40 is a popular choice of video camera.

Canon Has Very Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

We checked 2,442 user and expert reviews (including 492 verified purchases) for Canon camcorders and found that on average Canon has very good reviews compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Canon camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews, very good features and is under 3 years old, however at £819.00 it is in the most expensive 27% of video cameras.

Price Has Gone Down by £130 (14%)

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market since January 2016.

Features

Very Small Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the Legria HF G40 of only 3.09MP is smaller than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is smaller than 73% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The smallest total megapixels of camcorders is 0.3MP, the biggest is 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Canon Legria HF G40's optical zoom of 20x is fairly average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 54% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Heavier Than Average

Across all the camcorders the weights range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g. The weight of the Canon Legria HF G40 of 900g is heavier than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is heavier than 81% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Average Optical Sensor Size

The optical sensor size of the Legria HF G40 of 0.352" is pretty standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 62% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Longer Than Average Maximum Battery Life

Across all the video cameras the battery life (max) range from 0.16h to 93h, and the average maximum battery life is 4.4h. The Legria HF G40's maximum battery life of 4.35h is longer than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is longer than 78% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Legria HF G40 has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Legria HF G40 supports HDMI, as do 70% of camcorders.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The Legria HF G40's display diagonal of only 2.7" is in the smallest 31% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The average display diagonal of all camcorders is 3", with the smallest being 1.3" and the largest being 9".

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Legria HF G40 of 400x is in the biggest 26% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. The smallest digital zoom of camcorders is 1.5x, the biggest is 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x.

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Has a Face Detection

The Legria HF G40 has a face detection. 70% of camcorders do not have a face detection.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Canon Legria HF G40 features wi-Fi, unlike 76% of camcorders which do not feature wi-Fi.

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Tripod Mountable

The Legria HF G40 is tripod mountable, which is unusual. 86% of camcorders are not tripod mountable.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Canon Legria HF G40 is Full HD. 70% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Legria HF G40 has a built-in microphone. 54% of camcorders also have a built-in microphone.

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of all video cameras is 33mm, with the shortest being 10mm and the longest being 110mm. The Legria HF G40's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 26.8mm is shorter than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the shortest 23% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Legria HF G40 of only 2.8 is in the lowest 21% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. Camcorders have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.6 and 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5.

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Supports PictBridge

The Canon Legria HF G40 supports PictBridge, unlike 97% of camcorders which do not support PictBridge.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The Legria HF G40's effective megapixels (image) of only 2.07MP is lower than 75% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. Camcorders have effective megapixels (image) of between 0.46MP and 25MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.6MP.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon 1005c012aa

Barcodes:

00635131601071, 04549292053500, 08714574633565, 08714574633596, 08714574636931

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