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.