Canon Legria HF G40 vs Canon XA30

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Canon Legria HF G40
Canon XA30

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Cheaper by $799
The Canon Legria HF G40 is $799.01 cheaper than the Canon XA30.
3 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
6 Reasons For
0.84MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon XA30 has a megapixel count of 2.91MPMP, however the Canon Legria HF G40 is only a 2.07MPMP camcorder (0.84MP lower).
23% larger screen size Edit
The Canon XA30 is a 3.5"" screen size camcorder. That's 0.8" larger than the Canon Legria HF G40 (3.5""). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

25fps faster maximum frame rate Edit
The Canon XA30 has a maximum frame rate of 60fpsfps, whereas the Canon Legria HF G40 is only a 35fpsfps camcorder (25fps slower).
18% lighter Edit
The Canon XA30 has a weight of 765gg, however the Canon Legria HF G40 is a 900gg weight camcorder (135g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Smaller Edit
The Canon XA30 has a depth of 182mmmm. That's 49mm smaller than the Canon Legria HF G40 (182mmmm).
Smaller Edit
The Canon XA30 has a width of 109mmmm. That's 6mm smaller than the Canon Legria HF G40 (109mmmm).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon Legria HF G40 has a megapixel count of 2.07MPMP, whereas the Canon XA30 is a 2.91MPMP camcorder (0.84MP higher).
Smaller screen size Edit
The Canon Legria HF G40 is a 2.7"" screen size camcorder. That's 0.8" smaller than the Canon XA30 (3.5""). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Hugely slower maximum frame rate Edit
The Canon Legria HF G40 has a maximum frame rate of 35fpsfps, but the Canon XA30 is a 60fpsfps camcorder (25fps faster).
135g heavier Edit
The Canon Legria HF G40 has a weight of 900gg, whereas the Canon XA30 is a 765gg weight camcorder (135g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

49mm bigger Edit
The Canon Legria HF G40 is a 231mmmm deep camcorder. That's 49mm bigger than the Canon XA30 (182mmmm).
6% bigger Edit
The Canon Legria HF G40 is a 115mmmm wide camcorder. That's 6mm bigger than the Canon XA30 (109mmmm).
3 Reasons Against
More expensive by $799
The Canon XA30 is $799.01 more expensive than the Canon Legria HF G40.
Less retailers
The Canon XA30 is only stocked by 10 sellers, whereas the Canon Legria HF G40 is stocked by 13 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
Older by two months
The Canon XA30 is two months older than the Canon Legria HF G40.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
3.09MP 3.09MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
2.07MP 2.91MP
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Movie Megapixel Count
2.91MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x 20x
Digital Zoom
400x 400x
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
576mm 576mm
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Minimum Focal Length
26.8mm 26.8mm
Maximum Aperture Value
Unknown - Click to provide data 8
Filter Size
58mm 58mm
Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 26.8 - 576
Focal Length Range
3.67 - 73.4 3.67 - 73.4

Storage

Memory Card Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01m
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Night portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Night portrait
Exposure Mode
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Halogen
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Halogen

Flash

Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Cold
 Cold

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1/2000 1/2000 - 1/6

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 3.5"
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Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,230,000 pixels
Display
 OLED
 OLED
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Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.24" 0.24"
Viewfinder Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 156,000 pixels
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
 DIGIC DV IV
Minimum Illumination
0.1lx 0.1lx

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 35 Mbit/s
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 360
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 360
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
35fps 60fps
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Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
 NTSC
BEST

Audio

Audio Format
 PCM
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
 PCM
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
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Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
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 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1

Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Battery

Battery Life
4.35h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
BP-828 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.4V
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -5 - 45

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
900g 765g
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Height
84mm 84mm
Depth
231mm 182mm
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Width
115mm 109mm
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Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
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Technical Details

Number of Diaphragm Blade
Unknown - Click to provide data 8
Power Supply Type
Unknown - Click to provide data DC, Battery
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