Canon Legria HF G25 vs Canon Legria HF G40

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Canon Legria HF G25
Canon Legria HF G40

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
0.8" larger screen size Edit
The Canon Legria HF G25 has a screen size of 3.5"", whereas the Canon Legria HF G40 is only a 2.7"" screen size camcorder (0.8" smaller). 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.

Lighter Edit
The Canon Legria HF G25 is a 565gg weight camcorder. That's 335g lighter than the Canon Legria HF G40 (900gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

A bit smaller Edit
Canon Legria HF G25 is 82mmmm high, but the Canon Legria HF G40 is an 84mmmm high camcorder (2mm bigger).
21mm smaller Edit
The Canon Legria HF G25 is a 210mmmm deep camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria HF G40 is a 231mmmm deep camcorder (21mm bigger).
User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 65 user reviews, the Canon Legria HF G25 has an average review score of 92%, whereas the Canon Legria HF G40 has an average rating of 80% (based on 9 reviews).
4 Reasons For
24% bigger sensor size Edit
The Canon Legria HF G40 has a sensor size of 3.09MPMP. That's 0.72MP bigger than the Canon Legria HF G25 (3.09MPMP). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

29% higher movie megapixel count Edit
The Canon Legria HF G40 has a movie megapixel count of 2.91MPMP. That's 0.84MP higher than the Canon Legria HF G25 (2.91MPMP).
Bigger optical zoom Edit
Canon Legria HF G40 is 20xx (optical). That's 10x bigger than the Canon Legria HF G25 (20xx). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

A lot bigger digital zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF G40 is a 400xx (digital) camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria HF G25 is only a 200xx (digital) camcorder (200x smaller). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
0.72MP smaller sensor size Edit
Canon Legria HF G25 is only 2.37MPMP sensor, but the Canon Legria HF G40 is a 3.09MPMP sensor camcorder (0.72MP bigger). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

0.84MP lower movie megapixel count Edit
Canon Legria HF G25 is only 2.07MPMP (movie mode), but the Canon Legria HF G40 is a 2.91MPMP (movie mode) camcorder (0.84MP higher).
10x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF G25 is a 10xx (optical) camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria HF G40 is a 20xx (optical) camcorder (10x bigger). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

Vastly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF G25 has a digital zoom of 200xx. That's 200x smaller than the Canon Legria HF G40 (400xx). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

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Two months older
The Canon Legria HF G25 is older than the Canon Legria HF G40 by two months.
5 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Canon Legria HF G40 is a 2.7"" screen size camcorder. That's 0.8" smaller than the Canon Legria HF G25 (2.7""). 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.

335g heavier Edit
The Canon Legria HF G40 has a weight of 900gg, but the Canon Legria HF G25 is a 565gg weight camcorder (335g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Bigger Edit
The Canon Legria HF G40 has a height of 84mmmm. That's 2mm bigger than the Canon Legria HF G25 (84mmmm).
10% bigger Edit
Canon Legria HF G40 is 231mmmm deep. That's 21mm bigger than the Canon Legria HF G25 (231mmmm).
User review Rating is much Worse
The Canon Legria HF G40 has an average user score of 80%, but the Canon Legria HF G25 has an average user rating of 92% (based on 65 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

13 months Ago 12 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
2.37MP 3.09MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
2.07MP 2.07MP
Movie Megapixel Count
2.07MP 2.91MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x 20x
BEST
Digital Zoom
200x 400x
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
 Optical
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 576mm
Minimum Aperture
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 26.8mm
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 58mm
Focal Length
30.4 - 304 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.25 - 42.5 3.67 - 73.4

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Internal Storage Capacity
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card Slot
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.1m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

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

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Manual
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Manual

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1/2000 1/2000

Display

Screen Size
3.5"
BEST
2.7"
Display Resolution
922,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
BEST
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.24" 0.24"
Viewfinder Resolution
260,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Photo Effect
 Cinema
 Cinema
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
 DIGIC DV IV
BEST
Minimum Illumination
0.1lx 0.1lx
Self-Timer
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
24 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
Video Format
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 35fps

Still Image

Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080

Audio

Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1

Ports & Interfaces

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

Battery

Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.35h
Video Recording Time
1.55h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
BP-827 BP-828
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
565g
BEST
900g
Height
82mm
BEST
84mm
Depth
210mm
BEST
231mm
Width
95mm 115mm
BEST
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