Canon Legria HF G40 vs Canon XA10 vs Canon XF105

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Canon Legria HF G40
Canon XA10
Canon XF105

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
Bigger sensor size Edit
Canon Legria HF G40 is 3.09MPMP sensor. That's 0.72MP bigger than the Canon XA10 and the Canon XF105 (2.37MPMP). 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
Canon Legria HF G40 is 2.91MPMP (movie mode). That's 0.84MP higher than the Canon XA10 ().
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF G40 is a 20xx (optical) camcorder. That's 10x bigger than the Canon XA10 and the Canon XF105 (10xx). 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 has a digital zoom of 400xx, however the Canon XA10 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.

A lot longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon Legria HF G40 has a maximum focal length of 576mmmm, but the Canon XA10 is only a 305mmmm maximum focal length camcorder (271mm shorter).
Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Canon Legria HF G40 is a 26.8mmmm minimum focal length camcorder. That's 3.6mm shorter than the Canon XA10 ().
Fourty-four times smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Legria HF G40 is a 0.1lxlx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 1.4lx smaller than the Canon XA10 (4.5lxlx) and 4.4lx smaller than the Canon XF105 (4.5lxlx).
Cheaper by $299
The Canon Legria HF G40 is $299.01 cheaper than the Canon XA10 and $1,499.01 cheaper than the Canon XF105.
8 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.
4 Reasons For
Higher maximum aperture value Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 2.8 maximum aperture value camcorder. That's 1 higher than the Canon XF105 (1.8).
0.8" larger screen size Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 3.5"" screen size camcorder, and so does the Canon XF105. 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.

1% higher display resolution Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 922,000 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 2 pixels higher than the Canon XF105 (920,000 pixels pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Much better expert reviews
Based on 11 reviews, the average expert review score of the Canon XA10 is 93%, whereas the average rating of the Canon XF105 is 80% (based on 5 reviews).
5 Reasons For
Significantly smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Canon XF105 is a 0.02mm closest focusing distance camcorder. That's 0.04m smaller than the Canon XA10 (0.02mm).
Larger screen size Edit
The Canon XF105 has a screen size of 3.5"" (as does the Canon XA10), but 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.

42% faster maximum frame rate Edit
The Canon XF105 is a 60fpsfps camcorder. That's 25fps faster than the Canon Legria HF G40 (60fpsfps).
898.7g lighter Edit
The Canon XF105 is a 1.3kgg weight camcorder. That's 898.7g lighter than the Canon Legria HF G40 (1.3kgg) and 773.7g lighter than the Canon XA10 (1.3kgg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

User reviews are hugely better
Based on 1 review, the Canon XF105 has an average user review score of 100%, but the Canon Legria HF G40 has an average rating of 80% (based on 9 reviews).

Reasons Against

4 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 XA10 and the Canon XF105 (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 XF105 is a 60fpsfps camcorder (25fps faster).
898.7g heavier Edit
The Canon Legria HF G40 has a weight of 900gg, whereas the Canon XA10 is a 775gg weight camcorder (125g lighter) and the Canon XF105 is a 1.3kgg weight camcorder (898.7g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

User review Rating is significantly Worse
The average user rating of the Canon Legria HF G40 is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the Canon XF105 is 100% (based on 1 review).
12 Reasons Against
31% smaller sensor size Edit
Canon XA10 is only 2.37MPMP sensor, and so does the Canon XF105. That's 0.72MP smaller than the Canon Legria HF G40 (2.37MPMP). 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.

41% lower movie megapixel count Edit
Canon XA10 is only 2.07MPMP (movie mode). That's 0.84MP lower than the Canon Legria HF G40 ().
10x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 10xx (optical) camcorder, and so does the Canon XF105. That's 10x smaller than the Canon Legria HF G40 (10xx). 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 XA10 has a digital zoom of 200xx, however the Canon Legria HF G40 is a 400xx (digital) camcorder (200x bigger). 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.

Significantly shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Canon XA10 has a maximum focal length of 305mmmm, but the Canon Legria HF G40 is a 576mmmm maximum focal length camcorder (271mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 30.4mmmm minimum focal length camcorder. That's 3.6mm longer than the Canon Legria HF G40 ().
Vastly bigger closest focusing distance Edit
The Canon XA10 has a closest focusing distance of 0.06mm, however the Canon XF105 is a 0.02mm closest focusing distance camcorder (0.04m smaller).
94% bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Canon XA10 is a 1.5lxlx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 1.4lx bigger than the Canon Legria HF G40 (4.5lxlx) and 3lx smaller than the Canon XF105 (4.5lxlx).
773.7g heavier Edit
The Canon XA10 has a weight of 775gg, whereas the Canon Legria HF G40 is a 900gg weight camcorder (125g heavier) and the Canon XF105 is a 1.3kgg weight camcorder (773.7g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

More expensive by $299
The Canon XA10 is $299.01 more expensive than the Canon Legria HF G40.
Fewer sellers
The Canon XA10 is only stocked by 3 sellers, but the Canon Legria HF G40 is stocked by 11 retailers and the Canon XF105 is stocked by 4 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by over three years
The Canon XA10 is three years older than the Canon Legria HF G40 and six months older than the Canon XF105.
9 Reasons Against
0.72MP smaller sensor size Edit
The Canon XF105 has a sensor size of 2.37MPMP (as does the Canon XA10), however 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.

Smaller optical zoom Edit
Canon XF105 is only 10xx (optical) (as does the Canon XA10), but 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.

Significantly lower maximum aperture value Edit
The Canon XF105 has a maximum aperture value of 1.8, whereas the Canon XA10 is a 2.8 maximum aperture value camcorder (1 higher).
2 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Canon XF105 has a display resolution of 920,000 pixels pixels, whereas the Canon XA10 is a 922,000 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder (2 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

4.4lx bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Canon XF105 has a minimum illumination of 4.5lxlx, but the Canon Legria HF G40 is a 0.1lxlx minimum illumination camcorder (4.4lx smaller) and the Canon XA10 is a 1.5lxlx minimum illumination camcorder (3lx smaller).
$1,499 more expensive
The Canon XF105 is more expensive than the Canon Legria HF G40 by $1,499.01 and more expensive than the Canon XA10 by $1,200.
Not as many stockists
Only 4 retailers sells the Canon XF105, however 11 sellers sell the Canon Legria HF G40. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Over two years older
The Canon XF105 is older than the Canon Legria HF G40 by three years.
Appreciably Lower expert review Score
The Canon XF105 has an average expert rating of 80%, but the Canon XA10 has an average expert rating of 93% (based on 11 reviews).

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
3.09MP
BEST
2.37MP 2.37MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/1.3
 1/1.3
 1/1.3
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
2.07MP 2.07MP 2.07MP
Movie Megapixel Count
2.91MP
BEST
2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x
BEST
10x 10x
Digital Zoom
400x
BEST
200x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
 Optical
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
576mm
BEST
305mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8 1.8
Minimum Focal Length
26.8mm
BEST
30.4mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Value
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
BEST
1.8
Filter Size
58mm 58mm 58mm
Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 30.4 - 304 30.4 - 304
Focal Length Range
3.67 - 73.4 4.25 - 42.5 4.25 - 42.5

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 128GB
Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 2 2
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.06m 0.02m
BEST
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Macro Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.02 Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

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

White Balance

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

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1/2000 1/2000 0.0005

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 3.5"
BEST
3.5"
BEST
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 922,000 pixels
BEST
920,000 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD
BEST
 LCD
BEST

Viewfinder

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

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
 handheld
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
BEST
 DIGIC DV IV
 DIGIC DV IV
Minimum Illumination
0.1lx
BEST
1.5lx 4.5lx
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness
 Brightness

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 24 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Capture Mode
 MXP
 FXP
 LP
 SP
 XP+
 MXP
 FXP
 LP
 SP
 XP+
 MXP
 FXP
 LP
 SP
 XP+
Video Capturing Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
BEST
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
BEST
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MXF
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MXF
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MXF
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 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
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
35fps Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
BEST
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
 NTSC
BEST
 NTSC

Still Image

Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080

Audio

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

Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port
1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 1
Mini HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 1

Battery

Battery Life
4.35h Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Recording Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.55h
BEST
10.4h
Battery Type
BP-828 BP-808 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 7.4V
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -5 - 45 0 - 40
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 65 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
900g 775g 1.3kg
BEST
Height
84mm 177mm 148mm
Depth
231mm 205mm 250mm
Width
115mm 130mm 121mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 Component
 Component
 Component
BEST

Other Features

Video Compression Format
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG
 MPEG2
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