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Canon Legria HF G25
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Canon Legria HF G25 Camcorder

2.37MP 1/1.3 565g Jan 2013
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30.4mm Wide Angle LensCanon's high performance HD Video lens technology delivers a superb 30.4mm, F1.8 lens with a smooth, 10x optical zoom, and 8-Blade iris for natural looking de-focus effects.... More
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18 Reasons For

Canon Has Excellent Camcorder Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Canon video cameras and also specifically for Canon small sensor size camcorders and found that in both cases Canon had excellent reviews compared to other brands.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

The screen sizes of small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Legria HF G25 range from 1.4" to 4.3". The Canon Legria HF G25 has one of the larger screen sizes (3.5 inches) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3.5" screen size camcorders currently available including the XA10[pl_1476816_price], or the Legria HF G10[pl_1059637_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

Video cameras with a larger screen size that might be worth considering include the Canon XF305[plb_1515882_price] (4") which also has a higher rating.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Canon Legria HF G25 has an HDMI port. Most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the Legria HF G25 also have an HDMI port.

We compared all the other camcorders with an HDMI port to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF M40[plb_61546_price] is also worth considering.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Canon Legria HF G25 is Full HD, as are most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the Legria HF G25.

There are a number of other Full HD camcorders currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF M40[plb_61546_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the Legria HF G25, the Canon Legria HF G25 has an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth considering one of the other video cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Vixia HF M40[pl_61546_price], or the Legria HF R406[pl_2071911_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

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1/3" Optical Sensor Size

The Legria HF G25 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/3". That's 4% less optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/2.88". 4.80 x 3.60mm. The optical sensor size of all camcorders of a comparable age and type to the Legria HF G25 ranges from 2/3" (worst) to 1/1.3" (best).

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Two Memory Card Slots

Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec only have one memory card slot, however the Legria HF G25 has two memory card slots.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Legria HF G25 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as it. In addition, this Canon video camera supports an SDHC memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC memory card is actually the best supported memory card type across all small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF G25.

The worst supported memory card type amongst similar types of camcorder is MicroSD (Transflash).

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar spec and age to it.

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Has Eight Scene Modes

The Legria HF G25 has a greater number of scene modes than most camcorders of this spec and age. This video camera has an Spotlight scene mode, which is the most frequently found scene mode found on small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the Legria HF G25. The scene modes "Beach", "Fireworks", "Night", "Portrait", "Snow", "Sports" and "Sunset" are also found on this Canon video camera.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

With a display resolution of 922,000 pixels, the Legria HF G25 has a quite high display resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago. The lowest display resolution of video cameras of a comparable type and age to the Legria HF G25 is 1.2 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 360,000 pixels.

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DIGIC DV II Image Processor

This video camera has a DIGIC DV III image processor, which is the most frequently found image processor on small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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Has One Photo Effect

The number of photo effects found on the Legria HF G25 is more than most camcorders that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly found photo effect is Sepia, but this photo effect is not found on this Canon camcorder. The photo effects Cinema are also found on this Canon video camera.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Legria HF G25 has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also have a built-in display.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available including the Panasonic HDC-TM900[plb_1824860_price] which has better reviews.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The Canon Legria HF G25 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras that are a comparable age to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on camcorders that have been available for a similar time to it.

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13 Reasons Against

Very Small Optical Zoom

The Legria HF G25 has a fairly small optical zoom (only 10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Legria HF G25. Across all the comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the Legria HF G25 the optical zooms range from 10x to 78x, and the average optical zoom is 31x.

We compared this camcorder to all the other 10x (optical) video cameras and we think the Vixia HF M40[pl_61546_price], and the Legria HF M506[pl_369708_price] both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Video cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Sony HVR-Z7[plb_1728777_price] (12x), or the Panasonic HDC-TM900[plb_1824860_price] (12x) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Legria HF G25, the Legria HF G25 does not have an interchangeable lens.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens which you might also want to look at including the Sony HVR-Z7[plb_1728777_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Heavy

The Legria HF G25 is quite heavy (565 grams) compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years. The average weight of small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the Legria HF G25 is 500g, and the weights range from 57g to 3.9kg.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Canon Legria HF G25 does not have a night mode, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Legria HF G25 also do not have a night mode.

We think you might also be interested in alternative camcorders which also have a night mode including the Canon Legria HF M52[plb_389042_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Canon Legria HF G25 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the Legria HF G25 are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a video camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Canon XF105[plb_2074823_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Legria HF G25 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the Legria HF G25 also do not have a built-in projector.

It is worth considering other camcorders which also have a built-in projector including the Sony HDR-PJ320[plb_1582785_price].

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Not Waterproof

The Canon Legria HF G25 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length

With a maximum focal length of only 304 millimeters, the Legria HF G25 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. Across all the comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years the maximum focal lengths range from 22mm to 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length is 1,100mm.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Value

Small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the Legria HF G25 have maximum aperture values of between 1.8 and 22. With a maximum aperture value of only 2.8, the Legria HF G25 has a quite low maximum aperture value compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only AVC Video Format

This video camera has an AVCHD video format, which is typical of many camcorders of this spec and age.

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Very Short Video Recording Time

The video recording times of comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Legria HF G25 range from 1h to 95h, and the average video recording time is 12h. At only 1.55 hours, the Legria HF G25 has a quite short video recording time compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF G25.

If you are looking for a longer video recording time then you might also want to consider the Canon Legria HF R46[plb_1542433_price] (3h and higher rated).

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Only Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the Legria HF G25 is more than most video cameras of this age and type. This Canon video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Legria HF G25.

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Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

Across all the small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.24" to 0.52". At only 0.24 inches, the Legria HF G25 has a quite small viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Legria HF G25.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon Legria HF G25

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Canon released the Legria HF G25.

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 64 gigabytes, the Legria HF G25 has a fairly average maximum memory card size compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF G25.

If you would prefer a video camera with a larger maximum memory card size then you might want to consider the Canon XF305[plb_1515882_price] (128GB and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 200 times zoom factor, the Canon Legria HF G25 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

Other 200x (digital) camcorders currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF M40[pl_61546_price], or the Legria HF M506[pl_369708_price] both from Canon.

If you would prefer a video camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Canon Legria HF G30[plb_1564050_price] (400x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Battery Life

The Legria HF G25 has a fairly standard battery life (1.91 hours) compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

If this Canon camcorder battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to look at the Zoom Q4[plb_3124541_price] (3h and higher rated), or the Canon Legria HF G30[plb_1564050_price] (3.1h and higher rated).

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Card Slot
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Resolution
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Photo Effect
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
Component Video Out Port
PictBridge
Mini HDMI Port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Battery
Battery Life
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

(4)

This camera has been mine to play with for a day or two, now. It's my first without tape. It feels compact and sturdy. The feature set is huge (and I won't bother listing it all, as that's mostly... Read more…

22 March 2013

The Canon Legria HF G25 digital camcorder has a 2.07-megapixel HD CMOS Pro imaging sensor with Digic DV III imaging processor. It also has a 30.4mm wide-angle 10x optical zoom lens to capture full... Read more…

27 March 2013

Filme drehen kann man heute mit jeder Digicam. Doch wenn man das Ergebnis später auf dem PC-Bildschirm betrachtet, setzt Ernüchterung ein. Der Zoom ist unberechenbar, die Bilder körnig und der... Read more…

20 March 2013

Von Mo, 26.November 2012 | 4 Seiten | Nachdem wir ja in den ersten zwei Teilen regelrecht für die Black Magic Cinema Camera ins Schwärmen geraten sind, erlauben wir uns jetzt auch einmal die...

User Reviews

(65)
Reviewed 31 October 2013 by Ayman
Ayman would recommend the Canon Vixia / Legria HF G25 (Verified Purchase)

I like this camcorder and like it's features , it has many adjustable specifications , it's look like pro camcorder...

Good Image Stabilization
Good in Low Light
Great Picture Quality
Great Sound
Great Zoom
Complicated To Operate
Reviewed 28 July 2015 by Vidman28

My order arrived quickly and well packed. Pricing is similar to other retailers but John Lewis provides a second year guarantee at no additional cost which is the cherry on the cake. Overall, I am... Read more…

Reviewed 15 September 2015 by FatMadMark

This is a very good camcorder which gives professional results and it is light compact and easy to use. The eye piece is especially useful on bright days when screens can be difficult to see... Read more…

Reviewed 28 July 2016 by Kerrie Rose
(Verified Purchase)

Absolutely love this camera! It was within budget and is very easy to transport places. So glad I bought this. Being a Media Student and University this is a great piece of equipment to own and I... Read more…

Reviewed 9 May 2016 by SW007
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent product, well worth the money. Superb video quality, ease of use (although I haven't had it long enough yet to learn how to use all the features) and ease of transfer to computer.

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