Canon Legria HF G40 vs Canon XA30

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Canon Legria HF G40
Canon XA30

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Reasons For

1 Reason For
Cheaper by $582
The Canon Legria HF G40 is $582.01 cheaper than the Canon XA30.
5 Reasons For
0.84MP higher effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Canon XA30 has an effective megapixels (image) of 2.91MP, however the Canon Legria HF G40 is only a 2.07MP camcorder (0.84MP lower).
23% larger display diagonal Edit
The Canon XA30 has a display diagonal of 3.5". 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 60fps, whereas the Canon Legria HF G40 is only a 35fps camcorder (25fps slower).
18% lighter Edit
The Canon XA30 has a weight of 765g, however the Canon Legria HF G40 is a 900g 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.

7 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
A lot lower effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Canon Legria HF G40 has an effective megapixels (image) of 2.07MP, whereas the Canon XA30 is a 2.91MP camcorder (0.84MP higher).
Smaller display diagonal 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 35fps, but the Canon XA30 is a 60fps camcorder (25fps faster).
135g heavier Edit
The Canon Legria HF G40 has a weight of 900g, whereas the Canon XA30 is a 765g 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.

Fewer sellers
The Canon Legria HF G40 is only stocked by 8 stores, but the Canon XA30 is stocked by 15 shops. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
2 Reasons Against
More expensive by $582
The Canon XA30 is $582.01 more expensive than the Canon Legria HF G40.
Older by two months
The Canon XA30 is two months older than the Canon Legria HF G40.

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
3.09MP 3.09MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.07MP 2.91MP
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Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.91MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x 20x
Digital Zoom
400x 400x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
576mm 576mm
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
26.8mm 26.8mm
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 8
Filter Size
58mm 58mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 26.8 - 576
Focal Length Range (f-F)
3.67 - 73.4 3.67 - 73.4
Wide Angle Lens System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide angle lens system

Storage

Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

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

Light Exposure

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

White Balance

White Balance
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Cold
 Cold

Shutter

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

Display

Display Diagonal
2.7" 3.5"
BEST
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,230,000 pixels
Display
 OLED
 OLED
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Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display

Viewfinder

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

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
 DIGIC DV IV
Minimum Illumination
0.1lx 0.1lx
Remotely Operated
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Remotely operated
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 35 Mbit/s
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Video Resolutions
 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
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Dual Shot (video & Photo)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dual shot (video & photo)
Pre-Record
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-record

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 LC-AAC
 PCM
 AAC++
 LC-AAC
 PCM
 AAC++
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Wind Filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wind filter
Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
 DC-in jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
XLR in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 XLR in
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery Life (max)
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 Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -5 - 45

Weight & Dimensions

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

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
BEST
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Hood
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens hood

Other Features

USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity

Technical Details

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