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

4 Reasons For
0.8" larger display diagonal Edit
The Canon Legria HF G25 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder, 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 565g weight camcorder. That's 335g lighter than the Canon Legria HF G40 (900g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$201 cheaper
The Canon Legria HF G25 is $200.99 cheaper than the Canon Legria HF G40.
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).
5 Reasons For
24% bigger total megapixels Edit
The Canon Legria HF G40 has a total megapixels of 3.09MP. That's 0.72MP bigger than the Canon Legria HF G25 (3.09MP). 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 effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Canon Legria HF G40 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 2.91MP. That's 0.84MP higher than the Canon Legria HF G25 (2.91MP).
Bigger optical zoom Edit
Canon Legria HF G40 is 20x (optical). That's 10x bigger than the Canon Legria HF G25 (20x). 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 400x (digital) camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria HF G25 is only a 200x (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.

7 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
0.72MP smaller total megapixels Edit
Canon Legria HF G25 is only 2.37MP sensor, but the Canon Legria HF G40 is a 3.09MP 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 effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Canon Legria HF G25 is only 2.07MP (movie mode), but the Canon Legria HF G40 is a 2.91MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.84MP higher).
10x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF G25 is a 10x (optical) camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria HF G40 is a 20x (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 200x. That's 200x smaller than the Canon Legria HF G40 (400x). 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.

Fewer sellers
Only 1 store sell the Canon Legria HF G25, but 8 stores sell the Canon Legria HF G40. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Two months older
The Canon Legria HF G25 is older than the Canon Legria HF G40 by two months.
4 Reasons Against
Smaller display diagonal Edit
Canon Legria HF G40 is only 2.7" screen size. 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 900g, but the Canon Legria HF G25 is a 565g 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.

More expensive by $201
The Canon Legria HF G40 is $200.99 more expensive than the Canon Legria HF G25.
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

15 months Ago 13 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
2.37MP 3.09MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.07MP 2.07MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.07MP 2.91MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x 20x
BEST
Digital Zoom
200x 400x
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
 Optical
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 576mm
Minimum Aperture Number
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 26.8mm
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 58mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
30.4 - 304 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
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 Slots
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

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

White Balance

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

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
1/2000 1/2000

Display

Display Diagonal
3.5"
BEST
2.7"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
922,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
BEST
 LCD

Viewfinder

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

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Photo Effects
 Cinema
 Cinema
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
 DIGIC DV IV
BEST
Minimum Illumination
0.1lx 0.1lx
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data
GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing

Design

Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
24 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
Video Formats Supported
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
Video Resolutions
 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

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi

Battery

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

Weight & Dimensions

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

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
 Warranty card
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