Canon Legria HF G25 vs Panasonic HC-V180

(69)
Canon Legria HF G25
Panasonic HC-V180

Top Prices

No prices found
Factory Outlet Store
Checked 12 hours ago
In stock
B&H Photo
Checked 13 hours ago
Delivery unknown
In stock
Walmart
Checked 15 hours ago
Delivery unknown
In stock

Reasons For

3 Reasons For
0.4MP higher effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Canon Legria HF G25 is a 2.07MP camcorder. That's 0.4MP higher than the Panasonic HC-V180 (1.67MP).
0.8" larger display diagonal Edit
The Canon Legria HF G25 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V180 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.

Smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Legria HF G25 has a minimum illumination of 0.1lx, whereas the Panasonic HC-V180 is a 1lx minimum illumination camcorder (0.9lx bigger).
5 Reasons For
A bit bigger total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic HC-V180 is a 2.51MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria HF G25 is only a 2.37MP sensor camcorder (0.14MP smaller). 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.

Slightly higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V180 is a 2.2MP (movie mode) camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria HF G25 is only a 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.13MP lower).
40x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V180 has an optical zoom of 50x, however the Canon Legria HF G25 is only a 10x (optical) camcorder (40x smaller). 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.

Bigger digital zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-V180 is 500x (digital). That's 300x bigger than the Canon Legria HF G25 (500x). 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.

Lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V180 is a 211g weight camcorder. That's 354g lighter than the Canon Legria HF G25 (211g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Slightly smaller total megapixels Edit
Canon Legria HF G25 is only 2.37MP sensor, but the Panasonic HC-V180 is a 2.51MP sensor camcorder (0.14MP 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.

Moderately lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Canon Legria HF G25 is only 2.07MP (movie mode), but the Panasonic HC-V180 is a 2.2MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.13MP higher).
4x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF G25 is a 10x (optical) camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V180 is a 50x (optical) camcorder (40x 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.

300x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon Legria HF G25 has a digital zoom of 200x. That's 300x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V180 (500x). 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.

63% heavier Edit
The Canon Legria HF G25 is a 565g weight camcorder. That's 354g heavier than the Panasonic HC-V180 (211g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Not currently available
This camcorder does not seem to be currently available. Read more
You can sign up to a price alert to be notified when this product becomes available.
Two months older
The Canon Legria HF G25 is older than the Panasonic HC-V180 by two months.
3 Reasons Against
24% lower effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V180 is a 1.67MP camcorder. That's 0.4MP lower than the Canon Legria HF G25 (1.67MP).
0.8" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic HC-V180 has a display diagonal of 2.7", however the Canon Legria HF G25 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder (0.8" larger). 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.

Vastly bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V180 has a minimum illumination of 1lx, however the Canon Legria HF G25 is a 0.1lx minimum illumination camcorder (0.9lx smaller).

Average Expert Rating

No reviews found

Average User Rating

No reviews found

Date Released

15 months Ago 13 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
2.37MP 2.51MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
BEST
 1/3
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.07MP
BEST
1.67MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.07MP 2.2MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x 50x
BEST
Digital Zoom
200x 500x
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,740mm
Minimum Aperture Number
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 28mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
30.4 - 304 28 - 1740
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.25 - 42.5 2.06 - 103

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
Camera File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif

Focusing

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

White Balance

Indoor White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Indoor white balance
White Balance
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Sunny
 Indoor

Flash

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
Built-In Light
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in light

Shutter

Shutter Speed (photo)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/2 - 1/2000
Camera Shutter Speed
1/2000 1/25 – 1/8000

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
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.24" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
260,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Photo Effects
 Cinema
 Cinema
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV III
BEST
 DIGIC DV III
Minimum Illumination
0.1lx
BEST
1lx
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE

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
 480p
 1080p
 720p
 480p
Video Formats Supported
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
BEST

Audio

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

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.25h
Video Recording Time
1.55h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
BP-827 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,940mAh
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
565g 211g
BEST
Height
82mm 59mm
Depth
210mm 116mm
Width
95mm 53mm

Packaging Content

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

Other Features

USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity

Technical Details

USB Charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB charging
Feedback