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Canon Legria HF G25 Camcorder

2.37MP 1/3 565g Nov 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Good expert reviews
Good quality
Good technical features
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Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

This video camera received an expert rating of 80% from digitalmediaandit.com.

Excellent Owner Reviews

This small total megapixels camcorder has a terrific average owner rating based on 125 owner reviews. Over 96% of reviewers gave this video camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Canon Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 1,806 user and expert reviews (including 388 verified purchases), Canon has good ratings for its camcorders. Canon also has good ratings specifically for its small total megapixels camcorders. 96% of those that bought a Canon camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Robust

Thirteen customers said in their reviews that it was well made. P. Bradshaw scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon four years ago “Robust, top notch construction, tactile high-quality materials” in their review of this camcorder. Also four years ago Straightforward scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “The sound is picked up with a built in stereo mic situated at the front”. Z. Amiralis said “Professional well-built hardware” in their review of this camcorder and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars.

Two people who bought it concluded that it was strong and durable. Macdoom said “It feels compact and sturdy” and rated it 4 stars out of 5. G. Mckay mentioned in their review of the Canon Legria HF G25 on Amazon “Nothing it is really robust”.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was reliable. Four years ago Roy Mcculloch rated the product a maximum of 5 stars and he wrote “I shall still use my HF200 Canon, as it is a good reliable workhorse”.

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Good Quality

Thirty people concluded that the product was good quality. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Great Picture Quality” in their review of this camcorder. Paulbrad mentioned in their review of this camcorder four years ago “The two features that have impressed me most are are the amazing auto-focus and the exceptional quality of the still images that can be captured”. P. C. Carwardine mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “Build quality is good and, essential for me”.

Nice Design

Four owners wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. P. C. Carwardine mentioned in their Canon Legria HF G25 review on Amazon four years ago “The provided editing software is pretty basic - OK for the casual user”. Darren said “Its still pretty good though” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Alan S. mentioned “Beautiful image quality and decent sound too for its price” in his review of this camcorder.

One owner concluded that it was smooth. One person who reviewed the product concluded that it was neat. A Reviewer rated this camcorder 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this camcorder “It sits really neatly and comfortable in your hand”.

One customer who reviewed this camcorder thought it was well designed. Two years ago Bromley Mod mentioned “Great value well designed small pro-am camcorder” in their review of this camcorder.

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Tripod Mountable

The Legria HF G25 is tripod mountable, as are most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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Easy to Use

Fourteen people mentioned in their reviews that the Canon Legria HF G25 was easy to use. Four years ago P. Bradshaw gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars and said “Perfectly formed, remote control and the built-in 32Gb of flash memory are just some of the many excellent stand out features”. Straightforward rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “A nd have found it very easy to use, with excellent results”. Sw007 said in their review of this camcorder “Superb video quality, ease of use (although I haven't had it long enough yet to learn how to use all the features)”.

Four customers agreed that the product was easy to use the menus. Straightforward wrote in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “Runs at a variety of speeds + Great touch screen, very good picture on it too + Great results with auto settings + Everything is user-modifiable” and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Four years ago HÃ¥kan M. said in their review of this camcorder “The IS has three settings, OFF, Normal”.

Two people said in their reviews that this camcorder was comfortable and easy to hold. Macdoom said in their review of this camcorder “The touch screen is a lot more comfortable in practice than I feared it would be (can you tell I'm a traditionalist?)” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Eight customers considered that this camcorder had good features. Four years ago Macdoom said in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “The feature set is huge (and I won't bother listing it all, as that's mostly covered with the product description anyway”. Kirk H. scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he wrote “Fantastic features and add-ons also available to give you customization” in his review of the Canon Legria HF G25. H said “The camera seems to have good audio features such as being able to mix in-camera the internal” in their review of this camcorder and rated it 80 out of 100.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One owner said in their reviews that the product was noisy. Ian Thomas rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he mentioned “Gets a bit noisy and suffers from autofocus hunting in very low light conditions”.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Legria HF G25 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Legria HF G25 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this video camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

Seven customers said that this camcorder had good technical guidance. A Reviewer said in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “I chose this over Panasonic's equivalent top-spec model (the x920) because of its better manual controls, native 1920x1080 chip”. David Norell wrote “Must study the manual for advanced use”. Bromley Mod said two years ago “Instructions excellent”.


Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The Canon Legria HF G25 has one of the larger display diagonals (3.5 inches) amongst video cameras of this age. Small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year have display diagonals of between 0.24" and 3.5".

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Has a Touchscreen

The Canon Legria HF G25 has a touchscreen. Most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to this video camera also have a touchscreen.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Legria HF G25 supports HDMI. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also support HDMI.

We think you might also be interested in other video cameras which also support HDMI including the HDR-CX450 ($393.40), or the HDR-PJ410 both from Sony or the Panasonic HC-V270 ($405.41).

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Legria HF G25 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Legria HF G25 is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might be worth considering include the HDR-CX450 ($393.40), or the HDR-PJ410 both from Sony or the Panasonic HC-V270 ($405.41).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on video cameras of this age and spec.

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Very Small Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

The bitrate at maximum video resolutions of camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera range from 24 Mbit/s to 50 Mbit/s. With a bitrate at maximum video resolution of only 24 megabits per second, the Legria HF G25 has one of the smaller bitrate at maximum video resolutions amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Legria HF G25 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this camcorder also have an image stabilizer.

It is worth considering alternative camcorders which also have an image stabilizer including the HDR-CX450 ($393.40), or the HDR-PJ410 both from Sony or the Panasonic HC-V270 ($405.41).

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 10 times zoom factor, the Legria HF G25 has a very small optical zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera. The smallest optical zoom of video cameras of a similar age and spec to this camcorder is 10x and the biggest is 50x.

Video cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Sony HDR-CX450 ($393.40) (30x).

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Very High Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of 2.8, the Legria HF G25 has one of the highest minimum aperture numbers amongst similar spec camcorders of this age. The lowest minimum aperture number of small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than a year is 1.8, the highest is 2.8, and the average minimum aperture number is 1.9.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Legria HF G25 has a fairly typical digital zoom (200 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for more than a year.

If this video camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-CX450 ($393.40) (350x).

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Four people mentioned that the product was compact. Straightforward mentioned on Amazon “+ Piture stability (anti shake) is very good + Great low light sensitivity + 2 SD card slots and 32GB inbuilt memory + Light, very compact + The Zoom is very smooth”. Fatmadmark mentioned in their review of the Canon Legria HF G25 on Johnlewis.com two years ago “This is a very good camcorder which gives professional results and it is light compact and easy to use” and gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Alfred Grech wrote “The Canon Legria HF G25 a very practical Camcorder which meets everyday requirments and being compact it is so easy to travel with” in his review of this camcorder and gave this camcorder a score of a maximum of 5 stars.

Three customers thought it was heavy and bulky. Charlie-Cj gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “In use this Canon semi-pro camcorder is far larger, heavier and complex to use than the little V210”. G. Mckay mentioned “Its fairly heavy so when knocked off its tripod with a fall of several feet onto any stone or hard wooden floors you might expec”.

Two people who bought it mentioned that it was a good size. Bromley Mod gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Screen is nice size”. Four years ago H gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said “Nice size and weight for the camera”.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was good structurally.

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Heavy

The weights of video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder range from 55g to 2.4kg, and the average weight is 460g. At 565 grams, the Legria HF G25 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HC-V270 ($405.41) (216g), or the HC-W570 ($313.99) (266g) both from Panasonic or the Sony HDR-PJ410 (235g).

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Storage

Two Memory Slots

The Canon Legria HF G25 is a two memory slots video camera.

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Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

Small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder have internal storage capacities of between 8GB and 32GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 16GB. When compared to other small total megapixels camcorders that were released one year ago that we have assessed the internal storage capacity of, the Legria HF G25's internal storage capacity of 32 gigabytes is one of the largest.

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Quite Small Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the camcorders of this age and type the maximum memory card sizes range from 4GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 86GB. The Legria HF G25 has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes (only 64 gigabytes) amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The Legria HF G25 has a face detection, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Legria HF G25 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Two people said in their reviews that it had a good battery life. P. C. Carwardine mentioned four years ago “However I purchased a larger Duracell compatible battery ( much cheaper than the Canon equivalent) as a back up” and scored the product 4 stars out of 5. Charlie-Cj said in their Canon Legria HF G25 review “In fact as there is 32Gb on-board memory and the camcorder works running off the mains adapter or battery, I was taking high quality video” and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


Camera

Very Small Minimum Illumination

The Legria HF G25 has one of the smaller minimum illuminations (only 0.1 lux) amongst camcorders of this age. Small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera have minimum illuminations of between 0.1lx and 4lx, and the average minimum illumination is 1.7lx.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Five people reckoned that it had a good screen. Ski_uk rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “An assignable scroll wheel and screen button makes it easier to do certain functions (some video reviews online describe more”. A Reviewer wrote on Amazon “The screen is large and clear though the touch-screen element requires a really decent push with your thumb” in their review of the Canon Legria HF G25. Laura J. she wrote “It is really simple to use, with a great touch screen display”.

Three owners considered that this camcorder had an electronic viewfinder. Roy Mcculloch wrote four years ago “It also has an Electronic Viewfinder, (EVF) which is the main reason I bought it, apart from being a superb camera” and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. Gary John Simms said “P.S it also has EVF which is very useful in bright sunlight”.

Two customers considered that this camcorder had a good viewfinder. Christine Lynn Carpenter gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and she said on Amazon “Living in Greece I like the viewfinder which allows me to see my subject even in very bright light which is often a problem with many modern cameras” in her review of this camcorder. Bromley Mod wrote “I note that the G30 has a viewfinder that can be tilted” and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Good Zoom

Eight owners who reviewed it thought it had a good autofocus. Steve scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Probably in the future these cams will be obsolete as cameras like the g6 and gh3 and 70d will take over with there auto continuous focus new designs” in his review of this camcorder. Charlie-Cj mentioned in their review of the Canon Legria HF G25 on Amazon four years ago “This camcorder offers loads of manual and automatic options, like exposure compensation, Gain, manual focus, face detection (works well), white balance, audio level indicator, accurate X.V”. Also four years ago A Reviewer mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “Images are excellent and the auto-focus if you need it is very fast”.

Four people considered that the product had a good zoom. Four years ago Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of this camcorder “Great Zoom”. Expert review site Digitalone.com.sg wrote “It also has a 30.4mm wide-angle 10x optical zoom lens to capture full high-definition videos”. Charlie-Cj wrote on Amazon “A very jerky zoom (to rapidly zoom in on a target for a photo”.

Four people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good lens. Philip Chambers mentioned on Amazon “I have a canon G10 which I am pleased with I needed another camera and brought the G25 which has a wider angle lens” in his review of this camcorder and gave this camcorder a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Ian Thomas mentioned “It is also better in full daylight too, thanks to the superb wide-angle lens and included lens hood which shields from glare in sunny conditions”.

Three owners who reviewed the product thought it had a good image stabiliser. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Good Image Stabilization” in their review of this camcorder. Four years ago Ian Thomas rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this camcorder on Amazon “The automatic image stabilisation is very effective, even before activating the "Powered IS" feature”. H mentioned on Amazon “With wide angles it produces surprisingly good stabilization” and gave this camcorder a rating of 80 out of 100.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Legria HF G25 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were released more than a year ago also do not have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Light

The Legria HF G25 does not have a built-in light. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than a year also do not have a built-in light.

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Viewfinder

Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

The Legria HF G25 has one of the smaller viewfinder screen sizes (only 0.24 inches) amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age. The average viewfinder screen size of camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera is 0.31".

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This video camera was released in April 2017.


Battery

Average Video Recording Time

At 1.55 hours, the Canon Legria HF G25 has a relatively average video recording time compared to most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera.

If you would prefer a camcorder with a longer video recording time then you might want to consider the Canon C100 ($672.41) (4.58h and higher rated).

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on video cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 8063b004aa, canon 8063b012aa, home 8063b012aa, canon 8gvpzs00, canon 1633131k, canon bck0za00, canon bck0zs00, canon vp668010, canon 8gvpza00
Barcodes 04054842255049, 04960999965758, 08714574601410, 08714574630434

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