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Canon Legria HF G25
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Canon Legria HF G25 Camcorder

2.37MP 1/3 565g CMOS Nov 2015
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Canon'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. The advanced HD CMOS... More
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28 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

Expert review website digitalmediaandit.com scored this Canon video camera 80%. If all the camcorders of a comparable age and type are ranked by average expert review score then this video camera is in the bottom 100%.

Excellent Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this small sensor size camcorder is marvellous based on 125 owner reviews. If all the camcorders of this type and age are ranked by average owner review score then this camcorder is in the top 1%.

Good Quality Lens

A few Canon Legria HF G25 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good autofocus. A Reviewer gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their Canon Legria HF G25 review “Images are excellent and the auto-focus if you need it is very fast”. Charlie-Cj wrote on Amazon “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”. Three years ago H rated the product 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “I was mainly looking for a camera with decent focus behavior (no hunting, good tracking), good hand-held performance”.

A few Canon Legria HF G25 reviewers thought this camcorder had a good lens. Ian Thomas wrote on Amazon “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”. Philip Chambers wrote “Brought the G25 which has a wider angle lens” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Expert website Digitalone.com.sg said “It also has a 30.4mm wide-angle 10x optical zoom lens to capture full high-definition videos”.

Some customers who bought it thought it had a good zoom. Charlie-Cj mentioned on Amazon “A very jerky zoom (to rapidly zoom in on a target for a photo” and gave the Canon Legria HF G25 an excellent review score.

A few Canon Legria HF G25 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Canon Legria HF G25 had a good image stabiliser. H wrote on Amazon “With wide angles it produces surprisingly good stabilization” in their review. Ian Thomas wrote “The automatic image stabilisation is very effective, even before activating the "Powered IS" feature” and rated it 5 stars.

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Easy to Use

A number of Canon Legria HF G25 owners who purchased the Canon Legria HF G25 agreed that it was easy to use. Bromley Mod mentioned last year “I note that the G30 has a viewfinder that can be tilted and I miss that when I have to use it in strong sunlight” in their review. Charlie-Cj wrote “Initial impressions are that all the extra video features make this Canon Legria camcorder quite complex to use (which it true).”. H wrote in their Canon Legria HF G25 review “The Dynamic IS has been tricky to use” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

Four Canon Legria HF G25 owners considered that it was easy to use the menus. Håkan M. mentioned on Amazon “The IS has three settings, OFF, Normal” in their review of this camcorder and scored this camcorder 80 out of 100. This year Raysor said “Shutter speed, manual for exposure, there are lots of other settings which I shall be investigating”. Straightforward gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned three years ago “Runs at a variety of speeds + Great touch screen, very good picture on it too + Great results with auto settings + Everything is user-modifiable”.

A number of Canon Legria HF G25 reviewers who purchased it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Three years ago Macdoom mentioned on Amazon “The touch screen is a lot more comfortable in practice than I feared it would be (can you tell I'm a traditionalist?)”.

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Good Support

Some customers who bought the product concluded that it had good technical guidance. Three years ago A Reviewer mentioned in their Canon Legria HF G25 review on Amazon “I chose this over Panasonic's equivalent top-spec model (the x920) because of its better manual controls, native 1920x1080 chip”. Bromley Mod mentioned in their review on Amazon “Instructions excellent”. David Norell he mentioned in December last year “Must study the manual for advanced use”.

Robust

A number of people who bought this camcorder agreed that it was well made. Gary John Simms mentioned in his review of the Canon Legria HF G25 on Amazon “Fantastic Camcorder love it to bits, well made very professional nice to use”. Ian Thomas said on Amazon “The excellent build and image quality will not disappoint” in his review of this camcorder and scored the product 5 stars. Macdoom mentioned “It feels very well made” in their review of the Canon Legria HF G25 and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Several Canon Legria HF G25 reviewers who reviewed the Canon Legria HF G25 reckoned that it was strong and durable. G. Mckay wrote on Amazon in December “Nothing it is really robust” in their Canon Legria HF G25 review and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

One Canon Legria HF G25 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was reliable. Roy Mcculloch wrote in his review three years ago “I shall still use my HF200 Canon, as it is a good reliable workhorse” .

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Nice Design

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Darren mentioned on Amazon “Its still pretty good though” in his review of this camcorder. Kirk H. mentioned on Amazon “For semi-pro quality in hand held body, this camera offers young independent filmmakers or family to capture beautiful quality images, with a camera nearly the size of your hand” and scored it very highly. P. C. Carwardine wrote on Amazon “The provided editing software is pretty basic - OK for the casual user” in their review of the Canon Legria HF G25.

One person considered that it was neat. A Reviewer wrote in their review on Amazon “It sits really neatly and comfortable in your hand”. One Canon Legria HF G25 owner who reviewed the product thought it was well designed.

One person concluded that the Canon Legria HF G25 was smooth.

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Good Technical Features

Several Canon Legria HF G25 owners who purchased this camcorder reckoned that it had good features. H mentioned on Amazon “The camera seems to have good audio features such as being able to mix in-camera the internal” and rated it 80 out of 100. H also mentioned “Getting to know some of the more advanced features requires reading (and re-reading) the manual”. Kirk H. wrote on Amazon “Fantastic features and add-ons also available to give you customization”.

Good Size

Three people who reviewed the product thought it was compact. Alfred Grech wrote on Amazon “The Canon Legria HF G25 a very practical Camcorder which meets everyday requirments and being compact it is so easy to travel with”. Macdoom mentioned “It feels compact and sturdy” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Straightforward gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this camcorder “32GB inbuilt memory + Light, very compact + The Zoom is very smooth”.

Several people who purchased this camcorder reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Håkan M. mentioned in their review on Amazon “Feels solid without being heavy, good size for at least my hands”. J. Blanchard scored it 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Canon Legria HF G25 on Amazon “It's not too heavy either”.

Several Canon Legria HF G25 reviewers said in their reviews that this camcorder was a good size. Bromley Mod wrote on Amazon “Screen is nice size” in their Canon Legria HF G25 review. H scored this camcorder 80 out of 100 and wrote “Nice size and weight for the camera”.

One Canon Legria HF G25 owner mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder was good structurally. P. Bradshaw said on Amazon “Robust, top notch construction, tactile high-quality materials”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of Canon Legria HF G25 owners who purchased this camcorder thought it was good quality. A Reviewer mentioned on Amazon three years ago “The camcorder has a decent build quality and doesn't feel flimsy at all” in their review of the Canon Legria HF G25. Alan S. mentioned in his Canon Legria HF G25 review “This little beauty has better image quality than my Canon XHA1s which cost over”. Alan S. also mentioned “Beautiful image quality and decent sound too for its price”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of people who purchased this camcorder agreed that it had a good screen. 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 this camcorder. Laura J. wrote in her review of this camcorder on Amazon “It is really simple to use, with a great touch screen display”. Ski_uk rated it as excellent and said in their review “An assignable scroll wheel and screen button makes it easier to do certain functions (some video reviews online describe more”.

Four Canon Legria HF G25 owners agreed that it had a good viewfinder. Christine Lynn Carpenter wrote 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 the Canon Legria HF G25 and gave it a score of 4 stars. Roy Mcculloch mentioned on Amazon “It also has an Electronic Viewfinder, (EVF) which is the main reason I bought it, apart from being a superb camera”.

One customer mentioned that this camcorder had an electronic viewfinder. Gary John Simms wrote “P.S it also has EVF which is very useful in bright sunlight” in his Canon Legria HF G25 review.

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Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Camcorders

Canon is one of the best video camera manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Canon also has excellent ratings for its small sensor size camcorders.

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Good Battery Life

Several Canon Legria HF G25 owners who reviewed the Canon Legria HF G25 wrote that it had a good battery life. Three years ago Charlie-Cj scored it very highly and mentioned “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”. P. C. Carwardine said “However I purchased a larger Duracell compatible battery ( much cheaper than the Canon equivalent) as a back up” in their review and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the Legria HF G25, the Legria HF G25 has an HDMI port.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with an HDMI port and we think the Sony HDR-PJ620 is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Legria HF G25 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Legria HF G25.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have an image stabiliser to this camcorder and we think the Sony HDR-PJ620 is also worth considering.

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Very Large Screen Size

Video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Legria HF G25 have screen sizes of between 2.7" and 3.5". When compared to other video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Legria HF G25, the Canon Legria HF G25's screen size of 3.5 inches is one of the largest.

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1/3" Optical Sensor Size

The Canon Legria HF G25 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/3". That's 94% more optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/5.8". 4.80 x 3.60mm. Across all video cameras of a similar age and spec to the Legria HF G25 the best optical sensor size is 1/2" and the worst is 2/3".

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Legria HF G25 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most camcorders that were released one year ago support an SD memory card. This Canon camcorder also 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 amongst all video cameras of this type and age.

The worst supported memory card type amongst similar types of camcorder is SD.

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

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Two Memory Card Slots

Most camcorders of a similar spec and age to the Legria HF G25 have between one and two memory card slots, including the Legria HF G25 which has two memory card slots.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Legria HF G25, the Canon Legria HF G25 has a built-in display.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also have a built-in display that you might also want to consider including the Sony HDR-PJ620.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

Comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the Legria HF G25 have display resolutions of between 230,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels. At 922,000 pixels, the Canon Legria HF G25 has a fairly high display resolution compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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DIGIC DV II Image Processor

The Canon Legria HF G25 has a DIGIC DV II image processor which is better than most camcorders of a similar spec and age to it. Most video cameras of this age and type have a BIONZ image processor. Video cameras that came out around the same time as the Legria HF G25 image processors range from DIGIC DV V to DIGIC DV IV.

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Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

Across all the video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Legria HF G25 the internal storage capacities range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 16GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Canon Legria HF G25 has a very large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the Legria HF G25.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on camcorders that have been available for around the same time as 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 were launched more than a year ago. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on similar spec camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the Legria HF G25. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as it.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camcorder has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that were released more than a year ago.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

With a minimum illumination of only 0.1 lux, the Legria HF G25 has a fairly small minimum illumination compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the Legria HF G25. Across all the small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the Legria HF G25 the minimum illumination range from 0.1lx to 4lx.

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14 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Canon Legria HF G25 reviewer who purchased the Canon Legria HF G25 thought it was not noisy. Ian Thomas wrote in his review three years ago “Gets a bit noisy and suffers from autofocus hunting in very low light conditions” however despite that he still scored this camcorder very highly.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than a year do not have an interchangeable lens. The Legria HF G25 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 10 times zoom factor, the Legria HF G25 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst video cameras of this age. The smallest optical zoom of camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria HF G25 is 10x, the biggest is 50x, and the average optical zoom is 33x.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most camcorders of this type and age do not have a night mode. The Legria HF G25 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Legria HF G25 does not have a built-in projector, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Legria HF G25 also do not have a built-in projector.

Alternative camcorders which also have a built-in projector that you might also want to look at include the Sony HDR-PJ620.

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Not Waterproof

The Legria HF G25 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders of this age and type are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the Legria HF G25, the Legria HF G25 is not 3D compatible.

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Heavy

The weights of video cameras of a similar spec and age to the Legria HF G25 range from 180g to 1.6kg, and the average weight is 360g. The Legria HF G25 is one of the heavier small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the Legria HF G25 (565 grams) amongst video cameras of this age.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Sony HDR-PJ620 (308g).

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Very Low Viewfinder Resolution

The average viewfinder resolution of video cameras that have been around for more than a year is 1,200,000 pixels. With a viewfinder resolution of only 260,000 pixels, the Canon Legria HF G25 has a fairly low viewfinder resolution compared to most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the Legria HF G25.

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Only AVC Video Format

This camcorder has an AVCHD video format, which is typical of many comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Very Short Video Recording Time

Across all the camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF G25 the video recording times range from 1.5h to 12h, and the average video recording time is 6.9h. With a video recording time of only 1.55 hours, the Legria HF G25 has one of the shorter video recording times amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age.

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Very Small Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

At only 24 megabits per second, the Legria HF G25 has a quite small bitrate at maximum video resolution compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than a year ago. The average bitrate at maximum video resolution of similar spec video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Legria HF G25 is 32 Mbit/s, and the bitrates at maximum video resolution range from 17 Mbit/s to 50 Mbit/s.

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Very Big Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of 0.1 meters, the Legria HF G25 has one of the biggest closest focusing distances amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. The smallest closest focusing distance of small sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than a year is 0.01m and the biggest is 0.1m.

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Very High Minimum Aperture

The Legria HF G25 has one of the highest minimum apertures (2.8) amongst camcorders of this age. The minimum apertures of small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Legria HF G25 range from 1.8 to 2.8.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon Legria HF G25

Released Over a Year Ago

This video camera was released over a year ago.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on small sensor size camcorders that were released more than a year ago.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of 64 gigabytes, the Canon Legria HF G25 has a pretty average maximum memory card size compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Legria HF G25.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 200 times zoom factor, the Legria HF G25 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out more than a year ago.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and spec.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Minimum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Photo Effects
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer Delay
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Headphone Outputs
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Warranty Card

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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Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 8063b004, canon 8063b004a, canon 8063b004aa
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