Canon Legria HF G40 vs Canon XA10 vs Canon XF105
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Canon Legria HF G40

72

Overall Score

72

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec and critically acclaimed 20x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder
88
Reviews
2 Reviews
78
Features
Good Features
72
Overall Score
Very Good
20x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.09MP 1" Jan 2016
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 20x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 3.09MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jan 2016
Canon XA10

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score

Canon XA10

$1,179.99
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and award winning 10x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, but representing only moderate value for money
97
Reviews
6 Reviews + 2 Awards
67
Value for Money
Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Overall Score
Very Good
10x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.37MP 1" Mar 2012
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 10x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 2.37MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Mar 2012
Canon XF105

73

Overall Score

73

Overall Score

Canon XF105

$2,499.00
Our Verdict:
A classic and good spec 10x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with one of the largest optical sensor sizes on the market but representing only middle of the road value for money
87
Reviews
2 Reviews
62
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
73
Overall Score
Very Good
10x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.37MP 1" Aug 2013
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 10x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 2.37MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Aug 2013
Canon Legria HF G40

72

Overall Score

72

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec and critically acclaimed 20x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder
88
Reviews
2 Reviews
78
Features
Good Features
72
Overall Score
Very Good
20x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.09MP 1" Jan 2016
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 20x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 3.09MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jan 2016
Canon XA10

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score

Canon XA10

$1,179.99
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and award winning 10x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, but representing only moderate value for money
97
Reviews
6 Reviews + 2 Awards
67
Value for Money
Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Overall Score
Very Good
10x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.37MP 1" Mar 2012
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 10x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 2.37MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Mar 2012
Canon XF105

73

Overall Score

73

Overall Score

Canon XF105

$2,499.00
Our Verdict:
A classic and good spec 10x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with one of the largest optical sensor sizes on the market but representing only middle of the road value for money
87
Reviews
2 Reviews
62
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
73
Overall Score
Very Good
10x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.37MP 1" Aug 2013
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 10x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 2.37MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Aug 2013

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Reasons For

Canon Legria HF G40 Canon XA10 Canon XF105
9 Reasons For
Bigger Optical Zoom
The Canon Legria HF G40 is a 20x optical zoom camcorder. That's 10x bigger than the Canon XA10 and the Canon XF105 (10x).

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.

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Vastly Bigger Digital Zoom
The Canon Legria HF G40 has a digital zoom of 400x, however the Canon XA10 is only a 2x (digital) camcorder (398x smaller).

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.

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A Lot Longer Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Canon Legria HF G40 is 576mm maximum focal length, but the Canon XA10 is only a 305mm maximum focal length camcorder (271mm shorter).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore greater focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom in closer to a subject.

A longer maximum focal length means that the camcorder is capable of zooming in a much greater distance, allowing you to clearly photograph subjects further away.

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Shorter Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Canon Legria HF G40 is 26.8mm minimum focal length. That's 3.6mm shorter than the Canon XA10 (30.4mm).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore smaller focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom out further to take in more of the scene at once.

A smaller minimum focal length means that the camcorder can take in more of the scene at once, allowing for wide landscape shots.

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Higher Maximum Aperture Number
The Canon Legria HF G40 has a maximum aperture number of 2.8, and so does the Canon XA10. That's 1 higher than the Canon XF105 (1.8).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

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Bigger Total Megapixels
The Canon Legria HF G40 is a 3.09MP camcorder. That's 0.72MP bigger than the Canon XA10 and the Canon XF105 (2.37MP).

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.

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29% Higher Effective Megapixels (movie)
Canon Legria HF G40 is 2.91MP (movie mode). That's 0.84MP higher than the Canon XA10 (2.07MP).

The resolution of the videos a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed frames and the videos will appear sharper.

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PictBridge
The Canon Legria HF G40 supports PictBridge, but the Canon XA10 does not support PictBridge.

This denotes whether the camcorder supports Pictbridge, which allows the device to connect directly to compatible printer to print off photos, without having to connect through a computer first.

Pictbridge makes it far easier to print off the photos you've taken on your camcorder, since you don't need to worry about downloading them first.

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Wi-Fi
The Canon Legria HF G40 features wi-Fi, whereas the Canon XF105 does not feature wi-Fi.

This denotes whether the camcorder is capable of connecting to the net via wifi, in order to upload videos and images.

A wireless connection on your camcorder allows you to easily transfer videos to your computer, store them on the cloud or upload them to Facebook, all without having to worry about connecting via a wire.

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5 Reasons For
Higher Maximum Aperture Number
The Canon XA10 has a maximum aperture number of 2.8, and so does the Canon Legria HF G40. That's 1 higher than the Canon XF105 (1.8).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

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0.8" Larger Display Diagonal
The Canon XA10 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder, and so does the Canon XF105. That's 0.8" larger than the Canon Legria HF G40 (2.7").

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

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515g Lighter
The Canon XA10 has a weight of 775g, whereas the Canon Legria HF G40 is a 900g camcorder (125g heavier) and the Canon XF105 is a 1.3kg camcorder (515g heavier).

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

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Cheaper by $1,319
The Canon XA10 is $1,319.01 cheaper than the Canon XF105.
A Bit Better Expert Reviews
The Canon XA10 has an average expert review score of 93% based on 11 reviews, whereas the Canon Legria HF G40 has an average rating of 90% (based on 3 reviews) and the Canon XF105 has an average rating of 80% (based on 5 reviews).
7 Reasons For
42% Faster Maximum Frame Rate
The Canon XF105 is a 60fps camcorder. That's 25fps faster than the Canon Legria HF G40 (35fps).

This denotes how many frames per second (fps) are captured and displayed when recording video.

A higher fps means that the camcorder is recording far more frames for every second of footage, leading to a far smoother and more fluid video - the action will be less jerky and look of a higher quality.

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Significantly Smaller Closest Focusing Distance
The Canon XF105 is a 0.02m closest focusing distance camcorder. That's 0.08m smaller than the Canon Legria HF G40 (0.1m) and 0.04m smaller than the Canon XA10 (0.06m).

This indicates the closest distance that the camcorder can be from the subject to achieve a perfect focus. Any closer than this and the subject will be blurry.

A smaller focusing distance means that you can get closer to subjects while filming and still keep in full focus.

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Larger Display Diagonal
Canon XF105 is 3.5" screen size (as does the Canon XA10), but the Canon Legria HF G40 is only a 2.7" screen size camcorder (0.8" smaller).

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

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3D
The Canon XF105 is 3D, but the Canon Legria HF G40 and the Canon XA10 are not.

This denotes whether the camcorder is capable of recording video in 3D or not.

3D videos have the ability to be far more immersive and captivating than standard 2D videos. However be aware that displaying them requires a monitor or TV that is capable of displaying 3D videos, and a set of glasses to allow you to view them properly.

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4.85h Longer Video Recording Time
The Canon XF105 has a video recording time of 10.4h, however the Canon XA10 is only a 5.55h video recording time camcorder (4.85h shorter).

This is how long the camcorder can record uninterrupted footage before the battery needs charging or changing.

A longer video recording time means that you can record more video in a single session, and need to recharge the battery less.

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More Shops Are Selling it
The more retailers stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
User Reviews Are Hugely Better
Based on 1 review, the average user review score of the Canon XF105 is 100%, but the average rating of the Canon Legria HF G40 is 80% (based on 23 reviews).

Reasons Against

Canon Legria HF G40 Canon XA10 Canon XF105
7 Reasons Against
Hugely Slower Maximum Frame Rate
The Canon Legria HF G40 has a maximum frame rate of 35fps, but the Canon XF105 is a 60fps camcorder (25fps faster).

This denotes how many frames per second (fps) are captured and displayed when recording video.

A higher fps means that the camcorder is recording far more frames for every second of footage, leading to a far smoother and more fluid video - the action will be less jerky and look of a higher quality.

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Vastly Bigger Closest Focusing Distance
The Canon Legria HF G40 has a closest focusing distance of 0.1m, however the Canon XA10 is a 0.06m closest focusing distance camcorder (0.04m smaller) and the Canon XF105 is a 0.02m closest focusing distance camcorder (0.08m smaller).

This indicates the closest distance that the camcorder can be from the subject to achieve a perfect focus. Any closer than this and the subject will be blurry.

A smaller focusing distance means that you can get closer to subjects while filming and still keep in full focus.

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Smaller Display Diagonal
The Canon Legria HF G40 is a 2.7" screen size camcorder. That's 0.8" smaller than the Canon XA10 and the Canon XF105 (3.5").

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

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125g Heavier
The Canon Legria HF G40 has a weight of 900g, whereas the Canon XA10 is a 775g camcorder (125g lighter) and the Canon XF105 is a 1.3kg camcorder (390g heavier).

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

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Expert Review Rating is Marginally Worse
The average expert rating of the Canon Legria HF G40 is 90%, whereas the average expert rating of the Canon XA10 is 93% (based on 11 reviews).
User Review Rating is Significantly Worse
The average user rating of the Canon Legria HF G40 is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the Canon XF105 is 100% (based on 1 review).
11 Reasons Against
10x Smaller Optical Zoom
The Canon XA10 is a 10x optical zoom camcorder, and so does the Canon XF105. That's 10x smaller than the Canon Legria HF G40 (20x).

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.

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199x Smaller Digital Zoom
The Canon XA10 has a digital zoom of 2x, however the Canon Legria HF G40 is a 400x (digital) camcorder (398x bigger).

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.

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Significantly Shorter Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Canon XA10 is only 305mm maximum focal length, but the Canon Legria HF G40 is a 576mm maximum focal length camcorder (271mm longer).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore greater focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom in closer to a subject.

A longer maximum focal length means that the camcorder is capable of zooming in a much greater distance, allowing you to clearly photograph subjects further away.

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Longer Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Canon XA10 is 30.4mm minimum focal length. That's 3.6mm longer than the Canon Legria HF G40 (26.8mm).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore smaller focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom out further to take in more of the scene at once.

A smaller minimum focal length means that the camcorder can take in more of the scene at once, allowing for wide landscape shots.

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31% Smaller Total Megapixels
The Canon XA10 is a 2.37MP camcorder, and so does the Canon XF105. That's 0.72MP smaller than the Canon Legria HF G40 (3.09MP).

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.

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41% Lower Effective Megapixels (movie)
Canon XA10 is only 2.07MP (movie mode). That's 0.84MP lower than the Canon Legria HF G40 (2.91MP).

The resolution of the videos a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed frames and the videos will appear sharper.

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Vastly Bigger Closest Focusing Distance
The Canon XA10 has a closest focusing distance of 0.06m, however the Canon Legria HF G40 is a 0.1m closest focusing distance camcorder (0.04m bigger) and the Canon XF105 is a 0.02m closest focusing distance camcorder (0.04m smaller).

This indicates the closest distance that the camcorder can be from the subject to achieve a perfect focus. Any closer than this and the subject will be blurry.

A smaller focusing distance means that you can get closer to subjects while filming and still keep in full focus.

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Does Not Support PictBridge
The Canon XA10 does not support PictBridge, whereas the Canon Legria HF G40 does.

This denotes whether the camcorder supports Pictbridge, which allows the device to connect directly to compatible printer to print off photos, without having to connect through a computer first.

Pictbridge makes it far easier to print off the photos you've taken on your camcorder, since you don't need to worry about downloading them first.

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88% Shorter Video Recording Time
The Canon XA10 is a 5.55h video recording time camcorder. That's 4.85h shorter than the Canon XF105 (10.4h).

This is how long the camcorder can record uninterrupted footage before the battery needs charging or changing.

A longer video recording time means that you can record more video in a single session, and need to recharge the battery less.

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Fewer Sellers
The Canon XA10 is only stocked by 2 stores, but the Canon XF105 is stocked by 4 stores.
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
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Older by Over Three Years
The Canon XA10 is four years older than the Canon Legria HF G40 and 17 months older than the Canon XF105.
8 Reasons Against
Smaller Optical Zoom
The Canon XF105 has an optical zoom of 10x (as does the Canon XA10), but the Canon Legria HF G40 is a 20x optical zoom camcorder (10x bigger).

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.

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Significantly Lower Maximum Aperture Number
The Canon XF105 is a 1.8 maximum aperture value camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria HF G40 and the Canon XA10 are both 2.8 maximum aperture value camcorders (1 higher).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

Read more Read less | Edit
0.72MP Smaller Total Megapixels
The Canon XF105 has a total megapixels of 2.37MP (as does the Canon XA10), however the Canon Legria HF G40 is a 3.09MP camcorder (0.72MP bigger).

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.

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Does Not Feature Wi-Fi
The Canon XF105 does not feature wi-Fi, whereas the Canon Legria HF G40 features wi-Fi.

This denotes whether the camcorder is capable of connecting to the net via wifi, in order to upload videos and images.

A wireless connection on your camcorder allows you to easily transfer videos to your computer, store them on the cloud or upload them to Facebook, all without having to worry about connecting via a wire.

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Heavier
The Canon XF105 is a 1.3kg camcorder. That's 390g heavier than the Canon Legria HF G40 (900g) and 515g heavier than the Canon XA10 (775g).

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

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$1,319 More Expensive
The Canon XF105 is more expensive than the Canon XA10 by $1,319.
Over Two Years Older
The Canon XF105 is older than the Canon Legria HF G40 by three years.
Appreciably Lower Expert Review Score
The Canon XF105 has an average expert rating of 80%, but the Canon Legria HF G40 has an average expert rating of 90% (based on 3 reviews) and the Canon XA10 has an average expert rating of 93% (based on 11 reviews).

Reviews & Awards

Awards

Canon Legria HF G40 Canon XA10 Canon XF105
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2 Awards
macworld.co.uk: Editor's Choice pcactual.com: Recommended
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Average Expert Rating

The Canon XA10 has the best expert reviews out of the three camcorders with an average review score of 93% based on 11 reviews. The Canon Legria HF G40 has the second best expert reviews with an average review score of 90% based on 3 reviews. The Canon XF105 has the third best expert reviews with an average review score of 80% based on 5 reviews.
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Average User Rating

The Canon XF105 has better user reviews than the Canon Legria HF G40. The average user reviews score for the Canon XF105 is 100% based on 1 review, where as the average score for the Canon Legria HF G40 is 80% based on 23 reviews.
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Videomaker.com Review Score

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In the pro world of videography it's hard to take anything this small too seriously. However, the XA10 is larger than life in terms of features, usability, and quality imaging. There's no denying it; the Canon XA10 is quite possibly the smallest prof...
In the pro world of videography it's hard to take anything this small too seriously. However, the XA10 is larger than life in terms of features, usability, and quality imaging. Canon USA, Inc. One Canon Plaza Lake Success, NY 11042......
May 2011
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With tons of pro features, a small size and weight, and an aggressive price point, Canon's XF105 is a full-featured HD camcorder that will appeal to a large audience of video enthusiasts. Nearly a decade ago, Canon released a standard definition mini...
Tons of functionality
Fantastic picture quality
Extremely sharp LCD panel
Lightweight, great ergonomics
Comandi manuali
Display ad alta risoluzione
Qualit professionale
Mirino EVF
Sistema di stabilizzazione ottica
Interfaccia HDMI
Funzionalit avanzate
Telecomando in dotazione
Sistema di riduzione dei rumori
Porta USB
Weak lowlight performance
Some controls hard to configure
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With tons of pro features, a small size and weight, and an aggressive price point, Canon's XF105 is a full-featured HD camcorder that will appeal to a large audience of video enthusiasts.Canon U.S.A. Inc. One Canon Plaza Lake Success, NY 11042......
Jun 2011

Date Released

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Key Features

Optical Zoom

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.

Digital Zoom

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.

Total Megapixels

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.

Optical Sensor Size

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a camcorder. The sensor is what processes the light from the lens and transfers it into a digital image.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality results, because more light can be brought into the lens at once, This leads to larger, more highly-detailed videos and photos.

Display Diagonal

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

3D

This denotes whether the camcorder is capable of recording video in 3D or not.

3D videos have the ability to be far more immersive and captivating than standard 2D videos. However be aware that displaying them requires a monitor or TV that is capable of displaying 3D videos, and a set of glasses to allow you to view them properly.

Canon Legria HF G40 Canon XA10 Canon XF105
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No
Best
No
Yes

Video Recording Time

This is how long the camcorder can record uninterrupted footage before the battery needs charging or changing.

A longer video recording time means that you can record more video in a single session, and need to recharge the battery less.

Weight

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

Specification

 
 
 
Lens System Canon Legria HF G40 Canon XA10 Canon XF105
Optical Zoom 20x
BEST
10x 10x
Digital Zoom 400x
BEST
2x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 576mm
BEST
305mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number 1.8 1.8 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 26.8mm
BEST
30.4mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number 2.8
BEST
2.8
BEST
1.8
Image Stabilizer Type
Optical
 Optical
Optical
 Optical
Optical
 Optical
Filter Size 58mm 58mm 58mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Canon Legria HF G40 Canon XA10 Canon XF105
Max Video Resolution
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Maximum Frame Rate 35fps Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
BEST
HD Type
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution Unknown - Click to provide data 24 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Capture Modes
MXP FXP
LP SP
XP+ FX
PS FX
PS
 MXP
 FXP
 LP
 SP
 XP+
 FX
 PS
 FX
 PS
MXP FXP
LP SP
XP+ FX
PS FX
PS
 MXP
 FXP
 LP
 SP
 XP+
 FX
 PS
 FX
 PS
MXP FXP
LP SP
XP+ FX
PS FX
PS
 MXP
 FXP
 LP
 SP
 XP+
 FX
 PS
 FX
 PS
Video Capturing Speed Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Supported Video Modes
1080p 720p
1080i
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
1080p 720p
1080i
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
1080p 720p
1080i
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
Video Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 
 
 
Image Sensor Canon Legria HF G40 Canon XA10 Canon XF105
Total Megapixels 3.09MP
BEST
2.37MP 2.37MP
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1" 1"
Sensor Type
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image) 2.07MP 2.07MP 2.07MP
Effective Megapixels (movie) 2.91MP
BEST
2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Storage Canon Legria HF G40 Canon XA10 Canon XF105
Maximum Memory Card Size Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 128GB
Flash Memory Unknown - Click to provide data 64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots Unknown - Click to provide data 2 2
Compatible Memory Cards
SDXC SDHC
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
 CF+
SDXC SDHC
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
 CF+
SDXC SDHC
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
 CF+
Camcorder Media Type
Memory card
 Memory card
Memory card
 Memory card
Memory card
 Memory card
 
 
 
Focusing Canon Legria HF G40 Canon XA10 Canon XF105
Closest Focusing Distance 0.1m 0.06m 0.02m
BEST
Focus Adjustment
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Macro Focusing Range Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Light Exposure Canon Legria HF G40 Canon XA10 Canon XF105
Light Exposure Modes
Manual Auto
 Manual
 Auto
Manual Auto
 Manual
 Auto
Manual Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 
 
 
White Balance Canon Legria HF G40 Canon XA10 Canon XF105
White Balance
Fluorescent H Auto
Manual Tungsten
Fluorescent Daylight
Shade Cloudy
Incandescent Halogen
Custom modes Custom
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Shade
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Halogen
 Custom modes
 Custom
Fluorescent H Auto
Manual Tungsten
Fluorescent Daylight
Shade Cloudy
Incandescent Halogen
Custom modes Custom
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Shade
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Halogen
 Custom modes
 Custom
Fluorescent H Auto
Manual Tungsten
Fluorescent Daylight
Shade Cloudy
Incandescent Halogen
Custom modes Custom
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Shade
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Halogen
 Custom modes
 Custom
 
 
 
Shutter Canon Legria HF G40 Canon XA10 Canon XF105
Camera Shutter Speed
 
 
 
Display Canon Legria HF G40 Canon XA10 Canon XF105
Display Diagonal 2.7" 3.5"
BEST
3.5"
BEST
Display Resolution (numeric) Unknown - Click to provide data 922,000 Pixels
BEST
920,000 Pixels
Display
OLED
 OLED
OLED
 OLED
OLED
 OLED
 
 
 
Viewfinder Canon Legria HF G40 Canon XA10 Canon XF105
Viewfinder Screen Size 0.24" 0.24" 0.24"
Viewfinder Unknown - Click to provide data 260,000 Pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
electrical
 electrical
electrical
 electrical
electrical
 electrical
 
 
 
Camera Canon Legria HF G40 Canon XA10 Canon XF105
Minimum Illumination 0.1lx
BEST
1.3lx 4.5lx
 
 
 
Still Image Canon Legria HF G40 Canon XA10 Canon XF105
Maximum Image Resolution
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 
 
 
Audio Canon Legria HF G40 Canon XA10 Canon XF105
Audio System
Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Canon Legria HF G40 Canon XA10 Canon XF105
USB 2.0 Port 1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out Unknown - Click to provide data 1 1
Mini HDMI Port 1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini USB Port 1 1 1
 
 
 
Battery Canon Legria HF G40 Canon XA10 Canon XF105
Maximum Battery Life 4.35h Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Recording Time Unknown - Click to provide data 5.55h
BEST
10.4h
Battery Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 7.4V
Battery Technology
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported 1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Canon Legria HF G40 Canon XA10 Canon XF105
Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Canon Legria HF G40 Canon XA10 Canon XF105
Weight 900g 775g 1.3kg
BEST
Height 84mm 205mm 148mm
Depth 231mm 177mm 250mm
Width 115mm 130mm 121mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Canon Legria HF G40 Canon XA10 Canon XF105
Cables Included
USB Component
 USB
 Component
USB Component
 USB
 Component
USB Component
 USB
 Component

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