Canon Legria HF G40 vs Panasonic AG-AC130A
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Canon Legria HF G40vsPanasonic AG-AC130A

Canon Legria HF G40

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and critically acclaimed 20x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera
90
Reviews
2 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
75
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
Panasonic AG-AC130A

71

Overall Score

71

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec but only average value for money 22x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder
61
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
71
Overall Score
Very Good
22x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.2MP 1" Jan 2016
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 22x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 2.2MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jan 2016
Canon Legria HF G40

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and critically acclaimed 20x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera
90
Reviews
2 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
75
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
Panasonic AG-AC130A

71

Overall Score

71

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec but only average value for money 22x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder
61
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
71
Overall Score
Very Good
22x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.2MP 1" Jan 2016
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 22x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 2.2MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jan 2016

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Reasons For

Canon Legria HF G40 Panasonic AG-AC130A
4 Reasons For
Vastly Bigger Digital Zoom
The Canon Legria HF G40 has a digital zoom of 400x, however the Panasonic AG-AC130A is only a 10x (digital) camcorder (390x 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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29% Bigger Total Megapixels
The Canon Legria HF G40 is a 3.09MP camcorder. That's 0.89MP bigger than the Panasonic AG-AC130A (2.2MP).

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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Significantly Lighter
The Canon Legria HF G40 has a weight of 900g, whereas the Panasonic AG-AC130A is a 2.4kg camcorder (1.5kg 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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Better Brand
Canon camcorders have an average rating of 83.1%, but Panasonic has an average rating of 73.2%.
2 Reasons For
A Little Bigger Optical Zoom
The Panasonic AG-AC130A has an optical zoom of 22x, whereas the Canon Legria HF G40 is only a 20x optical zoom camcorder (2x smaller).

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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0.75" Larger Display Diagonal
The Panasonic AG-AC130A is a 3.45" screen size camcorder, whereas the Canon Legria HF G40 is only a 2.7" screen size camcorder (0.75" 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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Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

Canon Legria HF G40 Panasonic AG-AC130A
Best
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
No reviews found

Average User Rating

Canon Legria HF G40 Panasonic AG-AC130A
Best
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
No reviews found

Average Brand Rating

Canon has a better average brand rating than Panasonic. The average brand rating for Canon is 83.07% based on 2,545 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Panasonic is 73.15% based on 595 reviews.
Canon Legria HF G40 Panasonic AG-AC130A
Canon

83

83

Based on 2,545 reviews
Panasonic

73

73

Based on 595 reviews

Date Released

Canon Legria HF G40 Panasonic AG-AC130A
25 months old 25 months old

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.

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 Panasonic AG-AC130A
Optical Zoom 20x 22x
BEST
Digital Zoom 400x
BEST
10x
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 576mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number 1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 26.8mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number 2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
Optical
 Optical
Optical
 Optical
Filter Size 58mm 72mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Canon Legria HF G40 Panasonic AG-AC130A
Max Video Resolution
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
HD Type
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Supported Video Modes
1080p 720p
 1080p
 720p
1080p 720p
 1080p
 720p
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
 
 
 
Image Sensor Canon Legria HF G40 Panasonic AG-AC130A
Total Megapixels 3.09MP
BEST
2.2MP
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1"
Sensor Type
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image) 2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Effective Megapixels (movie) 2.91MP Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Storage Canon Legria HF G40 Panasonic AG-AC130A
Compatible Memory Cards
SDXC SDHC
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
SDXC SDHC
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
Camcorder Media Type
Memory card
 Memory card
Memory card
 Memory card
 
 
 
Focusing Canon Legria HF G40 Panasonic AG-AC130A
Closest Focusing Distance 0.1m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 
 
 
Light Exposure Canon Legria HF G40 Panasonic AG-AC130A
Light Exposure Modes
Manual
 Manual
Manual
 Manual
 
 
 
White Balance Canon Legria HF G40 Panasonic AG-AC130A
White Balance
Fluorescent H Auto
Manual Tungsten
Fluorescent Daylight
Shade
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Shade
Fluorescent H Auto
Manual Tungsten
Fluorescent Daylight
Shade
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Shade
 
 
 
Shutter Canon Legria HF G40 Panasonic AG-AC130A
Camera Shutter Speed Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Display Canon Legria HF G40 Panasonic AG-AC130A
Display Diagonal 2.7" 3.45"
BEST
Display Resolution (numeric) Unknown - Click to provide data 921,000 Pixels
Display
OLED
 OLED
OLED
 OLED
 
 
 
Viewfinder Canon Legria HF G40 Panasonic AG-AC130A
Viewfinder Screen Size 0.24" 0.45"
BEST
Viewfinder Unknown - Click to provide data 1,266,000 Pixels
Viewfinder Type
Electronic
 Electronic
Electronic
 Electronic
 
 
 
Camera Canon Legria HF G40 Panasonic AG-AC130A
Minimum Illumination 0.1lx
BEST
0.4lx
 
 
 
Audio Canon Legria HF G40 Panasonic AG-AC130A
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
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Canon Legria HF G40 Panasonic AG-AC130A
USB 2.0 Port 1 1
Mini HDMI Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini USB Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Battery Canon Legria HF G40 Panasonic AG-AC130A
Maximum Battery Life 4.35h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Canon Legria HF G40 Panasonic AG-AC130A
Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Canon Legria HF G40 Panasonic AG-AC130A
Weight 900g 2.4kg
BEST
Height 84mm 195mm
Depth 231mm 438mm
Width 115mm 180mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Canon Legria HF G40 Panasonic AG-AC130A
Cables Included
USB AC
DC
 USB
 AC
 DC
USB AC
DC
 USB
 AC
 DC

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