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Canon LEGRIA HF G40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 104 reviews of Canon LEGRIA HF G40. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the durability and price. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed reviews about the size. Some have doubts about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon LEGRIA HF G40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon LEGRIA HF G40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Canon LEGRIA HF G40 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the image quality and durability. The price and portability also get good views, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the connectivity.

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78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon LEGRIA HF G40 High Definition Camcorder (20x Optical Zoom, 400x Digital Zoom) 3.5-Inch OLED TouchscreenCanon LEGRIA HF G40 High Definition Camcorder (20x Optical Zoom, 400x Digital Zoom) 3.5-Inch OLED Touchscreen

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon LEGRIA HF G40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 user reviews of Canon LEGRIA HF G40 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Opinions about the durability and price are generally positive. The image quality and portability are also appreciated.

usability, portability, image quality, price, durability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon VIXIA HF M40 Full HD Camcorder with HD CMOS Pro and 16GB Internal Flash MemoryCanon VIXIA HF M40 Full HD Camcorder with HD CMOS Pro and 16GB Internal Flash Memory

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Jim Feeley (techadvisor.co.uk)

Canon Vixia HF M40 review

 

Sometimes less is more. Take, for example, the Canon Vixia HF M40 camcorder. The camera tweaks some features found in Canon's 2010 M-series camcorders, but the most significant change is a slightly larger image sensor with substantially fewer pixels....

Dedicated HD camcorders like the HF M40 are getting squeezed between the increasingly acceptable video capabilities of smartphones and the fussy-but-pretty video performance of DSLRs. But today there's still a good-sized niche for moderately priced HD...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Kaitlyn Chantry (camcorderinfo.com)

Canon Vixia HF M40 Camcorder Review

 

The Canon HF M40 is the latest mid-range camcorder from Canon. With the same risky new sensor, this impressive bargain has great low light performance and a plethora of manual controls.

May, 2011

Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

Best budget HD camcorder

 

For about a third of the price of the elite Canon Vixia HF G10 (*Est. $1,400), experts say the Canon Vixia HF M40 delivers similarly spectacular HD video quality. Both camcorders use the same CMOS Pro image sensor -- lifted from Canon's pricey...

Video quality comparable to Canon's flagship camcorder, useful manual and automatic controls, 16 GB of built-in memory, dual memory-card slots

Touch screen isn't the most responsive, low-resolution still photos

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Kaitlyn Chantry (reviewed.com)

Canon Vixia HF M40

 

A camcorder that isn't afraid of the dark.

It turns out that Canon’s gamble to put all new sensors into the 2011 consumer lineup has really paid off.

May, 2011

Consumer review by: Tim (currys.co.uk)

CANON LEGRIA HF G40 Camcorder - Black

 

Great image quality with great lens (F1.8)

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: neil (very.co.uk)

good hd cam good in low light

 

bought this camcorder for my son who interviews mma fighters post fight all i can say is the cam is brill it can do all i need and more.

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Stuart (currys.co.uk)

CANON LEGRIA HF G40 Camcorder - Black

 

Lense, multi SD card slot, focus assissit,multiple video file formats, dynamic anti shake setting and the intuative settings menu. In old money the picture quality is up around the 750 lines of resolution with no colour bleed and with two full HD...

Won't fit on your shoulder

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: Dave (currys.co.uk)

CANON LEGRIA HF G40 Camcorder - Black

 

Geat in auto mode,still learning manual side having 2 card slots great advantage.Works well with wifi and apple s6+phone as remote

Have not found any thing yet

May, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AC3
Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0 / Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes

Battery

Battery life (max):3 / 4.35
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-820 / BP-828
Number of Batteries Supported:1

Camera

3D:N / No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Direct printing:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes
Image processor:DIGIC DV III / DIGIC DV IV
Image quality adjustment:Brightness, Colour depth
Minimum illumination:0.1
Supported aspect ratios:16:9

Design

Colour of product:Black
LED indicators: Yes
Tripod mountable:Y / Yes

Display

Built-in Display:Y / Yes
Display:LCD / OLED
Display diagonal:6.86 / 7.62 / 8.89
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touchscreen:Y / Yes

Flash

Built-in Flash:N / No
Built-in light:N / No

Focusing

Closest focusing distance:0.0100 / 0.1
Face detection:Y / Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto / Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.07
Effective megapixels (movie):2.07 / 2.91
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.84 / 25.4 / 3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:2.37 / 3.09

Lens System

Digital Zoom:200 / 400
Filter Size:4.3 / 5.8
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):43.6 - 436
Focal length range (f-f):3.67 - 73.4 / 6.1 - 61
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Maximum aperture number:2.8
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):57.6 / 576
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.68 / 26.8
Optical Zoom:10 / 20

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto, Manual / Manual
Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset / Beach, Night, Portrait, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset

Networking

Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-5 - 45

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 3
Auto exposure: Yes
Manual exposure: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2.9

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y / Yes
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
HDMI:Y / Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
PictBridge:Y / Yes
S-Video Out:N / No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/2000 / 1/2000 - 1/6
Shutter speed (video):1/2000

Still image

Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type:N / No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Disc types supported:N / No
Flash memory:16
Memory slots:2

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC
Capture modes:FXP, LP, MXP, SP, XP
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:35
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:720p, 1080p / 720p,1080p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, MP4 / AVCHD,MP4 / H.264, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder screen size:0.24

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.1 / 23.1 / 231
Height :7.1 / 8.4 / 84
Weight:350 / 900
Width:11.5 / 115 / 7.4

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Manual, Shade, Tungsten / Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Manual, Shade, Tungsten