Canon Legria HF G40

MPN: 1005C002-IV  |  EAN: 0636983227204  |  Model: Legria HF G40

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as at 25 Sep 19 | 12:43 AM CET





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Canon Legria HF G40 - 1005C002-IV Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
Just Right
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Just Right
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Just Right
Intermediate Skill Level (Video)
Very Good
Live Streaming
Just Right
Wildlife Photography
Just Right
Landscape Photography
Just Right
Everyday Life Photography
Just Right
Event Videos
Just Right
High FPS Videos
Just Right
Events Photography
Just Right
Home Videos
Just Right
Sports Photography
Just Right
Just Right
Underwater Photography
Just Right
Slow Motion Videos
Just Right
Just Right
Low-light Videos
Just Right
WiFi Connectivity
Just Right
Regular Looks
Just Right
Bluetooth Connectivity
Just Right
Camera Body with Lens
Just Right

Kind of Camera

With its primary focus on video, the Camcorder offers you a device that you can fully rely on when it comes to extensive video recording sessions in a variety of scenarios.

Photography Skillset

Point and shoot - If you're not quite the expert yet or you're just getting started in the world of photography, the Canon Legria HF G40 will satisfy your needs.

Video skill level

Just a beginner - Whether you're just starting to develop some expertise or you only record videos from time to time, then the Canon Legria HF G40 will satisfy your needs..


Video Scenarios

Streaming video live is a great way to share your experiences and this camera from Canon provides a couple of connectivity options to help you with this.

Recording every moment of the day's events is precious and this device certainly delivers. While the camera is rolling it has a handy Image stabilization feature built-in.

Its always great to capture moments of delight at home or while spending time with family and friends on an outing. For this, the Canon Legria HF G40 is a great companion to have.

Self made video content - Whether its in a specialist niche or broad subject area, video content is king (or queen) these days. With an image sensor size of (mm), this camera can deliver really good image quality in your videos. It's also got Wi-Fi so if you can still make your transfers even if you're not with your cables.

Other Video needs

Slow motion recordings add an extra dimension of fun and entertainment. This camera comes with an in-built setting that enables this mode.

If you're looking for that silky-smooth rendering of your videos, this camera has got it as its able to handle 60 FPS at 1080p resolutions.

Low light recording can be tricky, however this camera has got what it takes to help you through that. This is because its minimum aperture number combined with it's maximum ISO sensitivity can produce crispy images with minimal noise.

Photo Scenarios

If you're looking to simply use your camera to point-and-shoot everyday moments with an item or person as the subject matter, then the Legria HF G40 is an easy recommendation for this.

Its important to ensure the celebrant (or special guests) are in clear view in every photo taken. Keeping them in focus while they're moving about is one of the great features that comes with the Legria HF G40.

As lots of sports happen at night or in-doors, the image sensor size plays an important role in image quality during low light conditions. In addition to its (mm) sensor size, the Canon Legria HF G40, also comes with a Tracking Focus mode which is great for photos were the subject is constantly moving.

Taking photos while underwater is a lot of fun. You'll be able to bathe the subject of your photograph with the colours and hues only found when taking shots in an aquatic environment.

Sometimes while on sightseeing or on a tour, you can only observe things from a distance. Which is why the zoom capability on this camera comes in handy in that situation.

In scenarios where animals are darting about, the burst mode on this camera comes in handy as well as it's Tracking Focus capability. The combination of these features and the  (mm) Image Sensor on this camera, provides you with a device that suits your wildlife photography needs - whether tranquil or dramatic.

Composing photographs of landscapes is subject to the lighting conditions that you're faced with. The (mm) Image Sensor Size on this model play a big role in this. Also, the Canon Legria HF G40 has a variety of scene modes which can be selected to suit the shot you're preparing to take.

Other considerations

With this model, you no longer need to worry about carrying cables for data transfer all the time as it comes with Wi-FI.


It looks simple, capable and doesn't stand out in any particular way.

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Product Description

Blending compact design with no-fuss performance, the Canon Legria HF G40 stays ready to adapt to any shooting conditions you find yourself in. Whether you're a documentary filmmaker, live streamer or budding director, the 2.91MP CMOS sensor and DIGIC DV III image processor work in tandem to deliver Full HD 1080p video at up to 60 fps. Featuring an outstanding 20x Optical Zoom, SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer and built-in microphone, you can rest assured that the Legria HF G40 has all the necessary tools to maintain creative flexibility at all times. Not only does the ergonomically-designed body frame put forth a comfortable hold and solid grip, but the assignable buttons allow for a personalized shooting experience. With the Legria HF G40, you also have the option to view your creations upon the 3.5-inch LCD screen that flips out from the camera body, or project them upon an HDTV via the convenient HDMI port. When you're ready to export those movies, this camcorder is equipped with WiFi and NFC technology that allows you to instantly share over a wireless network without even having to remove the memory card.

Technical Specifications

Canon Legria HF G40 - 1005C002-IV Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Camera Type Camcorder
Operating Temperature (T-T) 0 - 40 °F
Operating Temperature (T-T) -5 - 45
Product Colour Black
Aperture Range (F-F) 1.8-2.8
Image Formats Supported JPEG
White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Shade, Tungsten
Auto Focus Yes
Face Detection Yes
Focus Adjustment Auto/Manual
Focusing Distance 10
Manual Focus Yes
Tracking Focus 1
Camera Shutter Speed 1/6 - 1/2000 s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed 1/2000 s
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 1/6 s
Camcorder Media Type SD, SDHC, SDXC
Full HD Yes
HD Type Full HD
Live stream capable 1
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Slow-Mo Capable 1
Video Formats Supported AVCHD, MP4
Video Recording Yes
Video Resolutions 640x360, 1280x720, 1440x1080, 1920x1080 pixels
Audio System Dolby Digital
Built-in Microphone Yes
Headphone Output Type 2.5, 3.5
Headphone Outputs 1
Microphone In Yes
Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
Wind Filter Yes
Lens System
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) 26.8 - 576 mm
Focal Length Range (f-f) 3.67 - 73.4 mm
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 576 mm
Minimum Aperture Number 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 26.8 mm
Optical Zoom 20 x
Built-in Display Yes
Flip-out Screen Yes
Vari-angle LCD Display Yes
Image Sensor Size 1/2.84
Sensor Type CMOS
Other Features
Stabilizer Yes
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI (Mini) Ports Quantity 1
HDMI Connector Type C
HDMI Ports Quantity Yes
USB 2.0 (Mini USB) Ports Quantity 1
USB 2.0 Connectors 1
USB Connector Mini-USB
USB Connector Type B
USB Version 2.0
Wi-Fi Yes
Packaging Content
Hand Strap Yes
Weight & Dimensions
Depth 231 mm
Height 84 mm
Weight 900 g
Width 115 mm