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Canon Legria HF G40 Video Camera

Compact, capable and easy to use, Canon's Legria HF G40 camcorder offers the optical refinement and dynamic advanced performance experienced videographers want in a lightweight and portable package. Using a Genuine Canon 20x High Definition Optical Zoom lens and a new, highly sensitive HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor with improved low-light performance, the Legria HF G40 camcorder provides sharp, Full HD video with beautiful highlight and shadow detail in virtually every lighting situation. A DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor speeds up operation and enables the lens's powerful image stabilization for clear and stable images, even when shooting handheld. For fluid use in numerous situations, the Legria HF G40 camcorder has a 3.5-inch touch-capacitive screen, plus a tiltable electronic viewfinder. A host of manual controls are complemented by two modes: Wide DR Gamma and Highlight Priority, which help capture color and detail virtually consistent with how they're seen by the naked eye. Creative options are expanded with a new interval recording option that can capture fast motion of up to 1200x the original speed. Ideal for an incredible variety of uses, the Legria HF G40 is a stellar choice for anyone who requires professional-quality videos on the go.

Genuine Canon 20x High-Definition Optical Zoom Lens

The Legria HF G40 camcorder features a Genuine Canon 20x HD Video Lens offering a 35mm equivalent of 26.8–576mm with a minimum object distance of just 60cm. Incorporating advanced elements and coatings, it helps reduce flare, ghosting and other distracting effects, delivering sharp, clear images with minimal distortion.

The Legria HF G40 features an 8-blade Circular Aperture, which helps reduce the "starburst" effect found in camcorders with non-circular apertures. The result is that points of light in out-of-focus areas, usually the background of your shot, are beautifully circularly blurred, creating an authentic and artistic feel. The professional touch of a manual focus ring allows accurate and precise control. For extra flexibility, the manual focus ring can be easily set to control zoom instead.

New, Advanced HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor with improved Low-Light Performance

For incredibly sharp and detailed high-definition video recording, the Legria HF G40 camcorder features a reengineered, 1/2.84-inch, 2.91 Megapixel HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor that captures approximately 2136 x 1362 pixels. Thanks to the sensor's enhanced sensitivity, the Legria HF G40 helps provide vivid, accurate recording through an improved signal-to-noise ratio. Featuring an improved, low-luminance noise rating of +3 dB, the Legria HF G40 camcorder is able to capture clearer, sharper images in lower light, with even better detail.

1080/50p Recording in MP4

The Legria HF G40 camcorder gives you high-quality recording whether you're capturing MP4 or AVCHD files. 1080/50p recording captures twice the amount of information as 50i, and with images captured at a rate of up to 50 frames per second, diagonal noise is virtually eliminated so even fast moving subjects show up crisply with motion and patterns clearly recorded. This greater sense of detail and faithful rendering of moving edges, plus enhanced color and fine tonal gradation, gives your video everything Full HD has to offer. With the Legria HF G40 you can record in internet-ready, easy-to-share MP4 format at up to 35 Mbps. The Legria HF G40 also features a maximum bit rate of 28 Mbps for AVCHD recording, the highest in the AVCHD standard. So, regardless of the format you're shooting or viewing, image quality is outstanding.

The Legria HF G40 camcorder features the Native 24p Progressive Mode, which allows up to 24 frames per second to be captured and recorded (instead of the standard 50i) – a look that is evocative of traditional cinematic quality, and a must for serious filmmaking work.

Built-in Wi-Fi technology with FTP Transfer Capability

Built-in, dual-band (5 GHz/2.4 GHz) Wi-Fi® technology on the Legria HF G40 camcorder lets you share your HD video easily, and in a number of different ways. Connect with compatible networks, wireless hotspots and iOS® mobile devices using the free Canon Movie Uploader app*. Transfer files to selected FTP servers for back up or when a quick transfer is necessary. Share videos over the internet with CANON iMAGE GATEWAY# – an online photo storage service that lets you upload to social networking sites. Watch videos stored on the camera's memory cards directly on your living room TV, or use your PC or mobile device to browse remotely through the previously recorded videos stored on your camcorder, without connecting a cable**. The Remote Browse function uses a standard Web browser and does not require a special app. 

Additionally, Wi-Fi® technology allows remote control of key camcorder controls, such as recording start/stop and zoom (in three different speeds), exposure functions (iris, shutter speed, gain and more) and focus settings, adding another level of freedom to your shooting abilities. 

* This software enables you to upload images to social network sites. Before uploading images, please be aware that image files may contain privacy related information such as people and places. If necessary, please delete such information. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this software. Compatible with iOS version 5/6/7 or later for select devices. MP4 60p and AVCHD recordings are not supported for this function.

# One-time registration is required on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY online photo album.

** Compatible with iOS version 5/6 or later and Android version 4.0 or later for select devices. AVCHD recording is not supported for this function. On iOS devices, MP4 60p recording is not supported; only the playback function is available.

Superb Image Reproduction

The Legria HF G40 camcorder represents Canon's Full HD System, delivering truly excellent image quality and reproduction for most any application. With its 20x Optical Zoom HD Video lens, its new HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor and the powerful DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor working together to capture and process the images at hand, the Legria HF G40 is positioned to deliver HD video that is nothing short of stunning.

3.5-inch OLED Viewscreen with 10 000:1 Contrast Ratio and Electronic Viewfinder

The touch-sensitive Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) panel on the Legria HF G40 camcorder boasts an impressive viewing angle, color reproduction, contrast and touch responsiveness. Your vivid, clear video will be reproduced faithfully with approximately 1.23 million dots of resolution. And the touch responsiveness of the screen is smooth and sensitive, enabling fluid control of camera functions like Touch & Track, Touch Focus and Touch Exposure.

The Legria HF G40 features a 0.24-inch, approximately 1.56 million-dot color electronic viewfinder with approximately 100% field of view coverage for detailed, accurate composition judgment. The viewfinder can be tilted up to 45° from its normal resting position to enable a great amount of shooting freedom. Settings can be adjusted with a handy joystick so you don't have to stop looking through the viewfinder. And, because it is positioned where your thumb naturally rests while holding the camera, you can shoot and adjust easily – even with one hand!

Wide DR Gamma

For natural and realistic-looking image capture that faithfully represents the scene at hand, the Legria HF G40 camcorder features a Wide DR Gamma mode. By suppressing overexposure in high brightness areas of the composition, this mode helps achieve a wide dynamic range of 600% to produce virtually seamless tone gradations, resulting in smooth detail, accurate colour and virtually no blown-out highlights.

Intelligent Optical Image Stabilization System with Powered and Dynamic Modes and Auto On/Off

Canon's sophisticated SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer corrects camera shake instantly, so even handheld video taken at long focal lengths can be sharp and steady. The power of Canon's DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor has made possible a versatile Dynamic Image Stabilization mode. In addition to providing continuous adjustment throughout the entire zoom range to correct a broad range of motion, with extra compensation applied at wide-angle focal lengths, the system stabilizes rotational camera shake. Controlling rotational camera shake – horizontal, vertical and roll axis – helps ensure smooth, virtually distortion-free video, even when you're walking while shooting.

High-Definition Peaking for Focus Assist

To enhance focusing capability, the Legria HF G40 camcorder provides Focus Assist. It includes enlargement, which helps in capturing your subject in razor-sharp focus. It works by providing a 2x magnification of your subject, which is automatically canceled when you start recording. Also included is color peaking, which shows the shooting object's focused areas in actual colors.

High-Capacity Battery Included

The Legria HF G40 camcorder is powered by a high-capacity battery pack. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery not only lets you shoot for a long time, but features intelligent technology that accurately indicates remaining battery time for extra insurance that you won't miss an important shooting opportunity.

Video Cameras

Sensor
1/2.84 Type Advanced HD CMOS PRO
Processor
DIGIC DV 4
File Format
AVCHD and MP4
Recording Resolution
AVCHD
1920x1080 50p 28Mbps
1920x1080 50i/25p 24Mbps 17Mbps
1440x1080 50i/25p 5Mbps
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MP4
1920x1080 50p 35Mbps
1920x1080 25p 24Mbps, 17Mbps
1280x720 25p 4Mbps
640x360 25p 3Mbps
FPS Recording
50fps and 25fps
High Definition
Yes
Lens Mount
Built-in Lens
Optical Zoom
20x
Audio Input
3.5mm Mini-phone Microphone Input
Headphone Output
3.5mm Headphone Output
On Board Memory
No
Memory/Storage
Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC Card Slots
Peaking
Yes
Zebra
Yes
Optical/ Digital Viewfinder
Digital Viewfinder
Touch Screen
3.5-inch OLED Touch Screen
Battery
BP-820
Approx. 3hrs recording time
Weight
900g
This product has been discontinued.
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