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alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 reviews of Canon LEGRIA HF G40. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and price. The image quality and portability also get good comments.

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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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 user reviews of Canon LEGRIA HF G40 from 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 People really like the durability and price. The image quality and portability also get good views.

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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

Aug, 2017

Product Specifications


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


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


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


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


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


Built-in Flash:N
Built-in light:N


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


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

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack:Y
HDMI:Y / Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
S-Video Out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


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

Still image

Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type:N
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Disc types supported:N
Flash memory:16
Memory slots:2


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 screen size:0.24

Weight & Dimensions

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

White balance

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