The Canon LEGRIA HF G40 camcorder produces full high definition 1920x1080p recording to capture those special moments in precise detail. With a variety of frame rates from 23.98, 29.97 and 59.94 fps, you’ll be able to shoot in just about any situation for a range of creative effects to take your recording to the next level.
The G40 camcorder’s processing power enables recording in both MP4 and AVCHD formats simultaneously. That way you can use your video for a variety of purposes. Whether it’s uploading them to YouTube to stream online or burning them to BluRay or DVD, you’ll have the choice of which video size is suitable to your needs.
The large 3.5-inch OLED touchscreen offers clear precision playback when viewing your recordings, so you can check the accuracy and detail of your footage in high resolution on the go while you’re filming. The intuitive touchscreen design gives you the ability to make small changes at the touch of your fingertips on the screen also.
Canon’s HD CMOS Pro sensor combined with the DIGIC DV 4 image processor delivers exceptional high-sensitivity performance and noise reduction, even in low light shooting. You’ll be well-equipped in any lighting situation, whether it’s candlelight, outdoor lights or fluorescent indoor lighting.
Equipped with an 8-blade circular aperture from f/1.8 to f/2.8, you’ll be able to create beautiful background blur to bring your subjects to the foreground. Your shots will be sharp, even when taken from far away. To add a professional touch, the manual focus ring allows you to make adjustments and be in control of the zoom yourself.
The external microphones enhance your audio to deliver exceptional sound. You can monitor your sound without distracting others by inputting headphones in the jack. Perfect if you’re at an event and want to be subtle with your playbacks. You’ll be able to monitor any errors to ensure you’re recording at perfect sound quality.
The 58mm filter thread gives you the potential to attach different filters. If you want to change the colour balance or work in different lighting situations, a filter can be just what you need. An ND filter is perfect for broad daylight shooting and a circular-polarising filter also reduces glare when you’re shooting outdoors. It’s also a good idea to protect your camera with a UV filter to minimise damage from sunlight exposure.
This professional-quality lens with 20x magnification delivers outstanding video footage. The aspherical lens cuts out chromatic aberrations, reducing unwanted flare and ghosting. The 26.8mm wide-angle lens and 35mm equivalent focal range of 28.8-576m gives you versatility to shoot in any situation. Whether it’s an event or on your travels, you’ll be equipped with everything you need to capture those moments.
Achieve smooth and still footage even at longer focal ranges with the clever 5-axis image stabilisation. The camcorder’s internal stabilisers ensure smooth shots, even when handheld. You won’t need to worry about camera shake, even when you’re shooting from a distance, panning scenes or walking while video recording.
|Lens||Focal Length: 3.67 - 73.4mm
Maximum Aperture: f1.8 - f2.8
Optical Zoom 20x
Digital Zoom 400x
|Minimum Illumination||1 lux
Night Mode Low Light (0.1 lux)
|Built-in Filters||es, Cinema Standard, Vivid, Dream, Cool, Sepia, Old Movies, Memory|
|Minimum Focus Distance||10mm|
|Video Recording System||PAL|
|Audio Recording Format||Dolby Digital 2ch
Dolby Digital AC3
|LCD Monitor||OLED 3.5" with 10,000:1 Contrast Ratio|
|Memory Card Slot||Dual SDXC Memory Card Slots|
|Shutter Speed||Maximum 1/2000 sec
Slow 1/6 sec
|Maximum Recording Time||Variable total, depending on memory card size¹64GB SDXC card: 24hrs 30mins 2/3 (not supplied)|
|Input and Output Connectors||1x LANC Terminal 2.5 mm 1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Stereo Input (Jack) Mic 1x HDMI C (Mini) 1x USB 2.0 1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Stereo Mini|
|Power Requirements||BP-820 (included)
|Dimensions||115 x 84 x 231mm (with lens hood)|
Yes! Use the manual focus function with the focus ring to control your shot and give your footage that cinematic, professional look.
This camcorder features 5-axis image stabilisation, so you don’t need to worry about camera shake. But, if you’re recording for an extended period of time, use a tripod with a fluid video head in order to capture smooth footage and avoid any unwanted shake caused by natural human movement.
A lightweight tripod in the HFG range will work well with this camcorder, and is great for those who are on the move. If you want to go for something different, try a video head such as the Manfrotto MVH500AH with a sturdy and lightweight Gitzo tripod.
You do not have to use filters with your camera as it is designed to create professional quality video on its own. However filters can be a great way to achieve different colours, create unique effects and provide protection for your lens. We highly recommend a clear/UV filter to add a layer of protection to your camcorder lens.
It’s a good idea to use a high capacity SD card when recording video. Look at using 32GB or bigger as video files are quite large and can take up space very quickly.
A LED light is good if you plan to shoot in low light or darkness. Having artificial lighting is crucial if you don’t have natural light. Utilise the cold-shoe on top of the HFG 40 to connect an LED light. Brands such as Aputure are the perfect fit for these cameras.