Canon today enhances its renowned LEGRIA consumer camcorder range with a new flagship model for creative video enthusiasts – the LEGRIA HF G25. Building on the outstanding performance offered by its predecessor, the highly-popular LEGRIA HF G10, the LEGRIA HF G25 features a first-class specification optimised to deliver leading video quality. It offers a precision Canon-engineered wide-angle lens, extensive manual controls and exceptional audio performance in a compact, user-friendly body – making it an ideal, affordable choice for aspiring videographers looking to explore their creative potential.
Professional image quality
Thanks to its premium and highly powerful HD Camera System, the LEGRIA HF G25 delivers stunning, professional-standard results. At its heart is an enhanced Canon HD CMOS PRO image sensor, which now offers a 20% improvement in light sensitivity over its predecessor. Combining with the lens’ maximum f/1.8 aperture, the sensor delivers outstanding low-light performance and wide dynamic range, capturing atmosphere and detail in shadows, while also preventing highlight blow-out in high-contrast conditions.
The camera’s Optical 30.4mm Wide-Angle HD video lens helps achieve superior quality results, enabling videographers to capture more of the scene. When shooting, or viewing images in bright conditions, the lens’ anti-reflective structure prevents light reflections or glare.
A 10x optical zoom is enhanced by Canon’s acclaimed Optical Image Stabilizer technology, counteracting camera shake throughout the zoom range. Canon’s Intelligent IS technology is also included to ensure each shot is crisp, clear and blur-free. By automatically selecting one of four different modes, including the Dynamic and Powered modes, Intelligent IS ensures that, whether enthusiasts are shooting whilst walking, experimenting with macro, or zooming into far off action, each recording is captured in vivid detail and with minimal blur.
Enhanced audio performance
To complement exceptional visual performance, the LEGRIA HF G25 features an internal microphone, audio equaliser and Canon’s advanced Audio Scene Select technology. Working together with the high quality internal microphone, Audio Scene Select features five different modes with sound settings optimised for the scene being shot, including Noise Reduction, Music and Speech. Users can simply select the most suitable mode for their scene and let the camera do the work, freeing them to focus exclusively on composition.
The high quality internal microphone reduces mid and low-frequency background noise, picking out even softer sounds with crystal-clear audio. An audio equaliser also optimises the sound according to the type of soundtrack, especially useful when shooting a scene with live music or individual voices. Zoom Mic mode also adjusts microphone directionality for subjects in front of the camcorder, ensuring improved sound quality when zooming into more distant subjects.
In addition to the internal mic, compatibility with the WM-V1 wireless microphone provides additional flexibility – enabling the voices of subjects up to 50m from the camcorder to be captured without any loss of quality. The wireless mic can also be used as a transceiver, allowing camcorder operators to position their subject conveniently before filming.
Expert shooting on the move
The LEGRIA HF G25’s advanced feature set is packed into a compact body that helps users capture the shot they want, when they want. Its new design is based around the heart of the device – the camera lens. A new lens hood with lens barrier replaces the more traditional lens cap and offers enhanced protection and quicker functionality on the move. Operated by a single switch, the new lens hood can easily be opened and closed between recordings, reducing the need to carry extra accessories.
Unleash your creativity
Eight pre-loaded Cinema-Look Filters help users to add drama, convey feeling or create a stylised effect in-camera. For example, Old Movie gives footage an aged effect consistent with older cinema reels, whilst Vivid accentuates primary colours for a cheerful, bright impact. Once the filter has been selected, it can be further refined on-screen according to key, colour depth, contrast and soft focus, allowing the user to perform sophisticated grading effects using only the camera.
Once shot it’s easy to add simple titles to movies, or create green screen effects, thanks to Touch Decoration. Using the supplied stylus, text can be added and still images mixed with video clips on the camera’s large LCD screen. Story Creator is also included, guiding users in planning, capturing and sharing compelling stories with video, without any external post-production required.
A lens ring provides close control over focus during shooting, while a customisable control dial can be assigned to manually adjust critical functions including aperture, shutter speed and gain. Two assignable buttons beside the 8.8cm (3.5”) LCD display also provide direct access to a selection of additional functions, including Face-Only AF, Backlight Correction and Priority WB modes. A 0.61cm (0.24”) Colour Viewfinder provides 100% coverage, offering added convenience for those who predominantly shoot outdoors, or in low-lit indoor environments.
With both Double Slot and Relay Recording support, users are able to record movies to two memory cards at the same time, or seamlessly switch recording from 32GB of internal storage to one card, and then to the next. Video clips can also be copied from one card to another post-shoot for added flexibility.
Share your video
Sharing the footage shot on the LEGRIA HF G25 has never been easier. In-camcorder down-conversion is supported, preparing the movies for upload to online video sharing sites, either via a PC with Canon’s Easy Web Upload software or direct from the camera using supported Eye-Fi wireless cards .
LEGRIA HF G25 – Key Features:
- Canon HD Video Lens
- Canon’s advanced HD CMOS PRO sensor
- Full manual control
- Optical Intelligent IS
- Audio Scene Select
- 8.8cm touch screen LCD
- Instant AF; Face Detection
- Protective lens hood
- 32GB internal memory
- 2x SDXC slots