Canon LEGRIA HF G40 Specifications

VIDEO SYSTEM

Recording Formats

MP4 / AVCHD

Recording Medium

SDXC / SDHC / SD (2 slots)
Double slot recording
Relay recording

Max Recording Time

Variable total, depending on memory card size¹
64GB SDXC card: 24hrs 30mins²³ (not supplied)

SENSOR

Type

1/2.84 Type Advanced HD CMOS PRO

Total Pixels

3.09MP (2208x1398)

Effective Pixels: Movie

2.91MP (2136x1362)

Effective Pixels: Still

2.07 megapixels (16:9)

Filter

RGB Primary Colour Filter

LENS

Optical Zoom

20x

Digital Zoom

400x

Focal Length

3.67 - 73.4mm

35mm Equivalent Focal Length

26.8 - 576 (without Dynamic IS)
28.8 - 576 (with Dynamic IS)

Maximum Aperture

f1.8 - f2.8

Aperture Type

8 Blade Circular Diaphragm

Minimum focusing distance

10mm

Image Stabilizer

Optical Image Stabiliser, Intelligent IS

Filter diameter

58mm

Teleconverter Attachment

Optional TL-H58

Wide Attachment Accessory

Optional WD-H58 (not included)

Wide Attachment Included

No

Lens Cover

Included cap, plus integrated cover on lens hood

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Image Processor

DIGIC DV 4

Face Detection Technology

Yes

SCREEN

Screen size

3.5" (8.77cm), 100% view

Vari-Angle

Yes

Pixels

1.23m dots equivalent

Touchscreen

Yes - Capacitive type Organic LED panel

Touch Tracking

Yes

Touch Focus

Yes

Touch Exposure

Yes

Manual adjustment

Colour balance, brightness standard/high

WI-FI FUNCTION

Wireless Bands

2.4GHz / 5GHz¹

Remote Control & Streaming

Yes

Movie Uploader

Yes

Playback via browser

Yes

Media Server

Yes

Web Service

Yes

GPS SUPPORT

GPS Support

Yes (via accessory GP-E2, not included)

EXTERNAL HDD STORAGE

Direct storage to external HDD

No

VIEWFINDER

Screen Size

0.24" (0.61cm), 100% view

Pixels

1.56m dots equivalent

MINIMUM ILLUMINATION

Minimum Lux.

1 lux

Night Mode

Low Light (0.1 lux)

Auto Gain Control Limit Adjustment

Yes

FOCUS

Auto/Manual

Yes / Yes

Control

Auto: Face Detection AF, Face Only AF, Instant AF, Medium AF, TV AF
Manual: Lens Ring, Touchscreen LCD, Focus Preset

Manual Focus Assist

Peaking, Magnification

CREATIVE FEATURES

Slow Motion Recording

1/2 speed

Fast Motion Recording

2x, 4x, 10x, 20x, 60x, 120x, 1200x

Video Snapshot

Yes, select from 2, 4, or 8 seconds

Touch Decorations

No

Story Creator

No

Cinema-Look Filters

Yes, Cinema Standard, Vivid, Dream, Cool, Sepia, Old Movies, Memory

AE MODE

Smart Auto

Yes

Program AE

Manual Mode: P, Tv, Av, M
Scenes - Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks
Cinema Mode: P, Tv, Av, M

Zebra

Yes

BACKLIGHT COMPENSATION

Backlight Compensation

Yes (auto or user controlled)

WHITE BALANCE

Type

FAWB

Auto

Yes

Set/Preset

Set 1, Set 2, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Colour Temperature

Auto Adjustment Range

2,800K to 8,000K

SHUTTER SPEED

Maximum

1/2000 sec

Slow

1/6 sec

IMAGE QUALITY ADJUSTMENT

Image Effects

Standard, Wide DR, Highlight Priority

Custom Functions

Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness, Colour Depth

CUSTOM CONTROL

Custom Control

5 buttons plus dial

STILL IMAGE

Capture Image Size

1920x1080 (not cinema mode)

Simulaneous Photo Recording

Yes

Photo Button

Touchscreen LED

REC. REVIEW/REC. SEARCH

Rec. Review

Yes

RECORDING MODE

Recording Format

MP4 and AVCHD

Recording Mode

AVCHD¹²
1920x1080 50p 28Mbps
1920x1080 50i/25p 24Mbps 17Mbps
1440x1080 50i/25p 5Mbps
MP4¹²
1920x1080 50p 35Mbps
1920x1080 25p 24Mbps, 17Mbps
1280x720 25p 4Mbps
640x360 25p 3Mbps

Progressive Shooting Mode

50p, 25p

Slow and Fast Motion Recording

Yes

Multi Directional Inverted

Yes

Video Snapshot

Yes (during recording)

Pre REC

Yes

Colour Bars and Test Tone

Off/EBU/SMPTE

Timecode Support

Rec Run/Free Run

MEMORY CARD

Secure Digital Card

SD / SDHC / SDXC

Movie Recording

Yes

Internal Data Transfer

Yes, card A to B

AUDIO

Microphone Type

Stereo Electret Condenser Mic

System

Dolby Digital 2ch (AC-3 2ch) 5.1ch surround sound (via Optional SM-V1 microphone)

Audio Scene Select

Yes

Zoom Microphone

Yes (customisable frequency response and directionality)

Manual Rec. Level Control

Yes

Audio Adjustments

Built in: Mic Wind Screen, Mic Attenuate, Mic Frequency Response, Directionality
Input Jack: Mic Attenuate, Mic Low Cut

Audio Mix

Internal mic with external input

TERMINAL

Headphone

Yes

Microphone

Yes

USB

Yes (Mini B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)

AV

Yes (output only)

Component

No

HDMI

Yes (HDMI Mini Connector: v1.3, output only, CEC supported)

Built-in Charger

Yes

Memory Card

Yes

DC In

Yes

Tripod Mount

Yes

ACCESSORY SHOE

Accessory Shoe

Yes ( cold shoe and mini Advanced Accessory Shoe)

PC CONNECTION KIT

Application Software

Yes

USB Cable

Yes

WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROL

Wireless Remote Control

Yes

BATTERY PACK

Type

Lithium Ion

Intelligent Battery System

Yes

Battery Included in the Kit

BP-820

Max Recording Time (Included Battery)

3hrs

Long Life Battery

BP-828

Longer Recording Time

4hrs 35mins¹

DIMENSIONS

W x H x D

115 x 84 x 231mm (with lens hood)

Weight

900g (with lens hood and battery)

Disclaimer

Specifications are subject to change without notice

Footnote

¹ Class 6 or higher SDHC card recommended for 50P recording, Class 4 or higher SDHC card rcommended for 24Mbps/17Mbps modes, Class 2 or higher SDHC card
² Lowest Mbps recording mode
³ Recording for more than 12 hours continuously is not possible

¹ 5GHz band not supported in Qatar and Indonesia

¹ Variable bit rate used in all recording modes
² Class 6 or higher SDHC card recommended for 50P recording, Class 4 or higher SDHC card rcommended for 24Mbps/17Mbps modes, Class 2 or higher SDHC card recommended for other recording modes, Memory card not supplied

¹ Normal LCD brightness and optional long life BP