LEGRIA HD Camcorders


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Wide angle HD lens, exceptional audio and full manual controls unleash your creativity.

Designed to match the creative passion of video enthusiasts, the LEGRIA HF G25 features a wide angle lens, extensive manual controls and exceptional audio for stunning HD movies.

  • Canon HD Video Lens
  • Canon’s advanced HD CMOS PRO sensor
  • Full manual control
  • Optical Intelligent IS
  • Audio Scene Select
  • 8.8cm touch screen LC
  • Instant AF; Face Detection
  • Protective lens hood
  • 32GB internal memory
  • 2x SDXC slots
  • Full HD Full HD
  • HD Video Lens HD Video Lens
  • Superb low-light shooting Superb low-light shooting
  • Wide Angle Lens Wide Angle Lens
  • Steady shots in every situation Steady shots in every situation
  • Perfect audio to match the scene Perfect audio to match the scene
  • Steady shooting on the move Steady shooting on the move
  • Professional Audio Professional Audio
  • 32GB built-in memory + SDXC slot 32GB built-in memory + SDXC slot
  • Dual SDXC card slots Dual SDXC card slots
  • 8.8cm Wide LCD Screen 8.8cm Wide LCD Screen
  • Touch Screen Touch Screen
  • 8-Bladed Iris 8-Bladed Iris
  • Instant Auto Focus Instant Auto Focus

Useful info

30.4mm Wide angle lens

Canon’s high performance HD Video lens technology delivers a superb 30.4mm, F1.8 lens with a smooth, 10x optical zoom, and 8-Blade iris for natural looking de-focus effects.

Advanced HD CMOS Pro Sensor

The advanced HD CMOS PRO sensor gives you superb low light performance and a wide dynamic range. The sensor originally designed and manufactured by Canon for its professional camcorders has further improved light transmittance providing an extra 20%. boost in low-light sensitivity.

Full manual control

A manual lens ring allows intuitive control of focus. Full manual control of exposure, aperture, shutter speed and gain is possible via the touch screen LCD. A custom key and manual dial put you in complete control of your creativity.

Optical Intelligent Image Stabilisation

Intelligent IS is the perfect solution to combat camera shake. It automatically detects the scene and selects exactly the right optical Image Stabilizer settings from 4 modes to counteract movement and prevent blur. It ensures sharp, detailed videos in every situation leaving you free to concentrate on shooting.

Audio Scene Select

It’s simple to make your movies sound as good as they look with Audio Scene Select and a high-sensitivity, built-in zoom microphone. Just select from 5 scene modes and audio settings are optimised automatically to match the scene you’re shooting. Optional Canon 5.1 surround and Wireless mics are also available.

High-resolution 8.8cm Touch-screen

A high-resolution 920k dot, 8.8cm touch screen LCD is optimised for shooting in HD and provides 100% coverage of the scene. A retractable, colour viewfinder adds to your shot-framing options.

Instant AF; Face Detection

Instant AF provides fast and accurate focussing for pin-sharp HD quality. Face Detection automatically optimises camcorder settings for perfectly focussed and exposed people shots.

Protective lens hood with barrier

A large lens hood that shuts out unwanted flare from external light sources is included as standard. It incorporates a fast-opening lens barrier that automatically protects without the need for a separate lens cap. So you will always be ready to shoot.

32GB memory plus 2x SDXC slots

Full HD AVCHD video is recorded at up to 24mbps to 32GB built-in flash memory – for over 12 hours recording. Dual SDXC card slots and Relay Recording ensure enough capacity for the most ambitious movie projects.

What's in the box

  • Canon LEGRIA HF G25
  • Lens Hood with integrated Lens Barrier
  • Compact Power Adaptor CA-570
  • Wireless Controller WL D89
  • USB Cable IFC-300PCU/S
  • Battery Pack BP-808
  • Stylus Pen
  • Stereo Video Cable STV-250N
  • High-Speed HDMI Cable HTC-100/S
  • User manual kit + software

Product Specification


Recording Formats AVCHD
Recording Medium 32GB built-in flash memory;
SDXC/SDHC/SD memory cards (2 slots);
Double slot recording possible
Relay recording possible
Max Recording Time* Variable total, depending on memory card size¹
Internal memory: 12hrs 15mins¹,²
64GB SDXC card: 24hrs 30mins¹,² (not supplied)
Type 1/3 type advanced HD CMOS PRO
Total pixels 2.37 megapixel
Effective Pixels: Movie 2.07 megapixels
Effective Pixels: Still 2.07 megapixels (16:9)
Filter Bayer pattern filter
Advanced Zoom NO
Optical Zoom 10x
Digital Zoom 40x/200x
Focal length 4.25 - 42.5mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 30.4 - 304mm
Maximum aperture f1.8 to f2.8
Minimum focusing distance 20mm
Image Stabilizer Optical Image Stabiliser:
Intelligent IS
Filter diameter 58mm
Wide Attachment YES (optional WD-H58W)


Image Processor DIGIC DV III
Face Detection Technology YES
Screen size 8.8cm (3.5") Touchscreen LCD, 100% view
Pixels 922,000 dots
Touchscreen LCD YES
Manual adjustment Brightness, backlight


Wi-Fi Function NO


Baby Mode NO


Direct storage to external HDD NO


Screen size 0.61cm (0.24"), 100% view
Pixels 260,000 dots


Minimum Lux. 1 lux
Night Mode Low Light (0.1 lux)
Auto Gain Control limit adjustment YES
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 YES (Magnification, Peaking, Edge Monitor)


Creative Features Cinema-Look Filters
Story Creator
Touch Decoration
Smart AUTO YES (38 scenes)
Program AE AUTO;
M mode: P, Tv, Av, M (manual exposure), SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks);
Cinema mode: P, Tv, Av, M
Zebra YES


Backlight Compensation YES (automatic or user control)


Type TTL
Auto YES
Set/Preset YES: Set 1, Set 2, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Colour Temperature


Maximum 1/2000th sec.
Slow 1/2 sec.


Fade Auto Fade, Wipe
Effect NO


Image Effects NO
Custom Functions Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness, Colour Depth


Custom Control YES (plus Control Dial)


Capture image size 1920 x 1080 (not Cinema mode)
Continuous shooting mode YES (during playback only)
Auto Exposure Bracketing NO
Simultaneous Photo Recording YES
Selecting AF Frame Function NO
Histogram NO
Photo Button Touchscreen LCD
Photo Burst YES


Self timer 10 sec
2 sec with wireless remote


REC. review/REC. search YES/NO


LP mode Five recording quality modes.¹
MXP: 1920x1080, 24Mbps;²
FXP: 1920x1080, 17Mbps;²
XP+: 1440x1080, 12Mbps;
SP: 1440x1080, 7Mbps;
LP: 1440x1080, 5Mbps
Progressive shooting mode YES (25p)
x.v.Color NO
Video Snapshot YES
Pre REC YES with assigned button
Dual Shot YES
Colour Bars and Test Tone NO
Still image NO
Date YES (date select, calendar, timeline, 3D Flip)


Multi Media Card NO
Secure Digital Card SD / SDHC / SDXC
Movie Recording YES
Internal Data Transfer MOVIE: Yes (internal memory to card A, card A to B)
STILLS: Yes (internal memory to card A, card A to B)
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


Headphone YES
Microphone YES
USB YES (Mini-AB, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)
Direct Print NO
Analogue-in NO
AV YES (output only)
S-video NO
Component YES (output only)
HDMI YES (HDMI™ Mini Connector: v1.3, out only, CEC supported)
Built-in charger YES


Quick Start YES (mini Advanced Accessory Shoe)


Accessory shoe NO


Built-in Video light NO


Built-in Flash NO


DV Network Solution Disk NO
Application software YES
USB cable YES
Easy Web Upload YES
Convert to MP4 NO
HD -> SD conversion YES


Wireless controller YES


Type Lithium Ion
Intelligent Battery System YES
Battery included in the kit BP-808
Max recording time (included battery) 1hr 55mins
Long life Battery BP-827
Longer recording time** 6hrs 05mins


W x H x D 95 x 82 x 210mm (with lens hood)
Weight 565g (with lens hood)
Max Recording Time* ¹ Class 4 or higher SDHC card required for 1920x1080 recording, Class 2 or higher SDHC card recommended for other recording modes, Memory card not supplied
² Max recording time for MP4 is 30 mins and the max file size is 4GB, when either of these conditions are met recording will stop automatically
³ Recording for more than 12 hours continuously is not possible
LP mode ¹ Variable bit rate used in all recording modes
² Class 4 or higher SDHC card required for 1920x1080 recording, Class 2 or higher SDHC card recommended for other recording modes, Memory card not supplied
  • (*): LP recording mode
  • (**): Normal LCD brightness and optional long life BP

Accessories & Supplies


Whether you need a replacement battery or charger or you are looking for a battery with a larger capacity, Canon has a full range of accessories for the power you need to capture your memories.


The intelligent lithium ion battery tells you exactly how much battery charge you have left.

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  • BP-828

    Shoot for even longer with this high capacity intelligent lithium ion battery, that tells you exactly how much battery charge you have left.

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  • CG-800

    The CG-800 is an accessory for charging your batteries without your camcorder. You can place the battery in the cradle and the LED indicator will let you know when the battery is fully charged.

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  • Sound

    You’ll be wired for sound with Canon’s fantastic aural accessories. Our highly sensitive, high quality microphones will make sure your movies sound as good as they look.


    The Canon Directional Stereo Microphone DM-100 is an accessory developed for LEGRIA HD camcorders. By connecting the DM-100 via the Mini Advanced Shoe feature, the microphine can capture audio at various angles by selecting from 3 possible directions.

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  • SM-V1

    The SM-V1 Surround Microphone records 5.1ch Surround sound. If you want to capture stunning audio, this is the microphone for you.

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  • WM-V1

    The WM-V1 wireless microphone uses Bluetooth to let you capture crisp sound up to 50m away. It's perfect for when filming in crowded environments.

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  • Lenses


    The Canon Tele-converter TL-H58 is a converter lens that sets the focal length to approximately 1.5 times of your camcorder's lens, allowing you to capture more detail in far away subjects.

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  • WD-H58W

    The Canon Wide-converter WD-H58W is an accessory lens which attaches to LEGRIA camcorders of a filter diameter of 58 mm. It sets the focal length of the digital video camcorder to approximately 0.8 times, thereby widening the angle of view. It's perfect for indoor shooting and getting more people in shot.

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  • 58mm Filters

    Canon's range of filters can further optimise video performance. Use a circular polariser to enhance blue skies or suppress reflections for stunning videos.

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  • Lighting

    Camera, lights, action! With these illuminating accessories, you’ll never have a dark moment. Shed some light on the subject, with Canon’s great lighting range.


    The VL-5 is perfect for when you need that extra amount of light. The Xenon lamp automatically turns on when your recording in low light conditions.

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  • Cases


    Canon’s camcorder cases are built specifically to protect your LEGRIA camcorder. The soft case has been designed to accommodate a variaty of camcorder camera configurations.

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