Capture every moment with Canon’s new LEGRIA HF G40 and LEGRIA HF R series

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 5 January 2016 – Canon today bolsters its consumer and enthusiast video camera range with four new models across its LEGRIA HF G and LEGRIA HF R series. Ideal for professionals and students alike, the new LEGRIA HF G40 features a powerful 1/2.84 type HD CMOS Pro sensor with high quality audio, full manual control and Wi-Fi, all in a compact body. Joining the LEGRIA HF R series are three new camcorders – the LEGRIA HF R706, LEGRIA HF R76 and LEGRIA HF R78. Combining a Full HD CMOS sensor with a 57x Advanced Zoom, the new models make it easy for everyone to capture and share special family moments, from a baby’s first steps to their graduation day, in stunning HD quality.

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LEGRIA HF G40

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LEGRIA HF R706

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LEGRIA HF R76

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LEGRIA HF R78


Complete creative control for enthusiasts – LEGRIA HF G40
Offering outstanding imaging performance with advanced shooting features, the LEGRIA HF G40 is perfect for journalism students who want a step-up in quality or professional videographers looking for a handheld secondary camera. Featuring a 1/2.84 type HD CMOS Pro sensor and DIGIC DV4 processor, you can confidently shoot clear, vibrant videos in even the most challenging lighting conditions. With first class optics including a 20x zoom wide-angled lens, with a 26.8-576mm focal length, the LEGRIA HF G40 is a versatile camera suited to a wide range of shooting situations, from capturing wedding videos to university projects. The 8-blade circular aperture also provides enhanced ‘bokeh’, ensuring beautiful background blur is captured in shots with a shallow depth of field.

Maximum control over creativity
The LEGRIA HF G40 offers flexible shooting for a variety of professional applications. You can capture outstanding high bitrate AVCHD 1080p video with variable frame rates, and simultaneously record in both AVCHD and MP4 via dual SD cards¹. You can also easily achieve dramatic effects with slow and fast motion and time-lapse recording². The touchscreen LCD provides full manual handling over the customisable control dial, aperture, shutter speed, gain and exposure. A switchable zoom and focus ring at the front of lens, as well as iris control, ensures you can get the best results in all creative shooting scenarios.

Quality your memories deserve – LEGRIA HF R Series
Perfect for capturing unforgettable family moments in Full HD quality, the LEGRIA HF R706 , LEGRIA HF R76 and LEGRIA HF R78 make it easy for every member of the family to shoot fun and creative videos. Combining Canon’s DIGIC DV4 processor with a Full HD CMOS sensor for high quality video processing performance, the new models ensure you can record every intricate detail. The Optical Image Stabilizer with Dynamic Mode keeps handheld footage steady and crystal clear, automatically reducing visible camera shake, even whilst walking.

Never lose track of what you’re shooting again with Automatic Zoom Framing Assist. The camera quickly detects whether your subject is visible in frame – if you lose track of it the camera automatically zooms out of the scene, easily relocating it – zooming back immediately for a perfectly composed shot. Whether you’re shooting holiday landscapes or a big group at a family wedding, you can now fit more into every shot; the LEGRIA HF R78 includes a Wide Attachment lens which can be quickly mounted on the camera to shorten the focal length to 26.9mm³, widening the camcorder’s overall view⁴.

Creativity for families
A range of easy-to-use creative recording modes enables all the family to enjoy capturing special moments together. Cinema look filters and touch decoration let you customise your footage post-capture with animations, built-in frames or different coloured filters such as sepia and old movies. Baby mode makes it easy to capture and document treasured family memories, automatically saving videos into personal albums, enabling parents to easily document their child growing up.

Connect with your memories across the LEGRIA range
The LEGRIA HF G40, LEGRIA HF R76 and LEGRIA HF R78 all feature built-in Wi-Fi functionality, giving you the freedom to enjoy remote shooting using smartphones or tablets, as well as sharing your cherished moments at the touch of a button, while the LEGRIA HF R706 is FlashAir compatible, making it Wi-Fi enabled.

LEGRIA HF G40 key features:

  • Express your creativity with professional quality video
  • Excellent versatility in a handheld design
  • Designed for advanced shooting and connectivity
  • Enjoy custom control with quick access to functions
  • Quickly capture all the action in creative footage

LEGRIA HF R Series key features:

  • Effortlessly record and share precious moments
  • Powerful technology for superb quality video
  • Easily capture creative footage
  • Great sound to match the scene

Pricing and availability:
The LEGRIA products will be available from the end of January 2016 with the following prices.

  • The LEGRIA HF G40 will be available for £1049.99/€1449.99
  • The LEGRIA HF R706 will be available for £304.99/ €424.99
  • The LEGRIA HF R76 will be available for £224.99/ € 309.99
  • The LEGRIA HF R78 will be available for £289.99/ €399.99


¹ LEGRIA HF G40 can individually record AVCHD up to 28 Mbps and MP4 up to 35 Mbps. In simultaneous recording, up to 24 Mbps AVCHD can be recorded to each card, or up to 24 Mbps AVCHD and up to 4 Mbps MP4 together. Both SDHC and SDXC are supported.
² In MP4 format
³ When attached with Advance Zoom on
⁴ 35mm equivalent