Legria HF G26

For fast and discreet Full HD filmmaking on the move with easy workflow options, the compact and powerful LEGRIA HF G26 offers portability, superb image quality and pro levels of performance thanks to a Canon 20x HD Optical Zoom lens, DIGIC DV 4 processor and an HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor.

High optical performance

Boasting a 20x optical zoom with a fast aperture from f/1.8-2.8, the LEGRIA HF G26 records beautifully clear and natural images.

Stunning Full HD image quality

A wide dynamic range and a high-quality CMOS Pro sensor allows the LEGRIA HF G26 to capture video in even the lowest light levels.

Advanced recording options

The LEGRIA HF G26 records professional footage in AVCHD or MP4 formats with a 3Mbps recording mode, making it perfect for sharing footage easily.

A range of advanced interfaces

The LEGRIA HF G26 boasts an HDMI terminal for connectivity to a wide range of accessories along with a headphone and mic jack plus Mini Advanced Shoe input.

Easy operability and compact design

The LEGRIA HF G26 is compact and discrete yet boasts superb operability thanks to a 3.0-inch touchscreen, 1.56 million dot tiltable EVF and a switchable zoom/focus lens ring.

Specifications in detail

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 size?1?
64GB SDXC card: 24hrs 30mins?2,?3?(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 (not included)

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" (7.5cm), 100% view

Vari-Angle

Yes

Pixels

460,000 dots equivalent

Touchscreen

Yes

Touch Tracking

Yes

Touch Focus

Yes

Touch Exposure

Yes

Manual adjustment

Colour balance, brightness standard/high

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

1/2 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

Rec. Review/Rec. Search

Rec. Review

Yes

Recording Mode

Recording format

MP4 and AVCHD

Recording Mode

AVCHD4??5?
?1920x1080 50p 28Mbps?
?1920x1080 50i/25p 24Mbps 17Mbps?
?1440x1080 50i/25p 5Mbps?
MP46??7?
?1920x1080 50p 35Mbps?
?1920x1080 25p 24Mbps, 17Mbps?
?1280x720 50p 8Mbps?
?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

Via Download

USB Cable

Not Supplied

Battery Pack

Type

Lithium Ion

Intelligent Battery System

Yes

Battery Included in the Kit

BP-820

Max Recording Time (Included Battery)

120 mins

Long Life Battery

BP-828

Longer Recording Time

190 mins8

Dimensions

W x H x D

115 x 84 x 231mm (with lens hood)

Weight

880g (with lens hood, battery, and card)

Specifications are subject to change without notice

  1. Class 6 or higher SDHC card recommended for 50P recording, Class 4 or higher SDHC card recommended 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
  4. Variable bit rate used in all recording modes
  5. Class 6 or higher SDHC card recommended for 50P recording, Class 4 or higher SDHC card recommended for 24Mbps/17Mbps modes, Class 2 or higher SDHC card recommended for other recording modes, Memory card not supplied
  6. Variable bit rate used in all recording modes
  7. Class 6 or higher SDHC card recommended for 50P recording, Class 4 or higher SDHC card recommended for 24Mbps/17Mbps modes, Class 2 or higher SDHC card recommended for other recording modes, Memory card not supplied
  8. Normal LCD brightness and optional long life BP