Canon LEGRIA HF G26 Full HD Camcorder

Product Code:HFG26
  • £870.00

  • Ex Tax: £725.00

A Full HD camcorder in a compact and lightweight body

A compact and powerful Full HD camcorder with a 20x optical zoom lens offering superb image quality and easy workflow.

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.

Key features

  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 AVCHD or MP4 50P recording to SD cards
  • 20x optical zoom with a wide 28.8mm lens plus 5-Axis Image Stabilizer
  • Slow and fast recording modes
  • 8 blade aperture for beautiful focus blurring
  • HD CMOS sensor with high sensitivity
  • Wide DR and Highlight Priority modes
  • 3.0-inch touchscreen
  • 1 x LEGRIA HF G26
  • 1 x Lens Hood with Lens Barrier
  • 1 x Compact Power Adaptor CA-570
  • 1 x Battery Pack BP-820
Video System
Recording FormatsMP4 / AVCHD
Recording MediumSDXC / SDHC / SD (2 slots)
Double slot recording
Relay recording
Max Recording TimeVariable total, depending on memory card size (1)
64GB SDXC card: 24hrs 30mins (2), (3) (not supplied)
Type1/2.84 Type Advanced HD CMOS PRO
Total Pixels3.09MP (2208x1398)
Effective Pixels: Movie2.91MP (2136x1362)
Effective Pixels: Still2.07 megapixels (16:9)
FilterRGB Primary Colour Filter
Optical Zoom20x
Digital zoom400x
Focal Length3.67 - 73.4mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length26.8 - 576 (without Dynamic IS) •28.8 - 576 (with Dynamic IS)
Maximum Aperturef1.8 - f2.8
Aperture Type8 Blade Circular Diaphragm
Image stabilizerOptical Image Stabiliser, Intelligent IS
Filter diameter58mm
Teleconverter AttachmentOptional TL-H58 (not included)
Wide Attachment AccessoryOptional WD-H58 (not included)
Wide Attachment IncludedNo
Lens CoverIncluded cap, plus integrated cover on lens hood
Image Processor
Image ProcessorDIGIC DV 4
Face Detection TechnologyYes
Screen size3" (7.5cm), 100% view
Pixels460,000 dots equivalent
Touch TrackingYes
Touch FocusYes
Touch ExposureYes
Manual adjustmentColour balance, brightness standard/high
External HDD Storage
Direct storage to external HDDNo
Screen size0.24" (0.61cm), 100% view
Pixels1.56m dots equivalent
Minimum Illumination
Minimum Lux.1 lux
Night ModeLow Light (0.1 lux)
Auto Gain Control Limit AdjustmentYes
Auto/ManualYes / Yes
Control - Auto:Face Detection AF
Face Only AF
Instant AF
Medium AF
Control - Manual:Lens Ring
Touchscreen LCD
Focus Preset
Manual Focus Assist

Peaking, Magnification

Creative Features
Slow Motion Recording1/2 speed
Fast Motion Recording2x, 4x, 10x, 20x, 60x, 120x, 1200x
Video SnapshotYes, select from 2, 4, or 8 seconds
Touch DecorationsNo
Story CreatorNo
Cinema-Look FiltersYes, Cinema Standard, Vivid, Dream, Cool, Sepia, Old Movies, Memory
AE Mode
Smart AutoYes
Program AEManual Mode:
P, Tv, Av, M
Scenes - Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks
Cinema Mode:
P, Tv, Av, M
Backlight Compensation
Backlight CompensationYes (auto or user controlled)
White Balance
Set/PresetSet 1, Set 2, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Colour Temperature
Auto Adjustment Range2,800K to 8,000K
Shutter Speed
Maximum1/2000 sec
Slow1/2 sec
Image Quality Adjustment
Image EffectsStandard, Wide DR, Highlight Priority
Custom FunctionsBrightness, Contrast, Sharpness, Colour Depth
Custom Control
Custom Control5 buttons plus dial
Still Image
Capture Image Size1920x1080 (not cinema mode)
Simulaneous Photo RecordingYes
Photo ButtonTouchscreen
Rec. Review/Rec. Search
Rec. ReviewYes
Recording Mode
Recording formatMP4 and AVCHD
Recording ModeAVCHD (4) (5)
1920x1080 50p 28Mbps
1920x1080 50i/25p 24Mbps 17Mbps
1440x1080 50i/25p 5Mbps

MP4 (6) (7)
1920x1080 50p 35Mbps
1920x1080 25p 24Mbps, 17Mbps
1280x720 50p 8Mbps
1280x720 25p 4Mbps
640x360 25p 3Mbps
Progressive Shooting Mode50p, 25p
Slow and Fast Motion RecordingYes
Multi Directional InvertedYes
Video SnapshotYes (during recording)
Pre RECYes
Colour Bars and Test ToneOff/EBU/SMPTE
Timecode SupportRec Run/Free Run
Memory Card
Secure Digital CardSD / SDHC / SDXC
Movie RecordingYes
Internal Data TransferYes, card A to B
Microphone TypeStereo Electret Condenser Mic
SystemDolby Digital 2ch (AC-3 2ch) 5.1ch surround sound (via Optional SM-V1 microphone)
Audio Scene SelectYes
Zoom MicrophoneYES (customisable frequency response and directionality)
Manual Rec. Level ControlYes
Audio AdjustmentsBuilt in:
Mic Wind Screen, Mic Attenuate, Mic Frequency Response, Directionality
Input Jack:
Mic Attenuate, Mic Low Cut,
Audio MixInternal mic with external input
USB Yes (Mini B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)
AVYes (output only)
 HDMIYes (HDMI Mini Connector: v1.3, output only, CEC supported)
Built-in Charger  Yes
 Memory CardYes
DC In  Yes 
 Tripod MountYes 
Accessory Shoe
Accessory shoeYES ( cold shoe and mini Advanced Accessory Shoe)
PC Connection Kit
Application SoftwareVia Download
USB CableNot Supplied
Battery Pack
TypeLithium Ion
Intelligent Battery SystemYes
Battery Included in the KitBP-820
Max Recording Time (Included Battery)120 mins
Long Life BatteryBP-828
Longer Recording Time190 mins (8)
W x H x D115 x 84 x 231mm (with lens hood)
Weight880g (with lens hood, battery, and card)