Canon Legria HF-G26 Camcorder (PAL)

The Canon Legria HF-G26 is a Full HD camcorder made to satisfy video enthusiasts’ creative needs. Taking filmmaking to the next level, the compact and easily portable LEGRIA HF G26 offers a 28.8mm wide-angle lens with 20x optical zoom, great optics, low-light capability and 8-blade circular aperture, which can create beautiful circular bokeh effects. Video enthusiasts and filmmakers alike can capture exceptional Full HD 50p footage for all creative pursuits with the simple, yet powerful, Canon Legria G26.

  • 20x optical zoom
  • Full HD 1080P
  • Optical wide-angle lens
  • 8-bladed circular aperture
  • Wide DR Gamma
  • Highlight Priority
  • MP4
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Cutting-edge features for precise, high-quality footage

With a range of cutting-edge features, the LEGRIA HF G26 assures precise and high-quality shooting in the most challenging of conditions. The Intelligent Image Stabiliser (IS) compensates for 5 axes of camera movement, which is crucial for steady filming whilst on the move and capturing shake-free smooth footage even at extreme zoom, thanks to Powered IS. To support Full HD clarity, the LEGRIA HF G26 features Instant Autofocus for the rapid and precise identification of the subject position and distance. Capturing pin sharp Full HD video has never been easier.

Using the three-position switch, users can easily alternate between Manual, Auto and Cinema modes without changing individual settings. With up to 20x optical zoom, the LEGRIA HF G26 enables the creative capture of video from wide shots to extreme close ups, capturing even distant subjects in brilliant Full-HD quality. Using a Wide Dynamic Range of 600 per cent and Highlight Priority looks, the LEGRIA HF G26 records Full HD 50p at 35Mbps delivering high-quality footage, while evenly distributing tones and managing areas of brightness. This produces beautiful video footage straight from the camcorder.

The combination of a 2.91MP 1/2.84-Type HD CMOS Pro sensor and DIGIC DV4 processor delivers incredible light sensitivity, contrast and wide dynamic range without compromising Full 1080p HD. This allows filmmakers to capture content in conditions with light as low as 0.1 lux, ideal for video enthusiasts capturing nighttime documentaries. Similarly, the LEGRIA HF G26 offsets overexposure in bright conditions with its built-in ND Filter reducing the amount of light that reaches the sensor.

Easy operation and compact design

The customisable settings empower video enthusiasts to mould the LEGRIA HF G26 to their own shooting preferences; perfect for those committed to shooting in a specific style. With highly responsive and state-of-the-art controls, the LEGRIA HF G26 is a compact, simple-to-use, hand-held device that is perfect for capturing on the go. Fitted with a professional grade zoom rocker, lens ring with fingertip light sensitivity and custom dial and buttons, the LEGRIA HF G26 provides content creators with maximum artistic control when shooting.

A highly responsive 3.0-inch capacitive touch screen ensures the image can be framed perfectly, with the ability to adjust tracking, focus and exposure for a high-quality outcome. For full visibility when capturing footage, especially in bright conditions, aspiring film makers can adjust the 1.56 million dot electronic tilting viewfinder up to 45° for low-angle shooting and to reduce glare. This is particularly useful for video enthusiasts capturing content in variable lighting conditions, such as whilst travelling or on outdoor shooting locations. This simple operation, and compact design, make the LEGRIA HF G26 suited for moments when mobility and speed are essential.

Simple workflow, advanced recording

Whether simply distributing the stunning 1080p/50 footage straight from the video camera or editing later, the LEGRIA HF G26 unlocks choice and workflow flexibility. Simultaneous AVCHD and MP4 recording gives you the freedom to capture Full HD resolution up to 35Mbps MP4/28Mbps AVCHD and as low as 3Mbps MP4/5Mbps AVCHD. With several advanced recording options, such as slow and fast capture with a maximum speed of 1200x, the LEGRIA HF G26 provides reassurance that you will never miss a moment.

A dependable companion for any filming, the LEGRIA HF G26 delivers peace of mind with dual SD card slots for continuous shooting and thorough back up. The LEGRIA HF G26 boasts a HDMI terminal for a range of advanced interfaces, including connectivity to a 3.5mm headphone and 3.5mm mic jack, plus Mini Advanced Shoe input. The built-in headphone output with 16 volume settings for accuracy and the microphone input, both enhance audio functionality to support video enthusiasts recording interviews and vlogs. With this extensive range of features, content creators can confidentially fulfill their creative needs.

  • Lens Hood with Lens Barrier
  • Compact Power Adaptor CA-570
  • Battery Pack BP-820

Video System

Recording Formats


Recording Medium

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

Max Recording Time

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



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)


RGB Primary Colour Filter


Optical Zoom


Digital zoom


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


Image stabilizer

Optical Image Stabiliser, Intelligent IS

Filter diameter


Teleconverter Attachment

Optional TL-H58 (not included)

Wide Attachment Accessory

Optional WD-H58 (not included)

Wide Attachment Included


Lens Cover

Included cap, plus integrated cover on lens hood

Image Processor

Image Processor


Face Detection Technology



Screen size

3" (7.5cm), 100% view




460,000 dots equivalent



Touch Tracking


Touch Focus


Touch Exposure


Manual adjustment

Colour balance, brightness standard/high

External HDD Storage

Direct storage to external HDD



Screen size

0.24" (0.61cm), 100% view


1.56m dots equivalent

Minimum Illumination

Minimum Lux.

1 lux

Night Mode

Low Light (0.1 lux)

Auto Gain Control Limit Adjustment




Yes / Yes


•Face Detection AF
•Face Only AF
•Instant AF
•Medium AF
•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


Story Creator


Cinema-Look Filters

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

AE Mode

Smart Auto


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



Backlight Compensation

Backlight Compensation

Yes (auto or user controlled)

White Balance






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

Auto Adjustment Range

2,800K to 8,000K

Shutter Speed


1/2000 sec


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


Photo Button


Rec. Review/Rec. Search

Rec. Review


Recording Mode

Recording format


Recording Mode

•1920x1080 50p 28Mbps
•1920x1080 50i/25p 24Mbps 17Mbps
•1440x1080 50i/25p 5Mbps
•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


Multi Directional Inverted


Video Snapshot

Yes (during recording)



Colour Bars and Test Tone


Timecode Support

Rec Run/Free Run

Memory Card

Secure Digital Card


Movie Recording


Internal Data Transfer

Yes, card A to B


Microphone Type

Stereo Electret Condenser Mic


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

Audio Scene Select


Zoom Microphone

YES (customisable frequency response and directionality)

Manual Rec. Level Control


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







Yes (Mini B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)


Yes (output only)




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

Built-in Charger


Memory Card




Tripod Mount


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


Lithium Ion

Intelligent Battery System


Battery Included in the Kit


Max Recording Time (Included Battery)

120 mins

Long Life Battery


Longer Recording Time

190 mins


W x H x D

115 x 84 x 231mm (with lens hood)


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
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