Canon HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor is a professional-level 1/3-inch native 1920 x 1080 image sensor which delivers outstanding video resolution, improved low-light performance†, and a wide dynamic range
Incorporating a technology proven in Canon's professional level camcorders, the HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor is a 1/3" native 1920 x 1080 image sensor that delivers outstanding video resolution, superb low-light performance and a wide dynamic range. Unlike image sensors found in competitive consumer camcorders, the HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor uses fewer pixels, which are significantly larger and more sensitive, resulting in optimized video performance.
Outstanding Video Resolution (800 Vertical and 900 Horizontal TV Lines)
Since the effective number of pixels of HD CMOS Pro is equal to 1920 x 1080, resizing is eliminated, allowing Full HD video to be captured and recorded with professional precision.
Superb Low-Light Performance (1.2 lux)*
Because each individual pixel is larger and more sensitive, each is capable of capturing more light, allowing high quality video to be achieved even in dimly lit conditions. The sensitivity of the HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor is approximately 20% better than the HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor found in the 2011 VIXIA HF G10 camcorder.
Wide Dynamic Range
A larger pixel area also allows more light to be stored, resulting in 280% improvement in dynamic range for exceptional reproduction of both highlights and shadows.** Skin tones are captured in a finer gradation, and stable gamma and Auto Exposure control is also achieved resulting in a more 'lifelike' image.
† 20% improved low-light performance compared to the Canon HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor used in the Canon 2011 VIXIA HF G10 Camcorder.
* Rating measured with auto shutter speed of 1/30 second.
** This statistic is the result of comparisons with Canon's HD CMOS Pro, versus Canon's 2010 VIXIA HF S-series camcorders.
Best choice for indie filmmakers
This is the Canon Legria HF G25, as known in Europe, and it's an amazing camcorder. I used it to make a feature film and I can only say good things about it. Its image quality is outstanding and it's full of pro features without being that difficult to use. I think this is the best camcorder for indie filmmakers in a budget, you can really get pro results with it. In low light this camcorder really shines, its low light (and bright light too) footage is wonderful! I'm just writing another new project to be shot with this little marvel. Wanna make indie films? buy this one! (with a large battery pack), you won't regret it!
April 30, 2014
I'm very happy with this camcorder, here in Europe it is called Canon Legria HF G25. I've just completed editing an horror indie feature film shot with this little (and great) camcorder. My film was shot in seven days with no lighting but the sun, with this I mean this camcorder is perfect when you have no crew, as I was. The camcorder job was done all by myself and this is a camcorder LOADED with pro features that allows an easy use to get professional results. Its low light performance is simply amazing, it even seemed I had some lights when in fact I did not. This is truly a remarkable device, the kind of camcorder I want by my side in hard pressed shootings. Bravo Canon!!!
April 1, 2014
Excellent Overall Quality
Great camcorder with excellent video quality. Would like to see a better software to make downloading simpler. Hand adjustment for features on shooting are somewhat a problem for me. But all in all, the finished video is its best feature.
November 23, 2013
Excellent Camera at an Excellent Price
This is my 5th Canon camcorder and I love it! This almost pro camera is packed with nearly all the pro features I have used on other pro cameras, at a fantastic price. The image quality and ease of use is wonderful. This camera is perfect for anyone wanting a more professional look to their video.
The use of the touch screen for focus, tracking, and exposure is awesome!
This camera could be improved in three ways:
Make the touch menu easer to navigate.
Make the touch screen more sensitive.
Give it a standard hot shoe.
Overall, Canon did a great job giving modest improvements to the excellent G10 and then giving it a price that says "Wow!"
Thank you Canon!
September 20, 2013