Canon VIXIA HV40 High Definition Camcorder

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Canon VIXIA HV40 High Definition Camcorder

The Canon VIXIA HV40 is one of the latest additions to our large family of HD camcorders. For those seeking the ultimate in HD video quality, we bring a host of Canon Exclusive features you won't find anywhere else - from our own 2.96 Full HD CMOS image sensor and advanced DIGIC DV II image processor, delivering breathtaking detail and the best in color reproduction, to SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization and Instant Auto Focus to give you the ultimate control demanded by High Definition. With the Genuine Canon 10x HD video zoom lens and a host of other advanced features the VIXIA HV40 is sure to be your choice in High Definition camcorders. If you wish to continue to use your existing Standard Definition equipment, the VIXIA HV40 has both SD and HD recording modes.

The VIXIA HV40 is easy to use and delivers the high level of performance you've come to expect from Canon. Our vast experience with photographic and broadcast television cameras brings you the optical excellence, advanced image processing, superb performance, and the latest in technological advancements you expect. The VIXIA HV40 is the premium quality High Definition video tape camcorder for sophisticated and discerning videographers.


Standard Definition or High Definition: High Definition
Power Consumption: 4.3 W
Television System: NTSC
Video Recording system: MPEG2
Image Sensor: 1/2.7-inch CMOS, RGB Primary Color Filter
Total Pixels: Approx. 2.96 Megapixels
Effective Pixels:
Tape: HD/DV (16:9) mode: Approx 2.07 Megapixels (1920x1080)
DV (4:3) mode: Approx 1.55 Megapixels (1440 x 1080)
Card: (16:9) mode: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080), (4:3) mode: Approx. 2.76 Megapixels (1440 x 1080)
Tape Format: HDV / DV
Maximum recording time: SP: 80 minutes, HDV, DV
LP: 120 minutes DV
Lens: Zoom Ratio 10x Optical / 200x Digital
Focal Length f=6.1-61mm (35mm equivalent: 43.6 - 436mm)
Zoom Speed Variable / 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds
Max. F/Stop f/1.8-3.0mm (when tapes are used)
Focusing System: Instant AF, TTL (through the lens)
Manual Exposure: Yes
Programmed AE: Auto, Program, Av, Tv, CINE, Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, Fireworks
Max Shutter Speed: Movie: 1/2000, Still image: 1/500
Auto Date/Time: Yes
Record Search/Review: Yes
Minimum Focusing Distance: 10 mm (wide) / 1m (tele)
White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Manual
Frame Rate: 60i, Native 24p Progressive (records at 24p), 24p Progressive (records at 60i), 30p Progressive (records at 60i)
Minimum Illumination: 0.2 lx (Night Mode)
Image Stabilization: SuperRange Optical (lens shift)
Filter Diameter: 43mm
Viewfinder: Widescreen 0.27-inch Color Viewfinder / (Approx. 123,000 dots)
LCD Screen: 2.7-inch Widescreen LCD (Approx. 211,000 dots)
Recording Media: High Definition Mini DV (recommended) (63 min) or MiniDV cassette
USB Terminal: USB 2.0 Full Speed
Video Terminal: component (output), composite (output)
Audio: DV: 16 bit (2ch) 48 kHz 12 bit (4ch) 32 kHz 4ch synchronous recording not possible HDV: MPEG1 Audio Layer II (2 ch) (4-channel playback of tapes containing 4-channel recordings possible)
Accessory Shoe: Advanced
Supplied Video Editing Software: None
HDMI Terminal: HDMI Type A (19 pins) Connector (output)
Microphone Terminal: 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal: 3.5 mm 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio input and output)
Dimensions: (W X H X D) 3.5 x 3.2 x 5.4 in. (88 x 82 x 138mm)
Weight (not including lens and battery pack): 1.2 lbs. (535g)
Weight (fully loaded): 1.4 lbs. (615g)

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