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Canon HV40 High Def Camcorder Sennheiser Mic Canon Light Tiffen Lens Software
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Product description
  • Canon HD camera system
  • Instant AF
  • 10x zoom and super range OIS
  • Custom key and assignable control dial
  • Cinematic 25p shooting
  • Simultaneous photo shooting
Expanded Product Features
Expanded Product Features
  • Canon HD camera system
    The LEGRIA HV40 inherits all the benefits of the Canon HD camera system from its award-winning predecessor, the HV30. The unique combination of a genuine Canon HD video lens, a Full HD CMOS sensor and the DIGIC DV II processor delivers superb HDV1080i (High Definition Video), recorded to tape.
  • Instant AF
    Even slight focusing errors show up in HD footage. The LEGRIA HV40 employs instant AF, Canon's unique hybrid auto focus system, to achieve pin-sharp focus at speed.
  • 10x zoom and super range OIS
    A genuine Canon HD video lens with a 10x optical zoom is constructed to the most exacting standards - drawing on Canon's expertise in broadcast lens manufacture. A super range optical image stabilizer compensates for vibrations across the frequency range, combating camera shake.
  • Custom key and assignable control dial
    The LEGRIA HV40 gives moviemakers more manual control over shooting variables. A custom key lets you choose what function you'd like to assign to the manual control dial: choose to control features such as focus, exposure, or audio level.
  • Cinematic 25p shooting
    The LEGRIA HV40 gives you the option of true 25p (progressive) shooting. It is combined with a special CINE image mode, shoot movies that have the look and feel of traditional film. 25p also provides improved low light performance.
  • Simultaneous photo shooting
    Thanks to DIGIC DV II, shoot 2.07-megapixel photos and video simultaneously, with photos stored to MiniSD card. A range of dedicated photo features is available, including a one-push histogram for monitoring brightness levels. It's easy to print photos on any PictBridge compatible printer.

Product Identifiers
BrandCanon
ModelHV40
UPC0013803113006, 13803113006, 4960999637181

Key Features
Recording SystemNTSC
Optical Zoom10x
Digital Zoom200x
Storage TypeRemovable (Card/Disc/Tape)
Media FormatDV, Mini DV, Mini DV (HDV)
Resolution3.0 MP
Screen Size2.7"
Weight18.09 Oz.

Optical Sensor
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor Size1/2.7"
Optical Sensor Qty1

Lens System
Lens TypeZoom lens
Focal Length Range6.1mm - 61mm
Focus AdjustmentAutomatic
Lens Filter Size43 mm
Lens System FeaturesAspherical Lens, Built-in lens shield
Auto Focus typeTTL contrast detection

Exposure
Max Shutter Speed1/2000 sec
Min Illumination0.2 lux
Min Shutter Speed1/2 sec
Exposure MeteringCenter-Weighted, Evaluative, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture-Priority, Automatic, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority

Camera Flash
Flash TypeBuilt-in flash
Flash ModesAuto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro

Memory / Storage
Recording SpeedLP
Supported Flash MemorySD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, miniSD Card

Viewfinder
Viewfinder TypeLCD
Viewfinder Diagonal Size0.27"

Dimensions
Depth5.43 in.
Height3.23 in.
Width3.46 in.

Display
Display TypeLCD
Display RotationRotating
Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.7" - color
Display Size2.7"

Microphone
Microphone TypeMicrophone - built-in - stereo
Microphone Operation ModeStereo

Connections
Connector Types1 x HDMI, 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK), 1 x USB, 1 x component video output, 1 x composite video/audio output, 1 x headphones, 1 x microphone
HDMI OutputYes
Expansion Slot1 x miniSD

System Requirements for PC Connection
Operating System SupportedApple Mac OS X 10.2 - 10.4, MS Windows 2000 SP4, MS Windows 98 SE, MS Windows ME, MS Windows XP SP2

Battery
Battery Form FactorManufacturer specific
Battery ManufacturerCanon BP-2L13

Resolution
Effective Still Resolution2.8 MP
Effective Video Resolution2.1 MP

File Format
Digital Video FormatMPEG-2
Still Image FormatJPEG

Other Features
Additional Features24p Cinema Mode, 25p Cinema Mode, Auto Power Save, Brightness Control, Color Viewfinder, Contrast Control, DV Input, Direct Print, Histogram Display, PictBridge Support, RGB Primary Color Filter, Saturation Control, Sharpness Control, Still Shot Capability, Takes Photos While Movie Recording, USB 2.0 Compatibility, accessories hot shoe, progressive scanning
High Definition Video Support1080p
Widescreen Video CaptureYes

Miscellaneous
Color Black
Night ModeYes
Shooting ModesDigital Photo Mode

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Average review score based on 9 user reviews

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of customers recommend this product

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Created: 12/24/11

Don't know why they discontinued this line up. It's an amazing HD Camcorder

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

I bought this product to use for an independent movie I wanted to make. I did a lot of research and found that the HV40 was going to fit best within my budget and needs. It came through for me. Still using this but so far, everything I wanted was within this camera, and more importantly (for an amateur such as myself) what needed to be achieved was done so with ease. I don't know why they discontinued this series of camcorders because it was a great camcorder. The only thing I was a bit shocked with is that it doesn't record in 1080p, only 1080i and 720p although it boasts true HD 24p fps. Again, for an amateur it did not take anything away from what I wanted it for, but I spent a lot of time trying to find out how to get that setting until I found a forum that helped me out. Would I recommend this though, definitely. No better camcorder for amateurs. On a small budget? Try to at least save for this camcorder if you can find it. Worth the money.

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Created: 10/31/13

Still one of the best camcorders

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

Still one of the best camcorders on the market. Great picture quality. Not the latest standard recording format, but the picture quality makes it worth it.

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Created: 09/04/12

Great quality, easy to use, compact, great for traveling.

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

It's a great affordable pease of recording equipment, it's my 2nd camcorder. (I have both HV30 & 40) they'er easy to use light wt. and compact able to pack and record without carrying hevy camcorders.

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Created: 09/04/12

good for tape HD recording but memory card is for only picture

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

good quality of HD, battery life is ok, ease to use, good for tape recording.
Memory card is for only still image.

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Created: 10/11/11

DSLRs is for Photographers, this is for FILM!

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

This camera is essential if you want to do TRU After Effects or Green Screen based effects.
Add a DOF and a few lenses and you ready to produce a QUALITY HD production!

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