Canon LEGRIA HV40 High Definition DV Camcorder
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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.
- Canon HD camera system
- Family LineCanon VIXIA
- Recording SystemNTSC
- Optical Zoom10X
- Digital Zoom200X
- Storage TypeRemovable (Card/Disc/Tape)
- Media FormatDV
- Resolution3.0 MP
- Screen Size2.7"
- Weight18.09 Oz.
- Sensor TypeCMOS
- Sensor Size1/2.7"
- Optical Sensor Qty1
- 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
- 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
- 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 TypeLCD
- Viewfinder Diagonal Size0.27"
- Depth5.4 in.
- Height3.2 in.
- Width3.5 in.
- Display TypeLCD
- Display RotationRotating
- Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.7" - color
- Display Size2.7"
- Microphone TypeMicrophone - built-in - stereo
- Microphone Operation ModeStereo
- 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 Form FactorManufacturer specific
- Battery ManufacturerCanon BP-2L13
- Effective Still Resolution2.8 MP
- Effective Video Resolution2.1 MP
- Digital Video FormatMPEG-2
- Still Image FormatJPEG
- Additional Features24p Cinema Mode,25p Cinema Mode,Auto Power Save,Brightness Control,Color Viewfinder,Direct Print,Histogram Display,Still Shot Capability
- High Definition Video Support1080p
- Widescreen Video CaptureYes
- Night ModeYes
- Shooting ModesDigital Photo Mode
Most relevant reviews
- hatfieldtrading...Jul 04, 2014by
The Canon Vixia HV-40 is an amazing camcorder for the buck.
I'm delighted with the HV-40. The tape technology is a little harder to deal with than the flash/SD. However it's an amazing, versatile camcorder, with lots of options for lens accessories, and a dizzying array of menu options. The bottom line is: for not very much money, you can make gorgeous, hi-def movies. Learning curve is formidable, but every time I use this great little camcorder, I learn something new.
- indianaguitaram...Feb 06, 2013by
best camcorder for the price even in 2013
best deal I have had on ebay. I like the vixia h40 so much that I bought it ued on ebay as a temporary fix. I bught a brand new canon vixia hf-m500 and yet find myself using the vixia h40 over and over again. It just looks great!! It even outdoes the hf-m500 for the most part, just simple excellent video every time!! no wierdness, good battery life, good resolution and all but the highest res (cant do 1080p), but HD is great for you tube and dvd's. I guess if your making a blue ray perhaps then the hf-m500 is better. the lens of hv40 is just top notch. just no complaints
- djlilceaseSep 04, 2012by
Great quality, easy to use, compact, great for traveling.
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.
- sylmorellcOct 31, 2013by
Still one of the best camcorders
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.
- jbnetwork1212Jul 02, 2011by
Amazing quality considering the price
Great quality, it is surprising how great the quality is considering the size of the camera. Getting a firewire 800 port on my pc to be able to upload the video footage is a headache though.