Excerpt: The first wave of 2011 camcorders has arrived and Canon took a page from its digicam playbook by *reducing* the megapixel count while ostensibly increasing quality. Yes, it’s counterintuitive to the perennial more-is-better theory but let’s see if it works for video as it did for stills. Canon’s Vixia HF M40 is a decided improvement over last year’s blockier-styled models.
Pros: Quality Full HD video, 16GB onboard flash, Dual SDXC card slots, Fast focusing 10x optical zoom
Cons: Inferior 2MP still quality, Mic amplifies wind noise, Doesn’t record 1080/60p