Summary: First off i have to say I love this camera. I have the caonon vixia hf r500 the new series of cameras and thought that was great but this older model is awesome. Picture quality and features are off the chain. I am very glade I made this purchase and I hate spending money but this one was well worth it and it came from a very reliable seller.
Summary: Easy to use, light, and compact. Great 1080 HD quality. Would recommend this camera to anyone. The feature that allows you to change the setting to Vivid is almost like an instagram filter which I thought was a really cool feature.
Summary: This is a great camera, no doubt about it. I think this is the best entry level camera for everyone that wants to get into the video world. Pros -The screen is amazing -The quality is great Cons -No manual focus -AVCHD is a pain.
Summary: Excellent camcorder. One of the few that still has a built in remote control which was critical for my use. But even for ordinary use, I found it easy and simple. The sophistication is there if you want to control things, but you can also just choose to point and shoot.
Top quality without paying top $ --- Nice HD camcorder from Canon
24 June 2013
Summary: This is a nice camera even if it is a version older because of the HD CMOS Image Pro sensor inside (these chips are found in Canon's expensive line like the XA, Gxx series). Low light shots are nice and not too grainy. Lightweight too. There are a few accessories you may want with it (wide angle lens, extra battery etc.). You do not have to get the ones with int. memory. Others without it will be just as good and a few bucks cheaper.
Summary: Canon is name you trust for quality images and video. The Vixia HF M40 is no exception. It records HD 1080i Video internally without moving tape or parts that can wear out or break. It is so light-weight and compact carrying it with you is a breeze. The threaded 43mm lens has threads to allow adding your own lenses and filters. The built in lcd screen has vibrant bright color and rotates 180 degrees if you are filming yourself and need to check the shot.