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.
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.
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.
Canon VIXIA HF M40 Full HD Camcorder with HD CMOS Pro and 16GB
1 January 2013
Summary: I bought this camcorder last year and I am happy with the video quality. It does very good low light video and great day light video. It is very small so keep it close or put it in a camcorder carry bag. The touch screen is a pain, since you have to have tiny fingers to touch the right buttons.
Excellent camcorder (especially its lens), but battery rip-off
Rufus Fuscus, Amazon
20 July 2012
Summary: This is an excellent camcorder. As with all Canon cameras and camcorders, the optics are the best in the market. Panasonic may have a better image stabilizer in many models, but the quality of the Canon image goes unrivaled.
Summary: I've never owned any Canon products before. I always buy Sony electronic items. Well, our Sony HDD Handycam camcorder was broken. I decided to look into another brands out there in the market.