Summary: After spending some time the Vixia HF R40. Using it to goof around, play with the effects, capture funny and special moments, and to observe what’s around you, it is a good camcorder all in all. With a decent specifications, decent performance, decent features and a decent price, it’s a bang for your buck.
Devoid of professional pretense, this HD camcorder delivers quality on the cheap.
1 May 2013
Conclusion: Canon’s yearly refresh cycle has left us with a camcorder that still delivers good video quality while substantially boosting battery life. People upgrading from smartphone-caliber HD video will appreciate the image stabilization and mighty 32x zoom. There’s also the matter of expandability—instead of robbing your phone of precious internal space normally used for apps and music, the R40 includes 8 GB built-in, plus up to 64 GB through the SDXC card slot.