Excerpt: At first glance this camcorder looks cheap and not that many functions,but if u read the manuel and learn how to access its many options it is very easy and very user friendly.Definitely appreciate the many recording formats and playback options!
Excerpt: I have 2 other HD video cameras of similar price, and I am very impressed with the quality of video recorded on this particular camera. Image looks very crisp and clear, even when zoomed in from quite a distance. Sound is great.
The camera it's self is good, but don't expect the WiFi controls to work for you.
Andy Wise, Amazon
30 April 2014
Summary: So I purchased this camera because I recently started a YouTube series and I really wanted two separate features in a camera and they were... 1) A remote control so I wouldn't have to either have someone with me to start and stop to make cutting scenes easier or have to walk back and forth myself.
Mixed Review - GREAT Mp4 Video Quality. Wi-Fi Remote is Slow..
Hey Mimi, Amazon
17 January 2014
Summary: Length:: 6:05 Mins Attached Video is "How to Connect Your Vixia to the WiFi Remote Control." SOME of the video included here was shot with the Vixia HF R40,(some with an iPhone)so the video quality is not a result of the camcorder!
Totally useless indoors (not even talking low light here). WiFi remote functionality is a joke.
14 November 2013
Summary: I have had the camera for a couple of weeks now. In my use case, I have it mounted overhead (looking down onto a counter top) to shoot cooking videos. It is more or less in a fixed location .. similar to a tripod situation.
Excerpt: Great Camera. Easy to use with touch screen menu. Built in WiFi will allow you to connect to the camera wirelessly and view your pictures and video. You can control the camcorder using a smartphone or tablet.
Pros: good battery life, Great sound/audio, Compact Design, excellent image quality, easy to use
Cons: Limited Software Compatibility, tech support from other software company is bad
Summary: I love the feel of this camcorder. It is so much more substantial than the Sony for the same price. The features are exactly what I needed. WiFi, great picture, easy zoom, remote mike. I had heard it was not good in low light, however, if you choose Scene, and Low Light, it compensated perfectly.
Summary: This camcorder serves a purpose and offers a fair feature set for the price, but as owner of a 7 year old canon HV20 camcorder i am disappointed with the R40. My first major disappointment is with the low light capability, its very bad in low light situations producing a very grainy picture.