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Canon-vixia-hf-r40.33811667
8.9 out of 10

Canon VIXIA HF R40

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Reviews and Problems with Canon VIXIA HF R40

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Overall 6
6.0

Need tech help

Elizabeth, Amazon
17 May 2014
  • Summary: The camera is fine but i had to call for instructions. Also, apparently my cold fingers make it harder to use the touch screen.
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Overall 6
6.0

fast shipping of product

Todd R., Amazon
17 February 2014
  • Summary: so far camera works fine. Dissapointed that has manual shutter. Every time you use it you have to remember to open and close the shutter door.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great little camcorder, but I hope you didn't buy it for the smartphone control.

Milton, Amazon
11 February 2014
  • Summary: The camera works as advertised, has all the specs I needed.... but unfortunately the smartphone app leaves a lot to be desired (at least on Android). You won't be able to install it directly from the play store for a lot of devices (no support for the Galaxy S4, nexus line of devices, the HTC One and OneX, etc.), so just installing it will be a pain. (Apparently, it's only compatible with iOS 5, too, so it's not like you'll have much luck with an iPhone, either).
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Overall 6
6.0

Canon Video

R. Shroyer "Yarn Meter Guru", Amazon
10 February 2014
  • Summary: Was looking to upgrade a Canon FS100 but was disappointed with brightness of lens and the lack of a separate remote control. Had difficulty using the iPhone App to serve as a remote. Decided to return camera.
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Overall 6
6.0

It's Ok

Tamriel "-Dan", Amazon
3 February 2014
  • Summary: I'm writing a detailed review, now that I've used this continually since December 2013. Intended Use- After reading MANY reviews, I purchased this camera to film church services and youth group activities. I most often film inside our auditorium which is has a high ceiling and is well lit with fluorescent lighting. I shoot from above the congregation and back from the pulpit by about 50 feet as the crow flies, give or take.
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Overall 6
6.0

Works OK

Jim9500, Amazon
29 January 2014
  • Summary: I wanted to use this new camera on a cruse the wife and I take. I did some test videos and was pleased with the outside pictures. Inside with good light from windows I thought were good and clear. I down loaded the software onto my Dell laptop. Fortunately I had just bought a new Dell laptop that had the newer HDMI connection. The instruction book says it is a "standard HDMI" which it is NOT.
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Overall 6
6.0

USB port on the R40

David A. Christian, Amazon
4 January 2014
  • Summary: i just bought this camera, i use the USB cable supplied and connect it to my win7 pc or mac mini, but neither OS recognize the camera....am i doing something wrong.....is the feature to turn the USB port on.......
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Overall 6
6.0

My 7 year old HV20 is much better.

Bud Bud Ding Ding, Amazon
25 September 2013
  • 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. Secondly the focusing is hit and miss. I have several seconds of completely blurry scenes during which time the camera is trying to focus.
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Overall 6
6.0

For Apple/Mac users... only in MP4 Format

Amazon
13 May 2013
  • Summary: Just wanted to write a quick review for those with Apples/Mac computers. This records in MP4 to the SD card, so all you need to do, especially if you have a macbook pro, is put the SD card into your MBP slot and you can just drag the files to your computer. You can open it up in quicktime or you can use it for pretty much any video editing program or if you recorded it the way you want exactly, you can upload the mp4 files straight to youtube/fb, etc.
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