After 15 months of very light use, my vixia HV40 is dead
Amazon Customer "mbbookers", Amazon
7 June 2011
Summary: This is a sad story... Last week, my Vixia HV40 died. Let me preface by stating that the unit is only 15 months old, the unit was never mishandled or jarred, or subjected to extreme conditions. I purchased it new from Amazon last march. When it worked, it was wonderful. I purchased three other $1,000 units prior -- to test -- and settled on the HV40 as picture quality couldn't be matched.
Summary: I have been provided with a Canon Legria CV40 as an insurance claim replacement for a Sony HDR HC3. This is not an adequate replacement as there is no comparison between the 2. The Sony software worked and interfaced with Windows products. The Legria does not on the automatic settings and it took hours to work out how to overcome this. The camera claims to have a still photo facility.