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Canon-vixia-hv40.32671232
6.2 out of 10

Canon HV40

Canon VIXIA HV40 The Vixia HV40 was launched by Canon in Mar Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Canon HV40

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Overall 6
6.0

Good Camcorder, Mediocre Ergonomics

CD/Book Junkie, Amazon
21 November 2009
  • Summary: I read a ton of reviews from various sources before buying this camcorder, but I wish I had also gone to a store and held it in my hand. I agree with other reviewers that there is a lot to like about the unit, such as good picture quality, a viewfinder and good battery life. However, the ergonomics are surprisingly poor.
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Overall 6
6.0

Motor noise is flaw

JDB, Amazon
3 November 2009
  • Summary: I ordered this camera to replace an aging Sony SD Mini DV unit. I returned it because the motor produces a distinct, pulsating whine that is clearly audible on the recorded audio. I have run into this issue before with cheaper Mini DV camcorders but believed an expensive and highly-rated unit like the HV40 should be better. The issue is important to me because I find the whining sound distracting as a backdrop to my family memories.
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Overall 6
6.0

Video freeze

VideoSteve, Amazon
12 January 2011
  • Summary: I have had the Canon HV 40 for approx 3.5 weeks. I am pleased with the picture in terms of quality and clarity. However on using Sony HDV tapes , purchased at the same time, the playback will sometimes feeze with a sound interuption. This according to the manual is symptons of a dirty video head. As it occured within 3 mins of usage, I discounted this. I contacted Canon and explained the problem.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great Camera but the price!!!

Jill Stevens, Amazon
17 September 2009
  • Summary: strange how this very same camera can be bought in the US for just £416!!! Wonder what magic extra features are added during those few extra miles from China?
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Overall 6
6.0

Great video but build quality concerns

A. Lodey, Amazon
3 July 2009
  • Summary: We bought the HV40 as a replacement for our ageing Sony TRV330e, plumping for dv tape as we're hopeless at making time to edit captured video to disk. After much agonising and having already purchased a Canon digital camera we decided that the best option would be the HV40 rather than the HV30 on the basis that its a long term investment and better to get the "bells 'n whistles" now.
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Overall 6
6.0

Устаревшая модель

mikhmu, Onliner
1 October 2013
  • Summary: Снимал пару раз этой камерой. Скажу так: эта камера морально устарела. Картинка в помещении шумная и серая. Стабилизатор не держит картинку, вес камеры малый и все трясется. Да и звук - просто кошмарный.
  • Pros: Малый вес, надежность
  • Cons: Звук, "слепая", слаьый стабилизатор.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Sound quality 10
10

La sustituta de la HV30: ¿merece la pena?

shandowee, Ciao
7 September 2010
  • Summary: Lo mejor de la reciente aparición de la Canon HV40 en el mercado es la considerable bajada de precio de su antecesora, la HV30 Realmente las funciones y configuración utilizadas por el nuevo dispositivo de Canon no difieren en nada sustancial y menos en el contexto del tipo de usuario que en mi opinión se hace con una cámara de esta tipología (usuario avanzado dentro de una gama no profesional) La calidad de imagen es muy buena, pero como la de su antecesora.
  • Pros: Muy pocas en relación con su antecesora, la HV30
  • Cons: aún sale cara
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Overall 6
6.0

Canon - wie immer ein Kompromiss bei HDV

Stephan Göllner, Amazon
27 September 2009
  • Summary: Wer sich die Canon HV40 zulegen möchte, sollte die negativen Eigenschaften dieser Kamera kennen, die sich besonders im Bereich Ton darstellen. Das eingebaute Stereomikrofon ist nicht gekapselt und hat die Öffnung auf der Oberseite der Kamera. Dadurch ist sie anfällig für Berührung (Resonanzgeräusche)und Wind. Versucht man letzteres durch kleine Klebefelle zu reduzieren, so werden die Laufwerksgeräusche noch verstärkt.
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