Summary: We use the Canon Vixia 40 and 30 in shooting different events, We at this point are not ready to swhich out to newer equipment, this camera I bought was used. The vixia will let you edit from the camera, and what we do is edit from camera to edit machine. The quality of the high definition is great.
"Good quality video, nice stills, Good for the price."
1 September 2011
Pros: Mini DV tapes are cheap and reliable, produces good quality HD recordings, on board mic is not bad, menu setting are ok and work well, Good still pictures, small and easy to carry around but still gives very good results. Will record from external devices
Cons: Mini DV tape takes as long to put onto a computer before editing as it does to record (flash memory like SD cards import to a PC much more quickly). Build quality is not the best but it is a low price for the video quality. Slightly more bulky than a flas
Summary: Excellent picture quality, actually a little too good. The custom button could be more customizable to actually be useful and it's a little cumbersome to lock exposure and set levels with the little joystick thumb control, but it works. The image stabilization could be a little better, some of the Sony cams I've used are much more steady, but I've got a very good tripod and fluid head, so it's only a problem when handheld.
Summary: This camera is a really great camera, for the money. I would recommend it to a novice filmmaker, because you can build upon this camera, and create pretty stunning video. The still camera is not that great, but that is something this camera wasn't made for. All around, great product!
Excerpt: This has been my first camcorder I bought to capture some family events. The picture quality both indoor and outdoor are great. Also, the dim light footage are acceptable. This camera is light weight and hence no corpus tunnel for me making videos. I bought the black color body which is a common color for most of the devices like these. The camcorder’s jaw dropping color sensitivity will make your movies more vivid.
Excerpt: This is the camcorder I purchased to capture some important family event. The picture quality is remarkable both indoors and outdoors. The jaw dropping color sensitivity will add vividness to your movies. Also the dim light movies are acceptable.The one that I bought has impressive black color body. This is a light weight camcorder so no corpus tunnel syndrome for making footage for me. The 1080i up-scaling makes it less likely to go obsolete till next five years.
Summary: I'm not a professional camera man, but I'm very happy with the performance of the cannon HD 40. However, I had difficulty getting accessories for it: The mini SD memory card and HDV/DV cable are not popular in stores. I have been told that these accessories are older technology which is not widely used anymore. Its disappointing, because I bought a brand new camera,and there is no way to know that it requires unpopular accessories.