The Canon Vixia HV-40 is an amazing camcorder for the buck.
4 July 2014
Summary: I'm delighted with the HV-40. The tape technology is a little harder to deal with than the flash/SD. However it's an amazing, versatile camcorder, with lots of options for lens accessories, and a dizzying array of menu options. The bottom line is: for not very much money, you can make gorgeous, hi-def movies. Learning curve is formidable, but every time I use this great little camcorder, I learn something new.
Summary: I've had this camera for over a year now. It not only takes beautiful HD movies. It shoots well in low light (not perfect, but good) and as a bonus it takes great pictures. I thought for sure I'd need the eye piece, but don't ever use it. Even in bright light the display is fine by itself..
Summary: best deal I have had on ebay. I like the vixia h40 so much that I bought it ued on ebay as a temporary fix. I bught a brand new canon vixia hf-m500 and yet find myself using the vixia h40 over and over again. It just looks great!! It even outdoes the hf-m500 for the most part, just simple excellent video every time!! no wierdness, good battery life, good resolution and all but the highest res (cant do 1080p), but HD is great for you tube and dvd's.
Great quality, easy to use, compact, great for traveling.
4 September 2012
Summary: It's a great affordable pease of recording equipment, it's my 2nd camcorder. (I have both HV30 & 40) they'er easy to use light wt. and compact able to pack and record without carrying hevy camcorders.