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Canon VIXIA HF R40
7.2 out of 10

Canon VIXIA HF R40

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Standard Definition or High Definition
High Definition
Television System
Video Recording system
Image Sensor
1/4.85-inch, RGB Primary Color Filter
Total Pixels
Approx. 3.28 Megapixels
Effective Pixels
Video : Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080) Photo : Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
Maximum recording Time
8 GB Internal Flash Drive in AVCHD:* LP (1440 x 1080) 3 hours 00 minutes** FXP (1920 x 1080) 1 hours 00 minutes** MXP (1920 x 1080) 40 minutes** NTSC 60p (1920 x 1080) 35 minutes** 8 GB Internal Flash Drive in MP4: 4Mbps (1280 x 720): 4 hrs. 20 min. 17Mbps (1920 x 1080): 1 hr. 00 min. 24Mbps (1920 x 1080): 40 min. 35Mbps (1920 x 1080): 30 min. * When recording has continued for 12 hours, it will automatically stop and then start. ** Variable bit rate
Zoom Ratio : 53x Optical*/32x/1060x Digital (*Manual mode/Cinema Mode only) Focal Length : 2.8-89.6mm 35mm Film Equivalent: : Optical Zoom: 38.5-1232mm / Advanced Zoom Off: 38.5-1232mm / Advanced Zoom On: 32.5-1723mm Zoom Speed : Variable / 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds; Max. F/Stop: f/1.8-4.5
Focusing System
TTL (through the lens)
Manual Exposure
Programmed AE
Smart Auto, Manual Mode 1 , Cinema Mode 2 , Baby Mode 1 P, SCN 3 2 P only 3 Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks)
Max Shutter Speed
Movie: 1/2000 sec. Still Image: 1/500 sec.
Minimum Focusing Distance
Auto mode: 10mm (AF linkage: WIDE end), 1m in intermediate zoom range, approx. 50 cm at TELE end All other modes: 10mm (WIDE end), 1m across entire zooming range (from edge of lens). However, approx. 50cm at tele macro setting established at this time (automatic movement to TELE end)
White Balance
Auto, Daylight, Tungsten, Manual
Frame Rate
NTSC: AVCHD: 60i/PF30/60P MP4: 24P/30P/60P
Minimum Illumination
NTSC: 5 lux Low Light mode: 0.4 lux
Image Stabilization
Optical System (Lens-shift system) Intelligent IS in Auto/Baby mode: Dynamic IS (default) Powered IS Macro IS Tripod Mode IS Modes other than Intelligent IS; Dynamic IS and Powered IS settings can be made manually in Manual 1 /Cinema Mode: Standard IS IS Off *Angle detection and sensor-based movement vector detection (hybrid supported) 1 P, SCN 2 2 Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks)
Filter Diameter
Not Supported
Not Available
LCD Screen
3.0-inch Capacitive Touch Panel Widescreen Color LCD (Approx. 230,000 dots)
Recording Media
Built-in 8 GB memory and 1 additional SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot *Use of Class 4 or above (4, 6 or 10) memory cards is recommended for recording MXP or FXP (1920 x 1080 pixel recording) movies. For other recording formats, a Class 2 or higher card is recommended. Also, movie (AVCHD/MP4) recording requires cards with 128MB of memory or more.
USB Terminal
mini-AB: Hi-Speed USB supported
Video Terminal
Composite (output)
AVCHD Satisfied: Dolby Digital AC3 (2 Channel) MP4 Satisfied: MPEG-2 AAC-LC (2 Channel) Sampling Frequency: 48 KHz
Accessory Shoe
Not Available
Supplied Video Editing Software
Pixela Video Browser / Network Utility Disc
HDMI Terminal
Available; mini connector (output only)
Microphone Terminal
3.5 mm diameter stereo mini-jack
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal
3.5 mm diameter 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)
Operating Temperature range
23° to 113°F (-5° to 45°C); 60% relative humidity / 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C); 85% relative humidity (performance)
(W x H x D) 2.1 x 2.2 x 4.6-inch (53 x 57 x 116mm). Excluding grip belt.
Approx. 8.3 oz. / 235g (Body, not including grip belt) Approx. 10.1 oz. /285g (Including Battery BP-718, memory card, and grip belt)
Release Date
First seen
9 January 2013