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Canon DC40

Canon DC40
alaScore 79

7 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Canon DC40. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality. The color and battery get critical reviews.

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battery, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon DC40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: PC Magazine (

Canon DC40


Very good video quality. Decent 4-megapixel stills. Variety of special modes and features for both stills and video

Significant shutter lag in auto mode. Video has a slight color cast. Reviewing still images is slow

Although performance needs to improve, the Canon DC40 is one of the first miniDVD camcorders to let you shoot decent stills.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: David Kender (

Canon DC40


The Canon DC40 features a 1/2.8" CCD, larger than any other single chip DVD camcorder on the market. This chip has 4.29 gross MP, with 2.74 effective MP in 16:9 with image stabilization on, 2.99 effective MP in 16:9 with the image stabilization off,...

May, 2006

Expert review by: Good Gear (

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The DC40 is an excellent DVD video camera.

Crisp images, better than most DVD camcorders, good stills

Over-exposed images, poor battery life

May, 2007