Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Canon ES400V

Canon ES400V
alaAverage 4.8

5 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of Canon ES400V. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price. The image quality is also appreciated.

design, image quality, price

On average, users rate this product 96/100.

See all Canon Camcorders

Review analysis

(Based on 5 reviews)

User Reviews  

Showing 3 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews


Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 3 of 3 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (2)

Consumer review (

LCD Screen well worth the extra


The Canon 400V is essentially an upgraded version of the earlier and popular model the G1000; just that for an extra $150 or so you get a rather impressive 2.5in LCD screen. Well worth the money if you ask me, and I'll detail the added benefits later...

good picture quality, auto-focus mode

slightly dated

Dec, 2000

Consumer review (

I can shoot like a pro with a Canon ES400V


After watching too many home movies that gave us headaches from all the bouncing around I was eager to find a camera that would help me out. My Canon is just what the doctor ordered. The stabilization feature is pure genius! Now movies are smooth...

stabilization, nice styling, auto features


Aug, 2000

Consumer review (

Good deal....... hard to find.


While looking for camcorders I stumbled across this one on the web. I compared it's features with those offered on similarly priced models by Sony, RCA, and JVC 8mm camcorders on the market. In the $350 price range most had some sort of digital...

Great value

Hard to find, I had to get it off the web.

May, 2000

Product Specifications

The 8mm Canon ES400V combines exceptional value with extraordinary features, making now the perfect time for you to start capturing your most memorable moments on video. This full-featured camcorder comes fully equipped with a large color viewscreen, a genuine Canon 16x optical zoom lens and a high-powered 320x digital zoom lens for extreme closeup shots of distant subjects. Most important of all, the ES400V's "point-and-shoot" simplicity makes it possible for anyone to record like a professional videographer. The ES400V's optical 16x Zoom and Digital 320x Zoom cover everything from sweeping panoramas to action-grabbing telephoto shots. The Image Stabilization system corrects any camera shake, giving you smooth, stable pictures. The 2.5" Color LCD Screen makes it easy to shoot colorful, well-composed videos. Point-and-Shoot simplicity allows you to record what you want straight out of the box. Programmed Auto Exposure gives you five special programs, designed to match diverse subjects and shooting conditions. The ES400V also features low-power consumption circuitry, which doubles battery time. Easy to operate and fun to handle, the ES400V's host of features such as Image Stabilization, Programmed Auto Exposure, Custom Keys, Digital Effects, Faders and Titles.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon ES

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.4-2.7
Max Focal Length:62.4mm
Min Focal Length:3.9mm
Optical Zoom:16
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Black / Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:250Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:270Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Zoom:320
Media Type:Video8
Shooting Modes:Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Color / Emboss / Mirror / Mosaic / Negative / Pastel / Sepia


Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:CRT