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Canon MVX40

Canon MVX40
alaScore 76

8 reviews

Dec, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Canon MVX40. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and portability are overall positive. The image quality and zoom also get good feedback.

usability, zoom, image quality, portability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon MVX40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Canon MVX40 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the usability and image quality.

image quality, usability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Canon MVX40 MiniDV Digital Camcorder [2.2Mp, 10x Optical, 2.5" LCD]

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (

Expert Review


The Canon Optura 50 features almost all of the elements that made its older brother, the Optura 60, such a great camcorder. It is the lowest end of the Optura series this year, but it retains the same 1/3.4” CCD, solid automatic and manual controls,...

Manual controls, -Still features, -Image Stabilization

Lack of focus ring, -Low light

Sep, 2005

Expert review by: Colin Barrett (

Canon MVX40, MVX40i and MVX45i DV Camcorder Reviews


Nice handling, manual zoom and top-loading are good features on both models. 14x Optical Zoom is an asset (MVX45i).

Strange motor noise when recording in very quiet situations. Low light definition is acceptable but not quite as good as other models.

MVX40 and 40i are good starter cams. MVX45i is great for users needing 14x zoom, movie light and more advanced features.

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/3.4''


Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Resolution:Standard Definition


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/2
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000


HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3