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Canon VIXIA HF R40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 124 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the size and image quality are generally positive. The portability and value for money also get good feedback. Views are divided on the viewfinder, and there are some less positive views about the connectivity and memory.

usability, value for money, portability, image quality, size

battery, features, memory, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon VIXIA HF R40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Canon Vixia HF R40


Devoid of professional pretense, this HD camcorder delivers quality on the cheap.

Canon’s yearly refresh cycle has left us with a camcorder that still delivers good video quality while substantially boosting battery life. People upgrading from smartphone-caliber HD video will appreciate the image stabilization and mighty 32x zoom....

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Great camera


Everything except the user interface (see cons)

The interface is not user-friendly. It takes some time to navigate it. The playback mode is annoying as well. You have to navigate a few screens to copy or delete a video

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Great camcorder


Love the size, convenience, and usability of this camcorder.

sharp, clear images and videos


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Great camera


Got this camera when it was on sale and I love it. It has expandable memory and video looks great. It's also easy to use. Great buy.About me... casual user

Good picture


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great camera for beginner


Great camera ....easy to handle and set up.........however the remote features dont seem to work.About me... Parent with kids, Love capturing special occasions, casual user

easy to set up

the remote features does not work

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I love this camcorder!


I've always wanted to get a camcorder and my wife finally agreed after the birth of my son. We love it! It is easy to use and the baby mode is great for charting his growth.About me... Parent with kids

Easy to use

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great resolution, easy to operate


Easy to operate / outstanding resolution. Battery life is good, many choices as to video format. Lots of special features and image stabalization works extremely well. Wifi is a bit tricky to set up but the camera itself is very easy to use. Face...

excellent resolution, easy to use right out of the box

Wifi is tricky to set up and work correctly

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Great and Easy to use


I really enjoy using the camcorder. I use it film myself bowling and it was great.About me... Love shooting sports

It does everything i wanted from a comcorder

can't think of a negative

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Great Purchase


Packs a lot of features for the money, we are happy with it. Very small, fits the hand well. Have not tried at night enough to comment on it yet. The wifi feature is cool but it has a noticeable delay, about 6 seconds, can't think of any use to it....


wifi delay

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Awesome for simple use.


Its a great product for the price. Very few things I don't like about it. Still unsure how compatible it is with my video editing software as of now, but have had no issues with actual filming. Primary use is for coaching, I like to help my athletes...

Love the light weight and easy to use rotational touch screen

Picture transition is a little slow when zooming in and out