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Canon VIXIA HF R40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 128 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the size and image quality are on the whole positive. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the viewfinder, and the connectivity and memory get critical opinions.

usability, price, 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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Canon Vixia HF R40 Review


After spending some time the Vixia HF R40. Using it to goof around, play with the effects, capture funny and special moments, and to observe what's around you, it is a good camcorder all in all. With a decent specifications, decent performance, decent...

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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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Nice camera


I use this to record games and the picture is great.About me... Love shooting sports, Parent with kids, Love capturing special occasions, casual user

Easy set up


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Great Camcorder for events


This camcorder is easy to use and set up. It is also easy to grab the film onto a computer for editing. All in all, I recommend this product for filming corporate meetings.About me... casual user

It is easy to use and set up

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I purchased this item on sale and the value for the features provided is excellent. The camera has many features and is very easy to use. The image quality is awesome, although I had some trouble in low light settings, which may have amounted to user...

good price, easy to use, awesome video quality

short battery life

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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