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Canon VIXIA HV40 High Definition Camcorder Kit KlT SAVlNGS

Canon VIXIA HV40 High Definition Camcorder Kit KlT SAVlNGS
alaScore 82

140 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 140 reviews of Canon VIXIA HV40 High Definition Camcorder Kit KlT SAVlNGS. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and image quality. The portability and price also get good comments, but comments are divided on the durability.

usability, price, portability, image quality, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon VIXIA HV40 High Definition Camcorder Kit KlT SAVlNGS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon VIXIA HV40 High Definition Camcorder Kit KlT SAVlNGS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 user reviews of Canon VIXIA HV40 High Definition Camcorder Kit KlT SAVlNGS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Comments about the reliability and portability are generally positive. The image quality and price also get good views, whereas comments are divided on the durability.

usability, price, image quality, portability, reliability

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon VIXIA HV40 HD HDV Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom - 2009 MODELCanon VIXIA HV40 HD HDV Camcorder with 10x Optical ZoomCanon VIXIA HV40 High Definition Camcorder

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (camcorderinfo.com)

Canon Vixia HV40 Camcorder Review

 

The tape-based HV40 ($999 MSRP) isn't exactly a flashy, cutting-edge camcorder from Canon. It is one of only a few HDV models-from any manufacturer-that's new for 2009, but it represents only a minor upgrade over last year's HV30. These improvements...

Since the HV40 is only a minor upgrade over last year's HV30, it seems that Canon isn't putting too much effort into its tape-based HDV models. The HV40's flash-memory counterparts have more sophisticated designs, better handling, and more useful...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (reviewed.com)

Canon HV40

 

One of only a few HDV camcorders this year, and a minor upgrade from last year's model

Low noise levels; Decent low light performance

Less sharp than others in its class; Very little manual control

Since the HV40 is only a minor upgrade over last year’s HV30, it seems that Canon isn’t putting too much effort into its tape-based HDV models. The HV40’s flash-memory counterparts have more sophisticated designs, better handling, and more useful...

Oct, 2009
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Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

A feature-packed high-definition camcorder that records to (gasp!) MiniDV tape

 

The Canon Legria HV40 must surely be the HDV format's last hurrah in the consumer sector -- and what a send-off it is! If you're keen to stick with MiniDV, you won't find a better camcorder than this.

Superb 1080i video quality, good low-light performer, plenty of advanced features and controls

Slightly fiddly control scheme, limitations of MiniDV

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: cubart (abesofmaine.com)

Great HD camcorder

 

ADC converter function makes this unit extremely versatile

Easy To Use,Good Interface With Camcorder,Lightweight

Flimsy Design

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Enrique L. (abesofmaine.com)

Best Camcorder I have ever owned

 

This camerra is awsome, I did my research and decided on this one. Abe's of Main had the lowest price anywhere including online. Got some great deals on the wide angle lens as well. The cammera performes flawlessly. Lots of settings to play with, but...

Easy To Use,Good Interface With Camcorder,Improves Performance,It feels good on my hands,Lightweight,Quality Construction

none

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Augie (abesofmaine.com)

I liked the HV30, I love the HV40

 

My first camcorder was an Hi 8 Panasonic and I fell in love with it, but when I got to use HV30, I knew that it only gets better. Now that there is the new addition to the Canon Vixia HV family, I knew that I had to invest in it. I used one for a Video...

Easy To Use,Good Interface With Camcorder,Lightweight,Quality Construction

No firewire cable

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Deb (abesofmaine.com)

Fantastic!

 

Unbelievable in bad lighting situationseasy to useMy Dad is a professional photographer and uses the same camcorder for a back-up....loves itI [...]

Easy To Use,Good Interface With Camcorder,Improves Performance,Lightweight,Quality Construction

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: B (abesofmaine.com)

Awesome camera

 

Love the camera!! The quality is amazing and the size is perfect. I would recommend it to anyone.

Easy To Use,Good Interface With Camcorder,Improves Performance,Lightweight,Quality Construction

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Kobe Charlie (abesofmaine.com)

Better Auto and Manual Focus than HV20

 

I regularly spend time outdoors video recording wild birds. Many amateur camcorders have removed the eyepiece, used for finding and focusing on birds, but not the HV40. The flip-out LCD screen may be OK for indoors but not in bright sunlight and...

Easy To Use,Fast Auto Focus,Improves Performance,Viewfinder

Compact Like Most Others

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Owen Video (circuitcity.com)

EXCELLENT camera!!

 

I had to give the HV40 all five stars even though it's not a PERFECT shooter for professionals. If you're looking for a low-cost, HIGH quality alternative, this camera is POWERFUL. It's native 24p combined with Cinemode give you quality that can't be...

Nov, 2009
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Product Specifications

The Canon VIXIA HV40 is one of the latest additions to Canon's large family of HD camcorders. For those seeking the ultimate in HD video quality, Canon bring a host of Canon Exclusive features you won't find anywhere else - from Canon's own 2.96 full HD CMOS image sensor and advanced DIGIC DV II image processor, delivering breathtaking detail and the best in color reproduction, to SuperRange optical image stabilization and instant auto focus to give you the ultimate control demanded by high definition. With the genuine Canon 10x HD video zoom lens and a host of other advanced features the VIXIA HV40 is sure to be your choice in high definition camcorders. If you wish to continue to use your existing standard definition equipment, the VIXIA HV40 has both SD and HD recording modes. The VIXIA HV40 is easy to use and delivers the high level of performance you've come to expect from Canon. Canon's vast experience with photographic and broadcast television cameras brings you the optical excellence, advanced image processing, superb performance, and the latest in technological advancements you expect. The VIXIA HV40 is the premium quality high definition video tape camcorder for sophisticated and discerning videographers.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-2L13

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.4in
Height:3.2in
Weight:1.2lbs/18.9oz
Width:3.5in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Fireworks / Night mode / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:HV40
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon VIXIA

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.0
Max Focal Length:61mm
Min Focal Length:6.1mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:2.76Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2.07Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.96Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.7"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):9.4 mm ( 1/2.7 ) / 9.4 mm ( 1/2.7" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (SuperRange)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Wipe fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:200
Media Type:Mini DV (HDV)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Low Sharpening / Neutral / Sepia / Skin Detail / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Image Aspect Ratio (camcorders):16:9
Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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