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Canon LEGRIA HV40 High Definition DV Camcorder
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Canon LEGRIA HV40 High Definition DV Camcorder

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  • Media Format: DV
  • Resolution: 3.0 MP
  • Recording System: NTSC
  • Digital Zoom: 200X
  • Type: Standard
  • Optical Zoom: 10X
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Canon LEGRIA HV40 High Definition DV Camcorder

The Canon VIXIA HV40 camcorder provides an array of exclusive features you won't find in every HD video recorder. These include Canon's 2.96 full HD CMOS image sensor, as well as an advanced DIGIC DV II image processor, that provide incredible detail and color reproduction, giving you the cleanest shots possible. The HV40 also boasts SuperRange optical image stabilization and instant auto focus. Other features include the Canon 10x HD video zoom lens and the option to transition between SD and HD recording modes. Attain professional level quality with a host of electronic helpers with the power of the Canon VIXIA HV40.

Product Details and Features


Night Mode Yes
Color Black
Shooting Modes Digital Photo Mode

Other Features

Widescreen Video Capture Yes
High Definition Video Support 1080p

File Format

Still Image Format JPEG
Digital Video Format MPEG-2


Effective Still Resolution 2.8 MP
Effective Video Resolution 2.1 MP


Battery Description 1 x Canon BP-2L13 ( included )
Battery Manufacturer Canon BP-2L13
Battery Form Factor Manufacturer specific

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Supported MS Windows 2000 SP4 • MS Windows 98 SE • MS Windows XP SP2 • Apple Mac OS X 10.2 - 10.4 • MS Windows ME


Expansion Slot 1 x miniSD
Connector Types 1 x component video output
HDMI Output Yes


Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
Microphone Type Microphone - built-in - stereo


Display Type LCD
Screen Details LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.7" - color
Display Rotation Rotating


Depth 5.4 in.
Width 3.5 in.
Height 3.2 in.


Viewfinder Diagonal Size 0.27"
Viewfinder Type LCD

Memory / Storage

Recording Speed LP
Supported Flash Memory SDHC Memory Card • miniSD Card • SD Memory Card

Camera Flash

Flash Modes Auto Mode • OFF mode • Fill-in Mode • Slow Synchro • Red-eye Reduction
Flash Type Built-in flash


Exposure Metering Center-Weighted • Evaluative • Spot
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Exposure Modes Automatic • Manual • Shutter-Priority • Program • Aperture-Priority
Min Illumination 0.2 lux
Min Shutter Speed 1/2 sec

Lens System

Lens Type Zoom lens
Auto Focus type TTL contrast detection
Focal Length Range 6.1mm - 61mm
Lens Filter Size 43 mm
Lens System Features Built-in lens shield • Aspherical Lens
Focus Adjustment Automatic

Optical Sensor

Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 1/2.7"
Optical Sensor Qty 1

Key Features

Media Format DV
Resolution 3.0 MP
Recording System NTSC
Digital Zoom 200X
Type Standard
Optical Zoom 10X
Storage Type Removable (Card/Disc/Tape)
Weight 18.09 Oz.

Product Identifiers

UPC 4960999637181
Model HV40

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