Canon HV40 Camcorder - Black
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Canon HV40 Camcorder - Black

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  • Media Format: DV
  • Recording System: NTSC
  • Resolution: 3.0 MP
  • Digital Zoom: 200x
  • Type: Standard
  • Optical Zoom: 10x
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Canon HV40 Camcorder - Black

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.

Product Review Summary

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Consumer Reviews


Canon HV40 Review

byusmaniqbal Jun 3, 2013
15 Helpfuls 16 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Amazing 1080i video quality.<br>Good in low-light.<br>A lot of advanced...
Cons MiniDV limitations.<br>Hard to reach controls
Recommended it? Yes

I bought this specific camcorder about a year ago for a birthday party which was needed to be recorded. I have used it quite often on trips, parties and special occasions and I can honestly say it has lived up to its expectations.

I haven't had any major issues with it as of yet. It does... Read full review »


amazing camcorder!

bysuperdawg Oct 9, 2010
Helpful? 1 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Recommended it? Yes

I had a camera, 9 mega-pixels, but didn't do that good of video. I was okay with it, but after I saw the quality of HD, I saw that I hadn't seen anything! This camcorder is great, shoots in stunning HD, has 10x zoom, and weighs an extremely light 1.8 pounds. Read full review »

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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 HDMI
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 5.43 in.
Width 3.46 in.
Height 3.23 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
Exposure Modes Automatic • Manual • Shutter-Priority • Program • Aperture-Priority
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Min Illumination 0.2 lux
Min Shutter Speed 1/2 sec

Lens System

Lens Type Zoom lens
Auto Focus type TTL contrast detection
Lens Filter Size 43 mm
Focal Length Range 6.1mm - 61mm
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
Recording System NTSC
Resolution 3.0 MP
Digital Zoom 200x
Type Standard
Optical Zoom 10x
Storage Type Removable (Card/Disc/Tape)
Weight 18.09 Oz.

Product Identifiers

UPC 13803113006
Model HV40

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