Canon LEGRIA DC40 Camcorder - Silver
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Canon LEGRIA DC40 Camcorder - Silver

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  • Media Format: DVD DVD-RW (8 cm) DVD-R (8cm)
  • Resolution: 4.3 MP
  • Digital Zoom: 200x
  • Type: Standard
  • Optical Zoom: 10x
  • Storage Type: Removable (Card/Disc/Tape)
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Canon LEGRIA DC40 Camcorder - Silver

Preserve any special moment or memorable occasion with the Canon DC40. This easy-to-use Canon video camera records in both DVD-R and DVD-RW formats, in a crisp 4.3 MP resolution. Looking through the 2.7-inch LCD display screen, the videographer can make sure that every single frame is perfect. Using the optical zoom, which goes to 10x, or the digital zoom, which can go as high as 200x, the videographer can get right up close to even the tiniest details. This DVD camcorder has a miniSD card to store flash memory, so those special moments can be stored right on the video camera itself. The Canon DC40 records in true 16:9 high-resolution widescreen, allowing images to be played beautifully on TV or computer screens. The 4.3 megapixel technology may even be used to record vivid, sharp digital photographs. In addition, a Dolby Digital audio system records sound in crisp clarity. It measures only 2.4 x 3.4 x 5 inches in size, and weighs a light 1.11 lbs. The small size makes it easy to store and use this DVD camcorder anywhere, anytime, to preserve beautiful, memorable and special moments of all types. With the Canon DC40, anyone can take professional-quality video to memorialize everything that's worth remembering. The simple design of this Canon video camera, made with complex technology that records stunning video and audio, is easy for anyone to use and become a casual videographer.

Product Review Summary

Based on 3 user reviews
67% recommend this product
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Consumer Reviews


great product

bytellaroberts Nov 30, 2009
Helpful? 1 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Lightweight, Easy to Use, Good Value
Recommended it? Yes

great camera for special events. although it can be used for travel. i wouldnt recomend a camcorder of this size for travel abroad. this is a great quality camera canon's are very well built and designed. Read full review »


Not good in low light conditions

byahardesty Jan 24, 2007
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros small camera. Quality feel.
Cons Poor in low light conditions. Awkward menu control.
Recommended it? No

I had this camcorder, but returned it because of the grainy quality of the picture when shooting in low light. Since this camera is mainly intent for family shooting, most of it is done the low light situation is 90% of all shots.

My VHS-C shot better in low light --- but... Read full review »


Pretty happy with this one!

byjns992001 Sep 16, 2006
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Small, 4MP still shots, easy to use.
Cons I wish it took better low or no light shots.
Recommended it? Yes

I pretty happy with this camera. It is the first dvd camcorder I have ever owned. I was looking for something small enough to fit in my pocket that I wouldn't regret buying for one reason or another.

So far, no regrets. The only thing it doesn't do great is shooting in low light. This is... Read full review »

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Product Details and Features


Color Silver

Other Features

Additional Features Still Shot Capability • Color Viewfinder
Waterproof No


Effective Still Resolution 3.5 MP
Effective Video Resolution 4.0 MP


Battery Description Lithium-Ion
Battery Form Factor Integrated


Display Type LCD
Screen Size 2.7"


Depth 5 in.
Width 2.4 in.
Height 3.4 in.

Memory / Storage

Recording Speed SP • LP • XP+
Supported Flash Memory miniSD Card • SD Memory Card


Min Illumination 0.6 lux

Lens System

Lens Filter Size 37 mm
Focal Length Range 6.1mm - 61mm

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Qty 1

Key Features

Media Format DVD • DVD-RW (8 cm) • DVD-R (8cm)
Resolution 4.3 MP
Digital Zoom 200x
Type Standard
Optical Zoom 10x
Storage Type Removable (Card/Disc/Tape)
Weight 1.1 Oz.

Product Identifiers

UPC 8714574977171
Model DC40

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