42nd Street Photo recommends the Canon Vixia HV40 High Definition Mini DV Handycam Camcorder

Canon Vixia HV40 High Definition Mini DV Handycam Camcorder

The Canon Vixia HV40 High Definition Mini DV Handycam Camcorder is one of our best selling camcorders. This camcorder has everything. For those seeking the ultimate in HD video quality, we bring a host of Canon Exclusive features you won’t find anywhere else – from our 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.

The VIXIA HV40 is easy to use and delivers the high level of performance you’ve come to expect from Canon. Our 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.

Other Features:

* The Image Quality of HD Video
* Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens
* Canon Exclusive: Canon 2.96 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor
* Canon Exclusive: DIGIC DV II Image Processor
* Canon Exclusive: SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization
* Canon Exclusive: Instant AF (Auto Focus)
* Native 24p Mode
* 24p Cinema Mode
* 30p Progessive Mode
* Built-in 3.1 Megapixel Digital Camera
* Custom Key
* Canon Exclusive: 2.7″ Multi-Angle Vivid Widescreen LCD
* HDMI Terminal

Some Other Specifications:

* Standard Definition or High Definition: High Definition
* Power Consumption: 4.3 W
* Television System: NTSC
* Video Recording system: MPEG2
* Image Sensor: 1/2.7-inch CMOS, RGB Primary Color Filter
* Total Pixels: Approx. 2.96 Megapixels
* Effective Pixels: Tape: HD/DV (16:9) mode: Approx 2.07 Megapixels (1920×1080); DV (4:3) mode: Approx 1.55 Megapixels (1440 x 1080); Card: (16:9) mode: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080), (4:3) mode: Approx. 2.76 Megapixels (1440 x 1080)
* Tape Format: HDV / DV
* Maximum recording time: SP: 80 minutes, HDV, DV; LP: 120 minutes DV
* Lens: Zoom Ratio 10x Optical / 200x Digital; Focal Length f=6.1-61mm (35mm equivalent: 43.6 – 436mm); Zoom Speed Variable / 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds; Max. F/Stop f/1.8-3.0mm (when tapes are used)
* Focusing System: Instant AF, TTL (through the lens)
* Manual Exposure: Yes
* Programmed AE: Auto, Program, Av, Tv, CINE, Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, Fireworks
* Max Shutter Speed: Movie: 1/2000, Still image: 1/500
* Auto Date/Time: Yes
* Record Search/Review: Yes
* Minimum Focusing Distance: 10 mm (wide) / 1m (tele)
* White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Manual
* Frame Rate: 60i, Native 24p Progressive (records at 24p), 24p Progressive (records at 60i), 30p Progressive (records at 60i)
* Minimum Illumination: 0.2 lx (Night Mode)
* Image Stabilization: SuperRange Optical (lens shift)
* Filter Diameter: 43mm
* Viewfinder: Widescreen 0.27-inch Color Viewfinder / (Approx. 123,000 dots)
* LCD Screen: 2.7-inch Widescreen LCD (Approx. 211,000 dots)
* Recording Media: High Definition Mini DV (recommended) (63 min) or MiniDV cassette
* USB Terminal: USB 2.0 Full Speed
* Video Terminal: component (output), composite (output)
* Audio: DV: 16 bit (2ch) 48 kHz 12 bit (4ch) 32 kHz 4ch synchronous recording not possible HDV: MPEG1 Audio Layer II (2 ch) (4-channel playback of tapes containing 4-channel recordings possible)
* HDMI Terminal: HDMI Type A (19 pins) Connector (output)
* Microphone Terminal: 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
* AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal: 3.5 mm 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio input and output)
* Dimensions: (W X H X D) 3.5 x 3.2 x 5.4 in. (88 x 82 x 138mm)
* Weight (not including lens and battery pack): 1.2 lbs. (535g)

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