Canon VIXIA HFR 40
HD Camcorder


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With the compact, easy-to-use VIXIA HF R40, you'll see and capture the world in a whole new way through a Genuine Canon HD Video Lens with 53x Advanced Zoom. SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization keeps your video smooth and steady throughout the entire zoom length, while improved Dynamic IS helps keep your video sharp and blur-free when you shoot while walking. The Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor combines with the all new, ultra-advanced DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor to let in more light, allowing you to shoot bright and clear video even in dark scenes. Dual Recording allows you to record in AVCHD to the flash drive and MP4 to the SD card simultaneously, creating archival and easy-to-send video at the same time. Record in 1080/60p easy-to-share MP4 format (35 Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps) for incredibly smooth and rich video of even the fastest-moving subjects. Built-in Wi-Fi? that lets you share anytime, anywhere, has been upgraded with Live Streaming, allowing you to view what you're recording remotely on a mobile device using the Canon CameraAccess app* ? great for monitoring babies, shooting wildlife and much more. The significantly brighter, new 3.0-inch capacitive Touch Panel LCD gives you intuitive control with a light touch. New Baby Mode has everything parents need to shoot, organize and share chronological video of their baby's development, with a dedicated Baby Album, age, height and weight stamps and more.


  • Genuine Canon HD Video Lens with 53x Advanced Zoom and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization (with improved Dynamic Image Stabilization) deliver an impressive range, while offering exceptionally steady video.
  • Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor and new DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor capture videos at 1920 x 1080 resolution and provide exceptional imaging performance.
  • Record up to 3 hours of crisp high-definition video to an 8GB internal flash drive or directly to a removable SD memory card (SDHC/SDXC compatible).
  • 1080/60p recording in MP4 (35 Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps) for high quality capture of moving subjects.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi? allows you to wirelessly share your images and video toSocial Networking Sites through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY#; or send to a PC. Uploadvirtually anywhere on your iOS? device with the free Canon Movie Uploaderapp*.
      -  *Note: Compatible with iOSversion 5/6 or later and Android version 2.3/4.0 for select devices. MP4 60pand AVCHD 60p recordings are not supported for this function.
  • Dual Recording allows you to simultaneously record movies in MP4 and AVCHD format. Built-in downconversion creates MP4 files for easy sharing on the web.
  • Live Streaming allows you to view and record live video on your Android? or iOS? device or even control your camcorder from a remote location with the free Canon CameraAccess app**.
  • 3.0-inch capacitive touch panel LCD offers fast, easy intuitive control right at your fingertips.
  • Baby Mode selects the optimal camcorder settings for capturing your baby's daily growth with ease.
  • Higher capacity battery pack ensures extended shooting time so you nevermiss an important moment.


  • Standard Definition or High Definition: High Definition
  • Television System: NTSC
  • Video Recording system: AVCHD/MPEG-4
  • Image Sensor: 1/4.85-inch, RGB Primary Color Filter
  • Total Pixels: Approx. 3.28 Megapixels
  • Effective Pixels:
      -  Video: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x1080)
      -  Photo: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
  • Maximum Recording Time:
      -  8 GB Internal Flash Drive inAVCHD:*
          +  LP (1440 x 1080) 3 hours 00minutes**
          +  FXP (1920 x 1080) 1 hours00 minutes**
          +  MXP (1920 x 1080) 40minutes**
          +  NTSC 60p (1920 x 1080) 35minutes**
      -  8 GB Internal Flash Drive inMP4:
          +  4Mbps (1280 x 720): 4 hrs. 20min.
          +  17Mbps (1920 x 1080): 1 hr. 00min.
          +  24Mbps (1920 x 1080): 40min.
          +  35Mbps (1920 x 1080): 30min.
      -  *Note: When recording hascontinued for 12 hours, it will automatically stop and then start.
    **Note: Variable bit rate
  • Lens:
      -  Zoom Ratio: 53x Optical*/32x/1060x Digital(*Manual mode/Cinema Mode only)
      -  Focal Length:2.8-89.6mm
      -  35mm Film Equivalent:: Optical Zoom: 38.5-1232mm/ Advanced Zoom Off: 38.5-1232mm / Advanced Zoom On: 32.5-
      -  Zoom Speed: Variable / 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds; Max. F/Stop: f/1.8-4.5
  • Focusing System: TTL (through the lens)
  • Manual Exposure: Yes
  • Programmed AE:
      -  Smart Auto
      -  ManualMode (P, SCN*)
      -  Cinema Mode (P only)
     -  Baby Mode1 P, SCN*
      - *Note: Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night,Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks
  • Max Shutter Speed:
      -  Movie: 1/2000 sec.
      -  Still Image: 1/500 sec.
  • Minimum Focusing Distance:
      -  Auto mode: 10mm (AF linkage:WIDE end), 1m in intermediate zoom range, approx. 50 cm at TELE end
      -  All other modes: 10mm (WIDE end), 1m across entire zooming range (from edge of lens). However, approx. 50cm at tele macro setting established at this time (automatic movement to TELE end)
  • White Balance:
      -  Auto
     -  Daylight
      -  Tungsten
      -  Manual
  • Frame Rate NTSC:
      -  AVCHD: 60i/PF30/60P
      -  MP4: 24P/30P/60P
  • Minimum Illumination:
      -  NTSC: 5 lux
      -  Low Light mode: 0.4 lux
  • Image Stabilization:
      -  Optical System (Lens-shiftsystem)
      -  Intelligent IS in Auto/Babymode:
          +  Dynamic IS(default)
          +  PoweredIS
          +  MacroIS
          +  Tripod Mode
     -  IS Modes other than Intelligent IS; Dynamic IS and Powered ISsettings can be made manually in Manual (P/SCN)/CinemaMode:
          +  StandardIS
          +  IS Off
  • Filter Diameter: Not Supported
  • Viewfinder: Not Available
  • LCD Screen: 3.0-inch Capacitive Touch Panel Widescreen Color LCD (Approx. 230,000 dots)
  • Recording Media: Built-in 8 GB memory and 1 additional SD/SDHC/SDXCmemory card slot
      -  Note: Use of Class 4or above (4, 6 or 10) memory cards is recommended for recording MXP or FXP(1920 x 1080 pixel recording) movies. For other recording formats, a Class 2or higher card is recommended. Also, movie (AVCHD/MP4) recording requirescards with 128MB of memory or more.
  • USB Terminal: mini-AB: Hi-Speed USB supported
  • Video Terminal: Composite (output)
  • Audio:
      -  AVCHD Satisfied: Dolby Digital AC3 (2Channel)
      -  MP4 Satisfied: MPEG-2 AAC-LC (2 Channel)
      -  Sampling Frequency: 48 KHz
  • Accessory Shoe: Not Available
  • Supplied Video Editing Software: Pixela Video Browser / Network Utility Disc
  • HDMI Terminal: Available; mini connector (output only)
  • Microphone Terminal: 3.5 mm diameter stereo mini-jack
  • AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal: 3.5 mm diameter 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)
  • Operating Temperature range:
      -  23? to 113?F (-5? to 45?C);60% relative humidity
      -  32? to 104?F (0? to 40?C); 85% relative humidity (performance)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 2.1 x 2.2 x 4.6-inch (53 x 57 x 116mm). Excluding grip belt.
  • Weight:
      -  Approx. 8.3 lb. / 235g (Body, not including gripbelt)
      -  Approx. 10.1 lb. /285g (Including Battery BP-718,memory card, and grip belt)

What's Included:

  • VIXIA HF R40 Camcorder
  • Battery Pack BP-718
  • Compact Power Adapter CA-110
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-300PCU
  • Mini HDMI Cable HTC-100
  • Bundled CD ROM: ImageBrowser EX/Image Mix/Music Data

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