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Canon VIXIA Vixia HF M40 Full HD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews of Canon VIXIA Vixia HF M40 Full HD. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and price. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, portability, image quality, price, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon VIXIA Vixia HF M40 Full HD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon VIXIA Vixia HF M40 Full HD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 user reviews of Canon VIXIA Vixia HF M40 Full HD from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the durability and price. The image quality and portability also get good views.

usability, portability, image quality, price, durability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon VIXIA HF M40 Full HD Camcorder with HD CMOS Pro and 16GB Internal Flash MemoryCanon VIXIA HF M40 Full HD Camcorder with HD CMOS Pro and 16GB Internal Flash Memory

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Jim Feeley (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Canon Vixia HF M40 review

 

Sometimes less is more. Take, for example, the Canon Vixia HF M40 camcorder. The camera tweaks some features found in Canon's 2010 M-series camcorders, but the most significant change is a slightly larger image sensor with substantially fewer pixels....

Dedicated HD camcorders like the HF M40 are getting squeezed between the increasingly acceptable video capabilities of smartphones and the fussy-but-pretty video performance of DSLRs. But today there's still a good-sized niche for moderately priced HD...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Kaitlyn Chantry (camcorderinfo.com)

Canon Vixia HF M40 Camcorder Review

 

The Canon HF M40 is the latest mid-range camcorder from Canon. With the same risky new sensor, this impressive bargain has great low light performance and a plethora of manual controls.

May, 2011

Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

Best budget HD camcorder

 

For about a third of the price of the elite Canon Vixia HF G10 (*Est. $1,400), experts say the Canon Vixia HF M40 delivers similarly spectacular HD video quality. Both camcorders use the same CMOS Pro image sensor -- lifted from Canon's pricey...

Video quality comparable to Canon's flagship camcorder, useful manual and automatic controls, 16 GB of built-in memory, dual memory-card slots

Touch screen isn't the most responsive, low-resolution still photos

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Kaitlyn Chantry (reviewed.com)

Canon Vixia HF M40

 

A camcorder that isn't afraid of the dark.

It turns out that Canon’s gamble to put all new sensors into the 2011 consumer lineup has really paid off.

May, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AC3
Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camera

3D: No
Image processor:DIGIC DV III
Minimum illumination:0.1
Supported aspect ratios:16:9

Design

Colour of product:Black
LED indicators: Yes

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touchscreen: Yes

Focusing

Closest focusing distance:0.0100
Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.07
Effective megapixels (movie):2.07
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:2.37

Lens System

Digital Zoom:200
Filter Size:4.3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):43.6 - 436
Focal length range (f-f):6.1 - 61
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Optical Zoom:10

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto, Manual
Scene modes:Beach, Night, Portrait, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-5 - 45

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 3
Auto exposure: Yes
Manual exposure: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2.9

Packaging Content

Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
HDMI: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Shutter speed (video):1/2000

Still image

Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Flash memory:16
Memory slots:2

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC
Capture modes:FXP, LP, MXP, SP, XP
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:H.264, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.1
Height :7.1
Weight:350
Width:7.4

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Manual, Shade, Tungsten