Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Canon VIXIA HF R40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 reviews of Canon VIXIA HF R40. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and image quality. The portability and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon VIXIA HF R40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

See all Canon Camcorders

Review analysis

(Based on 95 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 95 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 92 of 95 Show Reviews: in English

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon VIXIA HF R40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 user reviews of Canon VIXIA HF R40 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Opinions about the size and image quality are on the whole positive. The portability and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the zoom. Many are critical about the reliability and design.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

design, reliability

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon VIXIA HF R40 HD 53x Image Stabilized Optical Zoom Camcorder 8 GB Internal Drive Dual SDXC Card Slots and 3.0 Touch LCDCanon VIXIA HF R40 HD 53x Image Stabilized Optical Zoom Camcorder 8 GB Internal Drive Dual SDXC Card Slots and 3.0 Touch LCD

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Canon VIXIA HF-R40 camcorder

 

Canon VIXIA HF-R40 Full HD camcorder : With the compact, easy-to-use Canon 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. Super Range Optical Image Stabilization keeps...

The Canon HF-R40 price is set at $350 USD. The sales package contains the following accessories: Canon VIXIA battery pack, power adapter, USB cable, Mini HDMI cable, Bundled CD ROM with software. Visit the Canon site for additional product information...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: YugaTech (yugatech.com)

Canon Vixia HF R40 Review

 

After spending some time the Vixia HF R40. Using it to goof around, play with the effects, capture funny and special moments, and to observe what's around you, it is a good camcorder all in all. With a decent specifications, decent performance, decent...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Brendan Nystedt (reviewed.com)

Canon Vixia HF R40

 

Devoid of professional pretense, this HD camcorder delivers quality on the cheap.

Canon’s yearly refresh cycle has left us with a camcorder that still delivers good video quality while substantially boosting battery life. People upgrading from smartphone-caliber HD video will appreciate the image stabilization and mighty 32x zoom....

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Bryan B. (newegg.com)

Great camera

 

Everything except the user interface (see cons)

The interface is not user-friendly. It takes some time to navigate it. The playback mode is annoying as well. You have to navigate a few screens to copy or delete a video.

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Ryan C. (newegg.com)

Great camera

 

Everything except the user interface (see cons)

The interface is not user-friendly. It takes some time to navigate it. The playback mode is annoying as well. You have to navigate a few screens to copy or delete a video.

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Bryan (newegg.com)

Great camera

 

Everything except the user interface (see cons)

The interface is not user-friendly. It takes some time to navigate it. The playback mode is annoying as well. You have to navigate a few screens to copy or delete a video

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: RonW. (canon.com)

Awesome camcorder!!

 

At first glance this camcorder looks cheap and not that many functions,but if u read the manuel and learn how to access its many options it is very easy and very user friendly.Definitely appreciate the many recording formats and playback options!

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: Glen (canon.com)

Great video quality

 

I have 2 other HD video cameras of similar price, and I am very impressed with the quality of video recorded on this particular camera. Image looks very crisp and clear, even when zoomed in from quite a distance. Sound is great. Additionally, this...

Great sound/audio , excellent image quality

May, 2014

Consumer review by: Rick (buydig.com)

Great Value, Great Service from BUYDIG

 

I can't believe the whole process from the time I clicked BUY until it arrived at my door 12 hours later... Unheard of!!! Best Service...

Buydig Is Amazing ; Great Value ; Took 12 Hours To My Door ; Very Happy With Camera

none

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: David (buydig.com)

Great camera

 

Great camera, easy to set up and use.

Nov, 2013
1
2

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3, LC-AAC, MP4
Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
PCM digital audio:16-bit/48 kHz

Battery

Battery Type:BP-718
Number of Batteries Supported:1

Camera

3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:0.4

Design

Colour of product:Black
Tripod mountable: Yes

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touchscreen: Yes
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto
Normal focusing range:0.01 - 1

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.07
Effective megapixels (movie):2.07
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.85
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:3.28

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1060
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):32.5 - 1723
Focal length range (f-f):2.8 - 89.6
Image stabilizer: Yes
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:4.5
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Optical Zoom:32

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Manual

Networking

Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 60
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85
Storage temperature (T-T):-5 - 45

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out: No

Shutter

Shutter speed (photo):0.002
Shutter speed (video):0.0005

Still image

Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Internal storage capacity:8
Memory slots:1

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:AVCHD, MP4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.6
Height :5.7
Weight:285
Width:5.3

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Daylight, Manual, Tungsten