Canon VIXIA HF M40 Full HD Camcorder with HD CMOS Pro and 16GB Internal Flash Memory

Canon VIXIA HF M40 Full HD Camcorder with HD CMOS Pro and 16GB Internal Flash Memory – Product Description:

Canon VIXIA HF M40 Full HD CamcorderCanon VIXIA HF M40 Full HD Digital Camcorder 3-Inch LCD Touchscreen. Canon VIXIA HF M40 Full HD Digital Camcorder 3″ LCD Touchscreen – CMOS The canon VIXIA HF M40 flash memory camcorder features a 16GB internal flash drive and dual SDXC-compatible memory card slots in an ultra-sleek, compact and lightweight body, convenience and capability wrapped in one package. Canons leading imaging technologies, including a genuine canon 10 x HD video lens and new HD CMOS pro image sensor, deliver high video resolution, outstanding low-light performance, and a wide dynamic range. Sophisticated features such as smart auto read the visual components of the scene youre shooting and chooses the best settings. Touch and track allows you to achieve sharp focus. Features: Canon HD CMOS pro image sensor Stunning image quality Dynamic Super range optical image stabilization with powered IS Instant AF 3.0″ touch panel LCD screen Smart auto Touch and track Terminals and audio Genuine canon face detection Advanced video snapshot Easy web sharing 24p & 30p frame modes Compatible with optional WP-V3 waterproof case Cinema-look filters Photo grab Dimensions: 5.2″L x 2.9″W x 2.8″H

Product Features :

  • 16GB internal flash drive and 2 SDXC-compatible memory card slots
  • Genuine Canon 10x HD video lens
  • Canon HD CMOS pro image sensor
  • Canon DIGIC DV III image processor
  • Dynamic SuperRange OIS corrects a full range of motion

Canon VIXIA HF M40 Full HD Camcorder with HD CMOS Pro and 16GB Internal Flash Memory – Review:

BEST LOW LIGHT CONSUMER CAMCORDER, PERIOD!

Don’t listen to the negative comments. People always have something to complain about and their own preferences. However, this Camcorder has the lowest lux rating I’ve seen. I have the Canon HF M41. A viewfinder is a must have for me. I looked at more expensive camcorders. They all have their strong points, but for me, getting good footage in low light is the first priority. All those nice features the other brands have are great but not a must have. The low light of this camcorder is nothing short of Amazing. It has the same sensor as the XF105, a $4300 professional camcorder, . If someone tells you the difference is small and not a big deal, don’t believe them. How many times have you been disappointed with low light grainy recordings ? I bought a $39 shoe mounted light and works beautifully. This is my 5th camcorder. My first was the original Hi8 from sony. That one and the 3 that followed gave me grainy low light video. We all hate grainy video. Now I don’t have to deal with that anymore.

If you’re on a budget and the viewfinder isn’t a must have then consider the M400 or M41. The M400 has no built in memory. Personally, I would find myself ready to shoot and realize I have no SD card with me. Who took my SD card??? follow me…

One bonus to having the M4xx series over the G10 is the M4xx camcorders have a lower resolution LCD but it’s brighter than the G10. I have no problem with viewing the LCD in direct sunlight. Go to the avsforum website. Camcorder section under “other interest”. Look for the “Canon HF M4xx Owner’s Thread” or the G10…Owner’s Thread. good info and links to uploaded videos made with these camcorders.

Some of my video in low light situations actually looks brighter on screen then it did for real. and not grainy. I bought a $13 wide angle lens on amazon. It works well but don’t zoom with it.

Another important issue for people new to SD cards and speed requirements, A class 4 card is fast enough. Many people confuse MB with Mb. 1MB = 8Mb. this camcorder records up to 24Mbps which equals only 3MBps. I’ve seen many posts with people using the wrong terms. B=byte / b=bit.

I spent too much time researching this camcorder. Hopefully, My comments will help.

Enjoy!!!

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