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Compact, capable and easy to use, Canon's VIXIA HF G40 camcorder offers the optical refinement and dynamic advanced performance experienced videographers want in a lightweight and portable package. Using a Genuine Canon 20x High Definition Optical Zoom lens and a new, highly sensitive HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor with improved low-light performance, the VIXIA HF G40 camcorder provides sharp, Full HD video with beautiful highlight and shadow detail in virtually every lighting situation. A DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor speeds up operation and enables the lens's powerful image stabilization for clear and stable images, even when shooting handheld. For fluid use in numerous situations, the VIXIA HF G40 camcorder has a 3.5-inch touch-capacitive screen, plus a tiltable electronic viewfinder. A host of manual controls are complemented by two modes: Wide DR Gamma and Highlight Priority, which help capture colour and detail virtually consistent with how they're seen by the naked eye. Creative options are expanded with a new interval recording option that can capture fast motion of up to 1200x the original speed. Ideal for an incredible variety of uses, the VIXIA HF G40 is a stellar choice for anyone who requires professional-quality videos on the go.

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  • What's in the Box
    • VIXIA HF G40

    • Lens Hood (with Lens Barrier)

    • Battery Pack BP-820

    • Compact Power Adapter CA-570

    • Wireless Controller WL-D89

    • High Speed HDMI Cable HTC-100/S

    • USB Interface Cable IFC-300PCU/S

    • Stereo Video Cable STV-250N

  • Zoom Ratio20x Optical / 400x Digital
  • Focal Length Range3.67–73.4mm
  • Standard Definition or High Definition

    High Definition

  • Power Supply

    7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (DC IN)

  • Recording/Codec

    MPEG4-AVC / H.264

  • AudioLinear PCM (2ch)*1, Dolby Digital (2ch)*2 / MPEG-2 AAC-LC (2ch) 

    *1 28 Mbps/24 Mbps video recording modes only; 16-bit resolution
    *2 Dolby Digital (5.1ch) is provided when the Surround Microphone SM-V1 microphone is used.
  • Image Sensor

    1/2.84-inch CMOS, RGB Primary Color Filter

  • Effective Pixels

    Approx. 2.91 Megapixels (2136 x 1362)

  • Total Pixels

    Approx. 3.09 Megapixels (2208 x 1398)

  • LensZoom Ratio: 20x Optical / 400x Digital

    Focal Length: 3.67–73.4mm

    (35mm equivalent: 26.8–576mm with Standard IS/IS Off, 28.8–576mm with Dynamic IS) 

    Zoom Speed: Variable speed / Constant speed (16 levels); Fast, Normal or Slow

    Max. F/Stop: f/1.8–2.8
  • Focusing System

    Hybrid AF (TTL-video signal detection system and external phase difference metering system): Instant AF, Medium AF, Normal AF (TTL-video signal selection system), Face Only AF, Manual Focus

  • Max. Shutter Speed

    1/2000 sec.

  • White Balance

    Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H

  • Frame RateAVCHD - 1080: 59.94P / 59.94i / PF29.97 / 23.98P
    MP4 - 1080: 59.94P / 29.97P / 23.98P; 720 and 360: 29.97P / 23.98P
  • Minimum IlluminationAuto Mode: Approx. 1.2 lux (shutter speed 1/30 sec. and with auto slow shutter on)
    Low Light Mode: Approx. 0.1 lux (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)
  • Viewfinder

    0.24-inch, TFT Widescreen color LCD (Equivalent to approx. 1.56 million dots; 100% field of view)

  • LCD Screen (Monitor Unit)

    3.5-inch OLED, Capacitive Touch Panel (Approx. 1.23 million dots)

  • Microphone

    3.5mm diameter stereo mini-jack, MIC/LINE switching possible

  • USB Terminal

    mini-B receptacle and Hi-Speed USB supported (output only)

  • HDMI Terminal

    HDMI OUT mini connector

  • AV Mini-terminal/Headphone Terminal

    3.5 mm 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)

  • Operating Temperature RangeApprox. -5-45°C, 60% relative humidity (operation)
    Approx. 0-40°C, 85% relative humidity (performance)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D)

    4.3 x 3.3 x 7.2 in. / 109 x 84 x 182mm (Not including lens hood and grip belt)

  • WeightApprox. 1.7 lb. / 765g (includes grip belt)