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Canon VIXIA HF G40 Full HD Camcorder

Canon
Abel Code: CN-1005C002
Mfr. Code: 1005C002
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Description
This compact camcorder features a genuine Canon 20x optical zoom lens with image stabilization, 1/2.84" 2.91 Megapixel HD CMOS sensor, integrated WiFi functionality, and both MP4 and AVCHD recording.
Key Highlights
  • Full HD Camcorder
  • 20x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 1/2.84", 2.91 Megapixel CMOS sensor
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Overview

Overview

The Canon VIXIA HF G40 Full HD Camcorder is compact, easy to use, and offers the optical refinement and dynamic advanced performance experienced videographers want in a lightweight, 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 supports the zoom'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" touch-capacitive screen, and a tiltable electronic viewfinder. A host of manual controls are complemented by two modes: Wide DR Gamma and Highlight Priority, which help to better capture color and detail as seen by the naked eye.

Creative options are expanded with a new interval recording option that can capture fast motion up to 1200x 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.

Genuine Canon 20x High Definition Optical Zoom Lens

The VIXIA HF G40 camcorder features a Genuine Canon 20x HD Video Lens offering a 35mm equivalent of 26.8–576mm, with a minimum object distance of just 23.6" (60cm). Incorporating advanced elements and coatings, it helps reduce flare, ghosting and other distracting effects, delivering sharp, clear images with minimal distortion. The VIXIA HF G40 features an 8-blade Circular Aperture, which helps reduce the ''starburst'' effect found in camcorders with non-circular apertures. The result is that points of light in bokeh (out-of-focus background areas of your shot) are beautifully and circularly blurred, creating an authentic and artistic feel. The professional touch of a manual focus ring allows accurate and precise control. For extra flexibility, the manual focus ring can be easily set to control zoom instead.

Advanced HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor with Improved Low-Light Performance

For incredibly sharp and detailed high-definition video recording, the VIXIA HF G40 camcorder features a reengineered, 1/2.84", 2.91 Megapixel HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor that captures approximately 2136 x 1362 pixels. Thanks to the sensor's enhanced sensitivity, the VIXIA HF G40 helps provide vivid, accurate recording through an improved signal-to-noise ratio. The HF G40 features an improved, low-luminance noise rating of +3 dB, and is able to capture clearer, sharper images in lower light, with even better detail.

1080/60p Recording in MP4

The VIXIA HF G40 camcorder gives you high-quality recording whether you're capturing MP4 or AVCHD files. 1080/60p recording captures twice the amount of information as 60i, and with images captured at a rate of up to 60 frames per second, diagonal noise is virtually eliminated so even fast moving subjects show up crisply with motion and patterns clearly recorded. This greater sense of detail and faithful rendering of moving edges, plus enhanced color and fine tonal gradation, gives your video everything Full HD has to offer. With the VIXIA HF G40 you can record in internet-ready, easy-to-share MP4 format at up to 35 Mbps. The VIXIA HF G40 also features a maximum bit rate of 28 Mbps for AVCHD.

Built-in Wi-Fi Technology with FTP Transfer Capability

Integrated dual-band (5 GHz/2.4 GHz) Wi-Fi technology on the VIXIA HF G40 camcorder enables you to share your HD video easily, and in a number of different ways. Connect with compatible networks, wireless hotspots and iOS mobile devices using the free Canon Movie Uploader app*. Transfer files to selected FTP servers for back up or when a quick transfer is necessary. Share videos over the internet with CANON iMAGE GATEWAY** - an online photo storage service that lets you upload to social networking sites. Watch videos stored on the camera's memory cards directly on your living room TV, or use your PC or mobile device to browse remotely through the previously recorded videos stored on your camcorder, without connecting a cable***. The Remote Browse function uses a standard Web browser and does not require a special app.

 

* This software enables you to upload images to social network sites. Before uploading images, please be aware that image files may contain privacy related information such as people and places. If necessary, please delete such information. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this software. Compatible with iOS version 5/6/7 or later for select devices. MP4 60p and AVCHD recordings are not supported for this function.

** One-time registration is required on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY online photo album.

*** Compatible with iOS version 5/6 or later and Android version 4.0 or later for select devices. AVCHD recording is not supported for this function. On iOS devices, MP4 60p recording is not supported; only the playback function is available.

What's in the Box

  • Lens Hood
  • IFC-300PCU/S USB Interface Cable
  • HTC-100/S High Speed HDMI Cable
  • STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
  • WL-D89 Wireless Controller
  • CA-570 AC Power Adapter
  • BP-820 Li-ion Battery
  • Canon VIXIA HF G40 Full HD Camcorder
  • CR2025 Battery
Specifications

Specifications

Key Highlights

  • Full HD Camcorder
  • 20x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 1/2.84", 2.91 Megapixel CMOS sensor
  • WiFi functionality
  • Records in MP4 & AVCHD formats

Inputs & Outputs

HDMI Output:
HDMI Type C Mini
Audio I/O:
1 x Audio Input - 3.5mm stereo mini-jack microphone terminal (MIC/LINE switching possible)

Lens Characteristics

Prime or Zoom:
Zoom - 20x Optical
Max Aperture F-stop:
f/1.8-2.8
Lens Options:
Autofocus
Full-Time Manual Focus
Image Stabilization - Optical system (lens shift) + electronic stabilization (Dynamic IS, Powered IS, Macro IS, Tripod Mode, Standard IS, IS OFF)
Filter Thread Size:
58mm
Zoom Range:
3.67-73.4mmmm - 35mm Equivalent: 26.8-576mm at 16:9 (Standard IS/IS Off); 28.8-576mm at 16:9 (Dynamic IS)
Minimum Focus Distance:
23.6" (60cm)

Monitors

Monitor Size:
5.0" and Under - 3.5"
Monitor Features:
Touchscreen
Monitor Type:
OLED - 1.23 million pixels
Monitor Options:
Integrated (Flip-out)

Power

Input Voltage:
7.4V DC - Battery Pack
8.4V DC - DC IN (Power Supply)

Recorders

Recorder Channel Count:
2-Channel - Stereo (Dolby Digital 2CH, Dolby Digital AC3)

Recording

Recording Resolution:
Full HD - 23.98, 29.97, 59.94 fps (MP4)
720p - 23.98, 29.97 fps (MP4)
1080i - AVCHD
360p - 23.98, 29.97 fps (MP4)
System Frequency:
60Hz (NTSC)
Recording Format:
AVCHD
MP4
JPEG - 2.91 Megapixel (2136 x 1362) still image resolution

Sensor Specifics

Sensor Size:
1/2.84" - CMOS (with RGB color filter)
Aspect Ratio:
16:9
Sensor Resolution/Eff. Pixels:
2.91 MP - 16:9

Special Features

General Notes:
During Intelligent IS (Auto Mode), Powered IS can be set to On or Off.
Minimum Illumination - Low Light Mode: Approx. 0.1 lux (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)
Minimum Illumination - Low Light Mode: Approx. 0.1 lux (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)

Temperature

Relative Humidity:
60% (operation) - 85% (performance)
Operating Temperature:
23°F to 113°F (-5°C to 45°C) operation - 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C) performance

Viewfinders

EVF Screen Type:
LCD - TFT Widescreen (equivalent to approx. 1.56 million dots; 100% field of view)
EVF Display Size:
Up to 3.0" - 0.24"
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