With the compact, easy-to-use 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. SuperRange optical image stabilization keeps your video smooth and steady throughout the entire zoom length, while improved dynamic IS helps keep your video sharp and blur-free when you shoot while walking. The Canon 3.28-megapixel Full HD CMOS image sensor combines with the ultra-advanced DIGIC DV 4 image processor to let in more light, allowing you to shoot bright and clear video even in dark scenes. Dual recording allows you to record in AVCHD to the flash drive and MP4 to the SD card simultaneously, creating archival and easy-to-send video at the same time. Record in 1080/60p easy-to-share MP4 format (35 Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps) for incredibly smooth and rich video of even the fastest-moving subjects. Built-in Wi-Fi that lets you share anytime, anywhere, has been upgraded with live streaming, allowing you to view what you're recording remotely on a mobile device using the Canon CameraAccess app - great for monitoring babies, shooting wildlife and much more. The significantly brighter, 3.0-inch capacitive touch panel LCD gives you intuitive control with a light touch.
Genuine canon HD Video lens with 53x advanced zoom
You won't miss any of the action when shooting video with the VIXIA HF R40 camcorder. The camcorder's wide-angle area has been expanded to 38.5 mm, making complex scenes easier to shoot and adding more image to all your footage. Like every Canon camcorder, the VIXIA HF R40 is equipped with a Genuine Canon HD Video Lens. Canon's high definition video lenses use spherical lens technology to achieve low chromatic aberration with high resolution while maintaining compact dimensions. Super spectra coating technology lowers flare and ghosting.
SuperRange optical image stabilization with improved dynamic image stabilization
Canon's sophisticated SuperRange optical image stabilizer corrects camera shake instantly, so even handheld video taken at long focal lengths is sharp and steady. Now for the VIXIA HF R40, the power of Canon's DIGIC DV 4 image processor has made possible a significantly improved dynamic image stabilization mode. In addition to providing continuous adjustment throughout the entire zoom range to correct a broad range of motion, with extra compensation applied at wide-angle focal lengths, the system now stabilizes rotational camera shake. Controlling rotational camera shake - horizontal, vertical and roll axis - ensures smooth, distortion-free video, even when you're walking while shooting.
3.28-megapixel Full HD CMOS image sensor
The VIXIA HF R40 camcorder is equipped with a 3.28-megapixel Full HD CMOS image sensor for true 1920 x 1080 resolutions. Canon's advanced, high-resolution HD CMOS image sensor features extra sensitivity that delivers beautifully lifelike Full HD Video with natural color, even in low light. On-chip noise reduction brings bright clarity to every frame. Video is rich, clear and amazingly detailed anywhere you view it, even when played back on a large HDTV.
DIGIC DV 4 image processor
The VIXIA HF R40 incorporates the most advanced Canon HD image processor, the DIGIC DV 4 image processor, which is a significant upgrade on several fronts. The DIGIC DV 4 image processor captures more light, for brighter, noise-free images even in dark scenes. Dramatically increased processing power lets you record in both AVCHD and easy-to-share MP4 formats simultaneously.
In addition to SD memory cards, the VIXIA HF R40 camcorder is compatible with super-high capacity Secure Digital Expanded Capacity (SDXC) cards. The same convenient size as a standard SD card, an SDXC card, and provides ultra-fast data transfer. It's an excellent option for family reunions, vacations and any time you know you'll require extra memory.
Built-in Wi-Fi technology on the VIXIA HF R40 lets you share your HD video with friends and family anytime, anywhere. Connect with compatible home networks, wireless hotspots, and iOS mobile devices using the free Canon Movie Uploader app. And now you can use your PC 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.
The right format for any use
Dual recording and built-in transcoding ensure that no matter how you decide to use the video you've recorded, you'll have the right format available. Using the power of the DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor, the VIXIA HF R40 camcorder can simultaneously record video to internal memory in AVCHD format, and to an SD card in MP4 format. The widely used MP4 format provides quick, conversion-free playback on tablets and smartphones, and lets you upload videos directly to social networking sites for easy sharing with friends, family and the world.
3.0-inch capacitive touch panel LCD
The VIXIA HF R40 features a 3.0-inch capacitive touch panel LCD screen, making shooting and other operations easier than ever. Simply open the panel and the power is on. The improved display is clear and vivid, and just as with your smartphone or tablet, a gentle touch activates intuitive functions. Choose a focal point, track moving subjects, control exposure for selected areas, and operate camcorder controls from the screen, all with a simple touch. In addition, the user interface has been updated to make your shooting experience easier and more.
Higher capacity battery
The VIXIA HF R40 is powered by a higher capacity battery pack. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery not only lets you shoot longer, but features intelligent technology that accurately indicates remaining battery time down to the minute, for extra insurance that you'll never miss an important shooting opportunity.
Connect directly to external drives
When it comes to saving your memories, the VIXIA HF R40 offers plenty of flexibility. In addition to traditional file storage methods, you can connect the camcorder directly to an external hard disk drive by using the optional UA-100 USB adapter. Now when you're on vacation or at other times when you'll be shooting a lot of video, you can back up data directly to an external hard disk, and even play video on a TV through your camcorder. An external hard disk is more economical than multiple SD cards, and connects simply to the camcorder with the optional USB cable.
Video snapshot allows you to capture the highlights of a once-in-a-lifetime trip or a family milestone with the same ease as taking photos. Simply record a series of short video clips - or select your favorite clips while in playback mode - and blend in your favorite background music to create an exciting movie that will grab everyone's attention. Video Snapshot on the VIXIA HF R40 allows selectable recording time. Additionally, audio from an external source such as an MP3 player can be played along with the snapshot movie, and playback can be controlled from that source.
Genuine canon face detection
The same high quality face detection technology used in Canon digital cameras is available in Canon high definition camcorders. Up to 35 faces can be tracked automatically, ensuring razor-sharp focus and natural, accurate exposure. Of the faces tracked, 9 detection frames can be displayed at one time.
Ultra clear viewing
The display quality of the camcorder's LCD screen has been significantly boosted with excellent technology. Vivid clear view is just that: a sharp, bright, beautifully detailed display that helps you creates your best videos.
24p cinema and 30p progressive shooting modesProduct Highlights
The VIXIA HF R40 camcorder's sophisticated shooting mode options offer superior creativity and functionality. 24p cinema mode gives your video a film-like feel, making it look as if it were shot at the same frame rate as movie film, with a frame capture rate of 24p recorded at 60i. The camcorder also gives you the option of recording in 30p Progressive Mode, which is ideal for clips you intend to post online.
In The Box
- Record to internal flash drive or SD memory card
- MP4 (35 Mbps) or AVCHD progressive (28 Mbps) recording
- Baby mode
- Focus assist
- Open and shoot
- Canon VIXIA HF R40
- Canon BP-718 Battery
- AC power adapter, USB cable, HDMI cable