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VIXIA HV40 Refurbished

High Definition Camcorder

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The Canon VIXIA HV40 is one of the latest additions to our large family of HD camcorders. For those seeking the ultimate in HD video quality, we bring a host of Canon Exclusive features you won't find anywhere else - from our own 2.96 Full HD CMOS image sensor and advanced DIGIC DV II image processor, delivering breathtaking detail and the best in color reproduction, to SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization and Instant Auto Focus to give you the ultimate control demanded by High Definition. With the Genuine Canon 10x HD video zoom lens and a host of other advanced features the VIXIA HV40 is sure to be your choice in High Definition camcorders. If you wish to continue to use your existing Standard Definition equipment, the VIXIA HV40 has both SD and HD recording modes.

The VIXIA HV40 is easy to use and delivers the high level of performance you've come to expect from Canon. Our vast experience with photographic and broadcast television cameras brings you the optical excellence, advanced image processing, superb performance, and the latest in technological advancements you expect. The VIXIA HV40 is the premium quality High Definition video tape camcorder for sophisticated and discerning videographers.



The Image Quality of HD Video
The VIXIA HV40 is the HD camcorder to go along with everything else in your HD world. It captures true 1080 High Definition resolution video in 16:9 format, using MiniDV cassette tapes. The VIXIA HV40's true 16:9 widescreen HD image is made for your HD widescreen TV. High Definition and widescreen are the future. Be sure you invest in that future with Canon's VIXIA HV40.

Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens
The VIXIA HV40 comes with an outstanding High Definition video lens - a 10x HD Genuine Canon Optical zoom. It's the lens you need to record long shots of your child on the soccer field, wide shots of beautiful landscapes, and everything in-between. And because it comes with three pre-set zoom speeds, you always get smooth, steady, professional-looking zoom shots.

Canon 2.96 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor
Compared to a CCD, the VIXIA HV40's CMOS's high color resolution and advanced color reproduction gives brilliant results. It also features Canon's proprietary noise reduction technologies for crisp, sharp images. Low noise technology also means that even in dimly lit scenes, the signal from each pixel is as pure as possible, with minimal noise or other aberrations. It's the ideal sensor for HD.

Canon Exclusive: DIGIC DV II Image Processor
Thanks to DIGIC DV II image processing, the VIXIA HV40 produces video with improved color reproduction - especially in skin tones, and dark and light scenes. It also uses a hybrid noise reduction system that employs two types of noise reduction - for high definition images that are crystal clear.

SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization
No matter what you're recording and how you're recording it, the VIXIA HV40's stabilization design corrects camcorder shake instantly. SuperRange OIS also delivers steady images when shooting at long focal lengths.

Instant AF (Auto Focus)
The Instant AF feature uses an external sensor, in combination with Canon's autofocus system, to help significantly decrease the time it takes to find focus, even in low light conditions. This system achieves focus instantaneously, reducing focus "hunting." The benefits of Instant AF are especially seen in high brightness and night shooting situations. With Instant AF, it's possible to get fast, accurate focusing, even when following a moving subject.

24p Cinema Mode
As an alternative, 24p Cinema Mode enables all aspiring moviemakers to have another way to achieve a professional "film-look." You can change the camcorder's frame capture rate to 24p (recorded at 60i), which provides the appearance of the same frame rate as movie film.

Built-in 3.1 Megapixel Digital Camera
Canon's advanced image processing technology means your HD camcorder is also a high performance digital camera capable of capturing stunning 3.1 Megapixel photos to a miniSD? card. It's like having an HD camcorder and digital still camera - all rolled into one. What's more, the VIXIA HV40's many advanced photo features make it a camera that rivals other state-of-the-art digital cameras.

Custom Key
Have the same kind of creative input as the pros do! You can assign commonly used functions to one button on the camcorder for quick and easy access. Functions available to choose from include Exposure Lock (On/Off), Auto/Manual Focus, and Auto/Manual Microphone Level Control.

Canon Exclusive: 2.7" Multi-Angle Vivid Widescreen LCD
The 2.7" Multi-Angle Vivid Widescreen LCD on the VIXIA HV40 lets you see more of what your camcorder is recording. Using a hard coat AR surface and improved color reproduction, the scene in the viewfinder is more accurate to what you're capturing in the camcorder. An added benefit of this Canon Exclusive is the wider range of viewing angle possible with this LCD screen.

Main Unit Specs

Standard Definition or High DefinitionHigh Definition
Power Consumption4.3 W
Television SystemNTSC
Video Recording systemMPEG2
Image Sensor1/2.7-inch CMOS, RGB Primary Color Filter
Total PixelsApprox. 2.96 Megapixels
Effective PixelsTape: HD/DV (16:9) mode: Approx 2.07 Megapixels (1920x1080)

DV (4:3) mode: Approx 1.55 Megapixels (1440 x 1080)

Card: (16:9) mode: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080), (4:3) mode: Approx. 2.76 Megapixels (1440 x 1080)
Tape FormatHDV / DV
Maximum recording TimeSP: 80 minutes, HDV, DV

LP: 120 minutes DV
LensZoom Ratio 10x Optical / 200x Digital

Focal Length f=6.1-61mm (35mm equivalent: 43.6 - 436mm)

Zoom Speed Variable / 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds

Max. F/Stop f/1.8-3.0mm (when tapes are used)
Focusing SystemInstant AF, TTL (through the lens)
Manual ExposureYes
Programmed AEAuto, Program, Av, Tv, CINE, Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, Fireworks
Max Shutter SpeedMovie: 1/2000, Still image: 1/500
Auto Date/TimeYes
Record Search/ReviewYes
Focusing System10 mm (wide) / 1m (tele)
White BalanceAuto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Manual
Frame Rate60i, Native 24p Progressive (records at 24p), 24p Progressive (records at 60i), 30p Progressive (records at 60i)
Minimum Illumination0.2 lx (Night Mode)
Image StabilizationSuperRange Optical (lens shift)
Filter Diameter43mm
ViewfinderWidescreen 0.27-inch Color Viewfinder / (Approx. 123,000 dots)
LCD Screen2.7-inch Widescreen LCD (Approx. 211,000 dots)
Recording MediaHigh Definition Mini DV (recommended) (63 min) or MiniDV cassette
USB TerminalUSB 2.0 Full Speed
Video Terminalcomponent (output), composite (output)
AudioDV: 16 bit (2ch) 48 kHz 12 bit (4ch) 32 kHz 4ch synchronous recording not possible HDV: MPEG1 Audio Layer II (2 ch) (4-channel playback of tapes containing 4-channel recordings possible)
Accessory ShoeAdvanced
Supplied Video Editing SoftwareNone
HDMI TerminalHDMI Type A (19 pins) Connector (output)
Microphone Terminal3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal3.5 mm 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio input and output)
Dimensions(W X H X D) 3.5 x 3.2 x 5.4 in. (88 x 82 x 138mm)
Weight (not including lens and battery pack)1.2 lbs. (535g)
Weight1.4 lbs. (615g)
HV40 Kit Contents
HV40 Kit Contents

  • VIXIA HV40 Camcorder
  • Battery Pack BP-2L13
  • Compact Power Adapter CA-570
  • Wireless Controller WL-D87
  • Component Cable CTC-100/S
  • Stereo Video Cable STV-250N
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • Digital Video Solution Disk

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