Canon Camcorders: Features and Specifications of VIXIA HF M40


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.

Canon VIXIA HF M40 Camcorders, Canon Camcorders Features, Canon Camcorders Specs

Canon’s leading imaging technologies, including a Genuine Canon 10x 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 you’re shooting and chooses the best settings. Touch & Track allows you to achieve sharp focus and precise exposure for any subject, simply by touching the 3.0″ Touch Panel LCD. New features such as Cinema-Look Filters, Story Creator, and Touch Decoration provide an easy and fun way to shoot great video and add creative flair. And a new high-quality internal microphone allows your audio to match the breathtaking realism of your video.

Canon VIXIA HF M40 Camcorders Features:

  • AVCHD Flash Memory Camcorder
  • 16GB Internal Flash Memory
  • 2.07-Megapixel Full HD CMOS PRO Imaging sensor
  • 3.0″ Touch Panel LCD Screen
  • Stunning Image Quality
  • Iris diaphragm
  • Dynamic Super Range Optical Image Stabilization with Powered IS
  • Auto Dynamic Range Control
  • Instant AF
  • Cinema-Look Filters
  • Smart Auto
  • Story Creator
  • Touch Decoration
  • Dual card slots
  • High quality built-in microphone
  • Touch & Track
  • Genuine Canon Face Detection
  • Advanced Video Snapshot
  • Easy Web Sharing
  • Photo Grab
  • 24p & 30p Frame Modes
  • Cinema-Look Filters
  • Compatible with Optional WP-V3 Waterproof Case
  • HDMI Mini
  • 16GB Internal Flash

Canon VIXIA HF M40 Camcorders Specifications:

  • Standard Definition or High Definition: High Definition
  • Power Consumption: 2.9W (LP Mode, LCD set to normal brightness)
  • Television System: NTSC
  • Video Recording system: MPEG4-AVC / H.264
  • Image Sensor: 1/3-inch HD CMOS PRO, RGB Primary Color Filter
  • Total Pixels: Approx. 2.37 Megapixels
  • Effective Pixels:
    • Video: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
    • Photo: (16:9 only) Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
  • Zoom Ratio: 10x Optical Zoom/200x Digital (Video Only)
  • Focal Length: f-6.1 – 61mm (35mm equivalent 43.6 – 436mm)
  • Zoom Speed: Variable / 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds
  • Max. F/Stop: f/1.8-3.0
  • Max Shutter Speed: Movie: 1/2000
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 10mm (wide) / 1m (entire zoom range) / 40m (Tele Macro)
  • White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent, Manual
  • Frame Rate: 60i, 24p Progressive (records at 60i), 30p Progressive (records at 60i)
  • Filter Diameter: 43mm
  • LCD Screen: 3.0-inch Touch Panel Widescreen color LCD (Approx. 230,000 dots)
  • Recording Media: Internal flash drive (16GB) or 2x SD / SDHC / SDXC memory card slots
  • USB Terminal: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
  • Video: Terminal Component (output), Composite (output)
  • Audio: Dolby Digital 2 channel (AC-3), 5.1-channel (with optional Canon SM-V1 5.1-Channel Surround Microphone)
  • HDMI Terminal: HDMI Mini Connector (output), CEC, x.v.Color and 1080p Output supported
  • Microphone Terminal: 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
  • AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal: 3.5 mm 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)
  • Dimensions: (W x H x D) Approx. 2.9 x 2.8 x 5.2in. (74 x 71 x 131mm)
  • Weight: Approx. 14.5 oz. (410g) (including BP-808, memory card and grip belt)


  • Full HD
  • Good in low light condition
  • Optical stabilization
  • Pro quality on auto mode


  • Limited built-in storage

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