Canon HF G40 | VIXIA HD Camcorder

    Built–In Wi–Fi and Dual Card Slots.Superb Image Reproduction from CMOS Sensor.3.5"OLED On–Board Display offers touch control.20x Optical Zoom with Dynamic Image Stabilization.


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Details & Highlights

Product Highlights

    Professional–quality videos and advanced performance in a lightweight, portable package, the Canon VIXIA HF G40 HD Camcorder is compact, capable and easy to use. Using a highly sensitive HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor, coupled with a 20x High Definition Optical Zoom, the VIXIA HF G40 HD achieves sharp, full HD video with stunning detail and contrast, even in low light. Handheld shooting is clear and stable with the DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor's continuous adjustments through the entire focal range, controlling rotational camera shake on horizontal, vertical and roll axes. Take control of functions with the 3.5–inch touch–capacitive screen with a tiltable electronic viewfinder and a plethora of manual controls for any enthusiastic videographer. Ready to get creative? Interval recording can capture fast motion up to 1200x the original speed.

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    VIXIA HF G40

    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 color 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.

    20x Optical Zoom

    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 inches (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 out–of–focus areas, usually the background of your shot, are beautifully 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.

    New, Advanced HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor

    For incredibly sharp and detailed high–definition video recording, the VIXIA HF G40 camcorder features a reengineered, 1/2.84–inch, 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.

    Improved Low–light Performance

    Featuring an improved, low–luminance noise rating of +3 dB, the VIXIA HF G40 camcorder 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 recording, the highest in the AVCHD standard. So, regardless of the format you're shooting or viewing, image quality is outstanding.

    Native 24p Progressive Mode

    The VIXIA HF G40 camcorder features the Native 24p Progressive Mode, which allows up to 24 frames per second to be captured and recorded (instead of the standard 60i) – a look that is evocative of traditional cinematic quality, and a must for serious filmmaking work.

    Built–in Wi–Fi

    Built–in, dual–band (5 GHz/2.4 GHz) Wi–Fi® technology on the VIXIA HF G40 camcorder lets you 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.

    Additionally, Wi–Fi® technology allows remote control of key camcorder controls, such as recording start/stop and zoom (in three different speeds), exposure functions (iris, shutter speed, gain and more) and focus settings, adding another level of freedom to your shooting abilities. 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.

    Superb Image Reproduction

    The VIXIA HF G40 camcorder represents Canon's Full HD System, delivering truly excellent image quality and reproduction for most any application. With its 20x Optical Zoom HD Video lens, its new HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor and the powerful DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor working together to capture and process the images at hand, the VIXIA HF G40 is positioned to deliver HD video that is nothing short of stunning.

    3.5–inch OLED Viewscreen with 10,000:1 Contrast Ratio

    The touch–sensitive Organic Light–Emitting Diode (OLED) panel on the VIXIA HF G40 camcorder boasts an impressive viewing angle, color reproduction, contrast and touch responsiveness. Your vivid, clear video will be reproduced faithfully with approximately 1.23 million dots of resolution. And the touch responsiveness of the screen is smooth and sensitive, enabling fluid control of camera functions like Touch & Track, Touch Focus and Touch Exposure.

    Electronic Viewfinder

    The VIXIA HF G40 features a 0.24–inch, approximately 1.56 million–dot color electronic viewfinder with approximately 100 percent field of view coverage for detailed, accurate composition judgment. The viewfinder can be tilted up to 45° from its normal resting position to enable a great amount of shooting freedom. Settings can be adjusted with a handy joystick so you don't have to stop looking through the viewfinder. And, because it is positioned where your thumb naturally rests while holding the camera, you ca


Features & Specs

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Manufacturer's Warranty
    1 Year Limited Warranty
Detailed Specifications
    Main Unit Specs
  • Standard Definition or High Definition: High Definition
  • Power Supply (rated): 7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (DC IN)
  • Television System: NTSC
  • Video Recording system: MPEG4–AVC / H.264
  • Audio Recording system: Linear PCM (2ch)*¹, Dolby Digital (2ch)*² / MPEG–2 AAC–LC (2ch)
  • Image Sensor: 1/2.84–inch CMOS, RGB Primary Color Filter
  • Total Pixels: Approx. 3.09 Megapixels (2208 × 1398)
  • Effective Pixels: Approx. 2.91 Megapixels (2136 × 1362)

  • Lens
  • Zoom 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 : Instant AF, Medium AF, Normal AF (TTL–video signal selection system), Face Only AF, Manual Focus (TTL–video signal detection system and external phase difference metering system)
  • Manual Exposure: Available

  • Programmed AE
  • Auto Mode: Auto
  • Manual Mode: P, Tv, Av, M (Manual exposure), SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks)
  • Cinema Mode: P, Tv, Av, M
  • Max Shutter Speed: 1/2000 sec.
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 20mm (wide end) / 60cm (across zooming range)
  • White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H

  • Frame Rate
  • AVCHD – 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 Illumination
  • Auto 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.)

  • Image Stabilization
  • Optical system (lens shift) + electronic stabilization Control Modes: Dynamic IS Powered IS* Macro IS Tripod Mode * During Intelligent IS (Auto Mode), Powered IS can be set to On or Off.
  • IS Modes other than Intelligent IS: Standard IS IS Off
  • Filter Diameter: 58mm

  • Viewfinder / LCD Screen
  • Viewfinder: 0.24–inch, TFT Widescreen color LCD (Equivalent to approx. 1.56 million dots; 100% field of view)
  • LCD Screen: 3.5–inch OLED, Capacitive Touch Panel (Approx. 1.23 million dots)
  • Recording Media: 2 SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots

  • Connections
  • USB Terminal: mini–B receptacle and Hi–Speed USB supported (output only)
  • Accessory Shoe: Cold shoe (front area), Mini advanced shoe (back area)* *
  • The Remote Control Adapter RA–V1 is not supported. The Video Flash Light VFL–2 supports only the video light function.
  • HDMI Terminal: HDMI OUT mini connector
  • Microphone Terminal: 3.5mm diameter stereo mini–jack, MIC/LINE switching possible
  • AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal: 3.5 mm 4 pole mini–jack (video/audio output only)
  • Headphone Terminal: 3.5mm stereo mini–jack
  • Remote Control Terminal: 2.5mm stereo mini–jack (input only)

  • General
  • Operating Temperature range: Approx. –5–45°C, 60% relative humidity (operation), Approx. 0–40°C, 85% relative humidity (performance)
  • Dimensions: 4.3 × 3.3 × 7.2 in. / 109 × 84 × 182mm (Not including lens hhood and grip belt)
  • Weight: Approx. 1.7 lb. / 765g (includes grip belt)

    1. *1 28 Mbps/24 Mbps video recording modes only; 16–bit resolution
    2. *2 Dolby Digital (5.1ch) is provided when the Surround Microphone SM–V1 microphone is used.
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    Built–In Wi–Fi and Dual Card Slots.Superb Image Reproduction from CMOS Sensor.3.5"OLED On–Board Display offers touch control.20x Optical Zoom with Dynamic Image Stabilization.


Included Coverage from Canon: 1 Year Limited Warranty

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