Canon VIXIA HV40 miniSD HD Camcorder


What does the 37% ReviewGist Score mean?

Canon VIXIA HV40 is a not recommended buy as per the ReviewGist score of 37%. This is because even though the Canon VIXIA HV40 has garnered excellent reviews from most reviewers, it might not come with the latest specifications as it is a relatively very old model.

  • Excellent ratings from over 6 review sources with an average rating of 4.0 stars. Top review sources include stars),, and
  • Released 6 years 2 months ago (Nov 2008) which makes it one of the very old camcorders in the market.


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Key Features
Camcorder Type Digital
CCD Quantity 1.0
Memory Still Resolution 3.15 MegaPixels
Optical Zoom 10.0 x
Recordable Media DV, High Definition
Recording Format DV, High Definition
Recording System NTSC
Sensor Pixels 2960.0 K pixels
CCD Quantity 1.0
Sensor Size 1/2.7"
Image Sensor Type CMOS
LCD / Viewfinder
Color Viewfinder Color Viewfinder
Display Type With LCD Panel
LCD Panel Size 2.7 in.
Digital Zoom 200.0 x
Filter Diameter 43.0 mm
Lens Focal Length 6.1 - 61 mm
Video Modes
Image Stabilizer Optical Image Stabilizer
Low Lux 0.2 Lux
Recording Speed LP
Audio Format 12/16 Bit PCM Digital Stereo Audio
Memory Photography
Digital Still Shot Mode Digital Still Shot Mode
Max Still Image Size 1920 x 1080
Memory Card Type SD Card, SDHC Card
MPEG Movie Mode MPEG Movie Mode
Input Interfaces Composite (Video), Audio (RCA)
Microphone Type Internal
Output Interfaces Composite (Video), Audio (RCA), Component, USB 2.0, FireWire / DV / i.Link, Headphones Jack, HDMI
Power Supply
Battery Life 2.0 Hours
Battery Type Proprietary Li-Ion
Depth 5.43 in.
Height 3.23 in.
Weight 1.18 lb.
Width 3.46 in.
Warranty 1 Year
Family Line Canon VIXIA
Included Accessories USB Cable, AC Power Adapter, Battery Pack, Stereo Video Cable, Video Cable
MPN 3686B001AA
Product ID 81225523
Release Date June, 2009
UPC 4960999637181
ReviewGist ID 42648,81225523

Manufacturer Description

Digital, DV, High Definition, NTSC, 1 x CCD, Up to 3.15 Megapixels Still Shots, 10x Optical Zoom, 1.18 lb., Battery life: Up to 2 ...
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