Updated May 16/18
Canon VIXIA HF G40 Full HD Camcorder
Canon VIXIA HF G40 - $1529 - no longer available
Featuring more evolved professional-level features than its predecessor, the new VIXIA HF G40 records 1080/60p Full HD in MP4 and AVCHD and features a Canon Full HD System including a genuine Canon 20x High Definition Optical Zoom Lens to cover a broad range of shooting opportunities, a new advanced HD CMOS PRO Image Sensor for improved low-light performance, and DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor for superb imaging performance.
The new VIXIA HF G40 camcorder is the ideal tool for advanced amateur
filmmakers, wedding videographers and student reporters. Featuring
a genuine wide-angle Canon 20x High Definition Optical Zoom Lens and
advanced HD CMOS PRO Image Sensor, identical to the one found in Canon’s
XA35 and XA30 professional camcorders, this new camcorder provides
excellent image quality especially in low-light situations.
The VIXIA G40 camcorder’s Intelligent Optical Image Stabilization five-axis system provides users with powerful image stabilization via a Dynamic mode to help reduce image distortion even when shooting while walking, as well as a convenient auto on/off feature. The ergonomically designed and highly portable VIXIA HF G40 features a 3.5–inch OLED touch panel screen with 10,000:1 contrast ratio and tilting, user-friendly, high resolution colour Electronic View Finder (EVF). Advanced display features include Zebra, Colour Bars and Test Tone. The VIXIA HF G40 camcorder records 1080/60p Full HD video in MP4 to dual card SD card slots with dual and relay recording and can record in slow and fast motion interval from 2x to 1200x. The VIXIA HF G40 is also equipped with Linear PCM audio recording2 and Audio Scene Select.
A new “Looks” setting has been added for easy access to creative imaging effects such as Highlight Priority Gamma and Wide Dynamic Range Gamma. Highlight Priority video-recording mode helps users achieve the same effects as HDR making it possible to capture visual characteristics that might otherwise be lost due to video compression. This allows for the creation of video that can realistically convey the three-dimensional feel of blue skies and clouds, the translucence of water and the luster of metals. Drawing from technologies employed in Canon’s Cinema EOS System of professional digital cinematography products, the camcorder’s new Wide DR Gamma mode achieves a dynamic range that has been expanded to 600 percent compared to the 300 percent on the predecessor Canon VIXIA HF G30 model. This mode helps minimize the occurrence of under- and over-exposed areas to help create smooth colour gradations, even when shooting in environments that tend to produce under- and over-exposed regions, such as those with drastic differences in lighting conditions. To help facilitate better focus ability and clearer, more pristine images, the camcorder features High Definition Peaking for Focus Assist.
The VIXIA HF G40 camcorder features full manual control and provides shooters with the ability to assign buttons on the camcorder for a custom shooting experience. The camcorder also includes a high-capacity battery, connectivity to various inputs and outputs and a mini advanced accessory shoe allowing users to easily attach accessories.
* 1920 x 1080p Recording Up to 60 fps
* Canon 20x HD Video Lens
* Wide DR Gamma (600%) HD Peaking
* Highlight Priority Mode
* Dual SDXC Memory Card Slots
* OLED 3.5" with 10,000:1 Contrast Ratio
* Intelligent Optical Image Stabilization
* Advanced Display Features & HDMI Output
* Slow/Fast Motion and Interval Recording
* Built-In Wi-Fi with FTP Transfer
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