The Canon VIXIA HF G40 Full HD Camcorderrecords 1920 x 1080p Full HD video at 60 fps in MP4 format. The HF G40 is equipped with a Genuine Canon 20x HD Video Lens and a manual focus ring that can easily be set to control the zoom instead. The camera supports Wide DR gamma and Highlight Priority mode for improved image clarity. Assignable buttons and full manual control allows you to customize the shooting experience and take control of your image.
The HF G40 records to dual SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots. You can record to just one or both simultaneously, and the dual card slots also support relay recording, which automatically switches video recording to the second media card when the first one fills up. For steady shooting in a variety of conditions, the camera offers intelligent optical image stabilization with powered and dynamic modes. This feature enables five-axis correction to correct camera shake throughout the full range of motion. For shot preview and image playback, the HF 40 is outfitted with a 3.5" OLED capacitive touch display and a 0.24" tiltable color LCD viewfinder.
The HF G40 also provides dual-band Wi-Fi technology that lets you share your videos quickly, using a variety of methods. You can use compatible wireless networks, wireless hotspots, or iOS mobile devices to share footage. You can also use Wi-Fi to back up and quickly transfer files. Canon equipped the HF G40 with several professional shooting functions and advanced display features including Focus Assist, Zebra Pattern, Color Bars, and Test Tone. Slow and fast motion recording are available, as well as interval (time-lapse). Some of the camera's other features include Audio Scene Select, headphone and microphone jacks, HDMI connectivity, and a Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe that supports attachment of a variety of shooting aids including lights and microphones.
Genuine Canon 20x HD Video Lens
The VIXIA HF G40 has a Genuine Canon 20x HD video lens that uses aspherical lens technology to achieve low chromatic aberration and high resolution, while maintaining a compact form factor. Super spectra coating technology lowers flare and ghosting as well.
8-Blade Circular Aperture and Hybrid Focusing System
The Canon 20x HD Video Lens also features an 8-blade circular aperture that reduces the "starburst" effect found in camcorders with non-circular apertures. The result is a more appealing circularly blurred background in the out-of-focus areas. This feature is bolstered by a manual focus ring, which allows more accurate control. For extra flexibility, the manual focus ring can be set to control zoom instead. Besides manual focusing, the camera supports a Hybrid AF with Instant AF or Medium AF, Normal AF, Face Priority AF, and Face-Only AF.
Custom Key and Dial
A Custom Key and Dial feature allows you to assign functions to an easily accessible key and adjust the settings with a control dial. The functions include:
- Tv/Av: Use the dial to adjust shutter speed (Tv mode) or aperture (Av mode), as needed. In this mode, the key has no effect.
- Manual exposure: When manual control is selected, the dial can adjust aperture and shutter.
- Exposure Lock can be set on or off, as can the AGC Limit.
Gain may be manually set from 0 to 24 dB in 1 dB increments. Auto Gain Control Limit allows you to set the maximum gain limit for the image sensor's sensitivity so that image quality can be maximized in low-light situations.
Power zoom is available in variable and constant settings in three modes: Fast (approx. 1.9-60 seconds), Normal (approx. 2.5-180 seconds) and Slow (approx. 4.0-285 seconds). 16-predefined steps in Constant mode provides added control.
Focus Assist and High-Definition Peaking
The VIXIA HF G40 camcorder provides Focus Assist, which provides 2x magnification of your subject, and deactivates as soon as you start recording. Color peaking highlights the sharpest areas in the frame so you can easily check your focus.
AVCHD and MP4 Recording Formats
The VIXIA HF G40 supports MP4 recording at up to HD 1080p60 resolution.
Slow and Fast Motion Recording
The VIXIA HF G40 allows you to add a fast or slow motion effect to your captured video by letting you record in a different frame rate than the one you use for playback. You can record interval video from 0.4x to 1200x speed.
Built-In Dual-Band Wi-Fi
Built-in Wi-Fi technology lets you share your HD video through compatible networks, wireless hotspots, and iOS mobile devices using the free Canon Movie Uploader app. Transfer files to selected FTP servers for backup or when a quick transfer is necessary. Share videos over the internet with Canon's free iMAGE GATEWAY online photo storage service as well. You can even watch videos stored on the camera's memory cards directly on your 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 even require a special app.
Canon VIXIA HF G40 Full HD Camcorder
Canon HF G40
Sensor 1-Chip 1/2.84" CMOS Color Filter RGB Sensor Resolution 3.09 MP Effective Pixels 2.91 MP (16:9 Video)
Focal Length 3.67 to 73.4mm 35mm-Equivalent Focal Length 26.8 to 576 at 16:9 Standard IS/IS Off
28.8 to 576 at 16:9 Dynamic IS
Maximum Aperture f/1.8 - f/2.8 Zoom Optical: 20x Filter Size 58 mm
System NTSC Recording Media 2 x SD/SDHC/SDXC Video Format 1920 x 1080p at 23.98/29.97/59.94 fps (AVCHD)
1920 x 1080i (AVCHD)
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/29.97/59.94 fps (MP4)
1280 x 720p at 23.98/29.97 fps (MP4)
640 x 360p at 23.98/29.97 fps (MP4)
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 2.91 Megapixel, 2136 x 1362 Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo Audio Format Dolby Digital 2ch
Dolby Digital AC3
Display Type OLED Touchscreen Yes Screen Size 3.5" Screen Resolution 1,230,000 Dots
Screen Size .24" EVF Resolution 1,560,000 Dots
Lux 1.2 (1/30 sec with auto slow shutter on)
.1 (Shutter speed 1/2 sec)
White Balance Modes Auto
Built-In Mic Yes Wi-Fi Yes Accessory Shoe 1 x Cold
1 x Mini Advanced Shoe
Tripod Mount 1/4" - 20
Inputs 1 x LANC Terminal 2.5 mm
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Mic
Outputs 1 x Mini-HDMI (Type C)
1 x USB 2.0
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo
Microphone Input Yes Headphone Jack Yes
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack Charging Method AC Adapter Operating Temperature 23 to 113°F / -5 to 45°C
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.3 x 3.3 x 7.2" / 10.9 x 8.4 x 18.3 cm not including lens hood Weight 1.68 lb / 765 g including grip belt
Package Weight 4.21 lb Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.7 x 8 x 7.5"