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VIXIA HV40

miniDV Camcorders
VIXIA HV40

High Definition Camcorder
Item Code: 3686B001
Estimated Retail Price: $599.99

Specifications

Main Unit Specs

Standard Definition or High DefinitionHigh Definition
Power Consumption4.3 W
Television SystemNTSC
Video Recording systemMPEG2
Image Sensor1/2.7-inch CMOS, RGB Primary Color Filter
Total PixelsApprox. 2.96 Megapixels
Effective PixelsTape: HD/DV (16:9) mode: Approx 2.07 Megapixels (1920x1080)
DV (4:3) mode: Approx 1.55 Megapixels (1440 x 1080)
Card: (16:9) mode: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080), (4:3) mode: Approx. 2.76 Megapixels (1440 x 1080)
Tape FormatHDV / DV
Maximum recording TimeSP: 80 minutes, HDV, DV
LP: 120 minutes DV
LensZoom Ratio 10x Optical / 200x Digital
Focal Length f=6.1-61mm (35mm equivalent: 43.6 - 436mm)
Zoom Speed Variable / 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds
Max. F/Stop f/1.8-3.0mm (when tapes are used)
Focusing SystemInstant AF, TTL (through the lens)
Manual ExposureYes
Programmed AEAuto, Program, Av, Tv, CINE, Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, Fireworks
Max Shutter SpeedMovie: 1/2000, Still image: 1/500
Auto Date/TimeYes
Record Search/ReviewYes
Focusing System10 mm (wide) / 1m (tele)
White BalanceAuto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Manual
Frame Rate60i, Native 24p Progressive (records at 24p), 24p Progressive (records at 60i), 30p Progressive (records at 60i)
Minimum Illumination0.2 lx (Night Mode)
Image StabilizationSuperRange Optical (lens shift)
Filter Diameter43mm
ViewfinderWidescreen 0.27-inch Color Viewfinder / (Approx. 123,000 dots)
LCD Screen2.7-inch Widescreen LCD (Approx. 211,000 dots)
Recording MediaHigh Definition Mini DV (recommended) (63 min) or MiniDV cassette
USB TerminalUSB 2.0 Full Speed
Video Terminalcomponent (output), composite (output)
AudioDV: 16 bit (2ch) 48 kHz 12 bit (4ch) 32 kHz 4ch synchronous recording not possible HDV: MPEG1 Audio Layer II (2 ch) (4-channel playback of tapes containing 4-channel recordings possible)
Accessory ShoeAdvanced
Supplied Video Editing SoftwareNone
HDMI TerminalHDMI Type A (19 pins) Connector (output)
Microphone Terminal3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal3.5 mm 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio input and output)
Dimensions(W X H X D) 3.5 x 3.2 x 5.4 in. (88 x 82 x 138mm)
Weight (not including lens and battery pack)1.2 lbs. (535g)
Weight1.4 lbs. (615g)