The ultra-sleek and compact FS40 allows you to capture video to an 8GB internal flash drive as well as to an SDXC-compatible memory card slot. Video stored on the internal memory can be copied onto the memory card which can then be inserted into your computer’s or television's card reader slot for immediate viewing. Additionally, you can use higher capacity SD memory cards to further increase the video storage of your FS40. And with SDXC memory card compatibility, you’ll have card storage capacity from more than 32GB up to 2TB.
In addition to the advantage of added recording time, flash memory offers more to you as well. You'll appreciate its quick response time, because it doesn't have to wait for moving parts. Press the record button and your FS40 starts recording video faster than you've ever seen before. In addition, when you review your footage, it will start playing more quickly as well. Another plus is the FS40's low power consumption rate, allowing your battery to last longer. It's just what you need so you don't miss that pivotal play on the field or the moment when they say "I do." While we certainly hope you keep your FS40 securely in your hand while shooting, if it happens to slip, or you accidentally knock it against something, you'll be happy to know that flash memory makes your camcorder more shock-resistant than other recording storage systems. It also minimizes the chance of data loss if you accidentally jolt or drop your camcorder.
XP (app. 9Mbps) High Image Quality
SP (app. 6Mbps) Standard
LP (app. 3Mbps) Long Play
1 hour 15 min.
1 hour 20 min.
2 hours 35 min.
1 hour 50 min.
2 hours 45 min.
5 hours 10 min.
3 hours 40 min.
5 hours 30 min.
10 hours 25 min.
7 hours 20 min.
20 hours 50 min.
14 hours 50 min.
22 hours 5 min.
41 hours 40 min.
* Size of built-in memory in FS40
The maximum memory capacity and recording time can be substantially increased by the combination of the internal memory and the size of the SD memory card chosen. For example, the FS40's 8GB of internal memory, combined with a removable 64GB SDXC memory card, would give 72GB in total memory capacity.
limited even with expansion card
I got a really good deal on this camera - and considering that, I cannot complain.
However, it did not come with a complete manual - except on a cd.
I purchased a 64gig hdsx card - and it works in the camera, but the software will not allow me to access the videos on the camera ^^^^^^^^^^ I used a 32gig card and that worked. I really wanted a larger card so that I could keep it in the camera and not have to switch out cards since it only allows for one expansion slot.
the battery is limited and has a confined area. Other cannons that I have -have open backs so a larger battery can be inserted. Here, the battery is limited and if you want to use a second one, it has to be charged and then inserted.
It does work fine when attached to an outlet.
It is suggested that you use the electrical connection when transferring videos to a computer.
I have a usb 2 port, and the transfer is not great. I do not know how to delete files from the permanent memory using my computer yet. I am sure that there is a way.
the manuals and help should be rewritten for a not so regular user -
the controls are small, and sometimes not as easy to use as I expected.
the pictures -video is nice considering that it is such a small camera
it does not have an appliance for a lens cover.
Ii am not sure if I would use this or a phone to video record since the phone has more applications that are interactive and allow uploading immediately.
If I add the cost of just the camera - some smart phones might be a better value. they allow for gps, camera video - immediate upload - etc. they also are a smaller footprint.
As appliances are integrated, I am not sure if this offers an advantage since it is a single function device..
August 7, 2012
Great videos but the price is a little high. Great quality.
April 30, 2012
I got this camera for Christmas of this year, and have been very pleased with it. This camera has excellent video quality. I use it to film Electronics to machines, etc. I love the way this camera looks. It is extremely easy to use. This camera has excellent build quality. The video light is very handy when filming data sheets on electronics. I do not need HD because this is perfect. The internal memory is another great feature, as well as the major control you have when zooming in and out. I am still exploring the features! I like the different settings like daylight, tungsten, etc. The camera fits great in my hand and in my dad's hand. My hands are small and his our big, so it is able to handle the differences very well. I would recommend it to an simple user, or even an advanced user.
I will always love Canon because I started with one when I was little, and will continue to use this device until it wears out.
March 12, 2012
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