The VIXIA HV40 is the HD camcorder to go along with everything else in your HD world. It captures true 1080 High Definition resolution video in 16:9 format, using MiniDV cassette tapes. The VIXIA HV40's true 16:9 widescreen HD image is made for your HD widescreen TV. High Definition and widescreen are the future. Be sure you invest in that future with Canon's VIXIA HV40.
At the same time, the VIXIA HV40 gives you the flexibility to record in SD (standard definition) mode, too. That means you can enjoy the ultimate in HD video and photo quality, and still shoot SD video for viewing on your non-HD equipment.