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For incredibly sharp and detailed high-definition video recording, the
Improved Low-light Performance
Featuring an improved, low-luminance noise rating of +3 dB, the
Native 24p Progressive Mode
Built-in, dual-band (5 GHz/2.4 GHz) Wi-Fi® technology on the
Additionally, Wi-Fi® technology allows remote control of key camcorder controls, such as recording start/stop and zoom (in three different speeds), exposure functions (iris, shutter speed, gain and more) and focus settings, adding another level of freedom to your shooting abilities.
* This software enables you to upload images to social network sites. Before uploading images, please be aware that image files may contain privacy related information such as people and places. If necessary, please delete such information. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this software. Compatible with iOS version 5/6/7 or later for select devices. MP4 60p and AVCHD recordings are not supported for this function.
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† Compatible with iOS version 5/6 or later and Android version 4.0 or later for select devices. AVCHD recording is not supported for this function. On iOS devices, MP4 60p recording is not supported; only the playback function is available.
The touch-sensitive Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) panel on the
|Memory Capacity||28 Mbps||24 Mbps||17 Mbps||5 Mbps|
|8GB||35 min.||40 min.||1 hr.||3 hrs.|
|16GB||1 hr.15 min.||1 hr. 25 min.||2 hrs. 5 min.||6 hrs. 5 min.|
|32GB||2 hrs. 30 min.||2 hrs. 55 min.||4 hrs. 10 min.||12 hrs. 15 min.|
|64GB||5 hrs. 5 min.||5 hrs. 55 min.||8 hrs. 20 min.||24 hrs. 30 min.|
|128GB||10 hrs. 10 min.||11 hrs. 55 min.||16 hrs. 45 min.||49 hrs.|
|Memory Capacity||35 Mbps||24 Mbps||17 Mbps||4 Mbps||3 Mbps|
|8GB||30 min.||40 min.||1 hr.||4 hrs. 20 min.||5 hrs. 40 min.|
|16GB||1 hr.||1 hr. 25 min.||2 hrs. 5 min.||8 hrs. 40 min.||11 hrs. 25 min.|
|32GB||2 hrs.||2 hrs. 55 min.||4 hrs. 10 min.||17 hrs. 20 min.||22 hrs. 55 min.|
|64GB||4 hrs.||5 hrs. 55 min.||8 hrs. 20 min.||34 hrs. 45 min.||45 hrs. 55 min.|
|128GB||8 hrs.||11 hrs. 55 min.||16 hrs. 45 min.||69 hrs. 30 min.||91 hrs. 55 min.|
When AVCHD/MP4 recording has continued for approximately 12 hours, it will automatically stop. A variable bit rate is applicable in each case.
Dual Recording and built-in transcoding help ensure that you'll have the right format available for your needs. Using the power of the DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor, the
^ Simultaneous recording is not supported when using MP4 (35 Mbps), AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps) or Cinema-Look Filters.
|Main Slot||Secondary Slot (MP4 Recording)|
|Bit Rate (size)||Frame Rate|
|AVCHD||28 Mbps (59.94P)||NOT POSSIBLE|
|24 Mbps (59.94i/PF29.97/23.98P)||→||4 Mbps (1280 x 720)
3 Mbps (640 x 360)
|17 Mbps (59.94i/PF29.97/23.98P)|
|5 Mbps (59.94i/PF29.97/23.98P)|
|MP4||35 Mbps (59.94P)||NOT POSSIBLE|
|24 Mbps (29.97P/23.98P)||→||4 Mbps (1280 x 720)
3 Mbps (640 x 360)
|17 Mbps (29.97P/23.98P)|
|4 Mbps (29.97P/23.98P)|
|3 Mbps (29.97P/23.98P)||3 Mbps (29.97P/23.98P)|
*1 29.97P recording is performed when the format for the card in the main slot is 59.94i, PF29.97 or 29.97P; 23.98P recording is performed when it is 23.98P.
Dual slots on the
For natural and realistic-looking image capture that faithfully represents the scene at hand, the
To capture highly saturated, realistic colors and to convey gradation characteristics as perceived by the eye, the
When using the
Canon's sophisticated SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer corrects camera shake instantly, so even handheld video taken at long focal lengths can be sharp and steady. The power of Canon's DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor has made possible a versatile Dynamic Image Stabilization mode. In addition to providing continuous adjustment throughout the entire zoom range to correct a broad range of motion, with extra compensation applied at wide-angle focal lengths, the system stabilizes rotational camera shake. Controlling rotational camera shake – horizontal, vertical and roll axis – helps ensure smooth, virtually distortion-free video, even when you're walking while shooting.
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, shutter speed or gain. Select items to adjust, such as aperture or other settings, with the key.
• Exposure Lock can be set on or off as can the AGC Limit.
With the Level Marker feature, it's easy to keep the camcorder level for more accurate framing. The Grid Marker provides a reference grid in your viewfinder. Depending on the background color of your shot, you can choose between two different colors (white or gray) for better viewing contrast.
Gain may be manually set from 0 dB to 24 dB in 1 dB increments. Additionally, Auto Gain Control Limit allows you to set the maximum gain limit for the image sensor's sensitivity. With this function, brightness and noise can be balanced as required, and image quality can be maximized in low-light situations.
Power zoom is available in Variable and Constant settings in 3 modes: Fast (approx. 1.9–60 seconds), Normal (approx. 2.5–180 seconds) and Slow (approx. 4.0–285 seconds). To provide added control, there are 16 predefined steps in Constant mode.
Weighing approximately two pounds including the battery and lens hood, the
To enhance focusing capability, the
Button 1 is preset as AF/MF.
Button 2 is preset as Pre REC.
Button 3 has no preset.
Button 4 has no preset.
Button 5 is preset as Rec Review.
Not only does the
• HDMI Output (HDMI mini connector, time code can be superimposed)
• Composite Video Output (3.5mm)
• USB Hi-Speed Terminal
• Microphone Input (3.5mm)
• Headphone Jack (3.5mm)
• Remote Control Terminal (compatible with LANC protocol)
• Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe
Professional-quality 16-bit PCM* recordings offer enhanced sound quality and fidelity and are fully compatible with video- and audio-editing software.
* Only supported in 28 Mbps and 24 Mbps recording modes.
Audio Scene Select
Audio Scene Select offers five modes and one custom mode that automatically optimize settings based on the recording situation, making it easy to record realistic, immersive audio in a range of situations.
Canon helps you get more out of your camcorder with a range of optional accessories that inspire creativity and productivity. One such example is the Canon WM-V1 Wireless Microphone, which streams audio wirelessly from subjects up to 164 feet away. It can be ideal for adding your subject's voice at times when you can't get in close to shoot, and can also be used as a stand-alone transceiver to cue shooting and more.
The Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe allows you to attach optional Canon accessories, such as the Video Light VL-5, Directional Stereo Microphone DM-100 or 5.1-Channel Surround Microphone SM-V1.
Videographers with exacting needs will appreciate the
Slow and Fast Motion Modes allow the
|Playback Frame Rate (Bit Rate)|
|59.94P (35 Mbps)||29.97P
(24 Mbps/17 Mbps)
(24 Mbps/17 Mbps)
|Highest Recording Bit Rate||17.5 Mbps||48 Mbps
(at the 0.5x speed)
(at the 0.4x speed)
Standard Definition or High Definition
Power Supply (rated)
Video Recording system
Audio Recording system
*1 28 Mbps/24 Mbps video recording modes only; 16-bit resolution
*2 Dolby Digital (5.1ch) is provided when the Surround Microphone SM-V1 microphone is used.
Focal Length: 3.67–73.4mm
(35mm equivalent: 26.8–576mm with Standard IS/IS Off, 28.8–576mm with Dynamic IS)
Zoom Speed: Variable speed / Constant speed (16 levels); Fast, Normal or Slow
Max. F/Stop: f/1.8–2.8
Manual Mode: P, Tv, Av, M (Manual exposure), SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks)
Cinema Mode: P, Tv, Av, M
Max Shutter Speed
Minimum Focusing Distance
MP4 - 1080: 59.94P / 29.97P / 23.98P; 720 and 360: 29.97P / 23.98P
Low Light Mode: Approx. 0.1 lux (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)
The Remote Control Adapter RA-V1 is not supported. The Video Flash Light VFL-2 supports only the video light function.
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal
Remote Control Terminal
Operating Temperature range
Approx. 0-40°C, 85% relative humidity (performance)
Compatible Supplies & Accessories
Canon offers a wide range of compatible supplies and accessories that can enhance your user experience with you VIXIA HF G40 that you can purchase direct. Scroll down to easily select items to add to your shopping cart for a faster, easier checkout. Visit the Canon Online Store
Battery Charger CG-800
Charges Li-Ion Battery 800 Series
Battery Pack BP-820
Rechargeable 1780mAh Lithium-Ion battery pack.
Battery Pack BP-828
Rechargeable high capacity 2670mAh Lithium-Ion battery pack.
CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
This compact adapter powers your camera from an AC power supply and charges your batteries on the camera. This allows for uninterrupted recording of your special events and keeps your batteries ready to go.
Directional Stereo Microphone DM-100
Attaches to Advanced Accessory Shoe for Cable-Free Operation
GPS Receiver GP-E2
Rugged and lightweight design Records location as EXIF information to images when shooting Can act as a stand-alone GPS logger Camera time can be synched by the built-in atomic clock
Mini-HDMI Cable: connects Canon HD Camcorders/select PowerShot Cameras to HDMI compatible TV.
SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case
Protect your camcorder with the professional-quality SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case, featuring secure compartments for filters and extra battery packs.
Tele Converter TL-H58
The Canon Tele-converter TL-H58 is optically matched to the superb quality optics used in Canon's high definition camcorders (which have a 58mm filter diameter). Offering a magnification factor of 1.5X, this converter provides an extended telephoto range, allowing distance subjects to be captured with brilliant clarity.
VL-5 Video Light
Stylish Video Light for Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe. Using the Canon VL-5 Video Light on the VIXIA HF10 and VIXIA HF100 camcorders requires a firmware update.
WM-V1 Wireless Microphone
Compact, high performance wireless microphone for recording audio up to 164 feet away (50 meters).
Wide Attachment Lens WA-H58
Lens attachment provides a 0.8x magnification for enhanced wide-angle capacity.
Lens attachment provides a 0.8x magnification for enhanced wide-angle capacity.
VIXIA HF G40 CAMCORDERSAccess the VIXIA HF G40 product support page to download the firmware.
† Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.