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Standard Definition or High Definition
Video Recording system
Advanced Zoom OFF / Dynamic IS ON (16:9): Approx. 360,000 pixels (839 x 430)
Photo: Approx. 450,000 pixels (809 x 554)
Maximum recording Time
LP (3Mbps) 5 hours 10 minutes
SP (6Mbps) 2 hours 45 minutes
XP (9Mbps) 1 hour 50 minutes
Focal Length f-2.6 - 96.2mm
35mm equivalent: Approx. 45.8 - 1695mm, Advanced Zoom OFF / Dynamic IS ON (16:9)
Approx. 41.3 - 1695mm, Advanced Zoom ON (16:9)
Approx. 49.8 - 1843mm, (4:3)
Approx. 43.6 - 1613mm (Photo)
Zoom Speed Variable / 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds
Max. F/Stop f/2.0 - 5.2
Max Shutter Speed
Still image: 1/500
Minimum Focusing Distance
Supplied Video Editing Software
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal
Operating Temperature range
Weight (not including battery pack and memory card)
† Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.
Drivers & Downloads
Compatible Supplies & Accessories
Canon offers a wide range of compatible supplies and accessories that can enhance your user experience with you FS40 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
2.7" LCD Hood
The Canon LCD Hood works great on all camcorders with a 2.7" LCD scree. The LCD Hood eliminates sunlight washout when shooting video outdoors.
Battery Charger CG-800
Charges Li-Ion Battery 800 Series
Battery Pack BP-808
890mAh Lithium Ion
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.
FS Series Camcorder Starter Kit
The Canon FS Series Camcorder Starter Kit includes an FC-10 compact carrying case, WS-10 wrist strap, BP-808 battery and a 2GB SD card. As a bonus, this kit now includes two 2GB SD cards. It has everything you need to get started.
Neck Strap NS-10
Neck Strap for your FS Camcorder.
Professional Video Bag SC-A1000
The Canon Professional Video Bag provides ample storage and protection for your camcorder and accessories. This case can be conveniently carried by hand or via the comfortable shoulder strap, providing convenient hands-free protection.
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.
SC-A30 Genuine Leather Carrying Case
Once you finish recording, keep your camcorder and all your accessories in this professional-looking, genuine leather soft carrying case.
SC-A60 Genuine Leather Carrying Case
Once you finish recording, keep your camcorder and all your accessories in this professional-looking soft carrying case.
SD Memory Card Album DA-10
Enjoy this album-style memory card holder which holds up to 30 SD memory cards.
SD Memory Card Wallet SW-10
Enjoy this slim, wallet-style memory card holder.
STV-250N Mini Plug to RCA
Used to connect to a TV or VCR.
Shoulder Strap SS-600
Shoulder Strap SS-650
This small but rugged shoulder strap gives you added security with leather reinforced attachments and is convenient for hands free transportation.
Soft Case SC-A70
Soft Case SC-A75
This small but rugged case can conveniently be carried by hand or via the comfortable shoulder strap, with each option providing added security and the shoulder strap method providing convenient hands-free transportation.
Soft Case SC-A80
Fits most Canon Consumer Camcorders with large front-zippered pockets, two carrying straps with overlapping grip and a removable shoulder strap.
VIDEO CASE FC-10
VIDEO CASE FC-10
Video: CarePAK PLUS (3YR)
CarePAK PLUS is a cost-effective and easy-to-use additional coverage plan. It provides up to four years of service and support from the date you purchased your Canon product. It includes protection from accidental damage in handling or liquids, data recovery of the installed memory card (in Cameras only), repairs for excessive wear and tear, priority repair service and free return shipping, $0 deductible, genuine Canon factory repair only with genuine Canon parts, and is transferable if you sell your camera.
WRIST STRAP WS-20