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Canon Legria HV40 High Definition PAL Camcorder

B&H # CAHV40E Mfr # HV40E
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This is a PAL camera. It is not compatible with USA/NTSC TV systems..

Product Highlights
  • HDV / DV Recording
  • miniDV Cassette
  • miniSD Card Slot
  • 2.96MP 1/2.7" Full HD CMOS
  • Canon 10x HD Video Lens
  • 2.7" LCD
  • SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 HD
  • HDMI
  • Advanced Accessory Shoe

Canon's Legria HV40 High Definition PAL Camcorder gives you the quality of miniDV recording in high definition at an affordable price for the aspiring or indie film-maker. Capture true 1920 x 1080 video like a pro with the camera's 2.96Mp CMOS sensor, DIGIC DV II Image Processor and 10x HD Video Lens. If you feel like recording in standard definition the camera affords you that flexibility as well. And there's no need to carry a still camera around because the camcorder captures 3.1Mp still images to miniSD cards.

The HV40 boasts its film-like 25p Native and Cinema Mode for true progressive recording. To make even higher quality videos there's the Advanced Accessory Shoe for attaching external Canon lights and microphones that run off the power of the camcorder. If you're looking for a tape-based camcorder to take your videos to the next level, the HV40 has what you need.

Record to MiniDV
By capturing video to MiniDV, you can take advantage of both its universal compatibility with existing technology while also benefiting from a level of reliability, which professionals have counted on for over a decade. The HV40 lets you record in both 1080 High Definition as well as standard definition for use with your non-HD equipment.
Image Sensor & DIGIC DV II
The 2.96MP full HD CMOS sensor gives you 1920 x 1080 HD video while working in tandem with Canon's DIGIC DV II Image Processor to reduce image noise and customize the color and tonality of your video and still images.
Canon 10x HD Video Lens
The 10x HD Video Lens lets you capture landscapes and tight shots easily, with three fixed zoom speeds for fluid transitions. The super spectra coating keeps flare and ghosting at bay while the lens' aspheric design cuts down on aberration while boosting resolution.
2.7" Multi-Angle Vivid Widescreen LCD
The multi-angle widescreen LCD gives you a generous display on which to compose and playback your shots, not to mention the ability to shoot from more angles. The hard coat AR surface reproduces color accurately with reduced glare and enhanced contrast.
3.1Mp Digital Photos
Capture 3.1Mp digital photos to miniSD memory cards and enjoy special functions that make shooting easier, like the Histogram Display, scene modes and auto focus. You can also simultaneously capture still images while shooting video or save stills to a miniSD card after the video has already been shot.
SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization
Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer corrects for hand shake, moving subjects and the inevitable slight bump. SuperRange Gyro and image sensors also correct for a wider range of incidents such as body sway and recording in a moving car as well as ensuring no loss in image quality.
Creative Control & Workflow Features
  • Built-in flash for stills indoors or in low light
  • HDMI for watching videos on HDTV with just one cable
  • Custom Key: let's you keep commonly used functions available at a touch
  • 25p Cinema Mode gives your videos a "film-look" - enhanced when used with the CINE setting
  • Advanced Accessory Shoe for attaching external Canon lights or microphones that run off the camera's power
Sensor 2.96 Megapixel 1/2.7"  CMOS
Lens 6.1 - 61 mm
f/1.8 - 3.0
Zoom Optical: 10x
Digital: 200x
Filter Size 43 mm
System PAL
Recording Media MiniDV Cassette  
Recording Time MiniDV Cassette GB
SP: 80 minutes (HDV, DV)
LP: 120 minutes (DV)
Video Format High Definition
1920 x 1080
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 3.1 Megapixel
Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo
Image Stabilization Optical
Lux .2 (Night Mode)
Built-in Mic Yes
Built-in Speaker Yes
Built-in Light/Flash Light - Yes
Flash - Yes
Accessory Shoe Hot
Tripod Mount 1/4"
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs 1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Mini
Outputs 1x USB 2.0
1x HDMI A (Full Size)
1x FireWire
1x Composite Video (out)
1x Component Video (out)
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Mini
Microphone Input Yes
Headphone Jack Yes
System Requirements Not Specified By Manufacturer
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Power Adapter 100-240VAC, 50/60HZ
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.5 x 3.2 x 5.4" / 88.9 x 81.3 x 137.2 mm
Weight 1.4 lb / 635 g
Canon Legria HV40 High Definition PAL Camcorder
  • Legria HV40 High Definition 'PAL' Camcorder
  • BP-2L13 Battery Pack
  • Compact Power Adapter CA-570
  • Wireless Controller WL-D87
  • Component Cable CTC-100/S
  • Stereo Video Cable STV-250N
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • Digital Video Solution Disk
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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