Canon 8GB VIXIA HF R40 Full HD Camcorder (Refurbished)

Canon 8GB VIXIA HF R40 Full HD Camcorder (Refurbished)

Canon 8GB VIXIA HF R40 Full HD Camcorder (Refurbished) - Refurbished

Used Cat.# RBCHFR40 MFR # 8153B041AA
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Highlights

  • Capture Full HD 1920 x 1080p Video
  • Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Sensor
  • 8GB Memory & SD/SDHC/SDXC Card Slot
  • Record in AVCHD or MP4 Formats
  • Built-In Wi-Fi & Innovative Baby Mode
  • Capacitive 3" Touch Panel Widescreen LCD
  • Genuine Canon HD Video Lens
  • 53x Advanced Zoom
  • SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization
  • DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor
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Canon HF R40 overview

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The Canon 8GB VIXIA HF R40 Full HD Camcorder records Full HD 1920 x 1080p video to an internal 8GB flash drive or to an SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card. It also supports Full HD still image capture and the camera is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi for remote operation and live streaming. The HF R40 features a 3.28 megapixel Full HD CMOS image sensor and a DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor. It also employs a genuine Canon HD video lens with 53x Advanced Zoom and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization with improved Dynamic Image Stabilization. For easy recording and instant playback, there's a 3" touch panel LCD as well.

Designed with all levels of users in mind, the HF R40 has a laundry list of features including MP4 and AVCHD independent or dual simultaneous recording, an innovative Baby Mode, Intelligent IS, Smart AUTO, a higher capacity battery for longer shooting sessions and more. For connectivity to your HDTV, the camcorder is equipped with a mini-HDMI output. Plus, for improved audio recording, the HF R40 has both a headphone and a microphone jack. You can also achieve a variety of cinematic effects using the integrated Cinema-Look Filters.

Genuine Canon HD Video Lens with 53x Advanced Zoom
The camcorder features a Genuine Canon HD Video Lens with an expanded 38.5mm (35mm equivalent) wide-angle area. It uses aspherical lens technology to achieve low chromatic aberration with high resolution while maintaining compact dimensions. Super spectra coating technology lowers flare and ghosting. The VIXIA HF R40 also features a 53x Advanced Zoom that takes the camcorder's telephoto power all the way to 1723mm (35mm equivalent) in manual mode. The camcorder offers continually variable Zoom Speed settings as well, with 15 levels available.
SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization with Improved Dynamic Image Stabilization
Canon's SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer corrects camera shake instantly, even when shooting handheld video at long focal lengths. The VIXIA HF R40's DIGIC DV 4 Image Processer allows for an improved 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 also stabilizes rotational camera shake. Controlling rotational camera shake - horizontal, vertical and roll axis - promotes distortion-free video, even when you're walking and shooting
3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor
The VIXIA HF R40 is equipped with a 3.28 megapixel Full HD CMOS image sensor for true 1920 x 1080 resolution. Canon's high-resolution HD CMOS image sensor features extra sensitivity for lifelike Full HD video with natural color, even in low light. Original on-chip noise reduction helps bring bright clarity to every frame as well, so your video is clear and detailed, even when played back on a large HDTV.
DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor
The VIXIA HF R40 incorporates Canon's advanced DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor, which is a significant upgrade from previous models. The DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor captures more light, for brighter, noise-free images even in dark scenes. Increased processing power lets you record in both AVCHD and easy-to-share MP4 formats simultaneously. And, it supports improved image stabilization
Record to Internal Flash Drive or SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
The VIXIA HF R40 camcorder records Full HD video to a built-in 8GB internal flash drive or to a removable SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card. Widely available in several capacities, SD memory cards let you share your videos quickly and easily. Since the VIXIA HF R40 supports super-high capacity SDXC cards, you'll be able to hold up to 128GB and transfer data faster.
MP4 (35Mbps) or AVCHD Progressive (28Mbps) Recording
The VIXIA HF R40 lets you record AVCHD or MP4 files. 1080/60p recording captures twice the amount of information as 60i, and with images captured at a rate of 60 frames per second, diagonal noise is minimized so even fast moving subjects are clearly recorded. 1080/60p recording also means that the still images you extract are high quality as well. The camera supports an improved bit rate of 28Mbps for AVCHD recording, and MP4 files are captured at a bit rate of up to 35Mbps.
Built-in Wi-Fi
Built-in Wi-Fi technology on the VIXIA HF R40 lets you share your HD video with friends and family anytime, anywhere. Connect with compatible home networks, wireless hotspots, and iOS 5 or iOS 6 mobile devices using the free Canon Movie Uploader app. Videos and photos can be easily shared over the Internet with a free registration on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY - an online photo storage service that lets you upload to social networking sites. And, you can use your PC to browse remotely through the previously shot videos stored on your camcorder, without connecting a cable. The Remote Browse function uses a standard Web browser and does not require a special app.

Note: Devices supported for Canon Movie Uploader app include iPhone 4S/5, iPad 2/iPad 3rd gen, iPod touch 4th/5th

Note: Devices supported for Remote Browsing include iPhone 4S/5, iPad 2/iPad 3rd gen, iPod touch 4th/5th, most Android 4.0 devices

The Right Format for Any Use
Dual Recording and built-in transcoding ensure that no matter how you decide to use the video you've recorded, you'll have the right format available. Using the power of the DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor, the VIXIA HF R40 camcorder can simultaneously record video to internal memory in AVCHD format, and to an SD card in MP4 format. The widely used MP4 format provides quick, conversion-free playback on tablets and smartphones, and lets you upload videos directly to social networking sites for easy sharing with friends, family and the world. AVCHD is perfect for watching videos on an HDTV or archiving them to Blu-ray discs. The camcorder also has a built-in transcoding function that converts AVCHD files to MP4s, or from MP4 to MP4 across memory media, making them easy to upload to the Web or save to an SD card.
Live Streaming
Live Streaming is an available function of the VIXIA HF R40 camcorder's built-in Wi-Fi. It allows you to receive the live video and sound that your camcorder is recording from a remote location on your iOS 5 device, iOS 6 device or most Android 2.3-4.0 devices, using the free Canon CameraAccess app. You can also remotely control camcorder functions including start/stop and zoom, and even access information about remaining battery charge, recordable time, zoom position and more. The applications include monitoring babies and pets, capturing wildlife videos remotely without disturbing the scene, creating perfect self-videos and more.

Note: Devices supported include iPhone 4/4S/5, iPad/iPad 2/iPad 3rd gen, iPod touch 4th/5th, most Android devices 2.3 - 4.0

3" Capacitive Touch Panel LCD
The VIXIA HF R40 features a 3" capacitive touch panel LCD screen that makes shooting and other operations fast and easy. Opening the panel turns the power on and a gentle touch activates intuitive functions. Choose a focal point, track moving subjects, control exposure for selected areas and operate camcorder controls from the screen - all with a touch control. In addition, the user interface has been updated. The Home button is on the menu screen and you can quickly access all functions. Plus, clear explanations for key settings pop up when selecting shooting modes and recording formats, so you can be confident in the decisions you make.
Baby Mode
The VIXIA HF R40 features Canon's Baby Mode - a complete solution for capturing, tracking, organizing and sharing every moment of your baby's development. A custom control button on the shooting screen activates the mode, and optimal settings for the shooting conditions, including Intelligent IS and more, are automatically selected. Videos shot in Baby Mode are automatically saved into a dedicated Baby Album so they won't get lost among your other videos. You can view the Baby Album chronologically as well.

When shooting in Baby Mode, the camcorder's Pre-Record (Pre REC) function is always on. This places the camcorder in a stand-by "pre-roll" mode, where it continuously records three seconds of video to memory before you even press the record button. When you start recording, the additional video is recorded too, so you won't miss your baby's "first" moments.

Touch Decoration in Baby Mode includes stamps to mark each video with your baby's current height and weight. And with a single registration of the baby's birth date, the camcorder will automatically calculate the number of days old and stamp videos accordingly, creating an exact diary of developmental milestones for years to come. The camcorder's other Baby Mode Touch Decoration options allow you to add your own drawings, captions, animations and more. All options can be appended to previously shot video as well.

Higher Capacity Battery
The VIXIA HF R40 is powered by a higher capacity battery pack than previous Canon camcorders. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery not only lets you shoot longer, but features intelligent technology that accurately indicates remaining battery time down to the minute.
Focus Assist
To enhance focusing capability, the VIXIA HF R40 features Focus Assist. Normally found in professional broadcast-quality cameras, this feature helps in capturing your subject in razor-sharp focus. It works by providing a 2x magnification of your subject, which is automatically cancelled when you start recording.
Intelligent IS
Intelligent IS makes it easier to shoot clear, sharply focused video, even in situations that typically cause camera shake. The Intelligent IS system analyzes the shooting situation for you, then automatically switches to the image stabilization method best able to produce sharp, steady video. Four IS systems cover the gamut of shooting situations. Dynamic IS corrects minor movement and the shaking caused by walking while shooting. Macro IS delivers perfectly steady close-up shots. Powered IS comes into play when you're using the camcorder's powerful zoom. It helps correct camera shake that can occur in telephoto shots. There's even a Tripod Mode that stops IS when the camcorder is stationary.
Audio Scene Select
Audio Scene Select offers five modes that automatically optimize settings based on the recording situation, making it easier to record realistic, immersive audio in a range of situations.
Connect Directly to External Drives
In addition to traditional file storage methods, you can connect the camcorder directly to an external hard disk drive by using the optional UA-100 USB Adapter. This way, when you're on vacation or shooting a lot of video, you can back up data directly to an external hard disk, and even play video on a TV through your camcorder. Plus, an external hard disk is more economical than multiple SD cards, and connects simply to the camcorder with the optional USB cable.
Smart AUTO & Auto Tele Macro
Smart AUTO takes care of all the details so you can focus on shooting. The system recognizes 38 shooting situations based on numerous factors, then automatically chooses the optimal settings for the situation. When you shoot a nearby subject in telephoto zoom mode, Auto Tele Macro gives your video the high-end artistic effect of a well-focused subject against a beautifully blurred background.
Cinema-Look Filters
This feature offers a choice of seven varied built-in adjustable filters, which give the look of a variety of cinematic styles by compensating for the color, gamma and other aspects of the image's quality. The looks can be previewed in the LCD display while shooting, and also applied post-capture for additional convenience and versatility. Choose from Cinema Standard, Old Movies, Vivid, Cool, Nostalgic, Dramatic Black-and-White or Sepia. The brightness of each filter can be adjusted low, medium or high, for even greater control. When Cinema Standard is selected, color depth, softening, and contrast can also be adjusted
Open & Shoot
Advanced Quick Start allows you to start shooting immediately whenever the action starts. Just open the LCD screen and the power is on. Shut down is just as easy: simply close the screen.
Genuine Canon Face Detection
The same high quality Face Detection technology used in Canon digital cameras is available in Canon high definition camcorders. Up to 35 faces can be tracked automatically, ensuring sharp focus and accurate exposure. Of the faces tracked, 9 detection frames can be displayed at one time.

The system will even recognize faces turned downwards or sideways. In addition, a specific face may be selected as the main subject for continuous tracking. This feature is also convenient in searching for clips that feature the specific subject's face. In search and playback, use of the Face Index will display those frames with the chosen face as a thumbnail in each shot in which it appears. Your selected face can also be linked as a timeline to further identify footage containing your subject.

Ultra Clear Viewing
The display quality of the camcorder's LCD screen has been boosted with innovative technology. Vivid Clear View affords a sharp, bright, detailed display that helps you create your best videos.
24p Cinema & 30p Progressive Shooting Modes
The VIXIA HF R40 camcorder offers a 24p Cinema Mode that gives your video a film-like feel, making it look as if it were shot at the same frame rate as movie film. It does this by capturing a frame rate of 24p recorded at 60i. The camcorder also gives you the option of recording in 30p Progressive Mode, which is great for clips you intend to post online.
Video SnapShot
Video SnapShot allows you record a series of short video clips - or select your favorite clips while in Playback Mode - and blend in your favorite background music to create a movie that will grab everyone's attention. Video SnapShot allows selectable recording time (2, 4, or 8 seconds). Additionally, audio from an external source such as an MP3 player can be played along with the SnapShot movie, and playback can be controlled from that source.
Accessories Get the Most from Your Camcorder
Canon helps you get more out of your camcorder with a wide range of accessories that inspire your creativity and productivity alike. The Wireless Microphone WM-V1 streams audio wirelessly from subjects up to 164' away. It's perfect for adding your subject's voice at times when you can't get in close to shoot, and it can also be used as a stand-alone transceiver to cue shooting and more.

Other Features

Programmed AE features Smart Auto, Manual Mode (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks), Cinema Mode, Baby Mode
TTL focusing system
Auto, Daylight, Tungsten and Manual white balance options
Manual exposure available
Camcorder includes PIXELA video browser / Network Utility Disc video editing software
In the Box
Canon 8GB VIXIA HF R40 Full HD Camcorder (Refurbished)
  • Battery Pack BP-718
  • CA-110 Compact AC Power Adapter & Charger
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-300PCU
  • 6' HDMI Male to Mini HDMI Male Cable (Ver. 1.3)
  • Bundled CD-ROM (ImageBrowser EX/Image Mix/Music Data)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Canon HF R40 specs

    Camera
    Sensor 1/4.85" CMOS
    Color Filter RGB
    Effective Pixels 2,073,600 MP
    Optics
    Minimum Focusing Distance 0.4" / 1.0 cm
    Zoom Optical: 32x
    Advanced (Optical): 53x
    Digital: 1060x
    Recording
    System NTSC
    Recording Media x Internal Flash Memory (8 GB Maximum)
    x SD/SDHC/SDXC (128 GB Maximum)
    Recording Time Internal Flash Memory GB
    AVCHD 8GB LP 1440 x 1080 (5Mbps): 3 hours
    AVCHD 8GB FXP 1920 x 1080 (17Mbps): 1 hour
    AVCHD 8GB MXP 1920 x 1080 (24Mbps): 40 min
    AVCHD 8GB NTSC 60P 1920 x 1080 (28Mbps): 35 min
    Internal Flash Memory GB
    MP4 8GB 1280 x 720 (4Mbps): 4.3 hours
    MP4 8GB 1920 x 1080 (17Mbps): 1 hour
    MP4 8GB 1920 x 1080 (24Mbps): 40 min
    MP4 8GB 1920 x 1080 (35Mbps): 30 min
    Still Image Resolution JPEG: 2.07 Megapixel, 1920 x 1080
    Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo
    Audio Format AAC-LC
    Dolby Digital AC3
    Sampling Frequency : 48.0 kHz
    Display
    Display Type LCD
    Touchscreen Yes
    Screen Size 3"
    Shutter Speed 1/2000 Second ()
    1/500 Second ()
    Features
    Image Stabilization Optical & Digital
    Lux 5 (NTSC)
    .4 (Low Light Mode)
    Built-In Mic Yes
    Built-In Speaker Yes
    Built-In Light/Flash Light - No
    Flash - No
    Tripod Mount 1/4"
    Input/Output Connectors
    Outputs 1 x Mini-HDMI (Type C) (output only)
    1 x USB 2.0 mini-AB
    1 x Composite Video
    1 x A/V Mini Terminal / Headphone Terminal (4 pole mini-jack)
    Microphone Input Yes
    Headphone Jack Yes
    General
    Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
    Charging Method AC Adapter
    Operating Temperature 23 to 113°F / -5 to 45°C
    Humidity: 60%
    32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Humidity: 85%
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.1 x 2.2 x 4.6" / 5.3 x 5.6 x 11.7 cm not including grip belt
    Weight 8.3 oz / 235.3 g body, not including grip belt
    10.1 oz / 286.3 g including battery BP-718, memory card and grip belt
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.5 x 9.2 x 5.8"

    Canon HF R40 reviews

    8GB VIXIA HF R40 Full HD Camcorder is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 19.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Constructive buy... I bought this camcorder with the intention of filming my son's lacrosse games... I've never had a camcorder before although I've seen them and tried them out at the store displays... I am still learning to operate this camcorder and have found nice features about this Canon R40... I have found wireless features intriguing though I don't have a smart phone for wireless controls and the wireless features to the iPad looks great but again I haven't gotten that far yet... Give me 6 months and I can tell you more... All I know Canons are highly recommended and this was one reason I got the R40 was because I have the Ti3 camera and I love it...
    Date published: 2013-04-21
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not ideal in lowlight Extremely clear and vibrant video outside. Detail is amazing, however inside under natural well-lit rooms, or under fluorescent lights left it extremely grainy. Still photos were unusable indoors. I returned this unit and upgraded to the HFM50 and could not be happier! (M series offers larger sensor which works much better in lowlight/indoor situations without additional light kit - Adding a light kit makes this phenomenal in lowlight situations!!!) I am floored with the HFM50 model. It is only slightly larger than the 40, but feels better in my hand, and I prefer the buttons/setup, quality & clarity of LCD screen and where disk inserts better than the 40 series as well. Still very much in love with Canon products though!
    Date published: 2013-04-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy owner This is my first camcorder ever! Have been using my Nikon D-800 to shoot videos but it is very hard to do it if you don't have all the gear necessary such as follow focus in order to be able to focus properly. With the Canon R-40 is so much easier and the quality is really the same Now, this is just for amateur purposes because for professional work it is a totally different world. In any case so far I am very, very happy with my purchase. Recommended
    Date published: 2013-09-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good image quality - low price I am using the Canon R40 consumer camcorder to record videos for upload to YouTube. The image doesn't have to be perfect for this task, but this camcorder, in MP4 mode, does have decent picture quality, especially for the small price. One note of caution, the manual says that ACHD recording at 60p is the highest quality picture offered by the camcorder, but it appears that ACHD cannot be transferred to a Mac, at least with the included software. This is the reason I did not give it 5 stars. Otherwise, this is a solid buy and I enjoy using the camcorder.
    Date published: 2013-12-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Nice for the Money I needed the optics for .5 of mile and works great. My requirements where of course stated above and excellent audio under 500 bucks. I bought the Mic kit for 99 dollars and works great on a its own tri pod. I did not want to go hot shoe because of the price of entry level pro-summer cameras. As a stand alone camera you have to have an exteranal mic. And pretty much all cameras are that way now. For me I split my audio and video requirements into 2, and did it all for a shy under 420 bucks. B&H was very helpful as always. When you don't want to screw around just go with B&H.
    Date published: 2014-04-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blows my mind GREAT video! -big files, Need to compress video when making bluerays. 5hrs of video on 64gb card on 2nd to highest setting but the quality of video is outstanding! No comparison to my old tapes! Lol Indoor, dim light or outside the video to me is crisp and completely clear. Wifi is very nice too but will not necessarily transfer 64gb of video over wifi. Apps work great! Very happy. Ps, get the longer life battery. Shooting outdoors with backlight on for brightness drains faster..
    Date published: 2013-04-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Consumer HD Camera Amazing quality when shooting outdoors! Am still tweaking settings for better indoor shots but just ordered the very inexpensive external light that B&H rep recommended. Apparently HD requires more light than SD cameras did, so I will need to learn to adapt to that! I have not been thrilled with the Face Detect option as it seems to throw more of the image out of focus than in (but that was indoors w/o extra light and on AUTO mode). The Image Stabilization at full zoom is amazing (I didn't believe it until you compare the settings!). I am shooting in AVCHD 60p. Although the camera can handle up to 128 GB card, I recommend (as did the rep) to not go over 32 GB. This is still provides 2.5 hrs of record time at highest settings and can have several on hand as backups. 'Still photos' did not impress me AT ALL and very grainy, but I'm comparing the 2meg photos this takes to my DSLR which is far from apples to apples. Still good function to have in a pinch, but I will continue to shoot video with my left hand and run DSLR with my right on important events (was really hoping this camera would alleviate a little of that for me!) I recommend setting the zoom to a fixed setting as opposed to variable speed. It works great. All in all, I am very glad I finally upgraded although I need to become more comfortable with the camera so I 'trust' it more. I have never ordered a NEW camera just on the market as I prefer to have ratings and reviews to base it from but took a plunge and so far I'm almost convinced I will love this in the long run! If I were more familiar with it, it would probably be 5 star rating, but wanted to help out anyone just looking into it since I had no reviews to go on.
    Date published: 2013-04-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little camera. I use this Video camera to record activities of the club I belong to. I have a dji phantom 2 with a Gopro attached. The footage combines very well. It's best to use a card reader to upload video to computer. I could not get large files to upload fromthe the camera. The video color is very good but you will need to do some work on the sound in post. I have not tried the external speaker jack.
    Date published: 2014-03-27
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