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Top Features
  • Built–in Wi–Fi for sharing from anywhere.
  • New Baby Mode organizes baby's firsts!
  • 53x Advanced zoom with Image Stabilization.
  • 3.2" LCD Touch Screen.

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What's in the box
  • VIXIA HF R40 Camcorder
  • Battery Pack BP–718
  • Compact Power Adapter CA–110
  • USB Interface Cable IFC–300PCU
  • Mini HDMI Cable HTC–100
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Canon VIXIA HFR40 8GB Flash Memory Camcorder

Capturing those memories have never been easier. Introducing the Canon VIXIA HF R40 camcorder. Great cameras start with great optics, and Canon continues their tradition of superior engineering with this gem. 53x advanced zoom will get you close to the action without leaving the sidelines. Image stabilization has been around for a while, but this recorder's improved stabilization even compensates for shake caused by walking while filming. Imagine shooting video of a birthday party in AVCHD and MP4 simultaneously, then wirelessly uploading the social media friendly MP4 format recording to the internet. Canon makes this possible with built it WiFi and dual recording capability. This advanced video camera also includes video streaming, a 3” touch screen, high capacity battery and baby mode which makes tracking your new baby's early years and growth chronologically. Enrich your life by capturing those adventures and memories when they happen. Order today from Huppin's, a top rated electronics company.

Genuine Canon HD Video Lens with 53x Advanced Zoom

You won't miss any of the action when shooting video with the VIXIA HF R40 camcorder. The camcorder's wide–angle area has been expanded to 38.5mm (35mm equivalent), making complex scenes easier to shoot and adding more image to all your footage. Like every Canon camcorder, the VIXIA HF R40 is equipped with a Genuine Canon HD Video Lens. Canon's high definition video lenses use aspherical lens technology to achieve low chromatic aberration with high resolution while maintaining compact dimensions. Super spectra coating technology lowers flare and ghosting. The big news about the VIXIA HF R40 is the camcorder's impressive 53x Advanced Zoom. Long–range shooting allows you to create videos with dynamic variety, and is less likely to disrupt the action you're shooting. It's perfect for formal ceremonies, animals in the wild, candid family videos and more. Advanced Zoom, available in manual mode, has been achieved with more efficient use of the effective imaging area. It takes the camcorder's telephoto power all the way to 1,723mm (35mm equivalent) for extraordinary flexibility in shooting. For more convenient shooting and better creative control over your videos, the camcorder offers continually variable Zoom Speed settings, with 15 levels available.

SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization with Improved Dynamic Image Stabilization

Canon's sophisticated SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer corrects camera shake instantly, so even handheld video taken at long focal lengths is sharp and steady. Now for the VIXIA HF R40, the power of Canon's new DIGIC DV 4 Image Processer has made possible a significantly improved new 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 now stabilizes rotational camera shake. Controlling rotational camera shake – horizontal, vertical and roll axis – ensures smooth, distortion–free video, even when you're walking while shooting.

3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor

The VIXIA HF R40 camcorder is equipped with a 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor for true 1920 x 1080 resolution. Canon's advanced, high–resolution HD CMOS Image Sensor features extra sensitivity that delivers beautifully lifelike Full HD Video with natural color, even in low light. On–chip noise reduction brings bright clarity to every frame. Video is rich, clear and amazingly detailed anywhere you view it, even when played back on a large HDTV.

DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor

The VIXIA HF R40 incorporates the latest and most advanced Canon HD Image Processor, the DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor, which is a significant upgrade on several fronts. The DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor captures more light, for brighter, noise–free images even in dark scenes. Dramatically increased processing power lets you record in both AVCHD and easy–to–share MP4 formats simultaneously.

Record to Internal Flash Drive or SD Memory Card

The camcorder's internal 8GB flash drive holds up to three hours of crisp, high–definition video safely and securely. With no moving parts, flash memory technology is perfectly able to withstand camcorder jolts or drops. You can also record to a removable SD memory card, making it easy to share your video with friends and family. Conveniently sized and readily available, SD cards give you up to 64GB (24 hours) of recording capacity for a combined capacity of 72GB or 27 hours. For added flexibility, you can even backup your video directly to an external hard drive by using the optional UA–100 USB Adapter.

SDXC Compatibility

In addition to SD memory cards, the VIXIA HF R40 camcorder is compatible with super–high capacity Secure Digital Expanded Capacity (SDXC) cards. The same convenient size as a standard SD card, an SDXC card can hold up to 2048 GB, and provides ultra–fast data transfer. It's an excellent option for family reunions, vacations and any time you know you'll require extra memory.

MP4 (35 Mbps) or AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps) Recording

The VIXIA HF R40 gives you the highest quality recording, whether you're capturing MP4 or AVCHD 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 eliminated so even fast moving subjects show up crisply with motion and patterns clearly recorded. This greater sense of detail and faithful rendering of moving edges, plus enhanced color and fine tonal gradation, gives your video everything Full HD has to offer. A new bit rate of 28 Mbps is the highest in the AVCHD standard, and MP4 files are captured at a bit rate of 35 Mbps, so regardless of the format you're shooting or viewing, image quality is as high as can be.

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® 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 now you can use your PC to browse remotely through the previously recorded 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.

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 a new 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® or Android™ device*, 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 are endless: you can monitor babies and pets, capture wildlife videos remotely without disturbing the scene, create perfect self–videos and lots more.

3.0–inch Capacitive Touch Panel LCD

The VIXIA HF R40 features a new 3.0–inch Capacitive Touch Panel LCD screen, making shooting and other operations easier than ever. Simply open the panel and the power is on. The improved display is clear and vivid, and just as with your smartphone or tablet, 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 simple touch. In addition, the user interface has been updated to make your shooting experience easier and more fun. The Home button is now on the menu screen, and provides quick access to all functions. 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 the new Baby Mode – a complete solution for capturing, tracking, organizing and sharing every precious 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. Simply pick up the camera and start recording, knowing capture will be of the highest quality. Videos shot in Baby Mode are automatically saved into a dedicated Baby Album so they'll never get lost among your other videos. You can then view the Baby Album chronologically for a seamless way to relive and share your baby's growth with friends and relatives.

When you're 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 it's easier than ever to capture the baby's "firsts" and every special moment.

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 Touch Decoration options, including your own drawings, captions, animations and more, are fully available in Baby Mode, and all can easily be appended to previously shot video as well.

Higher Capacity Battery

The VIXIA HF R40 is powered by a new, higher capacity battery pack. 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, for extra insurance that you'll never miss an important shooting opportunity.

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Features & Specs

Additional Information

Product ID 119921
UPC 013803211788
Brand Canon
SKU 119921
Manufacturers Part Number VIXIA HFR40
Detailed Specifications
    Main Unit Stpecs
  • Standard Definition or High Definition
    High Definition
  • Television System
  • Video Recording system
  • Image Sensor
    1/4.85–inch, RGB Primary Color Filter
  • Total Pixels
    Approx. 3.28 Megapixels
  • Effective Pixels
    Video: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
  • Photo: Approx.
    2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
  • Maximum recording Time
  • 8 GB Internal Flash Drive in AVCHD:*
  • LP (1440 x 1080) 3 hours 00 minutes**
  • FXP (1920 x 1080) 1 hours 00 minutes**
  • MXP (1920 x 1080) 40 minutes**
  • NTSC 60p (1920 x 1080) 35 minutes**

  • 8 GB Internal Flash Drive in MP4:
  • 4Mbps (1280 x 720): 4 hrs. 20 min.
  • 17Mbps (1920 x 1080): 1 hr. 00 min.
  • 24Mbps (1920 x 1080): 40 min.
  • 35Mbps (1920 x 1080): 30 min.

  • * When recording has continued for 12 hours, it will automatically stop and then start.
    ** Variable bit rate

  • Lens Unit:
    Zoom Ratio: 53x Optical*/32x/1060x Digital (*Manual mode/Cinema Mode only)
  • Focal Length:
  • 35mm Film Equivalent:: Optical Zoom:
    38.5–1232mm / Advanced Zoom Off: 38.5–1232mm / Advanced Zoom On: 32.5–1723mm
  • Zoom Speed:
    Variable / 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds; Max. F/Stop: f/1.8–4.5
  • Focusing System
    TTL (through the lens)
  • Manual Exposure
  • Programmed AE
    Smart Auto, Manual Mode1, Cinema Mode2, Baby Mode
  • 1 P, SCN3
  • 2 P only

  • 3 Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks)
  • Max Shutter Speed
    Movie: 1/2000 sec.
  • Still Image
    : 1/500 sec.
  • Minimum Focusing Distance
    Auto mode: 10mm (AF linkage: WIDE end), 1m in intermediate zoom range, approx. 50 cm at TELE end
  • All other modes:
    10mm (WIDE end), 1m across entire zooming range (from edge of lens). However, approx. 50cm at tele macro setting established at this time (automatic movement to TELE end)
  • White Balance
    Auto, Daylight, Tungsten, Manual
  • Frame Rate
  • AVCHD:
  • MP4:
  • Minimum Illumination
    NTSC: 5 lux
  • Low Light mode:
    0.4 lux
  • Image Stabilization
    Optical System (Lens–shift system)
  • Intelligent IS in Auto/Baby mode:

  • Dynamic IS (default)
  • Powered IS
  • Macro IS
  • Tripod Mode

  • IS Modes other than Intelligent IS:
    Dynamic IS and Powered IS settings can be made manually in Manual1/Cinema Mode:

  • Standard IS
  • IS Off

  • *Angle detection and sensor–based movement vector detection (hybrid supported)

  • Filter Diameter
    Not Supported
  • Viewfinder
    Not Available
  • LCD Screen
    3.0–inch Capacitive Touch Panel Widescreen Color LCD (Approx. 230,000 dots)
  • Recording Media
    Built–in 8 GB memory and 1 additional SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot

  • *Use of Class 4 or above (4, 6 or 10) memory cards is recommended for recording MXP or FXP (1920 x 1080 pixel recording) movies. For other recording formats, a Class 2 or higher card is recommended. Also, movie (AVCHD/MP4) recording requires cards with 128MB of memory or more.

  • USB Terminal
    mini–AB: Hi–Speed USB supported
  • Video Terminal
    Composite (output)
  • Audio
    AVCHD Satisfied: Dolby Digital AC3 (2 Channel)
  • MP4 Satisfied: MPEG–2 AAC–LC (2 Channel)

  • Sampling Frequency:
    48 KHz
  • Accessory Shoe
    Not Available
  • Supplied Video Editing Software
    Pixela Video Browser / Network Utility Disc
  • HDMI Terminal
    Available; mini connector (output only)
  • Microphone Terminal
    3.5 mm diameter stereo mini–jack
  • AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal
    3.5 mm diameter 4 pole mini–jack (video/audio output only)
  • Operating Temperature range
    23° to 113°F (–5° to 45°C); 60% relative humidity / 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C); 85% relative humidity (performance)
  • Dimensions
    (W x H x D) 2.1 x 2.2 x 4.6–inch (53 x 57 x 116mm). Excluding grip belt.
  • Weight
    Approx. 8.3 oz. / 235g (Body, not including grip belt)
Compatbile Battery BP-718