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Canon HFM40 Legria HD Camcorder

Canon
VG # CANHFM40 • MFR # HFM40
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Main Features
  • 1920 x 1080i HD Recording
  • HD 10X Optical Video Lens
  • Intelligent Auto and Face Detection
  • Microphone and Headphone Connections
  • HD CMOS PRO Sensor for Professional Quality
  • 16GB Internal Flash Drive Memory
  • 3 inch Touch LCD with Touch & Track
  • Cinema Filters

The Canon LEGRIA HFM40 features a true HD CMOS Pro Sensor that first featured in Canon's professional video camera range. It delivers outstanding HD quality even in low light situations. Plus the camera is packed with all the necessary features the promising videographer would need such as: 16GB of internal flash memory, Powered and Dynamic Optical Image Stabilisers, Instant Auto Focus, high quality microphone, 3 inch Touch LCD and Intelligent Auto you'll be sure to capture all those precious memories time after time.

Key Features

HD CMOS PRO Sensor for Professional Quality
Delivers superb Full HD video in low light situations with a wide dynamic range.


HD Video Lens
A 10x Optical Zoom Canon HD video lens with an iris diaphragm.


Powered Optical Image Stabiliser and Dynamic Image Stabiliser
Powered IS compensates for camera shake during telephoto video capture. Dynamic IS keeps your video  steady even when you shoot while walking.

Instant Auto Focus
Instantly re-focuses when subjects change even in low light situations or at low shutter speeds.


3 inch Touch LCD with Touch & Track
Intuitive and easy operations with the large touch LCD. Plus, Touch & Track a person or object in frame to keep them in perfect focus even when they move.


Intelligent Auto and Face Detection
Automatically detects up to 38 different scenes, so you can leave it to the camera to do all the thinking and set the optimal settings for that scene.


High Quality Microphone
Get quality sound capture with a built-in high quality microphone.


Story Creator
Let the camera guide you in your movie making. Simply capture the suggested scenes, choose your favourites and play back with music instantly.


Cinema Filters
Get creative with a broad selection of cinema style filters to expand your movie making.

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Canon HFM40 Legria HD Camcorder
 
4.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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3.0

Good Weekend Video Cam

By Football Dad

from Fairfax VA

Comments about Canon HFM40 Legria HD Camcorder:

Overall, I’m pleased with the HF M40 Camcorder. I use it primarily to record my son’s youth football games. And it does a good job in SP AUTO mode. Only plays are recorded therefore a two hour game is condensed down to about 150 plays and 30 minutes of film. While the camera does a good job recording the action, the bundled software is horrible and lacking in my opinion. I need to stream the plays (scenes) into one length of film, which is distributed to the players and coaches. The software can only handle 99 in a sequence. Therefore I have to manually group scenes into first and second halves which can take a couple hours to combine the scenes. I need software that can easily combine ALL the scenes on the flash drive and provide output files in ALL of the popular video formats. Please understand, I’m a weekend football dad, not a film editing expert. An excellent camcorder I give 5 stars, but very poor bundled software which I only give 1 star. Let’s face it, the camera can be excellent, but if there is only poor software supporting it, then the camera is useless.

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4.0

Two years of use

By JonB

from Granbury, Tx

Pros

  • Fast auto-focus
  • Super-sharp images

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Canon HFM40 Legria HD Camcorder:

      I bought this primarily to get High Def shots of Christmas Lights since I do an animated display. Christmas Lights are tough on the Dynamic Range of any camera. If I go to Manual, set the focus to manual and set the exposure to -1.75 or -2.0 then I can get better than average shots. Now, the format. Saves in AVCHD. I've heard that editing on a Mac is difficult - wouldn't know, but editing in Adobe Premiere Elements 12 is a snap and also in Adobe Premiere CS6 (wasn't in CS5).

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      3.0

      good camera but dont buy

      By bri1

      from Undisclosed

      Pros

      • Compact design
      • Excellent Image Quality

      Cons

      • Difficult Computer Connectivity
      • Limited Software Compatibility

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon HFM40 Legria HD Camcorder:

        Great Camera but bundled software from Pixela is terrible. I would not recommend this product because of the bundled software.

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        (8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic Camcorder!

        By Alala

        from Los Angeles, CA

        Comments about Canon HFM40 Legria HD Camcorder:

        Rich set of features yet simple to use. Fantastic Camcorder!

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        (32 of 32 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great picture quality

        By Seb

        from Sunny Florida

        Pros

        • pro quality on auto mode

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon HFM40 Legria HD Camcorder:

            I've used this camera for about a month. The picture quality is short of professional cameras. If you watch HD TV and then switch to this cam you will notice that it's actually better than the TV. Another great feature is the DIGIC DV III Image Processor. This chip is amazing! The Smart Auto is exactly what Canon is advertising: very fast renders the best picture settings on Auto. Very powerful chip and software together with the image sensor make for a amazing camera! Low light quality is also extraordinary. Objects appear very very clear. Put all this together with a very cool design and attention to detail make this a great product. Far exceeds my (high) expectations! Congratulations Canon, keep it up!

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            Canon HFM40 Legria HD Camcorder
            • Canon HFM40 Legria HD Camcorder
            •     BP-808 Lithium-Ion Battery
            •     CA-570 Compact AC Power Adapter
            •     WL-D89 Wireless Controller
            •     Stylus Pen
            •     IFC-400PCU USB Interface Cable
            •     STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
            •     HTC-100/S Mini HDMI Cable
            •     Bundled CD-ROMs
            •     1-Year Limited Warranty

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            Price: $260.00
            Inc GST
            Ship Time: 2-3 Business days
            On Camera Batteries
             Canon HFM40 Legria HD Camcorder
            Canon BP808 Battery Pack Li-ion 890 mAh
            Price: $108.00
            Inc GST
            Ship Time: 2-3 Business days
            SD & Micro SD Cards
             Canon HFM40 Legria HD Camcorder
            Sandisk Extreme Pro 16GB 95MB/s SDHC UHS-I Memory Card
            Price: $43.00
            Inc GST
            IN STOCK
            What's in the box
            Canon HFM40 Legria HD Camcorder
            • Canon HFM40 Legria HD Camcorder
            •     BP-808 Lithium-Ion Battery
            •     CA-570 Compact AC Power Adapter
            •     WL-D89 Wireless Controller
            •     Stylus Pen
            •     IFC-400PCU USB Interface Cable
            •     STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
            •     HTC-100/S Mini HDMI Cable
            •     Bundled CD-ROMs
            •     1-Year Limited Warranty
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