Canon Canon VIXIA HF R40 Full HD Camcorder, 3.28 Megapixel, 8GB Internal Flash Memory, 53x Advaced Zoom, Optical Image Stabilization, WiFi (Refurbished by Mfr.)

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About Canon HF R40

With the compact, easy-to-use VIXIA HF R40, you'll see and capture the world in a whole new way through a Genuine Canon HD Video Lens with 53x Advanced Zoom. SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization keeps your video smooth and steady throughout the entire zoom length, while improved Dynamic IS helps keep your video sharp and blur-free when you shoot while walking. The Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor combines with the all new, ultra-advanced DIGIC DV4 Image Processor to let in more light, allowing you to shoot bright and clear video even in dark scenes.

Dual Recording allows you to record in AVCHD to the flash drive and MP4 to the SD card simultaneously, creating archival and easy-to-send video at the same time. Recording 1080/60p easy-to-share MP4 format (35 Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps) for incredibly smooth and rich video of even the fastest-moving subjects. Built-in Wi-Fi that lets you share anytime, anywhere, has been upgraded with Live Streaming, allowing you to view what you're recording remotely on a mobile device using the Canon CameraAccess app - great for monitoring babies, shooting wildlife and much more.

The significantly brighter, new 3.0-inch capacitive Touch Panel LCD gives you intuitive control with a light touch. New Baby Mode has everything parents need to shoot, organize and share chronological video of their baby's development, with a dedicated Baby Album, age, height and weight stamps and more.

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.

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 DV4 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.

Canon HF R40 Features

  • Genuine Canon HD Video Lens with 53x Advanced Zoom and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization (with improved Dynamic Image Stabilization) deliver an impressive range, while offering exceptionally steady video.
  • Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor and new DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor capture videos at 1920 x 1080 resolution and provide exceptional imaging performance.
  • Record up to 3 hours of crisp high-definition video to an 8GB internal flash drive or directly to a removable SD memory card (SDHC/SDXC compatible).
  • 1080/60p recording in MP4 (35 Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps) for high quality capture of moving subjects.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi allows you to wirelessly share your images and video to Social Networking Sites through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY; or send to a PC. Upload virtually anywhere on your iOS device with the free Canon Movie Uploader app.
  • Dual Recording allows you to simultaneously record movies in MP4 and AVCHD format. Built-in downconversion creates MP4 files for easy sharing on the web.
  • Live Streaming allows you to view and record live video on your Android or iOS device or even control your camcorder from a remote location with the free Canon CameraAccess app.
  • 3.0-inch capacitive touch panel LCD offers fast, easy intuitive control right at your fingertips.
  • Baby Mode selects the optimal camcorder settings for capturing your baby's daily growth with ease.
  • Higher capacity battery pack ensures extended shooting time so you never miss an important moment.

Canon HF R40 Specifications

High Definition
Television System
Video Recording System
Image Sensor
1/4.85-inch CMOS, 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)
Max Recording Time 8GB Internal AVCHD
LP (1440 x 1080): 3 hrs. 00 min.
FXP (1920 x 1080): 1 hr. 00 min.
MXP (1920 x 1080): 40 min.
NTSC 60p (1920 x 1080): 35 min.
Max Recording Time 8GB Internal 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.
Lens Zoom Ratio
53x Advanced / 32x Optical / 1060x Digital
Lens Focal Length
Lens 35mm Film Equivalent
Optical Zoom: 38.5-1232mm
Advanced Zoom Off: 38.5-1232mm
Advanced Zoom On: 32.5-1723mm
Lens 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 Mode, Cinema Mode, Baby Mode
P only
Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks
Max Shutter Speed
Movie: 1/2000
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 NTSC
AVCHD: 60i/PF30/60P
MP4: 24P/30P/60P
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
IS Modes other than Intelligent IS; Dynamic IS and Powered IS settings can be made manually in Manual/Cinema Mode:
Standard IS
IS Off
Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks
Filter Diameter
Not Supported
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
USB Terminal
mini-AB: Hi-Speed USB supported
Video Terminal
Composite (output)
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
3.5mm diameter stereo mini-jack
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal
3.5mm 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
Dimensions (W x H x D)
2.1 x 2.2 x 4.6" (53 x 57 x 116mm) Not including grip belt
Approx. 8.3 oz. (235g) Body, not including grip belt
Approx. 10.1 oz. (285g) Including Battery BP-718, memory card and grip belt

Canon HF R40 Reviews

Reviewed by 1 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Seems to do the work


from NYC  -  Casual User

I came into the store hoping to buy the HV R40, rather than HF, but was told it was discontinued. I was somehow led to believe that the quality of the video would be comparable but it was not quite. I mean, it's fine if you're just using it to tape auditions, but I'd love to be able to use something better for this price.


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