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Canon FS40 Camcorder

1/6 270g CCD 37x Aug 2011
Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Optical Zoom Release Date
Good brand
Robust
A bit expensive

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Reviews

Good Brand

Based on 1,806 owner and expert reviews (including 21 verified purchases), Canon has good ratings for its camcorders. Canon also has good ratings specifically for its video cameras compared to other manufacturers.


Design

Robust

One Canon FS40 owner who bought this camcorder concluded that it was well made.

Good Product Quality

One Canon FS40 reviewer who bought this camcorder said that it was good quality. Consumersearch.com mentioned “Solid video quality for its class”.


Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

Canon released the FS40 in April 2017.


Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this video camera is 2x and the biggest is 3,000x. The Canon FS40 has one of the bigger digital zooms (2,000 times zoom factor) amongst similar spec camcorders of this age.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon FS40 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also have an image stabilizer.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

Comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera have optical zooms of between 1x and 60x. The Canon FS40 has one of the bigger optical zooms (37 times zoom factor) amongst video cameras of this age.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

At 270 grams, the Canon FS40 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Canon FS40 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as this camcorder.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 112,000 pixels, the Canon FS40 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder is 150 pixels and the highest is 1,600,000 pixels.

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Video

Features Pre-Record Function

The Canon FS40 features pre-record function, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Canon FS40 supports PictBridge, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this video camera do not support PictBridge.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The Canon FS40 has a composite video out. Most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder also have a composite video out.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Canon FS40 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other video cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a built-in flash.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Canon FS40 has a batteries included, as do most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Canon FS40 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Still Image

Only 1024 X 768 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon FS40 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. That's 92% less maximum image resolution than the most frequently found maximum image resolution of 3680 x 2760 pixels. The best maximum image resolution of all video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this video camera is 6784 x 3816 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Focusing

Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of only 0.01 meters, the Canon FS40 has a quite small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age. The closest focusing distances of camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder range from 0.01m to 0.4m.

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Storage

Very Small Flash Memory

The smallest flash memory of video cameras that have been available for more than two years is 8GB and the biggest is 130GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Canon FS40 has a fairly small flash memory compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

The Canon FS40 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1". That's 11% more optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1.8".

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers polaroid xha1s, polaroid xhg1s
Barcodes 00013803132915, 00989898608300

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