The Canon HV40 builds on the success of the most awarded High Definition video camera, the HV30. The HV40 is a fully specified HD video camera, featuring native progressive HD CMOS sensor (1920 x 1080),genuine Canon HD video lens, DiG!C DV II, 10x Super Range Optical Image Stabilizer and Instant AF. It also has 13 programmed AE modes, including 25P Cine mode; enhanced low-light performance and breathtaking imagery.
Complete High Definition Video Camera ? True progressive HD CMOS (1920 x 1080) utilising Canon's 20 years of EOS technology and development. ? Fully specified HD video camera with progressive HD CMOS, HD video lens and DiG!C DV II processor with exceptional processing capabilities enabling high speed processing of progressive HD, a specification for digital HDTV broadcasting. ? HDMI output for connection to HDTV and HDV output for HD streaming. ? High definition images deserve complementary audio of Stereo Sound. With manual audio control and four channel audio playback.
Canon High Definition Image Quality ? Canon is a world-renowned leader in lens technology, the basis of all great image capture. The genuine Canon HD lens of the HV40 is a testament to this brilliant image quality. ? The HD CMOS sensor incorporates several advanced technologies supporting high quality video including On-Chip Noise Reduction and an RGB Bayer filter to achieve realistic and brilliant colour reproduction. ? Exceptional sensitivity for low light conditions with gapless micro lens technology on CMOS sensor. ? 43mm diameter HD video lens, compatible with teleconverter & wide angle lens. ? 3.1 Megapixel photographic functions include high speed instant AF, selectable metering modes, white balance and Auto Exposure Bracketing. ? Built in video LED light and built in flash with red eye reduction.
Superior Technology to Ensure Optimum HD Footage Super Range OIS, a feature of professional video cameras, has all the benefits of OIS but also compensates for rhythmic movement such as hand held sway and breathing. Increased resolution of HD demands higher focus accuracy. Instant AF, is a triangulation metering method for fast and sharp focusing on demand.
Additional Features for Creative Control ? 13 AE Modes from simple auto filming to Cinematic 25P for cinematic filming or shutter priority (Tv) shutter mode for motion filming ? Simultaneous photo shooting to Mini SD while movie recording ? Focus dial for creative control and ability to create preset zoom effects ? Back Light Correction button to minimise underexposure issues such as silhouetting ? Advanced accessory shoe to support video light, flash unit ? Microphone and headphone jacks ? HDV/DV in/out, HDMI output, Full Speed USB, component output, AV in/out ? Joystick to control focus, exposure, auto exposure and white balance ? Zebra function to highlight on display the overexposed areas of footage while filming ? Multi-angle vivid 2.7" LCD display for wider viewing
Product Code: CanVidHV40
Optical Image Stabilisation – compensates for vibration and hand-held movement for smoother, less jumpy images.
True Progressive HD CMOS Sensor – image sensor that provides fast capture and processing plus low power consumption. Works exceptionally well in low-light conditions.
HD Video Lens - High precision 43mm diameter aspheric video lens with 10x zoom
Movie Quality - 13 programmed AE modes, including 25P Cine Mode for a cinematic look and feel to your video.
Dual Shot – shoots still photos whilst recording video (3.1mp)
Face Detection – up to 35 faces detected in a single frame for automatic optimal focus and exposure.
LED Video Light – built-in light that can be used when shooting in low-light situations – also doubles as a flash (with red-eye reduction) for taking still pictures.
Microphone Input and Headphone Terminal – allows use of optional external microphones for better sound recording. Headphone output allows you to monitor your sound recording whilst filming so you can ensure the quality of your recorded audio.
Instant AF – fast auto focus ensures quick, crisp focusing necessary for optimum HD footage.
DiG!c DV II Image Processor – high-speed image processor that produces high quality HD images.
Professional Quality HDV - Proven archival quality, using a format that professionals use
HDV 1080i / DV
1/2.7 inch Canon progressive HD CMOS sensor
Primary Colour Filter (RGB Bayer)
DiG!C DV II
2,9600,000 (1994 H x 1484 V)
2.07MP (HD/DV 16:9)
High Resolution Real Widescreen 16:9
Canon High Definition Video Lens
6.1 - 61mm
Minimum Focusing Distance:
Tape: 1/6 - 1/2000 sec / Card: 1/2 - 1/500 sec
Optical Zoom / Digital Zoom:
10x / 40x/200x (tape)
Super Range Optical Image Stabilization
Hi-Speed Instant Auto Focus (Instant AF) / Normal AF
Auto / Manual / Forced Infinity / Dedicated switch and focus dial
Light Metering Method:
Evaluative / Centre-weighted average / Spot metering