High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder
DIGITAL
CAMCORDER
REFERENCE GUIDE
WINTER/SPRING 2011
Shoot. Capture. See. Be HD.
High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder
High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder
High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder
Standard Definition Flash Memory Camcorder
Professional-Quality High Definition
Impeccable HD Video and Photos
Extraordinary HD in the Palm of Your Hand
Canon HD Technology at Your Fingertips
The Flash of Brilliance
•Records crisp high definition video to a 32GB internal flash
drive or directly to 2 SDXC-compatible memory card slots
•Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens with 8-Blade Iris and
manual focus ring
•Canon HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor
•Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor
•Dynamic SuperRange OIS with Powered IS
•Instant AF
•24Mbps Recording
•3.5" High Resolution Touch Panel LCD (922,000 dots)
•Color Viewfinder
•Touch & Track and Genuine Canon Face Detection
•Smart Auto
•Relay Recording
•Native 24p Mode
•24p Cinema Mode & 30p Progressive Mode
•Professional Shooting Assist Functions
•Cinema-Look Filters
•Tele Macro
•Records crisp high definition video to a 32GB internal flash
drive or directly to 2 SDXC-compatible memory card slots
•Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens
•Canon 1/2.6" 8.59-megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor
•Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor
•Dynamic SuperRange OIS with Powered IS
•Instant AF
•24Mbps Recording
•3.5" High Resolution Touch Panel LCD (922,000 dots)
•Color Viewfinder
•Touch & Track and Genuine Canon Face Detection
•Smart Auto
•Native 24p Mode
•24p Cinema Mode & 30p Progressive Mode
•Relay Recording
•HD-to-SD Downconversion
•Eye-Fi* SD Memory Card compatibility
•Professional Shooting Assist Functions
•Records crisp high definition video to a 32GB (VIXIA HF M41)/
16GB (VIXIA HF M40) internal flash drive or directly
to 2 SDXC-compatible memory card slots (VIXIA HF M400:
2 SDXC-compatible memory card slots only)
•Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens
•Canon HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor
•Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor
•Dynamic SuperRange OIS with Powered IS
•Instant AF
•24Mbps Recording
•3.0" Touch Panel LCD and Color Viewfinder (VIXIA HF M41 only)
•Smart Auto
•Touch & Track and Genuine Canon Face Detection
•Cinema-Look Filters
•Story Creator
•Touch Decoration
•Relay Recording
•HD-to-SD Downconversion (VIXIA HF M41/ VIXIA HF M40 only)
•24p Cinema Mode and 30p Progressive Mode
•Records crisp high definition video to a 32GB (VIXIA HF R21)/
8GB (VIXIA HF R20) internal flash drive or directly to 2 SDXCcompatible memory card slots (VIXIA HF R200: 2 SDXCcompatible memory card slots only)
•Genuine Canon HD Video Lens with 28x Advanced Zoom
•Canon 3.2-megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor
•Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor
•Dynamic Image Stabilization
•24Mbps Recording
•3.0" Touch Panel LCD
•Smart Auto
•Touch & Track and Genuine Canon Face Detection
•Touch Decoration
•Relay Recording
•HD-to-SD Downconversion (VIXIA HF R21/ VIXIA HF R20 only)
•Eye-Fi* SD Memory Card compatibility
•1080p Output
•24p Cinema Mode and 30p Progressive Mode
•Records video directly to 8GB internal flash drive (FS40
only) or directly to an SDXC-compatible memory card
slot for fast and easy sharing of your memories
•Compact and Lightweight Design (7.8 oz.)
•Genuine Canon 41x Advanced Zoom
•Canon DIGIC DV II Image Processor
•Dynamic Image Stabilization
•Advanced Video Snapshot
•Eye-Fi* SD Memory Card compatibility
•Quick Start
•Widescreen HR Recording
•Quick Charge
•Intelligent Lithium-ion Battery
•2.7" Widescreen LCD
•Built-in Video Light
•Pre-record
•Includes Pixela Video Browser Software
* Canon camcorders are not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions, including wireless transfer.
In case of an issue with the Eye-Fi card, please consult with the card manufacturer. The use of
Eye-Fi cards may not be approved in all regions, or from one region to another, please contact
the card manufacturer for status of approval in the country/region of use.
WP-V3
WM-V1
Waterproof Case
Wireless Microphone
WP-V3
Capture HD Underwater Video
•Compatible with Canon VIXIA HF M41, VIXIA HF M40,
VIXIA HF M400 Flash Memory camcorders
•Provides waterproof protection up to
130 feet (40m)
•Compact and lightweight design
•Buttons provide easy operation and control
CAPTURE ALL THE WONDERS OF THE OCEAN
Capture the sea's
vibrant color and
amazing clarity
in stunning high
definition.
WM-V1
Wireless Audio Capture Made Simple
•Compatible with Canon VIXIA HF G10, VIXIA HF M41, VIXIA
HF M40, VIXIA HF M400, VIXIA HF R21, VIXIA HF R20, and
VIXIA HF R200 Flash Memory camcorders
•Range up to 164 feet (50m)
•Bluetooth Version 2.0 technology
•Consists of wireless receiver and transmitter
•Built-in transceiver allows easy two-way communication
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Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Canon, Inc. is under license. AVCHD and the AVCHD logo are
trademarks of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., LTD. and Sony Corporation. The SDXC logo is a trademark of
SD-3C, LLC. Other names and products not mentioned above may be registered trademarks or trademarks of
their respective companies. Canon camcorders are not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions, including
wireless transfer. In case of an issue with the Eye-Fi card, please consult with the card manufacturer. The use
of Eye-Fi cards may not be approved in all regions, or from one region to another, please contact the card manufacturer for status of approval in the country/region of use. Warning: Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the rights of copyright owners and be contrary to copyright laws. Use of genuine Canon
accessories is recommended: this product is designed to perform optimally when used with genuine Canon
accessories. Canon makes no representations or warranties with respect to any third party accessory or product mentioned herein.
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Specification Chart
Canon Video Technology
HD Model
Canon HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor
Genuine Canon Optics
Select VIXIA camcorders feature the
Canon HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor,
a 1/3-inch native 1920 x 1080 image
sensor that incorporates the same proven
technology at the heart of Canon’s pro-grade camcorders. The
HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor defies convention: using fewer
pixels than typical consumer camcorder sensors, it delivers far
superior video performance.
Canon optics are the backbone of Canon’s
superior image quality. Using many of the same
technologies that have made Canon lenses
legendary the world over – Super Spectra
multi-coating, aspherical elements and more – Canon’s video
lenses deliver unsurpassed detail, resolution, contrast and color.
Outstanding Video Resolution – The effective number of
pixels in the HD CMOS Pro sensor is exactly equal to 1920 x 1080,
the resolution of Full High Definition video. Since resizing is
not needed, Full HD video is recorded with exceptionally high
resolution.
DIGIC DV III is Canon’s most
advanced HD image processor
ever, helping to deliver enhanced image
quality, true color production for both video
and photos, and a sophisticated noise reduction system for
exceptional low-light performance. It is also the high-speed
engine which powers a variety of Canon technologies including
Genuine Canon Face Detection, Smart Auto and 8.0-megapixel
photo capture, and Cinema-Look Filters.
Superb Low-Light Performance – Because there are no more
pixels than needed to capture Full
HD, each pixel site is larger and
more sensitive to light. This makes it
possible to capture high-quality
video even in dim lighting.
Wide Dynamic Range – The larger pixel area also enables
more light to be stored, making it possible to detect and
capture a wider range of tonal
values. Both highlights and shadows
are thus reproduced more accurately,
and skin tones are captured with fine
gradation.
Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor
Instant Autofocus
Sharp focus is crucial when shooting high
definition video. Canon’s proprietary Instant Autofocus system
delivers fast, accurate focus, even when you’re shooting in
bright light, at night, or with the camera in motion. The revolutionary hybrid system combines an external sensor with
Canon’s proven high-performance through-the-lens AF system.
It uses both phase difference detection and the CMOS image
sensor to dramatically decrease focusing time and help ensure
consistently sharp video.
Dynamic SuperRange Optical
Image Stabilizer with Powered IS
Dynamic SuperRange OIS
takes shake correction to a
whole new level. It provides
continuous adjustment
throughout the entire zoom
range to correct an even broader range of
motion. Extra compensation is applied at
wide-angle focal lengths to help eliminate
unwanted vibration common with walking. Powered IS provides
an even higher level of compensation for subtle hand movement
at the telephoto end of the zoom range.
Smart Auto
Smart Auto makes shooting great video easier than
ever before. Using the power of Canon’s DIGIC DV III
Image Processor, the camcorder intelligently detects and
analyzes faces, brightness, color, distance and movement, then
automatically selects the best settings for the scene. Whether
capturing a sunset, a day at the beach, or a fast-paced soccer
game, Smart Auto delivers exceptionally accurate results.
Touch & Track
Touch & Track allows any subject (pets, vehicles, etc.) to be
the focal point of your video simply by selecting it on the
Touch Panel LCD. It continuously tracks your subject while
automatically adjusting focus and exposure.
Genuine Canon Face Detection
The same high quality Face Detection technology
used in Canon digital cameras is available in
Canon VIXIA camcorders. Up to 35 faces can
automatically be detected, and 9 detection frames can be
displayed at one time. It will recognize faces that are turned
down or sideways. In addition, a specific face may be selected
as the main subject for continuous tracking. Playback also
allows you to access specific scenes based on faces.
VIXIA HF G10
Accessory Chart
VIXIA HF S30
VIXIA HF M41
VIXIA HF M40
VIXIA HF M400
VIXIA HF R21
VIXIA HF R20
VIXIA HF R200
FS400
Flash Memory
Flash Memory
Flash Memory
Flash Memory
Recording Media
Flash Memory
Memory Card Slot
2x SD/SDHC/SDXC 2x SD/SDHC/SDXC
2x SD/SDHC/SDXC
2x SD/SDHC/SDXC
Memory Card Slot
SD/SDHC/SDXC
32GB
32GB
1/3-inch HD CMOS Pro
1/2.6-inch CMOS
1/3-inch HD CMOS Pro
2.37 Megapixels
8.59 Megapixels
2.37 Megapixels
3.28 Megapixels
Video: Approx. 2.07
Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
Photo: Approx. 2.07
Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
Video: Approx. 6.01
Megapixels (3264 x 1840)
Photo: Approx. 8.02
Megapixels (3264 x 2456)
Video: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
Photo: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
Video: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
Dynamic IS ON: Approx. 1.47 Megapixels (1616 x 909)
Advanced Zoom ON: Approx. 1.04 Megapixels (1360 x 765)
Photo: 16:9 Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
4:3 Approx. 2.41 Megapixels (1792 x 1344)
Internal Storage
Image Sensor
Total Pixels
Effective Pixels
Full HD 1920x1080
Movie Recording
Yes
32GB
16GB
Yes
–
32GB
8GB
–
1/4.85 CMOS
Yes
DIGIC DV III
DIGIC DV III
DIGIC DV III
DIGIC DV III
Image Stabilizer
Dynamic SuperRange OIS
with Powered IS
Dynamic SuperRange OIS
with Powered IS
Dynamic SuperRange OIS with Powered IS
Dynamic Image Stabilizer
10x/200x (Video Only)
10x/200x (Video Only)
10x/200x (Video Only)
20x/28x (Advanced Zoom)/400x (Video Only)
24Mbps Recording
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant AF
Yes
Yes
Yes
–
Face Detection
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Touch & Track
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Smart Auto
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Native 24p Mode
Yes
Yes
HD-to-SD Downconversion
Yes
Yes
3.5" High Resolution Touch
Panel Widescreen LCD
Approx. 922,000 dots
3.5" High Resolution Touch
Panel Widescreen LCD
Approx. 922,000 dots
LCD Screen
Viewfinder
Yes
Yes
Advanced Video Snapshot
Yes
Yes
Relay Recording
–
–
3.0" Touch Panel Widescreen LCD
Approx. 230,000 dots
Yes
Image Processor
–
Yes
Yes
Zoom Ratio
(Optical/Digital)
Quick Start
Smooth Zoom Control
–
3.0" Touch Panel Widescreen LCD
Approx. 230,000 dots
–
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
USB Terminal
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
MIC Terminal
Yes
(Manual Audio Level Control)
Yes
(Manual Audio Level Control)
Yes (Manual Audio Level Control)
Yes (Manual Audio Level Control)
Yes (Supports 1080p
Output, CEC, X.V. Color)
Yes
(Supports CEC, X.V. Color)
Yes (Supports 1080p Output, CEC, X.V. Color)
Yes (Supports 1080p Output, CEC, X.V. Color)
HDMI Terminal
Image Stabilizer
Advanced Zoom (16:9)
–
Yes
Total Pixels
Effective Pixels
Yes
Image Processor
Zoom Ratio (Optical/Digital)
Internal Storage
Image Sensor
Express your creative vision
through distinctive built-in
filters. Choose from among
nine filters as you record to
Cinema Standard
create video with a variety
of professional cinematic looks.
Cinema Standard — Recreates the warm tones and muted
highlights of classic film
Cool — Adds a bluish tint for cool, futuristic-looking scenes
Dramatic B&W — Creates bold black-and-white videos with
high contrast and grain
Dream — Adds a magical look (soft focus) for dream-like scenes
Memory — Produces a faded, misty look, such as for flashback scenes
Nostalgic — Recreates the look of old ‘70s TV programs
Old — Gives video the aged look of old cinema
Sepia — Applies a sepia tint for an antique, faded look
Vivid — Accentuates primary colors for a bright, cheerful look
FS40
Recording Media
Cinema-Look Filters
Cool
SD Model
LCD Screen
8GB
Model
VIXIA
HF G10
Batteries
–
1/6" CCD
680,000 Pixels
Video: Advanced Zoom ON (16:9):
Approx. 450,000 pixels (937 x 480)
(Wide)/360,000 pixels (839 x 430)
(Tele); Advanced Zoom OFF/Dynamic IS
ON (16:9): Approx. 360,000 pixels
(839 x 430) Photo: Approx. 450,000
pixels (809 x 554)
DIGIC DV II
Dynamic Image Stabilizer
41x
Yes
2.7" Widescreen LCD
Approx. 112,000 dots
BP-808, BP-819, BP-827
Chargers/Adapters
CG-800, CA-570
Cables
STV-250N, CTC-100, HTC-100
Straps
NS-10, SS-600, SS-650, WS-20
Cases
SC-2000, SC-A1000, SC-A80, SC-A75, HC-300
LCD Hood
Lenses
3.5"
WD-H58W
–
WD-H58
WD-H43, TL-H43, FS-43UII
TL-H58
Microphone
DM-100, SM-V1, WM-V1
Video Light
VL-5, VFL-2
Waterproof Case WP-V3
–
Yes
Remote Control Adapter RA-V1
–
Yes
VIXIA
HF R21/HF R20/HF R200
FS40/FS400
37x/2000x
Yes
VIXIA
HF M41/HF M40/
HF M400
VIXIA
HF S30
Model
Batteries
Chargers/Adapters
BP-110
BP-808
CG-110, CA-110
CG-800, CA-570
Viewfinder
–
Cables
STV-250N, CTC-100, HTC-100
STV-250N
Pre-Record
Yes
Straps
NS-10, SS-600, SS-650, WS-20
WS-20
Advanced
Video Snapshot
Yes
Cases
Program AE Mode
Video Light
Yes
White LED
LCD Hood
Lenses
USB Terminal
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Microphone
MIC Terminal
–
Video Light
SC-2000, SC-A1000, SC-A80, SC-A75
–
2.7"
WD-H34II, TL-H34II
–
WM-V1
–
–