Canon Vixia HF M40 (Black) comparison

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Canon Vixia HF M40 (Black)

Canon Vixia HF M40 (Black)
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Canon Vixia HF G10 (Black)

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Canon Vixia HF M400 (Black)

Canon Vixia HF M400 (Black)
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Price $899 at 1 store $1,403 at 1 store $229 to $557 at 6 stores $309 to $466 at 3 stores
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3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
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Release date March 15, 2011 March 15, 2011 March 15, 2011 January 04, 2013 January 04, 2013
The Bottom Line A fine follow-up to last year's M3xx series, the Canon Vixia M4xx series should please most home-movie-oriented videographers despite its relatively high price. If you don't need the EVF, the M400 is your best buy, but if you'll be shooting a lot in sunlight, it's worth it to step up to the M41. While it's got a great shooter feature set and good video quality, the Canon Vixia HF G10 still feels a bit expensive for what it offers. A fine follow-up to last year's M3xx series, the Canon Vixia M4xx series should please most home-movie-oriented videographers despite its relatively high price. If you don't need the EVF, the M400 is your best buy, but if you'll be shooting a lot in sunlight, it's worth it to step up to the M41.

Basic specs

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Lens aperture F/1.8 - 3.0
F/1.8-2.8
F/1.8-3.0
Info unavailable F/1.8-4.5
Media type Flash card
Flash card
Flash card
Flash card
Internal flash memory
Flash card
Optical zoom 10 x
10 x
10 x
32 x
52 x
Optical sensor type CMOS
HD CMOS Pro
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Video input type Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Digital zoom 200 x
200 x
200 x
1060 x
1060 x
Weight 12.3 oz
19.2 oz
12.3 oz
8.3 oz
8.3 oz
Image stabilizer Optical (Dynamic SuperRange)
Optical (Dynamic SuperRange)
Optical (Dynamic SuperRange)
Optical (Dynamic SuperRange)
Optical (Dynamic SuperRange)
Manual focus Manual
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
Automatic
Automatic
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