A camcorder capable of recording your funniest, most thrilling, and most precious moments in stunning Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), the Vixia HF R40 is a worthy companion. With a 3.28-megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC DV 4 image processor, 53x Advanced Zoom, and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) all work together to make sure that neither dimness nor distance hinders you from capturing that spectacular moment in utmost sharpness and clarity. This HD camcorder shoots in 1 080/60p MP4 (35 Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps). It is also equipped with a feature called Dual Recording, which enables you to simultaneously record your video in AVCHD to the 8GB flash drive and in MP4 to the SD card. The Vixia HF R40’s built-in Wi-Fi capacity powers the Live Streaming function, which, through the Canon CameraAccess app for Android and iOS, lets you remotely view what the camcorder is recording on your mobile device.
First published in Gadgets Magazine, August 2013