Canons Legria HV40 High Definition PAL Camcorder gives you the quality of miniDV recording in high definition at an affordable price for the aspiring or indie film-maker. Capture true 1920 x 1080 video like a pro with the cameras 2.96Mp CMOS sensor, DIGIC DV II Image Processor and 10x HD Video Lens. If you feel like recording in standard definition the camera affords you that flexibility as well. And theres no need to carry a still camera around because the camcorder captures 3.1Mp still images
Canon's Legria HV40 High Definition 'PAL' Camcorder gives you the quality of miniDV
recording in high definition at an affordable price for the aspiring or indie film-maker.
Capture true 1920 x 1080 video like a pro with the camera's 2.96Mp CMOS sensor,
DIGIC DV II Image Processor and 10x HD Video Lens. If you feel like recording in
standard definition the camera affords you that flexibility as well. And there's no need to
carry a still camera around because the camcorder captures 3.1Mp still images to miniSD
cards. The HV40 boasts its film-like 25p Native and Cinema Mode for true progressive
recording. To make even higher quality videos there's the Advanced Accessory Shoe for
attaching external Canon lights and microphones that run off the power of the camcorder.
If you're looking for a tape-based camcorder to take your videos to the next level, the
HV40 has what you need. Record to MiniDV By capturing video to MiniDV, you can
take advantage of both its universal compatibility with existing technology while also
benefiting from a level of reliability, which professionals have counted on for over a
decade. The HV40 lets you record in both 1080 High Definition as well as standard
definition for use with your non-HD equipment. Image Sensor & DIGIC DV II The
2.96MP full HD CMOS sensor gives you 1920 x 1080 HD video while working in
tandem with Canon's DIGIC DV II Image Processor to reduce image noise and customize
the color and tonality of your video and still images. Canon 10x HD Video Lens The 10x
HD Video Lens lets you capture landscapes and tight shots easily, with three fixed zoom
speeds for fluid transitions. The super spectra coating keeps flare and ghosting at bay
while the lens' aspheric design cuts down on aberration while boosting resolution. 2.7"
Multi-Angle Vivid Widescreen LCD The multi-angle widescreen LCD gives you a
generous display on which to compose and playback your shots, not to mention the
ability to shoot from more angles. The hard coat AR surface reproduces color accurately
with reduced glare and enhanced contrast. 3.1Mp Digital Photos Capture 3.1Mp digital
photos to miniSD memory cards and enjoy special functions that make shooting easier,
like the Histogram Display, scene modes and auto focus. You can also simultaneously
capture still images while shooting video or save stills to a miniSD card after the video
has already been shot. SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization Canon's Optical Image
Stabilizer corrects for hand shake, moving subjects and the inevitable slight bump.
SuperRange Gyro and image sensors also correct for a wider range of incidents such as
body sway and recording in a moving car as well as ensuring no loss in image quality.
Creative Control & Workflow Features Built-in flash for stills indoors or in low light
HDMI for watching videos on HDTV with just one cable Custom Key: let's you keep
commonly used functions available at a touch 25p Cinema Mode gives your videos a
"film-look" - enhanced when used with the CINE setting Advanced Accessory Shoe for
attaching external Canon lights or microphones that run off the camera's power Optics
Sensor: 2.96MP 1/2.7" CMOS Lens Canon 10x HD Video lens Focal length=6.1-61mm