Canon LEGRIA HV40 Instruction Manual

Specifications

Specifications

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General Information 

LEGRIA HV40

Specifications

System

Video Recording System

2 rotary heads, helical scanning 

 HDV 1080i

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  DV system (consumer digital VCR SD system), digital component 

recording

Audio Recording System

 MPEG-1 Audio Layer 2, 16 bit, 48 kHz; 

transfer rate 384 kbps (2 channels)

  PCM digital sound: 16 bit (48 kHz/2 channels); 

12 bit (32 kHz/4 channels)

Television System

High Definition Video (HDV) 1080/50i
CCIR standard (625 lines, 50 fields) PAL color signal

Compatible Tapes

Videocassettes bearing the 

 mark

Tape Speed

 18.83 mm/s

SP: 18.83 mm/s; LP: 12.57 mm/s

Maximum Recording Time
(60 min. tape)

 60 minutes

  SP: 60 minutes; LP: 90 minutes

Image Sensor

1/2.7-inch CMOS, approx. 2,960,000 pixels
Effective pixels:

Movies (16:9):

approx. 2,070,000

Movies (4:3):

approx. 1,550,000

Still images (

LW):

approx. 2,070,000

Still images (

L, M, S):

approx. 2,760,000

LCD Screen

2.7 in., wide, TFT color, approx. 211,000 dots

Viewfinder

0.27 in., wide, TFT color, approx. 123,000 dots

Microphone

Stereo electret condenser microphone

Lens

f=6.1-61 mm, F/1.8-3.0, 10x power zoom
35 mm equivalent:

Movies (16:9):

43.6-436 mm

Movies (4:3):

53.0-530 mm

Still images (

LW):

43.6-436 mm

Still images (

L, M, S):

40.0-400 mm

Lens Configuration

11 elements in 9 groups

Filter Diameter

43 mm

AF system

Autofocus (TTL + external distance sensor when set to [INSTANT AF]), 
manual focus available

Minimum Focusing Distance

1 m; 1 cm on maximum wide angle

White Balance

Auto white balance, preset white balance (DAYLIGHT, SHADE, CLOUDY, 
TUNGSTEN, FLUORESCENT, FLUORESCENT H) or custom white balance

Minimum Illumination

0.2 lx ([NIGHT] recording program, Shutter speed at 1/2)
2.5 lx (Auto mode, Auto slow shutter [ON], Shutter speed at 1/25)

Recommended Illumination

More than 100 lx

Image Stabilization

Optical

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You can play back with this camcorder tapes recorded in HDV standard with a Canon XL H1, XH G1 or XH A1 
(both, 50i and 25F mode).
Video shot with the [

 HDV(PF25)] standard will be recorded on the tape as 50i.

HDV

DV

HDV

DV

HD

SD

HDV

DV

HDV

DV