Canon FS40 Black Flash Memory Camcorder - FS40
The compact, lightweight, user-friendly and affordable Canon FS40 Flash Memory
camcorder records brilliant video.
The numerous benefits of flash memory have been proven in its use in advanced
electronic products such as laptop computers, MP3 players, PDAs and cell phones.
The Canon FS40 records to both the camcorder's ample 8GB internal flash drive
as well as a removable SD card. This dual flash memory gives you extended recording
space and, as importantly, added flexibility in file transfer and playback -
especially for sharing video on the Internet. The FS40 is also SDXC memory card
compatible for added capacity. Adding to the usefulness of this camcorder is
Quick Charge, which reduces the recharge time for the FS40's battery, and Pre-Record,
which gives you a head start on capturing the action. With Canon Exclusive features
such as Canon 41x Advanced Zoom and our DIGIC DV II Image Processor, combined
with a 2.7" Widescreen LCD and our sophisticated Dynamic IS - you've got
a flash memory camcorder that makes it simpler than ever to share even more
of your life's special moments.
- Flash Memory
The ultra-sleek and compact FS40 allows you to capture video to an 8GB internal
flash drive as well as to an SDXC-compatible memory card slot. Video stored
on the internal memory can be copied onto the memory card which can then be
inserted into your computer’s or television's card reader slot for immediate
viewing. Additionally, you can use higher capacity SD memory cards to further
increase the video storage of your FS40. And with SDXC memory card compatibility,
you’ll have card storage capacity from more than 32GB up to 2TB.
- Sleek, Ultra-Compact and Lightweight Design
The sleek, ultra-compact and lightweight FS40 measures only 2.1" wide,
2.3" high and 4.8" deep. This small, easy to carry camcorder will
go with you everywhere you go, as it weighs only 7.8 oz.
- Superb Image Quality
Great looking video starts with the images your camcorder sees, processes
and records. Canon’s legendary technology works together in the FS40
to deliver the best at every step. Canon delivers the best in standard definition
video in the FS40. A Genuine Canon 41x Advanced Zoom delivers unsurpassed
image quality. The 680,000 pixel CCD Image Sensor and Canon DIGIC DV II Image
Processor captures video with vivid, intense, lifelike detail.
- Dynamic IS
With the Canon FS40, you can be sure that even on the move your video will
be smooth, steady and professional looking. Dynamic IS provides continuous
adjustment throughout the entire zoom range to correct a broader range of
motion. In comparison to conventional electronic image stabilization systems,
extra compensation is applied at wide-angle focal lengths to eliminate unwanted
vibration that is common when walking.
- Advanced Video Snapshot
Our enhanced Advanced Video Snapshot will let you shoot short movie clips
with the FS40 in the same way you've shot snapshots with your digital camera.
You can create 2, 4 or 8-second video clips which can be played back in the
FS40 with background music. You'll also be able to capture clips in Playback,
making it more convenient than ever to use this feature. It's the perfect
way to document your vacation in a quick, easy, entertaining series of clips,
perfect for Internet sharing.
- 2.7" Widescreen LCD
The 2.7" widescreen LCD on the FS40 lets you see more of what your camcorder
is recording. The 112,000 dot screen delivers bright, clear detail and the
widescreen format means there's no need to imagine what your final image will
look like on your widescreen television because it's not squeezed into a small
space while you're shooting. What you see will be what you get.
- Superb Shooting Control
- Quick Start
With Quick Start you'll never miss a quickly unfolding shot again. When
the FS40's LCD panel is closed, it is placed in standby. When the action
starts, open the LCD panel and you'll begin recording in less than one
second. You'll also help extend your battery life as compared to leaving
the camcorder in regular recording mode
- Widescreen HR
The FS40 captures and records true 16:9 High Resolution Widescreen for
picture perfect video. It comes from Canon's sophisticated image processing
system, which uses the entire width of the image sensor, capturing true
16:9 widescreen. The additional pixels captured deliver better image quality
- Quick Charge
When you've got a lot to shoot but not a lot of time to recharge your
batteries, the Quick Charge feature comes to the rescue. In 20 minutes,
you can charge up to approximately 60 minutes of recording time! It's
ultra-fast battery charging when you need it most
The Pre-Record feature places your FS40 in a stand-by "pre-roll" mode.
With this feature the camcorder continuously records three seconds of
video to memory before you even press the record button. When you start
recording, the additional video is recorded too. It will be easier than
ever to capture the moment when the bat hits the ball at the start of
that home run
- Program AE
You’ll take the compact, lightweight FS400 wherever you go, so to give
you the best exposure settings for different conditions and subjects,
automatically, you’ll have Program AE
- Portrait mode ensures shallow depth of field for a pleasing background
to your shots of friends and family.
- Sports mode stops the action with faster shutter speeds.
- A Night Scene mode is designed to give you more accurate and natural
shots in very low light conditions by reducing noise and preventing
the overexposure of building and street lighting.
- Snow and Beach modes compensate for bright surroundings and give
you the proper exposure on your subject.
- Sunset mode results in vibrant, well-exposed colors for one of the
toughest subjects to capture.
- In Low light mode, it’s possible to shoot in situations where
you have as little as 1.3 lux of available illumination when you don’t
want to add additional light.
- Use Spotlight mode when your child is on stage and in the spotlight
– literally – and you want to make sure the exposure is
right for them.
- Fireworks mode records brilliant images of another tough subject:
the holiday fireworks display.
- With the Level Marker feature, it's easy to keep your camcorder
level for more professional-looking results. Line up any horizontal
lines in your shot – such as the horizon – to the marker
and you can be sure your camcorder is level.
- The FS40's Grid Marker feature lets you compose your shot accurately.
You can even choose from two different colors for the grid. This ensures
that you see the grid, no matter what the background color of your
- Flicker reduction is also a feature of the FS40, with a setting
available to minimize the pulsing of light sources, such as fluorescent
bulbs which can spoil your footage, especially when shooting at night
or in other low light situations.
To maximize the usefulness and versatility of the FS40, you’ll find an
A/V mini-terminal to easily view the recorded video on your television. The
FS40 is also equipped with a USB port for direct transfer of your video and
photos to your computer for editing or online sharing.
- Pixela Video Browser Software
The FS40 camcorder is bundled with a powerful software suite. Pixela™ Video
Browser lets you play back your recorded video on your computer. You can also
easily perform editing in which you can trim, reorder, and combine scenes,
as well as add music, titles, and transitions. With the Pixela Video Browser
Software, you can easily upload video to the Internet. And to perfectly complement
the Video Snapshot feature found on Canon flash memory camcorders, a music
CD containing royalty-free soundtracks is also provided
- Intelligent Lithium-ion Battery
The Intelligent Lithium-ion battery not only accurately tracks remaining battery
life, it also gives a display in minutes remaining. It will allow you to better
plan your shooting, so you won't be caught out with a battery that suddenly
goes from "half" to "empty."
- Built-in Electronic Lens Cover
The built-in Electronic Lens Cover means you never have to go looking for
your lens cover again. Turn your camcorder on and the lens cover automatically
opens. Turn it off, and the cover closes
- Standard Definition: Yes
- Television System: NTSC
- Video Recording system: MPEG-2
- Image Sensor: 1/6-inch CCD
- Total Pixels: Approx. 680,000 pixels
- Effective 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
- Photo: Approx. 450,000 pixels (809 x 554)
- Maximum recording Time
- 8GB internal flash drive
- LP (3Mbps) 5 hours 10 minutes
- SP (6Mbps) 2 hours 45 minutes
- XP (9Mbps) 1 hours 50 minutes
- Zoom Ratio: 41x Advanced Zoom (16:9 mode); 37x Optical/2000x
- Focal Length: f-2.6 - 96.2mm
- 35mm equivalent
- Approx. 45.8 - 1695mm, Advanced Zoom OFF / Dynamic IS ON (16:9)
- Approx. 41.3 - 1695mm, Advanced Zoom ON (16:9)
- Approx. 49.8 - 1843mm, (4:3)
- Approx. 43.6 - 1613mm (Photo)
- Zoom Speed: Variable / 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds
- Max. F/Stop: f/2.0 - 5.2
- Focusing System: TTL (through the lens)
- Manual Exposure: Yes
- Programmed AE: Auto, P, Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night
Scene, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks
- Max Shutter Speed
- Movie: 1/500
- Still image: 1/500
- Minimum Focusing Distance: 10mm (wide) / 1m (tele)
- White Balance: Auto, Set, Daylight, Incandescent, Halogen
- Minimum Illumination: 1.3 lx (Low Light mode)
- Image Stabilization: Electronic: Dynamic IS, Standard
- LCD Screen: 2.7-inch Widescreen color LCD (Approx.112,000 dots)
- Recording Media: Internal flash drive (8GB) or SD / SDHC / SDXC memory
- USB Terminal: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
- Video Terminal: Composite (output)
- Audio: Dolby Digital 2 channel (AC-3)
- Supplied Video Editing Software: Pixela Video Browser
- AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal: 3.5 mm 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio
- Operating Temperature range: -5° to 45° C, 65% relative humidity
/ 0° to 40° C, 85% relative humidity (performance)
What's In The Box:
- FS40 Camcorder
- Battery Pack BP-808
- Compact Power Adapter CA-570
- USB Cable IFC-400PCU
- Stereo Video Cable STV-250N
- Bundled CD ROMs
- Pixela Video Browser Software Disc
- Pixela Transfer Utility Disc
- Music Disc
- Height: 2.3"
- Width: 2.1"
- Depth: 4.8"
- Without Battery: 0.5 oz
- With Battery: 0.6 oz
- Shipping: 2 lbs
- Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts