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Canon FS40 Black Flash Memory Camcorder - FS40

Abt Model: FS40 | UPC Code: 013803132915
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2.7 " Widescreen LCD Display/ Built-in Electronic Lens Cover/ 41x Advanced Zoom/ DIGIC DV II Image Processor/ Dynamic IS/ USB 2.0/ Black Finish
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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
    • Pre-Record
      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 shot is.
      • 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.
  • Connectivity
    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 x 430)
    • 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
  • Lens
    • Zoom Ratio: 41x Advanced Zoom (16:9 mode); 37x Optical/2000x Digital
    • 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 card
  • 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 output only)
  • 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

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 2.3"
  • Width: 2.1"
  • Depth: 4.8"

Approximate Weight:

  • Without Battery: 0.5 oz
  • With Battery: 0.6 oz
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
More reasons to buy the Canon FS40 from Abt Electronics
  • is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Canon FS40 is Brand New.
  • The Canon FS40 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
Storage TypeFlash Memory
LCD Screen Size (inches)2.7"
Optical Zoom37x
Digital Zoom2000x
Night ModeYes
Image StabilizationYes
Built In Video LightYes
Mic InputNo
Digtial Still CameraYes
Canon FS40 Black Flash Memory Camcorder

Canon FS40 Black Flash Memory Camcorder


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