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Canon FS40 Black 1/6" CCD 2.7" 112k LCD 37X Optical Zoom HDD/Flash Memory Camcorder

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  • 37X Optical Zoom 2000X Digital Zoom
  • 1/6" CCD
  • 2.7" 112k LCD

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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.

  • newegg 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.
  • newegg Superb Image Quality Canon's legendary technology works together in the FS40 to deliver the best at every step. 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.
  • newegg 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.
  • newegg Advanced Video Snapshot Canon 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.
  • newegg 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 what you see will be what you get.
  • newegg Superb Shooting Control With Quick Start, when the action starts, open the LCD panel and you'll begin recording in less than one second. Quick Charge feature allows you to charge up to approximately 60 minutes of recording time in 20 minutes. The Pre-Record feature places your FS40 in a stand-by "pre-roll" mode, under which 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. The FS40 also features Program AE, giving you the best exposure settings for different conditions and subjects, automatically.

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HDD/Flash Memory Camcorder
2.7" 112k
Shutter Speed
Movie: 1/500
Still image: 1/500
Focusing System
TTL (through the lens)
Focal Length: f-2.6 - 96.2mm
Minimum Illumination
1.3 lx (Low Light mode)
Programmed AE
Auto, P, Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night Scene, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks
White Balance
Auto, Set, Daylight, Incandescent, Halogen

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
1/6" CCD
Still Image Size
Approx. 450,000 pixels (809 x 554)


Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilization
Electronic: Dynamic IS, Standard


Recording Media
8GB Internal Flash Drive
Memory Card Support
Video Recording
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)
Audio Recording
Dolby Digital 2 channel (AC-3)


USB, Composite

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions (WxHxD) & Weight
4.8" x 2.3" x 2.1"
7.8 oz
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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