Canon VIXIA HF M4 Specifications

Canon VIXIA HF M4

Canon Vixia HF M400 (Black)

Part Number: 5118B001 Released: March 15, 2011

General

  • Depth
    5.2 in
  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Camcorder Media Type
    Flash card
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/3"
  • Digital Zoom
    200 x
  • Video Recording Modes
    FXP, LP, MXP, SP, XP+
  • Image Processor
    DIGIC DV III
  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Analog Video Format
    NTSC
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (Dynamic SuperRange)
  • Shooting Modes
    digital photo mode
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Surround Sound
    5.1 channel surround sound ready, Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording
  • Effective Video Resolution
    2.07 MP
  • Digital Zoom
    200 x
  • Digital Scene Transition
    Wipe fader, black fader
  • Image Processor
    DIGIC DV III
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/3"
  • Interfaces Provided
    Composite video/audio, HDMI, USB 2.0
  • Optical Zoom
    10 x
  • Video Recording Modes
    SP, LP, FXP, MXP, XP+
  • Print Standard
    PictBridge support
  • Auto Focus
    TTL contrast detection
  • Effective Photo Resolution
    2.07 MP
  • Face Detection
    Yes
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution
    2.37 MP
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD
  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Optical Sensor Type
    HD CMOS Pro
  • Manufacturer
    Canon

Environmental Parameters

  • Min Operating Temperature
    23 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature
    113 °F

Exposure & White Balance

  • Min Illumination
    0.1 lux
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    beach, fireworks, underwater, low light, night mode, portrait mode, snow, sports mode, spotlight, sunset, surface
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (warm white), shade, tungsten light
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/2000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    1/2 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    1/2 sec
  • White Balance
    Custom, automatic, presets
  • Shooting Programs
    Spotlight, portrait mode, night mode, fireworks, low light, underwater, sports mode, sunset, beach, snow, surface
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/2000 sec
  • Exposure Modes
    Program, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority
  • White Balance Presets
    Cloudy, tungsten light, daylight, shade, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (warm white)
  • Min Illumination
    0.1 lux

Display

  • Display Format
    230,000 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    Folding

Lens System

  • Optical Zoom
    10 x
  • Lens Aperture
    f/1.8-3.0
  • Min Focal Length
    6.1 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    61 mm
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    43.6 m
  • Min Focus Distance
    0.4 in
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Filter Size
    43 mm
  • Features
    built-in lens shield

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    none

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
  • Video Capture
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 24Mbps - require SDHC Class 4 or higher
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 17Mbps - require SDHC Class 4 or higher
    1440 x 1080 - 12Mbps
    1440 x 1080 - 7Mbps
    1440 x 1080 - 5Mbps
  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card

Additional Features

  • Additional Features
    Built-in speaker, RGB primary color filter, sharpness control, accessories hot shoe, saturation control, brightness control, takes photos while movie recording, Pre-Rec function, Relay Recording, Video Snapshot mode, Touch & Track technology, face detection, 24p Cinema Mode, Auto Backlight Compensation, x.v.Color technology, Story Creator, Touch Decoration
  • Low Lux / Night Mode
    Yes
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Features
    24p Cinema Mode, Auto Backlight Compensation, brightness control, built-in speaker, face detection, saturation control, sharpness control, takes photos while movie recording, x.v.Color technology, Pre-Rec function, RGB primary color filter, Relay Recording, Story Creator, Touch & Track technology, Touch Decoration, Video Snapshot mode, accessories hot shoe

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card
  • Type
    HDMI output, USB 2.0, component video output, composite video/audio output, headphones, microphone
  • Qty
    1

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo
  • Microphone Features
    sensitivity control, zoom
  • Microphone Operation Mode
    Stereo
  • Microphone Features
    Zoom, sensitivity control

Battery

  • Technology
    lithium ion
  • Battery Type
    Canon BP-808
  • Details
    1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 890 mAh ( included )
  • Battery Form Factor
    manufacturer specific
  • Manufacturer Battery Name
    Canon BP-808

Software

  • Type
    Drivers & Utilities, Pixela Transfer Utility, Pixela Video Browser
  • Software
    Drivers & Utilities, Pixela Video Browser, Pixela Transfer Utility

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, USB port

Header

  • Brand
    Canon
  • Product Line
    Canon VIXIA
  • Model
    HF M400
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

Video Input

  • Type
    camcorder
  • Camcorder Type
    consumer
  • Min Illumination
    0.1 lux
  • Digital Zoom
    200 x
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • High Definition Video Support
    1080p
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Camcorder Media Type
    flash card
  • Image Processor
    DIGIC DV III
  • Video Recording Modes
    FXP, LP, MXP, SP, XP+
  • Digital Scene Transition
    black fader, wipe fader
  • Face Detection
    Yes
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (Dynamic SuperRange)
  • Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer
    Yes
  • Features
    24p Cinema Mode, Auto Backlight Compensation, brightness control, built-in speaker, face detection, saturation control, sharpness control, takes photos while movie recording, x.v.Color technology, Pre-Rec function, RGB primary color filter, Relay Recording, Story Creator, Touch & Track technology, Touch Decoration, Video Snapshot mode, accessories hot shoe

Optical System

  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (Dynamic SuperRange)

Audio Input

  • Audio input type
    microphone
  • Microphone Form Factor
    built-in
  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo
  • Microphone Features
    sensitivity control, zoom

Exposure Parameters

  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    beach, fireworks, underwater, low light, night mode, portrait mode, snow, sports mode, spotlight, sunset, surface

White Balance

  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (warm white), shade, tungsten light

Auto Focus

  • System
    TTL contrast detection

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    2.9 in
  • Height
    2.8 in
  • Weight
    12.34 oz

Optical Sensor

  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution
    2.37 pixels
  • Camcorder Effective Resolution (Video Mode)
    2.07 pixels
  • Camcorder Effective Resolution (Photo Mode)
    2.07
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/3"
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    8.5 mm ( 1/3" )
  • Sensor Qty
    1

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating
  • Diagonal Size
    3 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    7.6 cm
  • Display Format
    230,000 pixels
  • Touch Screen
    Yes
  • Features
    contrast control

Service & Support

  • Type
    1 year warranty

Service & Support Details

  • Type
    limited warranty
  • Service Included
    parts and labor
  • Full Contract Period
    1 year

Camera Memory

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

Camera Specifications

  • Surround Sound
    5.1 channel surround sound ready, Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording
  • Print Standard
    PictBridge support

Camcorder Features

  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Low Lux / Night Mode
    Yes

Still Image Storage Capacity

  • Image Resolution
    1920 x 1080
  • Still Image Format
    JPEG

Video Capture

  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD
  • Image Resolution
    1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080
  • Bitrate
    12Mbps, 17Mbps, 24Mbps, 5Mbps, 7Mbps
  • Comments
    require SDHC Class 4 or higher

Supported Battery Details

  • Quantity
    1
  • Details
    Li-ion rechargeable battery
  • Capacity
    890 mAh
  • Included
    included

General

  • Manufacturer
    Canon

Where to Buy

Canon Vixia HF M400 (Black)

Part Number: 5118B001 Released: Mar 15, 2011

MSRP: $649.99

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