Canon VIXIA HF M4 Specifications

Canon Vixia HF M400 (Black)

Part Number: 5118B001 Released: March 15, 2011

General

  • Packaged Quantity
    1
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution
    2.37 pixels
  • Effective Video Resolution
    2.07 pixels
  • Effective Photo Resolution
    2.07 Megapixel
  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Camcorder Media Type
    Flash card, Flash card
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/3"
  • Optical Zoom
    10 x
  • Digital Zoom
    200 x
  • Video Recording Modes
    FXP, LP, MXP, SP, XP+
  • Image Processor
    DIGIC DV III
  • Digital Scene Transition
    black fader, wipe fader
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (Dynamic SuperRange)
  • Auto Focus
    TTL contrast detection
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • AV Interfaces
    HDMI, USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Surround Sound
    5.1 channel surround sound ready, Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording
  • Print Standard
    PictBridge support
  • Interfaces Provided
    Composite video/audio, HDMI, USB 2.0
  • Digital Zoom
    200 x
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/3"
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CMOS
  • Min Illumination
    0.1 lux
  • Analogue Video Format
    NTSC
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD
  • Image Stabiliser
    optical (Dynamic SuperRange)
  • Faders
    black fader, wipe fader
  • Min Shutter Speed
    1/2 sec
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/2000 sec
  • Shooting Modes
    digital photo mode
  • Shooting Programs
    beach, surface, underwater, fireworks, low light, night mode, portrait mode, snow, sports mode, spotlight, sunset
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (warm white), shade, tungsten light
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Manufacturer
    Canon

Exposure & White Balance

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

Lens System

  • Type
    10 x zoom lens - 6.1 - 61 mm - f/1.8-3.0
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    43.6 - 436mm m
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Min Focus Range
    0.4 in
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Filter Size
    43 mm
  • Features
    built-in lens shield
  • Lens Aperture
    f/1.8-3.0
  • Optical Zoom
    10 x
  • Type
    zoom lens
  • Min Focal Length
    6.1 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    61 mm
  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Filter Size
    43 mm
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    43.6 - 436mm m
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Min Focus Distance
    0.4 in
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive

Additional Features

  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Low Lux / Night Mode
    Yes
  • Additional Features
    24p Cinema Mode, accessories hot shoe, brightness control, built-in speaker, face detection, saturation control, sharpness control, takes photos while movie recording, x.v.Color technology, sharpness control, takes photos while movie recording, Auto Backlight Compensation, x.v.Color technology, takes photos while movie recording, touch-screen control, x.v.Color technology, touch-screen control, x.v.Color technology, Pre-Rec function, RGB primary color filter, Relay Recording, Story Creator, Touch & Track technology, Touch Decoration, Video Snapshot mode
  • Features
    24p Cinema Mode, accessories hot shoe, brightness control, built-in speaker, face detection, saturation control, sharpness control, takes photos while movie recording, x.v.Color technology, sharpness control, takes photos while movie recording, Auto Backlight Compensation, x.v.Color technology, takes photos while movie recording, touch-screen control, x.v.Color technology, touch-screen control, x.v.Color technology, Pre-Rec function, RGB primary color filter, Relay Recording, Story Creator, Touch & Track technology, Touch Decoration, Video Snapshot mode
  • Type
    Drivers & Utilities, Pixela Transfer Utility, Pixela Video Browser
  • Included Accessories
    HDMI cable, IR remote control, USB cable, audio / video cable, pen stylus, power adapter

Display

  • Type
    3" LCD display
  • Resolution
    230,000 pixels
  • Display Features
    Folding

Microphone

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

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card

Software

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

Memory / Storage

  • Camcorder Media Type
    flash card
  • Video Recording Modes
    FXP, LP, MXP, SP, XP+
  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
  • Image Storage
    JPEG 1920 x 1080
  • 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, 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

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, USB port

Miscellaneous

  • Included Accessories
    HDMI cable, IR remote control, USB cable, audio / video cable, pen stylus, power adapter

Battery

  • Battery Type
    Canon BP-808, Canon BP-808
  • Details
    1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 890 mAh ( included ), 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 890 mAh ( included )

Audio Input

  • Audio input type
    microphone
  • Microphone Form Factor
    built-in
  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Service & Support
    1 year warranty

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    2.9 in
  • Depth
    5.2 in
  • Height
    2.8 in
  • Weight
    12.3 oz

Environmental Parameters

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

Viewfinder / Display

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

Physical Characteristics

  • Width
    2.9 in
  • Depth
    5.2 in
  • Height
    2.8 in
  • Weight
    12.3 oz

General

  • Manufacturer
    Canon

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Canon Vixia HF M400 (Black)

Part Number: 5118B001 Released: Mar 15, 2011
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