Canon VIXIA HF R40, VIXIA HF R42, VIXIA HF R400 Camcorders Instruction Manual

Experience the excitement of ultra zooming power! Compact and easy-to-use, the VIXIA HF R400 is equipped with a Genuine Canon HD Video Lens with 53x Advanced Zoom for incredible range and reach. You’ll not only shoot more, but your video will be clear and steady even at the wide end of the zoom, and even when you’re walking while shooting, thanks to SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization with improved Dynamic IS. Canon’s exclusive 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor and all new DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor bring your video to life with more light, depth and detail than ever before. Record Full HD video directly to a removable SD memory card that is widely available and easy to use. New 1080/60p recording in easy-to-share MP4 (35 Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps) captures even the fastest moving action with smooth, clear detail.


Exciting Features and New Functions
About this Manual
Getting to Know the Camcorder
Supplied Accessories and CD-ROM
Names of Parts


Getting Started
Using a Memory Card
First Time Settings
Basic Operation of the Camcorder

Basic Shooting and Playback

Basic Recording
Basic Playback

Advanced Shooting

Selecting the Movie Format (AVCHD/MP4)
Selecting the Video Quality
HF R40 / HF R42 Selecting the Memory (Built-in Memory/ Memory Card) for Recordings
HF R40 / HF R42 Dual Recording and Relay Recording
Baby Mode
Cinema Mode and Cinema-Look Filters
Special Scene Modes
Programmed AE Mode: Adjusting Settings to Match Your Needs
Decoration: Adding a Personal Touch
Video Snapshot
Advanced Image Stabilization
Powered IS
Face Detection and Tracking
Adjusting the Exposure
Adjusting the Focus
White Balance
Self Timer
Frame Rate
Tele Macro

Audio Scenes

Audio Recording Level
Using Headphones
Using an External Microphone

Advanced Playback and Editing

Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes and Photos from a Movie
Playing Back Scenes in the Baby Album
Playing Back Video Snapshot Scenes
Playback with Background Music
Selecting the Playback Starting Point
Dividing Scenes
Trimming Scenes

External Connections

Terminals on the Camcorder
Playback on a TV Screen
Saving and Sharing Your Recordings

HF R40 / HF R42 Wi-Fi Functions

Introduction to Wi-Fi
Recording Movies Using a Smartphone as a Remote Control
Remote Browse: Viewing Recordings Using a Web Browser on Your iOS Device or Android Smartphone
Uploading Videos Using an iOS Device
Sharing Recordings with CANON iMAGE GATEWAY
Playback on a Computer
Wi-Fi Connection Using an Access Point
Viewing and Changing Wi-Fi Settings

Additional Information

Appendix: Menu Options Lists
Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays
Do’s and Don’ts
General Information

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