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FS40

The compact, lightweight, user-friendly and affordable Canon FS40 Flash Memory camcorder records brilliant video.
Average Customer Rating:
4.333 out of 5
4.3
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2 out of 3(67%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for FS40
Review 1 for FS40
Nickname: ironstone
Location: orlando florida
Used this product for: 1 to 3 months
Expertise Level: Advanced Amateur
Mostly used for: Business
Canon Customer: 1 to 5 years
Product replacement: No

limited even with expansion card

Overall Rating
3 out of 5
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Features
3 out of 5
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Performance
3 out of 5
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Price/Value
3 out of 5
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Quality
4 out of 5
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Satisfaction
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Date:August 7, 2012
Pros: Good Low-Light Performance, Accurate, Vivid Colors, Compact Design, excellent image quality
Cons: Poor Low-Light Performance, Uncomfortable to hold, Short battery life, Limited Software Compatibility
I got a really good deal on this camera - and considering that, I cannot complain.
However, it did not come with a complete manual - except on a cd.
I purchased a 64gig hdsx card - and it works in the camera, but the software will not allow me to access the videos on the camera ^^^^^^^^^^ I used a 32gig card and that worked. I really wanted a larger card so that I could keep it in the camera and not have to switch out cards since it only allows for one expansion slot.
the battery is limited and has a confined area. Other cannons that I have -have open backs so a larger battery can be inserted. Here, the battery is limited and if you want to use a second one, it has to be charged and then inserted.
It does work fine when attached to an outlet.
It is suggested that you use the electrical connection when transferring videos to a computer.
I have a usb 2 port, and the transfer is not great. I do not know how to delete files from the permanent memory using my computer yet. I am sure that there is a way.
the manuals and help should be rewritten for a not so regular user -
the controls are small, and sometimes not as easy to use as I expected.
the pictures -video is nice considering that it is such a small camera
it does not have an appliance for a lens cover.
Ii am not sure if I would use this or a phone to video record since the phone has more applications that are interactive and allow uploading immediately.
If I add the cost of just the camera - some smart phones might be a better value. they allow for gps, camera video - immediate upload - etc. they also are a smaller footprint.
As appliances are integrated, I am not sure if this offers an advantage since it is a single function device..
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for FS40
Nickname: Anonymous
Used this product for: 6 to 12 months
Expertise Level: Advanced Amateur
Canon Customer: 1 to 5 years
Product replacement: Yes

Overall Rating
5 out of 5
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Features
5 out of 5
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Performance
5 out of 5
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Price/Value
2 out of 5
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Quality
5 out of 5
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Satisfaction
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Date:April 30, 2012
Great videos but the price is a little high. Great quality.
3 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for FS40
Nickname: extechguy
Used this product for: 1 to 3 months
Expertise Level: Advanced Amateur
Canon Customer: 1 to 5 years
Product replacement: No

Great Camcorder!

Overall Rating
5 out of 5
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Features
5 out of 5
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Performance
5 out of 5
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Price/Value
5 out of 5
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Quality
5 out of 5
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Satisfaction
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Date:March 12, 2012
Pros: quality.
I got this camera for Christmas of this year, and have been very pleased with it. This camera has excellent video quality. I use it to film Electronics to machines, etc. I love the way this camera looks. It is extremely easy to use. This camera has excellent build quality. The video light is very handy when filming data sheets on electronics. I do not need HD because this is perfect. The internal memory is another great feature, as well as the major control you have when zooming in and out. I am still exploring the features! I like the different settings like daylight, tungsten, etc. The camera fits great in my hand and in my dad's hand. My hands are small and his our big, so it is able to handle the differences very well. I would recommend it to an simple user, or even an advanced user.
I will always love Canon because I started with one when I was little, and will continue to use this device until it wears out.
9 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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