To maximize the usefulness and versatility of the FS40, you’ll find an A/V mini-terminal to easily view the recorded video on your television. The FS40 is also equipped with a USB port for direct transfer of your video and photos to your computer for editing or online sharing.
The FS40 is compatible with the Eye-Fi SD Memory Card*. It’s possible to wirelessly transfer your video and photos to your computer, or upload them directly to online sharing sites in a few simple steps. Insert an Eye-Fi SD Memory Card into the SD card slot on the camcorder, configure your computer to select the target site (e.g., Facebook, YouTube, Shutterfly, Flickr) and you’re ready to share your standard definition files with family, friends, and the world!
It’s a breeze to upload video from your FS40 to sites such as YouTube, using the supplied simple wizard Pixela Video Browser Software. It’s another way to easily bring your FS40-shot footage to the Internet.
* Canon camcorders are not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions, including wireless transfer. In case of an issue with the Eye-Fi card, please consult with the card manufacturer. The use of Eye-Fi cards may not be approved in all regions, or from one region to another. Please contact the card manufacturer for status of approval in the country/region of use. Canon makes no representations or warranties with respect to any third party accessory or product mentioned herein.
limited even with expansion card
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..
August 7, 2012
Great videos but the price is a little high. Great quality.
April 30, 2012
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.
March 12, 2012
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