May 25, 2022

Canon XA40 Bad Features

Some things Canon Didn't get Right

I really like the Canon xa40, but there are a few quirks that I don't like. Here's my rundown of the most annoying features of the Canon xa40.

Three Features that I wished Canon would have done differently.

Canom X A40 Power Button

Power Slot Location

The power port is located on the right side of the camera. It's next to the eye viewfinder. This is where you plug in the camera to charge.

The problem is that the cover that protects the port makes it really hard to connect the power cable.

Canom X A40 Menu Button

Menu Button

The menu button is conveniently located at the back of the camera. This is how you access certain settings on the screen.

The problem is that it can be difficult to figure out where the button is when there is low light. I can see the word Menu, but I am pushing around trying to find the button.

Canon X A40 Audio Port

Microphone/Headphone Port

The audio and headphone ports are located next to each other on the front right of the camera. This is where you connect a microphone or headset.

The problem is that is very hard to tell which port to use when I want to connect an external microphone. The microphone/headphone text is hard to read - since I am still new to the camera, it takes me a second to try to figure out the right port.

On the Sony TRV-720 they have different color ports so it's easy to figure out which port is which.

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