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Canon PowerShot SX240 HS
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Canon PowerShot SX240 HS Digital Camera

Camera Labs Recommended Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended
12.1MP 20x CMOS Jul 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Ideal for every family occasion, the PowerShot SX240 HS boasts an impressive 20x zoom lens and advanced Full HD movies in a compact body. HS System with DIGIC 5 and Intelligent IS give superb... More
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29 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

This digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by both Ephotozine and Camera Labs, both of which thought that this Canon digital camera was good.

The expert at PhotographyBlog.com thought that this Canon camera was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

This camera has an average expert rating of 82 out of 100 based on ten expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Camera Labs and Chip.de. If all the digital cameras of a similar age and type are ranked by average expert review score then this Canon camera is in the top 7%.

Good Quality Lens

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS had a good zoom. Expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote “The Canon Powershot SX240 HS offers a lot of optical zoom in a compact camera body”. Four years ago Photographyblog.com mentioned in their Canon PowerShot SX240 HS review “The Canon PowerShot SX240 HS is a brand new travel-zoom camera for 2012, offering a massive 20x zoom lens and a 12 megapixel back-illuminated image sensor”.

Good Size

Three people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was a good body shape. Four years ago expert website Ld2.ciol.com wrote “It is slightly bigger than usual point-n-shoot cameras and has a plastic body with metallic edges, which gives it a robu” in their Canon PowerShot SX240 HS review.

A few Canon PowerShot SX240 HS owners who bought this digital camera thought it was compact. Four years ago Digit.in wrote “It is an upgraded version of the popular compact travel zoom camera - the Powershot SX220HS” in their Canon PowerShot SX240 HS review and rated the product 80 out of 100.

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Canon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 19,491 user and expert reviews, Canon has good ratings for its digital cameras. Canon also has good ratings specifically within its compact camera digital cameras range.

Good Video Capture

Some customers said in their reviews that the product was good for video recording. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their Canon PowerShot SX240 HS review on expert website Ephotozine “Full HD video is av”. Photographyblog.com mentioned in their Canon PowerShot SX240 HS review “Other key features of the Canon SX240 include a 3 inch LCD screen, full 1080p HD movies with st” . Photographyblog.com also said “Full 1080p HD movies make the SX240 HS a”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer thought the product had a good screen.

Good Technical Features

One customer who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had good features.

Good Connectivity

One Canon PowerShot SX240 HS owner mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had gps. Expert website Pcquest.com said four years ago “Sx240HS has missed out built-in GPS, which is available in Canon SX260HS”.

Easy to Use

One customer who reviewed the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS said that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert website Techsmart.co.za said in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS “Canon’s PowerShot SX240 HS continues the company’s ongoing trend of producing accessible compacts that feel as comfortable in one’s hand as they are intuitive to photograph with”.

SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P520[plb_2085254_price], the Samsung NX20[plb_2083247_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price].

If you would prefer a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] (MMC|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Canon PowerShot SX240 HS supports Full HD video. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX240 HS do not support Full HD video.

Alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], or the Sony DSC-RX1R[plb_1611587_price].

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS supports video recording.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support video recording and we think the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7[plb_2071996_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 9.3x, and the optical zooms range from 2x to 50x. With an optical zoom of 20 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX240 HS has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot SX240 HS.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth considering include the WB850F[pl_1413690_price] (21x), or the GC100[pl_2600424_price] (21x) both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago, the PowerShot SX240 HS has an image stabiliser.

There are a number of other digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might want to consider including the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], the Samsung EX2F[plb_1609335_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P310[plb_2119209_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The PowerShot SX240 HS has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], the Samsung EX2F[plb_1609335_price], and the Nikon Coolpix P310[plb_2119209_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distances of comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX240 HS range from 0.01m to 30m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.28m. The closest focusing distance of the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS of only 0.01 meters is one of the smallest amongst compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The PowerShot SX240 HS has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This Canon digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot SX240 HS. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Tungsten" and "Underwater" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Supports One Audio Format

The PowerShot SX240 HS has a greater number of audio formats than most cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. The most frequently supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats PCM are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Has Six Photo Effects

The PowerShot SX240 HS has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot SX240 HS. The photo effects "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length

The Canon PowerShot SX240 HS has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (500 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The shortest maximum focal length of comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years is 13mm, the longest is 1,800mm, and the average maximum focal length is 250mm.

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Supports Six ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the PowerShot SX240 HS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and 3200 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Fairly Big Combined Zoom

The average combined zoom of cameras of this age and type is 50x, and the combined zoom range from 3x to 1,600x. With a combined zoom of 80 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS has one of the bigger combined zoom amongst cameras of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

At 6.8, the PowerShot SX240 HS has a quite small maximum aperture compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot SX240 HS. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot SX240 HS the maximum apertures range from 2 to 130.

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4000 X 2664 Still Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot SX240 HS has a 4000 x 2664 still image resolution which is higher than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. Most compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This camera also have still image resolutions of 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 1200 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2112 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 2112 and 2992 x 2992 and 4000 x 2248. Across all compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot SX240 HS the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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Quite High Display Resolution

Across all the cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot SX240 HS the display resolutions range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels. With a display resolution of 461,000 pixels, the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS has one of the higher display resolutions amongst digital cameras of this age.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the PowerShot SX240 HS is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This Canon camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The camera file system "DPOF 1.1" is also supported by this camera.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The PowerShot SX240 HS does not support WiFi connectivity, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot SX240 HS also do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to consider including the Nikon Coolpix P520[plb_2085254_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most cameras of this age and spec are not 3D compatible. The Canon PowerShot SX240 HS is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2[plb_584440_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P7700[plb_1714924_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The PowerShot SX240 HS does not have a GPS. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX240 HS also do not have a GPS.

Other digital cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to consider include the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price], or the Samsung WB850F[plb_1413690_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The PowerShot SX240 HS is not waterproof. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX240 HS are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

With a weight of 208 grams, the PowerShot SX240 HS is one of the heavier compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX240 HS amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX240 HS the weights range from 20g to 710g.

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Only One Auto Focus Point

The PowerShot SX240 HS is a one auto focus point camera.

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Only Features One Flash Mode

The PowerShot SX240 HS has a greater number of flash modes than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot SX240 HS.

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Quite Low JPEG Frame Rate

At only 25 frames per second, the PowerShot SX240 HS has a fairly low JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The JPEG frame rates of comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 15fps to 240fps.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the PowerShot SX240 HS is 320 x 240 pixels. That's 75% less video resolution than a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras of this spec and age. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera.

This camera's video resolution (320 x 240 pixels) is in fact the worst supported video resolution amongst all comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot SX240 HS.

Amongst similar types of camera the best supported video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only Has One Shooting Mode

The number of shooting modes found on the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot SX240 HS.

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Thick

At 32.7 millimeters, the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS is fairly thick compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The thinnest compact camera digital camera that has been around for more than two years is 13mm deep and the thickest is 2,200mm.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the PowerShot SX240 HS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Canon camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by cameras of this spec and age.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture

The PowerShot SX240 HS has a quite large minimum aperture (3.5) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot SX240 HS. The average minimum aperture of cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot SX240 HS is 3.2, and the minimum apertures range from 1.3 to 6.9.

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Fairly Long Flash Sync-Speed

Compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years have flash sync-speeds of between 0.0005s and 10s. The Canon PowerShot SX240 HS has a quite long flash sync-speed (1 second) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Canon released the PowerShot SX240 HS.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX240 HS has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot SX240 HS.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the PowerShot SX220 HS[pl_1206_price], or the PowerShot A3300 IS[pl_66875_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

If this compact camera digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Canon IXUS 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x and higher rated), or the Samsung WB150F[plb_2060742_price] (5x and higher rated).

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the PowerShot SX240 HS has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot SX240 HS.

If you want a larger screen size then you might want to consider the Lumix DMC-GF2[pl_584440_price] (3" and higher rated), the Lumix DMC-TZ60[pl_2145753_price] (3" and higher rated), or the Lumix DMC-TZ40[pl_2046319_price] (3" and higher rated) all from Panasonic.

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MOS Sensor Type

The PowerShot SX240 HS has a better sensor type than most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Canon digital camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], and the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a camera with a better sensor type then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price] (CCD), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price] (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel Count

The Canon PowerShot SX240 HS has a fairly typical megapixel count (12.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot SX240 HS.

Alternative 12.1MP cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] which has better reviews.

Cameras with a higher megapixel count that might be worth considering include the Nikon Coolpix P7700[plb_1714924_price] (12.2MP), or the Samsung EX2F[plb_1609335_price] (12.4MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Focus Point
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Networking
Network Ready
Other Features
Interface
Operating System
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Video Memory Capacity
Digital SLR

3 Awards

Camera Labs Recommended Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended

Expert Reviews

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14 September 2012

Sx240HS has missed out built-in GPS, which is available in Canon SX260HS, a 20x zoom point-and-shoot priced at 22k. Page(s) 1 PrintCommentEmailDiggDel.icio.usRedditTwitter HP Omni 120 PC: A...

27 July 2012

Canon?s PowerShot SX240 HS continues the company?s ongoing trend of producing accessible compacts that feel as comfortable in one?s hand as they are intuitive to photograph with. We have yet to... Read more…

12 July 2012

The Canon Powershot SX240 HS offers a lot of optical zoom in a compact camera body and has a number of features that the traveller will find appealing, although if you're after GPS you'll need to...

Ephotozine

26 June 2012

The new Power Shot SX240HS is a travel zoom point-n-shoot camera with 20x optical zoom, 25mm wide angle lens with 12mp and 10.3fps. It is slightly bigger than usual point-n-shoot cameras and has a... Read more…

1 June 2012

While a few may still be wowed by huge MegaPixel, most now know it?s the quality of the CMOS that gives quality of image, here you get a perfectly respectable 12.1MP and an excellent 20x optical... Read more…

The new Canon PowerShot SX240 HS travel-zoom narrows the gap to the market-leading Panasonic TZ series by offering a much longer zoom, more features and fixing some of the issues that afflicted...

PhotographyBlog.com

1 May 2012

Camera Labs

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS / SX260 HS review The Canon PowerShot SX240 HS and SX260 HS are Canon's 2012 pocket super-zoom replacements for the PowerShot SX230 HS. The headline feature with pocket... Read more…

15 April 2012

Last month Canon announced a refresh of its Powershot series of cameras. The Powershot SX240HS is the one we got our hands on recently. It is an upgraded version of the popular compact travel zoom... Read more…

18 April 2013

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1 February 2014

De Canon PowerShot SX240 HS is een compacte superzoom-camera met een slank, modern design en een indrukwekkende 20-voudige optische zoom-functionaliteit. Met daarbij de 24mm groothoeklens en de... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers 6198b001aa, canon pssx240, canon pssx240h, pshotsx240hszwa, pshotsx240hsroz, canon pssx240hs, canon pssx240hss, canon pssx240hssl
Barcodes 00013803146493, 00013803221725, 00714574580647, 00714574580678, 04960999843018, 04960999843025, 04960999843148, 05053676808819, 08714574580593, 08714574580609, 08714574580616, 08714574580647, 08714574580678, 08714574580685
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