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Canon SX240 HS

Camera Labs Recommended Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended
A multi award winning and fully featured 12.1 megapixel 20 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact 12.1MP 20x Yes Feb 2012
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Canon SX240 HS Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features,
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10 Reviews + 3 Awards
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Good Features
Overall Score
40
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 41?

It has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 82%.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
This Canon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Quite big optical zoom
Quite low megapixel
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution

Canon SX240 HS Video Reviews


How Big is the Canon SX240 HS?

The Canon SX240 HS is 106.3mm wide and 61mm tall. It is 32.7mm deep and weighs g.

Canon SX240 HS front dimensions

Canon SX240 HS size in context

Canon SX240 HS In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Three Industry Awards

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

This Canon digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from review site PhotographyBlog.com who decided that this camera was great.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on 10 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Camera Labs and gadgetspeak.com the average expert rating of this digital camera is 82%.

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Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 33,726 owner and expert reviews (including 6,880 verified purchases), Canon has excellent reviews for its digital cameras. Canon also has excellent reviews specifically within its cameras range compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Quite Low Megapixel

The SX240 HS has one of the lower megapixels (only 12.1 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age. The lowest megapixel of cameras is 0.3MP and the highest is 80MP.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The SX240 HS has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras. This Canon digital camera has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The worst image resolution of all cameras is 2592 x 1944 pixels and the best is 7680 x 5120 pixels.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is the most commonly found image sensor size on digital cameras.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of cameras range from 0.34x to 83x. At 20 times zoom factor, the SX240 HS has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The SX240 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the SX240 HS has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The SX240 HS supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The SX240 HS has an external flash connector. Most of the other cameras also have an external flash connector.

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Supports Custom Colours

The SX240 HS supports custom colours, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Live View

The SX240 HS supports live view, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

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

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon SX240 HS has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other cameras.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Canon SX240 HS has a higher still image resolution than most cameras. This Canon digital camera has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Canon camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4000 x 2664, 4000 x 2248, 4000 x 2240, 2992 x 2992, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2112 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1200 x 1200, 640 x 424 and 480 x 480 and 640 x 360. The best still image resolution of all digital cameras is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664.

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Has an HDMI Port

The SX240 HS has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon SX240 HS has an orientation sensor. Most of the other digital cameras also have an orientation sensor.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras range from 2.3mm to 2,000mm. The SX240 HS has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (500 millimeters) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The SX240 HS has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

At only 0.01 meters, the Canon SX240 HS has a quite small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other cameras. The smallest closest focusing distance of cameras is 0.001m, the largest is 5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.17m.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The SX240 HS features multi burst mode. Most of the other cameras also feature multi burst mode.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since February 2012.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon pssx240hssl, pshotsx240hszil, pshotsx240hsroz
Barcodes 00013803146493, 00714574580647, 00714574580678, 04960999843018, 04960999843025, 04960999843148, 05053676808819, 08714574580593, 08714574580609, 08714574580616, 08714574580647, 08714574580678, 08714574580685

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