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Canon SX240 HS
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Canon SX240 HS Digital Camera

Camera Labs Recommended Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended
12.1MP 20x CMOS Feb 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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23 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

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

This Canon camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by PhotographyBlog.com who wrote that this camera was great.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on ten expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Camera Labs and Chip.de the average expert rating of this compact camera digital camera is 82%. This means that digital camera experts think this Canon camera is one of the very best cameras of a comparable age and spec.

Good Quality Lens

Several Canon SX240 HS owners who reviewed the product mentioned that it had a good zoom. Five years ago expert review site Ephotozine.com rated this digital camera 80 out of 100 and wrote “The Canon Powershot SX240 HS offers a lot of optical zoom in a compact camera body” in their Canon SX240 HS review. Also five years ago Photographyblog.com wrote on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “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

A number of Canon SX240 HS owners agreed that this digital camera was a good body shape. Ld2.ciol.com mentioned five years ago “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 review.

Several customers wrote that the product was compact. Expert review site Digit.in rated this digital camera 4 stars and said “It is an upgraded version of the popular compact travel zoom camera - the Powershot SX220HS”.

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Good Video Capture

Some people who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good for video recording. Ephotozine.com said in their review of the Canon SX240 HS on expert review site Ephotozine “Full HD video is av”. Expert website Photographyblog.com wrote “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 Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Canon digital cameras and also specifically for Canon compact cameras and found that in both cases Canon had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Canon SX240 HS reviewer wrote in their reviews that it had a good screen.

Good Technical Features

One person who purchased it concluded that it had good features.

Good Connectivity

One person reckoned that this digital camera had gps. Expert review site Pcquest.com mentioned “Sx240HS has missed out built-in GPS, which is available in Canon SX260HS” .

Easy to Use

One person who purchased the product mentioned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Five years ago Techsmart.co.za wrote “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 Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on cameras of this age and spec. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Panasonic DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price], the Nikon Coolpix P310[plb_2119209_price], or the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The SX240 HS supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the SX240 HS do not support video capability.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support video capability currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], or the Panasonic DMC-LX7[plb_2071996_price].

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 20 times zoom factor, the SX240 HS has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the SX240 HS. The optical zooms of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 3x to 63x.

Other 20x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price].

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (21x), or the Panasonic DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] (30x) which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The SX240 HS has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the SX240 HS.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Sony DSC-WX200[plb_1609944_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years, the SX240 HS has a built-in flash.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price].

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Has Seven White Balances

The SX240 HS has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of this type and age. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Tungsten" and "Underwater" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Has Six Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the SX240 HS is more than most digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on digital cameras of this age and spec. The photo effectss "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 (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of compact cameras that are a similar age to the SX240 HS is 250mm, and the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 18mm to 1,000mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 500 millimeters, the SX240 HS has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Combined Zoom

At 80 times zoom factor, the SX240 HS has a quite big combined zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SX240 HS. The combined zooms of similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the SX240 HS range from 3x to 1,600x.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The biggest maximum aperture number of similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the SX240 HS is 1.8 and the smallest is 87. At 6.8, the SX240 HS has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the SX240 HS.

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4000 X 2664 Still Image Resolution(s)

The SX240 HS has a higher still image resolution than most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has a 4000 x 2664 still image resolution(s), whereas most similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Canon camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 640 x 360, 1200 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2112 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1880 and 2816 x 2112 and 4000 x 2248. Across all compact cameras that are a similar age to the SX240 HS the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the SX240 HS is 450,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 461,000 pixels, the SX240 HS has one of the higher display resolution (numeric)s amongst cameras of this age.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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14 Reasons Against

Quite Low Megapixel

The average megapixel of compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the SX240 HS is 14MP. With a megapixel of only 12.1 megapixels, the SX240 HS has one of the lower megapixels amongst compact cameras of this age.

We compared all the other 12.1MP digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] is also worth considering.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might also be worth considering include the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F[plb_1609335_price] (12.4MP) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the SX240 HS does not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P310[plb_2119209_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Canon SX240 HS does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS[plb_2354770_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the SX240 HS, the Canon SX240 HS is not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the Sony DSC-WX200[plb_1609944_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the SX240 HS, the SX240 HS does not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) which you might want to consider including the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras of this age and spec are not waterproof. The SX240 HS is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Heavy

With a weight of 208 grams, the SX240 HS is one of the heavier digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago amongst cameras of this age. The average weight of similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SX240 HS is 170g, and the weights range from 20g to 840g.

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Only One Auto Focus (AF) Points

Most cameras that have been around for a similar time to the SX240 HS have between 1 and 255 auto Focus (AF) pointss, including the SX240 HS which has one auto Focus (AF) points.

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The SX240 HS has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Canon camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the SX240 HS.

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The SX240 HS has a quite low motion JPEG frame rate (only 25 frames per second) compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the SX240 HS. The motion JPEG frame rates of comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 15fps to 240fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 33fps.

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Only Has One Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Canon SX240 HS is more than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This Canon camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on cameras of a comparable type and age to the SX240 HS.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the SX240 HS is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the SX240 HS.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The SX240 HS has a quite large minimum aperture number (3.5) compared to most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Cameras that were released more than two years ago have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.3 and 6.9, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2.

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Quite Long Flash Sync-Speed

The average flash sync-speed of compact cameras that came out around the same time as the SX240 HS is 0.67s, and the flash sync-speeds range from 0.0005s to 10s. With a flash sync-speed of 1 second, the Canon SX240 HS has one of the longer flash sync-speeds amongst compact cameras of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon SX240 HS

Released Over Five Years Ago

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

Average Digital Zoom

The Canon SX240 HS has a fairly standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the SX240 HS.

Other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the PowerShot SX220 HS[pl_1206_price], or the PowerShot A3300 IS[pl_66875_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

If this digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price] (5x), or the Sony DSC-RX1[plb_1448052_price] (9.1x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 2.7 inches, the SX240 HS has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the SX240 HS.

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot ELPH 115 HS[plb_796910_price] (3") which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

The SX240 HS has a better sensor type than most cameras of this spec and age. This digital camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] which has better reviews.

Cameras with a better sensor type that might be worth considering include the PowerShot A3300 IS[pl_66875_price] (CCD and higher rated), or the PowerShot A3200 IS[pl_1463972_price] (CCD and higher rated) both from Canon.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus Adjustment
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Orientation Sensor
Custom Colour
Image Editing
Camera File System
Live View
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Networking
Network Ready
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Interface
Compatible Operating Systems
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed
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, pshotsx240hsroz, canon pssx240hs, pshotsx240hszil, canon pssx240hss, canon pssx240hssl
Barcodes 00013803146493, 00714574580647, 00714574580678, 04960999843018, 04960999843025, 04960999843148, 05053676808819, 08714574580593, 08714574580609, 08714574580616, 08714574580647, 08714574580678, 08714574580685
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