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Canon SX40 HS Digital Camera

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12.1MP 35x CMOS Oct 2011
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33 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

The experts at four expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this bridge camera camera. Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews and Camera Labs all gave this digital camera a "Recommended" award.

The editor of Gadgetspeak.com wrote that this camera was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The editor of one other expert review site thought that this Canon digital camera was good. This camera received a "Buying Tip" award from Magnus.de.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on fourty-one expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews this Canon camera has an overall expert rating of 80 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

SX40 HS owners on average rated this camera as fantastic.

Good Quality Lens

Some Canon PowerShot SX40 HS reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good zoom. Expert website Dcresource.com wrote “The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS ($429) is a super zoom camera with one of the most powerful lenses on the market” in their review. Dcresource.com also said “Conclusion The Canon PowerShot SX40 is a fairly large super zoom digital camera”. Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review on CNET.co.uk “A long zoom, creative scene modes”.

A number of customers who bought the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS concluded that it had a good lens. Photographyblog.com said on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS super-zoom camera has a remarkable 35x lens with an incredibly versatile focal range of 24-840mm” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Dcresource.com said in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS “This 35X zoom lens has an incredible focal range of 24 - 840 mm, which should cover every possible shooting situation that you'll run into”. Cnet.co.uk wrote on expert website CNET.co.uk “A sharp lens and plenty of creative tools” in their review.

One Canon PowerShot SX40 HS reviewer concluded that the product had a good image stabiliser.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few customers wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Expert website G4tv.com wrote “The Canon PowerShot SX40 digital camera makes shooting photos even easier with a built-in 35x zoom” in their review of this digital camera. Pocket-Lint.com gave the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS a rating of 80 out of 100 and said in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS on expert review site Pocket Lint “The Canon PowerShot SX40 will keep many a superzoom snapper happy thanks to the huge 24-840mm zoom and great image quality.”.

A few people agreed that the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS had a good image sensor. Five years ago expert review site Digitalcamerainfo.com wrote “By simply replacing the SX30’s sensor with a more advanced CMOS model”. Cameralabs.com said “The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS may be little more than the SX30 IS equipped with a new sensor.”. Steves-Digicams.com mentioned “The new SX40 HS has a better CMOS sensor (12-megapixels” .

A few Canon PowerShot SX40 HS owners said in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution. Five years ago Pcmag.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and said “The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS offers an impressive 35x zoom range, fast continuous shooting” in their review of this digital camera. Cameralabs.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website Camera Labs “The 720p video and paltry 1.3fps continuous shooting of the SX30 IS have now been upg”. Expert website Steves-Digicams.com mentioned “While the previous model had more megapixels (14 to be exact” in their review.

One Canon PowerShot SX40 HS owner who purchased it considered that it was good in low light. Expert review site Computeractive.co.uk wrote “Low light performance was good, as was slo-mo capture”.

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Good Product Quality

Some Canon PowerShot SX40 HS reviewers who bought the product agreed that it was good quality. Expert website Pcmag.com said “Very good image quality”. Cnet.com.au said on expert website CNET.com.au “Long lens and excellent photo quality” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS. Expert review site Digitalcamerareview.com wrote in their Canon PowerShot SX40 HS review “The Canon SX40 produces sharp, high quality images in most conditions” and rated the product 4 stars.

Good Support

Four people who reviewed it agreed that it had good technical guidance. Expert review site Ephotozine.com said four years ago “If it is manual controls that you particularly desire then there are a few cameras to consider, particularly with the SX40's price” and rated the product 5 stars. Expert website Technobuffalo.com wrote “If big optical zooms, top-notch image stabilization and advanced manual controls light your fixed-lens digital camera fire, then the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS ($429.99 MSRP) is the ultimate kindling” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS.

Good Video Capture

Some people who bought this digital camera considered that it was good for video recording. G4tv.com scored it 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “A dedicated movie button to shoot 1080P full HD video”.

Nice Design

One person who purchased it considered that it was neat. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on Expert Reviews “Immaculate image quality should compensate for people who are happy to take their time over photos”.

One Canon PowerShot SX40 HS owner wrote that the product was smooth. Photoreview.com.au wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS five years ago “Voice coil (VCM) motor technologies, which provide smooth transitions between focal lengths”.

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good looking. Imaging-Resource.com mentioned in their Canon PowerShot SX40 HS review on Imaging Resource.com four years ago “The Canon SX40 HS is simply a beautiful camera”.

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Canon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Canon bridge camera digital cameras have good ratings on average and across all cameras Canon is one of the better rated manufacturers.

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Good Technical Features

A number of people who bought this digital camera reckoned that it had good features. Cnet.co.uk mentioned on expert website CNET.co.uk “It's rich in features, with a powerful zoom”. Expert website Cameras.co.uk scored the product 4 stars and said “It has a great range of features that you can use to fine tune the camera to match your exact requirements”.

Easy to Use

One customer said in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert website Dcresource.com mentioned “The camera is easy to hold (though the grip could be larger”.

One person who bought it considered that it was easy to use. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ said “They're also fantastic for travel photographers who benefit from the extensive zoom and full manual control” in their Canon PowerShot SX40 HS review.

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Good Size

Two customers reckoned that it was compact. Five years ago Techradar.com scored this digital camera 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review “Canon introduced the SX40 in September, at the same time as the compact PowerShot S100”. In the same month Digitalcamerareview.com said “The is the newest of Canon's all-in-one ultrazoom compact cameras” in their Canon PowerShot SX40 HS review.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Canon PowerShot SX40 HS owner who bought it thought it had a good viewfinder. Photographyblog.com said in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The SX40 also offers a 12 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, 2.7 inch vari-angle LCD screen, electronic viewfinder, full”.

Good Environmental Credentials

One Canon PowerShot SX40 HS reviewer thought it was good in terms of recycling. Ld2.ciol.com mentioned “35x Optical zoom (not offered by any other prosumer camera) and the super impressive recycle rate (0.4 seconds) delivering stellar continous shooting performance” in their review.

Robust

One customer considered that this digital camera was well made. Dcresource.com wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS five years ago “It feels solid in most areas”.

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The SX40 HS supports video capability. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SX40 HS do not support video capability.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support video capability currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Sony HX100V[plb_613234_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price], or the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon SX40 HS has a built-in flash, as do most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the SX40 HS.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Sony HX100V[plb_613234_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The SX40 HS has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the SX40 HS.

There are a number of other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to consider including the Sony HX100V[plb_613234_price] which has better reviews.

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Electrical Viewfinder Type

This camera has an Electrical viewfinder type, which is typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

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Quite Wide Field of View

The field of views of digital cameras of this age and type range from 95% to 100%, and the average field of view is 99%. The SX40 HS has one of the wider field of views (100 percent) amongst cameras of this age.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the SX40 HS is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras of this type and age. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Has Five Photo Effectss

The SX40 HS has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of this type and age. This Canon camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on cameras of a comparable age and type to the SX40 HS. The photo effectss "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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Supports Seven ISO Sensitivitys

The Canon SX40 HS has a greater number of ISO speeds than most bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Canon camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Canon SX40 HS has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Canon digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 640 x 480, 1200 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 2112, 2992 x 2992 and 4000 x 2248 and 4000 x 2664. Cameras of a similar age and type to the SX40 HS still image resolution(s)s range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4608 x 3456 (best).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon SX40 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). In addition, this camera support a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the SX40 HS.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on cameras of this age and type.

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MOV Video Formats Supported

This digital camera supports a MOV video formats supported, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Supports Two Power Source Types

The number of power sources supported by the SX40 HS is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Canon digital camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by cameras of this age and type. The power source type "AC" is also supported by this camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the Canon SX40 HS has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of this spec and age is 24mm, and the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 4.5mm to 28mm.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the SX40 HS is 3.5, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 2.6 to 19. With a minimum aperture number of only 2.7, the Canon SX40 HS has one of the smallest minimum aperture numbers amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

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17 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Canon SX40 HS does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the SX40 HS also do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Sony HX100V[plb_613234_price], or the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Canon SX40 HS does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The SX40 HS is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the SX40 HS are also not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Sony HX100V[plb_613234_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The SX40 HS does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the SX40 HS also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the Sony HX100V[plb_613234_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the SX40 HS, the Canon SX40 HS is not waterproof.

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Very Low Megapixel

With a megapixel of only 12.1 megapixels, the SX40 HS has a fairly low megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Cameras that are a similar age to the SX40 HS have megapixels of between 12MP and 21MP.

If this Canon digital camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Canon G1 X[plb_1397751_price] (14.3MP), or the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price] (16MP).

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Very Small Display Diagonal

At only 2.7 inches, the Canon SX40 HS has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SX40 HS. Bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SX40 HS have display diagonals of between 2.7" and 3.2", and the average display diagonal is 3".

If this bridge camera camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Sony HX100V[plb_613234_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The average motion JPEG frame rate of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the SX40 HS is 39fps, and the motion JPEG frame rates range from 24fps to 240fps. With a motion JPEG frame rate of only 24 frames per second, the Canon SX40 HS has a very low motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Canon SX40 HS has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SX40 HS. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

The SX40 HS has a fairly few total megapixels (only 12.8 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the SX40 HS. Across all the cameras of a comparable spec and age to the SX40 HS the total megapixelss range from 12MP to 22MP.

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Only Has Two Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the SX40 HS is more than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. The most frequently found light exposure modes is Shutter priority AE, but this light exposure modes is not found on this camera. The light exposure modess Auto and Manual are also found on this digital camera.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Canon SX40 HS is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. The camera file system "DPOF 1.1" is also supported by this Canon camera.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The SX40 HS has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it.

This camera's image resolution (4000 x 3000 pixels) is in fact the worst image resolution amongst all cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the SX40 HS.

The best image resolution across similar types of camera is 5184 x 3888 pixels.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 230,000 pixels, the SX40 HS has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The average display resolution (numeric) of bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 500,000 pixels, and the display resolution (numeric)s range from 460 pixels to 1,500,000 pixels.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SX40 HS is 1,600 and the highest is 26,000. With an ISO sensitivity (max) of only 3,200, the SX40 HS has one of the lower ISO sensitivity (max)s amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Only One Number of Batteries Supported

Most similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have between one and three number of batteries supporteds, including the SX40 HS which has one number of batteries supported.

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Quite Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

Across all the bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago the ISO sensitivity (min)s range from 64 to 400, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 93. With an ISO sensitivity (min) of 100, the SX40 HS has a quite big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon SX40 HS

Released Over Five Years Ago

Canon released the SX40 HS over five years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 35 times zoom factor, the SX40 HS has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the SX40 HS.

If you want a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P530[plb_2240483_price] (42x), or the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] (50x).

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth considering include the Sony HX100V[plb_613234_price] (MS Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 557 grams, the Canon SX40 HS has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon SX40 HS has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Sony HX100V[plb_613234_price] (120x and higher rated).

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras that have been around for more than two years.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HX100V[plb_613234_price].

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Total Megapixels
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)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
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
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Recharging Time
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
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
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)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity

6 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(64)
1 June 2012

The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS is the type of bridge camera that should occupy the shelf of every photography lover who is a beginner and wants their first device to be a cheap but very capable one...

At first glance, the Canon SX40 HS is simply a beautiful camera. When you get it into your hands, it's only just beginning to delight you. You'll enjoy the color and detail it captures long after... Read more…

1 April 2012

The Canon Powershot SX40 HS is possibly the most advanced and powerful digital camera you can buy without stepping up to a Digital SLR. It has a great range of features that you can use to fine... Read more…

23 March 2012

Gadgetspeak.com

PowerShot are the larger of two small Digital Camera ranges offered by Canon. This unit is larger than most and on first glance could be mistaken for a DSLR unit. The main difference is that its... Read more…

6 March 2012

The win points for this camera are: 35x Optical zoom (not offered by any other prosumer camera) and the super impressive recycle rate (0.4 seconds) delivering stellar continous shooting...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 21 December 2011 by C. Anthony
(Verified Purchase)

I previously owned the SX20. I often used it for bird photography. I loved it but at 20x it was easy to lose the subject of the shot; it was then necessary to zoom out to find the subject, then... Read more…

Reviewed 25 November 2011 by Kedi1987

I was looking for an SLR camera having had one in my young days, but found the price was too high with the zoom that I wanted. I plumped for the sx40 having read reviews that indicated that the... Read more…

Reviewed 8 March 2012 by Bamalam
(Verified Purchase)

I can honestly say that this is the first camera, of any sort, that I have bought that I am completely satified with. First of all the 35x zoom is a joy to use. It is perfect for bird photography... Read more…

Reviewed 2 November 2011 by Public name

I owned the SX30 briefly, but gave it back because the results were frequently disappointing. The SX40 has the same (great) optics, but infinitely better sensor and processor. I have been... Read more…

Reviewed 8 January 2012 by Tim Harbour

This is what is known as a "Bridge" camera in that it bridges the gap between a compact camera and an SLR. Having owned both, I would say that is a very fair description. When considering a camera... Read more…

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon sx40, canon sx40h, canon sx40hs
Barcodes 00013803134551, 03610170532613, 03610480107464, 04960999795829, 08714574573021, 08714574573038, 08714574573045, 08714574573052, 08714574573076

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