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Canon SX40 HS

$413.99
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Bridge 12.1MP 35x Yes Nov 2011
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Canon SX40 HS 12.1MP Digital Camera with 35x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch Vari-Angle Wide LCD
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Used - Canon SX40 HS 12.1MP Digital Camera with 35x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch Vari-Angle Wide LCD
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Canon SX40 HS Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Canon SX40 HS number 242 across all digital cameras.
94
Reviews
227 Reviews + 6 Awards
82
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 82?

It has good expert reviews and superb user reviews with an average overall rating of 86%, based on 227 reviews.
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 2018.
This Canon digital camera has some great features:
Bigger than average optical zoom
HS system with DIGIC 5
Zoom framing assist
Manual modes
High-speed burst HQ
Smart auto with multi-area WB
Vari-angle LCD and viewfinder
Full HD movies with HDMI-CEC
Shake-free images with intelligent IS
Has an image stabilizer
35x ultra wide-angle zoom with USM
Go far, get closer with 35x zoom
X ultra wide-angle zoom with usm<br>- image stabilizer (4.5-stop). intelligent is<br>- HS system (12.1 mp) with DIGIC 5<br>- full HD, hdmi<br>- 6.8 cm (2.7") vari-angle LCD, evf<br>- smart auto, multi-area wb<br>- high-speed burst hq<br>- manual modes<br>- zoom framing assist<br>- range of accesso
Features
Closer with the powershot sx40 HS. an ultra-wide 35x optical zoom, great low light results of the HS system, full HD and high-speed shooting make this the travel powerhouse for those who want it
Has a built-in flash
Average minimum aperture number
Range of accessories

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Canon SX40 HS Video Reviews

How Big is the Canon SX40 HS?

The Canon SX40 HS is 122.9mm wide and 92.4mm tall. It is 107.7mm deep and weighs 557g.

Canon SX40 HS front dimensions
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Canon SX40 HS In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Average Value for Money

Whilst the product is more expensive than 69% of cameras, it has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $413.99 we think it represents good value for money overall.

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Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the SX40 HS of only 12.1MP is in the lowest 20% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The lowest megapixels of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon SX40 HS has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Cameras resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the SX40 HS of 35x is bigger than 89% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The SX40 HS has an image stabilizer, as do 78% of digital cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The SX40 HS's minimum aperture number of 2.7 is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 30% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The SX40 HS's maximum ISO sensitivity of 3,200 is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 61% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the Canon SX40 HS of only 0.000313s is slower than 75% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon SX40 HS has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Heavier Than Average

The weight of the SX40 HS of 557g is heavier than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 14% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The weights of cameras range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Canon SX40 HS features multi burst mode. 87% of cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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Only 480 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The SX40 HS supports a maximum still image resolution of 480 x 480. That's 92% lower still image resolution than a 1712 x 1712 camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by cameras. The worst resolution of all cameras is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The Canon SX40 HS's display resolution of only 230,000 pixels is lower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is lower than 78% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The average display resolution of all cameras is 620,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels.

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Supports Custom Colours

The SX40 HS supports custom colours. 94% of digital cameras do not support custom colours.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon SX40 HS has an HDMI port. 73% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The SX40 HS has an orientation sensor, unlike 92% of digital cameras which do not have an orientation sensor.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the SX40 HS of 4x is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 24% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Canon SX40 HS's image sensor size of 0.435" is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 67% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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380 Battery Life

The Canon SX40 HS is a digital camera that takes 380 shots battery life.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

Digital cameras have display diagonals of between 1" and 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The display diagonal of the Canon SX40 HS of only 2.7" is smaller than 76% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Slower Than Average Flash Recharging Time

The flash recharging time of the SX40 HS of 10s is slower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the slowest 18% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the cameras the flash recharging times range from 1s to 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 5.6s.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The SX40 HS supports video capability, unlike 67% of cameras which do not support video capability.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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Product Identifiers

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