Canon SX40 HS
Canon SX40 HS
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Why Has it Scored 88?
What is the Kagoo Score?
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What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?
Average Review Score
4.4 stars (170 reviews)
of Customers Would Recommend
4 Recommended Awards
The Canon SX40 HS has received four Recommended Awards from a number of expert reviews sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews.
Highly Recommended Award
It's received a Highly Recommended Award from gadgetspeak.com.
Buying Tip Award
This digital camera has received a Buying Tip Award from Magnus.de.
What Are People Saying About the Canon SX40 HS?
How Good Are Canon Digital Cameras?
Key Reasons For and Against
Average optical zoom
Has an image stabiliser
Smaller than average minimum aperture number
Has a built-in flash
Longer than average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Has an HDMI port
1280 x 720 pixels video resolution
380 battery life
1/2 to 1/2.5" image sensor size
Features multi burst mode
Has an orientation sensor
4000 x 2664 still image resolution
Supports custom colours
4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution
Average camera shutter speed
Average digital zoom
Lower than average megapixels
Only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
Very low maximum ISO sensitivity
Heavier than average
Smaller than average display diagonal
Slower than average flash recharging time
Very low display resolution
What the Reviews Say
Five people thought it had a long battery life
7 out of 10 people thought the Canon SX40 HS was well designed
The vast majority of people thought it was not difficult to use
Over 20 people thought it had nice technical features
6 out of 10 people thought it had good technical guidance
5 out of 10 people thought it had an OK noise level
More than 100 people thought this digital camera had a lens that was good
Over 90 people thought it took good pictures
Four people thought it had a good flash
Two people thought it is good for wildlife photography
Over 10 people thought it was not good in terms of size
Over 10 people thought this digital camera did not have a good screen or viewfinder
Most people thought it did not take good videos
Lower Than Average Megapixels
The lowest megapixels of digital cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The SX40 HS's sensor megapixels of only 12.1MP is in the lowest 23% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.
4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution
The highest image resolution of the Canon SX40 HS is 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower image resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. §.
Average Optical Zoom
The optical zoom of the SX40 HS of 35x is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 7% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.
Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution
This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as Full HD.
Has an Image Stabiliser
The SX40 HS has an image stabiliser, as do 69% of digital cameras.
Smaller Than Average Minimum Aperture Number
The Canon SX40 HS's minimum aperture number of only 2.7 is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 21% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.
Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity
The ISO sensitivities (max) of digital cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000. The SX40 HS's maximum ISO sensitivity of only 3,200 is in the lowest 27% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.
Average Camera Shutter Speed
The camera shutter speed of the SX40 HS of 0.000313s is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is longer than 60% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.
Has a Built-in Flash
The SX40 HS has a built-in flash. 67% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.
Heavier Than Average
Across all the digital cameras the weights range from 50g to 2.7kg, and the average weight is 310g. The weight of the SX40 HS of 557g is heavier than 85% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.
Longer Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the SX40 HS of 840mm is longer than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the longest 12% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.
Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal
The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras is 1", the largest is 6.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The display diagonal of the SX40 HS of only 2.7" is smaller than 73% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.
Has an HDMI Port
The SX40 HS has an HDMI port, unlike 74% of cameras which do not have an HDMI port.
1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution
The highest video resolution supported by the SX40 HS is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. In addition, this Canon camera supports video resolutions of 320x240 pixels, 640x480 pixels and 1280x720 pixels. The resolution of all digital cameras ranges from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best). A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080).
A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080).
Average Digital Zoom
The SX40 HS's digital zoom of 4x is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 40% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.
Slower Than Average Flash Recharging Time
The Canon SX40 HS's flash recharging time of 10s is slower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is slower than 83% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Digital cameras have flash recharging times of between 1s and 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 5.3s.
380 Battery Life
The SX40 HS is a camera that takes 380 shots battery life.
1/2 to 1/2.5" Image Sensor Size
This digital camera has a 1/2.3" image sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras. §.
Features Multi Burst Mode
The SX40 HS features multi burst mode, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not feature multi burst mode.
Has an Orientation Sensor
The Canon SX40 HS has an orientation sensor, unlike 93% of digital cameras which do not have an orientation sensor.
4000 X 2664 Still Image Resolution
The highest still image resolution supported by the SX40 HS is 4000 x 2664. That's 25% lower still image resolution than the most common resolution of 4352 x 3264. This Canon digital camera also supports a still image resolution of 480x480, 640x360, 640x424 plus 12 more values. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 6000 x 3368.
Supports Custom Colours
The Canon SX40 HS supports custom colours. 94% of digital cameras do not support custom colours.
Very Low Display Resolution
The lowest display resolution of cameras is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 600,000 pixels. The SX40 HS's display resolution of only 230,000 pixels is in the lowest 25% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.
The Canon SX40 HS has been listed on Kagoo since January 2017 and is currently ranked number 6 out of 490 digital cameras.
Value for Money
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What the Reviews Say
7 out of 10 people thought the Canon SX40 HS was fairly priced
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.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Canon SX40 HS
Canon SX40 HS Video Reviews
|5 Stars||91 Reviews|
|4 Stars||42 Reviews|
|3 Stars||7 Reviews|
|2 Stars||0 Reviews|
|1 Star||3 Reviews|
Canon SX40 HS Specification
|Image Sensor Size||1/2 to 1/2.5"|
|Still Image Resolution||1200 x 1200|
|Maximum Image Resolution||4000 x 3000 pixels|
|Supported Aspect Ratios||16:9, 3:2, 4:3|
|Energy Star Certified||No|
|Minimum Aperture Number||2.7|
|Maximum Aperture Number||5.8|
|Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)||840mm|
|Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)||24mm|
|Focal Length Range (F-F)||4.3 - 150.5|
|Lens Structure (Elements/groups)||13/10|
|Auto Focusing (AF) Modes||Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection, Single Auto Focus|
|Auto Focus (AF) Lock||Yes|
|Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam||Yes|
|Normal Focusing Range||0.05 - â/1.4 - â|
|Macro Focusing Range (Wide)||0 - 0.50|
|Auto Mode Focusing Range (Wide)||0 - â|
|Auto Mode Focusing Range (Tele)||1.4 - â|
|Normal Focusing Range (Wide)||0.05m|
|Normal Focusing Range (Tele)||1.4m|
|ISO Sensitivity||3,200, 1,600, 800, 400, 200, 100, Auto|
|Light Exposure Modes||Aperture priority AE, Manual, Shutter priority AE|
|Maximum ISO Sensitivity||3,200|
|Minimum ISO Sensitivity||100|
|Auto Exposure (AE) Lock||Yes|
|Light Metering||Centre-weighted, Spot|
|Light Exposure Correction||± 2EV (1/3EV step)|
|Light Exposure Control||Program AE|
|Camera Shutter Speed||1s|
|Slowest Camera Shutter Speed||15s|
|Camera Shutter Type||Electronic|
|Flash Recharging Time||10s|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization|
|Flash Range (Tele)||1.3 - 3|
|Flash Range (Wide)||0.5 - 7|
|Flash Exposure Lock||Yes|
|Maximum Video Resolution||1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels|
|Video Resolution||1280 x 720 pixels, 640 x 480 pixels, 320 x 240 pixels|
|Motion JPEG Frame Rate||24fps|
|Video Formats Supported||H.264, MOV|
|Analog Signal Format System||NTSC, PAL|
|HD Type||Full HD|
|Compatible Memory Card||SD / SDHC / SDXC / SDIO|
|Field of View||100%|
|Display Resolution||230,000 Pixels|
|Ports & Interfaces|
|Image Processor||DIGIC 5|
|White Balance||Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten|
|Photo Effects||Black&White, Neutral, Positive film, Sepia, Skin tones, Vivid|
|Maximum Playback Zoom||10x|
|Image Editing||Resizing, Rotating|
|Camera File System||DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3|
|Multi Burst Mode||Yes|
|Camera Playback||Movie, Single image|
|Built-in Processor||DIGIC 5|
|Scene Modes||Beach, Fireworks, Landscape (scenery), Night, Portrait, Self-portrait, Snow|
|On Screen Display (OSD) Languages||ARA, ITA, TUR, THA, SWE, RUS, RUM, POR, POL, NOR, KOR, JPN, HUN, CHI (SIMPL), GRE, FRE, FIN, ESP, ENG, DUT, DEU, DAN, CZE, CHI (TR), UKR|
|Weight & Dimensions|
|Weight (Including Battery)||600g|
|Power Source Type||Battery|
|Battery Technology||Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)|
|Battery Life||380 Shots|
|Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)||10 - 90|
|Operating Temperature (T-T)||0 - 40|
|USB 2.0 Port||Yes|
|Compatible Operating Systems||Windows 7 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3,Mac OS X V10.5 â 10.6|
|Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)||24 - 840|
|Camera Shutter Speed||1s|
|Video Memory Capacity||4GB|
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