Zoom to Infinite Possibilities.
The PowerShot SX40 HS is a versatile compact point-and-shoot camera that easily captures amazing photos and videos.
The Canon HS SYSTEM boosts low-light performance with the new Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor and a high-sensitivity 12.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor. This advanced Canon technology delivers stunning image quality with reduced noise and blur. Colors are more vibrant and white balance is true-to-life.
The 35x Optical Zoom offers incredible reach and range, allowing you to shoot any scene, near or far. The Optical Image Stabilizer helps images come out steady and clear, and a 24mm ultra Wide-Angle lens makes it easy to take pictures of large groups of people, tall buildings, expansive landscapes and much more. The camera also features a 2.7-inch Vari-angle LCD for great shooting flexibility.
Packed with an array of powerful technologies, the PowerShot SX40 HS is a convenient digital camera capable of brilliant image capture.
The Canon SX40 HS is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Low light, Wildlife and more.The Canon SX40 HS is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Canon SX40 HS is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon SX40 HS: Durable, Easy to use, Excellent image quality, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good battery life, Good image quality, Good in low light, Good low-light performance, Great picture quality, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD, Lightweight/portable, Nice features/settings, Short lag time, Simple controls/menu, Super-sharp images and Zoom range/performance
Most Liked Positive Review
A telescope with a camera attached.
This camera was purchased as a replacement for my A3300 IS. It by far exceeded my prospects for quality and features. I had for some time been wanting to purchase a camera that had a manual mode and a strong zoom when the SX40 HS was announced. Having the good fortune of borrowing one for a week, I was so satisfied with the unit that I purchased one from a local store. I have played with all the shooting modes and the settings and have found the following information: The battery life is good...View full Review
This camera was purchased as a replacement for my A3300 IS. It by far exceeded my prospects for quality and features. I had for some time been wanting to purchase a camera that had a manual mode and a strong zoom when the SX40 HS was announced. Having the good fortune of borrowing one for a week, I was so satisfied with the unit that I purchased one from a local store. I have played with all the shooting modes and the settings and have found the following information: The battery life is good. I can shoot a day's worth of photos and videos for a small excursion on one charge. Charging is not long either. Flash is powerful; the camera has a shoe for an additional flash, but I have not found this necessary. Focus: my only complaint. The auto-focus is superb, but sometimes slow. Manual focus is cool, but hard to do as the only ring on the camera is a small ring on the back that takes a long time to rotate. Screen is great; variangle, high-quality. Zoom is UNBELIEVEABLE! It can shoot wide for huge landscapes and telephoto like a telescope. Overall, I am highly satisfied at this purchase and would reccomend this camera to anyone who is looking for pro-features in an inexpensive camera. I often quipped that I would like to have an adapter for my telescope so that I could put my A3300 on it. I no longer desire this as I have a camera with a telescope for a lens!
Most Liked Negative Review
Can't Give a Good Review
I'd like to review this product but it does not come with a manual and the "getting Started" guide does just that...gets you started. It does not explain a 10th of the settings and controls/functions on the camera. I am no camera pro, and I can't figure half this stuff out. I think I'll love the camera once I learn how to use it properly.
Reviewed by 129 customers
I had this a few months, my husband gave me for my early birthday and I was very please it's very easy to use and like other costumers it has a lot of settings you can choose. I just play all of them myself and figuring out so fast. the photos are very crisp and I tooka lot of photos far without any problems or blury. I had to took photos of a moon all the way closer. I love and highly recommend this, I guess this are more better than other camera.
I have had this camera for over two years. Over a vacation I took over 1000 pictures and a few videos and only had to charge the battery once. The image quality is great. It has a lot of features I have not really used yet.
I have been using this camera for 2 years now. I find that it is very easy to use. There are a lot of amazing settings on this camera, and they are easy to figure out. This camera does not come with a paper instruction manual, but it does come with one to load onto your PC. I did just that and read it, and had no trouble figuring out all of the settings. I truly wish I could download a photo with this review. I have done numerous photo shoots for my family, and now have other's asking me if I do it professionally. My latest subject was my 6 month old baby. I took over 300 photos, and only 3 were blury...not bad considering my subject doesn't stop moving! Colors are vibrant, images are clear. The auto focus does not take that long unless your subject continues to move (then set to sports mode or HQ setting). Hold down the button half way, and it quickly adjusts. I absolutely love this camera!
Got it in 2012 and love it! Point and shoot before an DSLR any day. Has more features than I thought, but you don't need to use them unless you really want to. The AUTO option works just fine for most shots. Needed a new camera, but was trying to stay away from the DSLR and I am glad that I did.
I purchased this camera because I love to take pictures of all the wild life in our area. I wanted a good zoom That plus when the grandkids are here I always have a camera ready on short notice for the cute things that happen. well the camera was really clumsy to hold and the flip out LCD screen was terrible. It wobbled and just the slightest movement it would move and then you lost what you were trying to see. The built in view finder was ridiculous. You couldnt see through that if you tried. The other bad idea was that you have to manually flip up the flash option. If you forget and you are in a dark place you have just lost your precious moment. I returned the camera and found something else with better options.
The powershot sx 40 hs is my new favorite camera! i love everything about it except for: the zoom noise, the time it takes to focus, and the weight. the good things are: the image quality, THE ZOOM, the ease of use, and all of the cool functions and options. i photograph birds and nature. it is a quick, fun, and easy camera to use. it really took the term Point and Shoot into account. over all great camera. some good ad-ons are the price and the slow-mo.
I have owned this SX50 for more than one year. I also owned the SX30 (sold to another Rangers fan) AND the SX40 which I still use. have taken approximately 500 GB of pictures with these 3 cameras, mostly at Rangers games. 10 FPS on the SX50 cranked it up to 300GB this season alone, because of RAW mode. 3 great cameras. The SX30 was purchased during the AL Championship Series and captured the moment ARod struck out, sending the Rangers to the 2010 World Series. It's shortcoming was the "continuous" mode, not being fast enough an no RAW mode. When the SX40 came out, it included 8 frames per second, solving the "continuous" mode that I needed. When the SX50 came out, camera RAW was included, making this the perfect camera. The zoom on all 3 cameras is outstanding. My seat in Rangers Ballpark is in Section 2xx just beyond first base. I have some great head shots of all 3 outfield position players. I've got some fine pictures of stealing of second base, one of an airborne Home Plate umpire trying to avoid a baserunner stealing home. I can't imagine what the SX60 will bring. Bulb maybe? I keep looking for a reason to go with a DSLR over the SX50 and can't find one yet.
I am dedicated Canon lover and fan! This camera is not only as handy as a point and shoot, but, works as good as a very expensive camera with replaceable lenses. I was on the balcony at my Daughter's Graduation and zoomed all the way in as close as front row. This was in a huge auditorium. Best of all, it is still smaller and compact. So compact, it fits in my Coach purse! Highly recommend!
Love the features, especially the 35x zoom! (I don't have to buy another lens)..I'm no professional photographer, and this one is perfect ( good for beginners too!)..had mine now for 2 years and it's still great!!..
I bought this camera last year and I was amazed by it. I absolutely love it. However, I am forced to give it a 4 starts review because after having it for a little over a year, I already need to service it. Since it's been over a year, it is now out of warranty and I have to pay for the repair. I get a lens error message since it seems the lens is stuck. I have no idea how this happened because I have never dropped it or anything like that. It is a good purchase but I think it shouldn't need servicing so quickly.