Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Compact Point-and-Shoot 12.1MP CMOS Sensor Digital Camera, with 24mm Wideangle, 35x Optical Zoom Lens, DIGIC 5 Image Processor, 2.7" Vari-angle LCD

SKU: ICASX40H MFR: 5251B001
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About the Canon SX40 HS

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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.

Canon SX40 HS Includes

  • PowerShot SX40 HS Body
  • Battery Pack NB-10L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LC
  • Lens Cap
  • Case for Hot Shoe Cap
  • Neck Strap NS-DC11
  • Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
  • Canon 1 Year Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Easy to use (67) , Excellent image quality (64) , Good battery life (57) , Nice features/settings (56) , Good low-light performance (49) , Large clear LCD (48) , Simple controls/menu (47) , Durable (46) , Lightweight/portable (37) , Image stabilization (9) , Zoom range/performance (8) , Good image quality (5) , Great picture quality (5) , Fast / accurate auto-focus (4) , Good in low light (4) , Short lag time (4) , Super-sharp images (4) , Great zoom (3)
Complicated controls/menu (10) , Heavy/bulky (8) , Poor low-light performance (7) , Missing features/settings (4) , Poor image quality (4) , Manual focus (3) , No hard copy manual (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (4) , Low light (4) , Wildlife (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (4) , Semi-pro photographer (2)

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Canon SX40 HS Features

  • Canon's high powered 35x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom (24-840mm) with Optical Image Stabilizer delivers magnificent images whether you are up close or far away.
  • 12.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor combined with the new DIGIC 5 Image Processor createsthe Canon HS SYSTEM for improved low-light performance up to ISO 3200 and enhanced image quality.
  • Capture stunning Full HD 1080p video in stereo sound with a dedicated movie button; zoom while shooting and play back videos on an HDTV via the HDMI output.
  • Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition. os on an HDTV via the HDMI output.
  • High-Speed Burst HQ allows for continuous capture at a maximum of 8 frames* while maintaining superb image quality and Super Slow Motion Movie records videoat high speeds to allow playback in slow motion.
  • 2.7-inch wide Vari-Angle LCD enables easy viewing from any angle.
  • Zoom Framing Assist button aids in tracking and capturing subjects during super telephoto photography.
  • Improved Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting situations.
  • Face Detection Technology & Smart Shutter
  • Special Scene Modes
  • Best Image Selection

Canon SX40 HS Specifications

Camera Type Compact digital camera with built-in flash, 35x Optical & 4x Digital & 140x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System
Total Pixels 12.1 Megapixels 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor
Effective Pixels Approx. 12.1 Megapixels
Focal Length 4.3 (W) - 150.5mm (T) (35mm film equivalent: 24 (W) - 840mm (T))
Optical Zoom 35x
Digital Zoom Approx. 4.0x, up to 140x in combination with optical zoom
Focusing Range Auto: 0 in. (0 cm) - infinity (W), 4.6 ft. - infinity (T)
Normal: 2 in. (5 cm) - infinity (W), 4.6 ft. (1.4 m) - infinity (T)
Macro: 0 in. (0 cm) -1.6 ft. (50 cm) (W)
Autofocus System TTL Autofocus , Manual (Shooting standby only in movie mode.)
Optical Viewfinder Optical N/A.
Electronic Viewfinder available (Effective dots: Approx. 202,000 (67,000 x3))
LCD Monitor 2.7-inch TFT color Vari-angle LCD with wide viewing angle
LCD Pixels Approx. 230,000 pixels
LCD Coverage 100%
Maximum Aperture f/2.7 (W) - f/5.8 (T)
Shutter Speed 1-1/3200 sec.
15-1/3200 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
Sensitivity AUTO, ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200
Light Metering Method Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**?
* Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF?
** Metering frame is fixed to the center
Exposure Control Method AE Lock
Exposure Compensation +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance Control Auto*, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom
* Facial color is evaluated in Face AiAF
Built-in Flash Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro, Smart Flash
Flash Range 1.6 - 23 ft. (W), 1.6 - 7.5 ft. (T) (50 cm - 7.0 m (W), 50 cm - 2.3 m (T))
Recycling Time 10 sec. or less (battery voltage 7.4V)
Flash Exposure Compensation +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Shooting Modes C2, C1, M, Av, Tv, P, Auto (Smart AUTO, also available for videos) Sports, SCN (Movie Digest, Portrait, Landscape, Smart Shutter*, High-Speed Burst HQ, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist)
Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer
Shooting Modes (continued) Creative Filters ( Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap )
Movie (Standard, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie )
Photo Effects My Colors Off, Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom
Self Timer Custom*, Approx. 2-sec. delay, Approx. 10-sec. delay
* Delay time (0-15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number ofshots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.
Wireless Control Not Available
Continuous Shooting Approx. 2.4 shots/sec. (in P mode)
Approx. 10.3 shots/sec. (in High-speed Burst HQ mode)*
* Maximum of 8 continuous shots per burst
Storage Media SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card, Eye-Fi
File Format Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1
Image Recording Format Normal, Fine
JPEG Compression Mode Still Image: Exif 2.3 (JPEG)
Videos: MOV (Image data: H.264 data: Linear PCM (stereo))
Number of Recording Pixels 1 Still Image: 16:9: Large: 4000 x 2248, Medium 1: 2816 x 1584, Medium 2: 1920 x 1080, Small: 640 x 360
3:2: Large: 4000 x 2664, Medium 1: 2816 x 1880, Medium 2: 1600 x 1064, Small: 640 x 424
4:3: Large: 4000 x 3000, Medium 1: 2816 x 2112, Medium 2: 1600 x 1200, Small: 640 x 480, RAW: 4000 x 3000
1:1: Large: 2992 x 2992, Medium 1: 2112 x 2112, Medium 2: 1200 x 1200 Small: 480 x 480
Playback Modes File Still Images: Single, Index (4-100 thumbnails*), Magnification (Approx. 2x-10x),Easy, Auto Rotate, Scroll Display, Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Jump, Smart Shuffle, Filtered Playback, Information Display, Resume Playback, Red-Eye Correction, i-Contrast, Trimming, Resize, My Colors, Focus Check, Histogram, Overexposure Warning
Videos: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Auto Rotate, Resume, Easy
*As viewed in LCD monitor
Erase Modes Select Image, single image, select all images
Video Out NTSC/PAL
Audio Out Stereo
Other Interfaces Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
Power Supply Battery Pack NB-10L, Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 (when used with AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80)
Shooting Capacity Approx. 400 shots (Viewfinder)
Approx. 380 shots (LCD)
Playback Time Approx. 9 hours
Operating Temperature 32-104 deg.F/0-40 deg.C
Operating Humidity 10-90%
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.84 x 3.64 x 4.24 in. / 122.9 x 92.4 x 107.7mm
Weight Approx. 21.2 oz (600g) (including the battery and memory card)
Approx. 19.6 oz. (557g) (camera body only)
Languages 27 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi, Hindi)
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