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Canon SX240 HS
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Canon SX240 HS Digital Camera

Camera Labs Recommended Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended
12.1MP 20x CMOS Feb 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Ideal for every family occasion, the PowerShot SX240 HS boasts an impressive 20x zoom lens and advanced Full HD movies in a compact body. HS System with DIGIC 5 and Intelligent IS give superb... More
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Three Industry Awards

This Canon digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by both Ephotozine and Camera Labs, both of which said that this Canon camera was good.

The editor of PhotographyBlog.com wrote that this camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on ten expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Camera Labs and Chip.de this compact camera camera has an average expert rating of 82 out of 100. If all the cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are ranked by average expert review score then this camera is in the top 9%.

Good Quality Lens

A number of Canon SX240 HS reviewers who purchased the Canon SX240 HS mentioned that it had a good zoom. Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert review site Ephotozine “The Canon Powershot SX240 HS offers a lot of optical zoom in a compact camera body” in their review of the Canon SX240 HS. Photographyblog.com mentioned on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The Canon PowerShot SX240 HS is a brand new travel-zoom camera for 2012, offering a massive 20x zoom lens and a 12 megapixel back-illuminated image sensor”.

Good Size

Several Canon SX240 HS reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was a good body shape. Expert review site Ld2.ciol.com wrote in their review of the Canon SX240 HS five years ago “It is slightly bigger than usual point-n-shoot cameras and has a plastic body with metallic edges, which gives it a robu” .

A number of Canon SX240 HS owners concluded that it was compact. Expert review site Digit.in mentioned “It is an upgraded version of the popular compact travel zoom camera - the Powershot SX220HS” in their review.

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Canon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

On average Canon compact cameras have good reviews compared to other brands as do all digital cameras manufactured by Canon.

Good Video Capture

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that the Canon SX240 HS was good for video recording. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their Canon SX240 HS review on expert review site Ephotozine “Full HD video is av”. Five years ago Photographyblog.com mentioned on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “Other key features of the Canon SX240 include a 3 inch LCD screen, full 1080p HD movies with st” in their review of the Canon SX240 HS. Photographyblog.com also mentioned “Full 1080p HD movies make the SX240 HS a”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Canon SX240 HS reviewer reckoned that the Canon SX240 HS had a good screen.

Good Technical Features

One Canon SX240 HS owner who purchased the product said that it had good features.

Good Connectivity

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Canon SX240 HS had gps. Expert review site Pcquest.com mentioned “Sx240HS has missed out built-in GPS, which is available in Canon SX260HS” in their review of this digital camera.

Easy to Use

One Canon SX240 HS reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert website Techsmart.co.za wrote “Canon’s PowerShot SX240 HS continues the company’s ongoing trend of producing accessible compacts that feel as comfortable in one’s hand as they are intuitive to photograph with”.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The SX240 HS supports video capability, unlike most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the SX240 HS which do not support video capability.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras which support video capability currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price].

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

At 20 times zoom factor, the SX240 HS has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the SX240 HS. The optical zooms of digital cameras of this type and age range from 0.17x to 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 20x optical zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price].

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (21x), or the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price] (30x) which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The SX240 HS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago also have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F[plb_1609335_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The SX240 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the SX240 HS also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F[plb_1609335_price] which has better reviews.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the SX240 HS is more than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras of a comparable age and spec to the SX240 HS. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Tungsten" and "Underwater" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Has Six Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the SX240 HS is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This Canon camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on cameras of this age and spec. The photo effectss "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of compact cameras that came out around the same time as the SX240 HS is 250mm, and the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 18mm to 1,000mm. The SX240 HS has one of the longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (500 millimeters) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Fairly Big Combined Zoom

Compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have combined zooms of between 3x and 1,600x, and the average combined zoom is 49x. With a combined zoom of 80 times zoom factor, the SX240 HS has one of the bigger combined zooms amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

The SX240 HS has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers (6.8) amongst cameras of this age. The biggest maximum aperture number of cameras of this spec and age is 1.8 and the smallest is 72.

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4000 X 2664 Still Image Resolution(s)

The SX240 HS has a 4000 x 2664 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. Most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 640 x 360, 1200 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2112 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1880 and 2816 x 2112 and 4000 x 2248. Across all cameras that are a similar age to the SX240 HS the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The SX240 HS has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) (461,000 pixels) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the SX240 HS. Across all the digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the SX240 HS the display resolution (numeric)s range from 1 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the cameras of this type and age the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 15s. With a slowest camera shutter speed of 15 seconds, the SX240 HS has a quite long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the SX240 HS.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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16 Reasons Against

Quite Low Megapixel

With a megapixel of only 12.1 megapixels, the SX240 HS has a fairly low megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Across all the similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the SX240 HS the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 12.1MP digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] is also worth considering.

If this camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F[plb_1609335_price] (12.4MP) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The SX240 HS does not support Full HD video, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SX240 HS do not support wi-Fi. The Canon SX240 HS is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Sony DSC-RX100M2[plb_1610616_price].

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Not 3D

Most compact cameras that came out around the same time as the SX240 HS are not 3D. The Canon SX240 HS is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-WX200[plb_1609944_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Canon SX240 HS does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the SX240 HS also do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) which you might want to look at including the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago, the SX240 HS is not waterproof.

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Heavy

With a weight of 208 grams, the Canon SX240 HS is fairly heavy compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the weights range from 20g to 840g.

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Only One Auto Focus (AF) Points

The SX240 HS is a one auto Focus (AF) points digital camera.

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the SX240 HS is more than most compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

At only 25 frames per second, the Canon SX240 HS has a quite low motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the SX240 HS. Compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have motion JPEG frame rates of between 15fps and 240fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 32fps.

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Only Has One Shooting Modes

The SX240 HS has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This digital camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the SX240 HS.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The SX240 HS has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the SX240 HS.

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Very Small Normal Focusing Range (wide)

The SX240 HS has a quite small normal focusing range (wide) (only 0.05 meters) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the SX240 HS. The smallest normal focusing range (wide) of digital cameras of this spec and age is 0.01m and the biggest is 0.8m.

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Fairly Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The SX240 HS has one of the bigger ISO sensitivity (min)s (100) amongst digital cameras of this age. The ISO sensitivity (min)s of cameras that are a similar age to the SX240 HS range from 10 to 200.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the SX240 HS the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2. At 3.5, the SX240 HS has a fairly large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Fairly Long Flash Sync-Speed

The SX240 HS has a fairly long flash sync-speed (1 second) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Cameras that were released more than two years ago have flash sync-speeds of between 0.0005s and 10s.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon SX240 HS

Released Over Five Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over five years.

Average Digital Zoom

The Canon SX240 HS has a relatively typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX220 HS[pl_1206_price], or the PowerShot A3300 IS[pl_66875_price] both from Canon.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Canon 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x), or the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price] (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 2.7 inches, the SX240 HS has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the SX240 HS.

If this Canon digital camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot G12[plb_1514037_price] (2.8"), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40[plb_2046319_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Canon SX240 HS has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most compact cameras that are a similar age to it.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], and the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] is also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this Canon digital camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the PowerShot A3300 IS[pl_66875_price] (CCD), or the PowerShot A3200 IS[pl_1463972_price] (CCD) both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Stabilizer Location
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)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
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
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Range (tele)
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
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Orientation Sensor
Custom Colour
Image Editing
Camera File System
Live View
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Built-In Processor
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)
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Networking
Network Ready
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Interface
Compatible Operating Systems
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed
Video Memory Capacity
Digital SLR

3 Awards

Camera Labs Recommended Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended

Expert Reviews

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14 September 2012

Sx240HS has missed out built-in GPS, which is available in Canon SX260HS, a 20x zoom point-and-shoot priced at 22k. Page(s) 1 PrintCommentEmailDiggDel.icio.usRedditTwitter HP Omni 120 PC: A...

27 July 2012

Canon?s PowerShot SX240 HS continues the company?s ongoing trend of producing accessible compacts that feel as comfortable in one?s hand as they are intuitive to photograph with. We have yet to... Read more…

12 July 2012

The Canon Powershot SX240 HS offers a lot of optical zoom in a compact camera body and has a number of features that the traveller will find appealing, although if you're after GPS you'll need to...

Ephotozine

26 June 2012

The new Power Shot SX240HS is a travel zoom point-n-shoot camera with 20x optical zoom, 25mm wide angle lens with 12mp and 10.3fps. It is slightly bigger than usual point-n-shoot cameras and has a... Read more…

1 June 2012

While a few may still be wowed by huge MegaPixel, most now know it?s the quality of the CMOS that gives quality of image, here you get a perfectly respectable 12.1MP and an excellent 20x optical... Read more…

The new Canon PowerShot SX240 HS travel-zoom narrows the gap to the market-leading Panasonic TZ series by offering a much longer zoom, more features and fixing some of the issues that afflicted...

PhotographyBlog.com

1 May 2012

Camera Labs

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS / SX260 HS review The Canon PowerShot SX240 HS and SX260 HS are Canon's 2012 pocket super-zoom replacements for the PowerShot SX230 HS. The headline feature with pocket... Read more…

15 April 2012

Last month Canon announced a refresh of its Powershot series of cameras. The Powershot SX240HS is the one we got our hands on recently. It is an upgraded version of the popular compact travel zoom... Read more…

18 April 2013

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1 February 2014

De Canon PowerShot SX240 HS is een compacte superzoom-camera met een slank, modern design en een indrukwekkende 20-voudige optische zoom-functionaliteit. Met daarbij de 24mm groothoeklens en de... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers canon pssx240, canon 6199b005, canon pssx240h, pshotsx240hsroz, canon pssx240hs, canon pssx240hss, canon pssx240hssl
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