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Canon SX40 HS Digital Camera

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12.1MP 35x CMOS Oct 2011
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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34 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews and Camera Labs all of whom thought that this Canon camera was good.

The editor of Gadgetspeak.com strongly endorse this Canon digital camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This Canon digital camera received a "Buying Tip" award from Magnus.de.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on fourty-one expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews this bridge camera camera has an average expert rating of 80%.

Excellent User Reviews

Based on 97 user reviews the average user rating of this Canon digital camera is excellent.

Good Quality Lens

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that the Canon SX40 HS had a good zoom. Dcresource.com wrote in their Canon SX40 HS review “The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS ($429) is a super zoom camera with one of the most powerful lenses on the market” . Dcresource.com also wrote “Conclusion The Canon PowerShot SX40 is a fairly large super zoom digital camera”. Expert website Cnet.co.uk wrote “A long zoom, creative scene modes” in their Canon SX40 HS review and scored the product 4 stars.

A number of Canon SX40 HS owners who purchased this digital camera wrote that it had a good lens. Expert review site Photographyblog.com said “The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS super-zoom camera has a remarkable 35x lens with an incredibly versatile focal range of 24-840mm” in their review of the Canon SX40 HS. Expert review site Dcresource.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “This 35X zoom lens has an incredible focal range of 24 - 840 mm, which should cover every possible shooting situation that you'll run into”. Expert website Cnet.co.uk mentioned “A sharp lens and plenty of creative tools” and gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars.

One Canon SX40 HS owner who bought the Canon SX40 HS said that it had a good image stabiliser.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few people who bought the Canon SX40 HS reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Expert review site G4tv.com mentioned in their review “The Canon PowerShot SX40 digital camera makes shooting photos even easier with a built-in 35x zoom” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Digitalcamerareview.com scored the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned “The Canon SX40 produces sharp, high quality images in most conditions” in their review of the Canon SX40 HS. Six years ago expert review site Pocket-Lint.com said in their Canon SX40 HS review “The Canon PowerShot SX40 will keep many a superzoom snapper happy thanks to the huge 24-840mm zoom and great image quality.”.

Some customers who reviewed the Canon SX40 HS considered that it had a good image sensor. Expert review site Digitalcamerainfo.com wrote in their review of the Canon SX40 HS “By simply replacing the SX30’s sensor with a more advanced CMOS model”. Six years ago Cameralabs.com mentioned in their review on expert website Camera Labs “The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS may be little more than the SX30 IS equipped with a new sensor.” and rated the Canon SX40 HS 4 stars. Steves-Digicams.com wrote on expert website Steve's Digicams “The new SX40 HS has a better CMOS sensor (12-megapixels” in their review of the Canon SX40 HS.

Three customers considered that the Canon SX40 HS had a good picture resolution. Pcmag.com gave the product a score of 4 stars and said on expert website PC Mag “The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS offers an impressive 35x zoom range, fast continuous shooting” in their review. Cameralabs.com mentioned in their review on expert website Camera Labs six years ago “The 720p video and paltry 1.3fps continuous shooting of the SX30 IS have now been upg” and scored it 4 stars. Expert review site Steves-Digicams.com mentioned in their review of the Canon SX40 HS “While the previous model had more megapixels (14 to be exact” .

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was good in low light. Computeractive.co.uk said in their Canon SX40 HS review “Low light performance was good, as was slo-mo capture” .

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Good Product Quality

Five Canon SX40 HS owners reckoned that the Canon SX40 HS was good quality. Expert review site Pcmag.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and said “Very good image quality” in their review. Expert website Cnet.com.au wrote “Long lens and excellent photo quality”. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on Expert Reviews “Immaculate image quality should compensate for people who are happy to take their time over photos”.

Good Support

Some Canon SX40 HS reviewers reckoned that this digital camera had good technical guidance. Ephotozine.com said “If it is manual controls that you particularly desire then there are a few cameras to consider, particularly with the SX40's price”. Six years ago expert review site Technobuffalo.com mentioned in their review “If big optical zooms, top-notch image stabilization and advanced manual controls light your fixed-lens digital camera fire, then the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS ($429.99 MSRP) is the ultimate kindling”.

Canon Has Good Camera Reviews

Bridge camera digital cameras built by Canon have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just bridge camera digital cameras) and found that Canon also has good reviews across its entire range.

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Good Video Capture

Some Canon SX40 HS reviewers who purchased the Canon SX40 HS agreed that it was good for video recording. Expert review site G4tv.com rated it as excellent and wrote “A dedicated movie button to shoot 1080P full HD video”.

Nice Design

One customer who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was neat. One person wrote in their reviews that it was smooth.

One person who bought it mentioned that it was good looking. Expert website Imaging-Resource.com said in their review “The Canon SX40 HS is simply a beautiful camera”.

Good Technical Features

Two people who reviewed it said that it had good features. Cnet.co.uk mentioned six years ago “It's rich in features, with a powerful zoom” in their review of the Canon SX40 HS. Expert website Cameras.co.uk mentioned “It has a great range of features that you can use to fine tune the camera to match your exact requirements”.

Easy to Use

One Canon SX40 HS owner who purchased it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert website Dcresource.com mentioned six years ago “The camera is easy to hold (though the grip could be larger”.

One person wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Techradar.com/au/ scored the product 4 stars and mentioned “They're also fantastic for travel photographers who benefit from the extensive zoom and full manual control” in their review.

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Good Size

Two people who bought the Canon SX40 HS thought it was compact. Expert website Techradar.com mentioned in their Canon SX40 HS review six years ago “Canon introduced the SX40 in September, at the same time as the compact PowerShot S100” . In the same month expert review site Digitalcamerareview.com wrote “The is the newest of Canon's all-in-one ultrazoom compact cameras”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer considered that the Canon SX40 HS had a good viewfinder. Photographyblog.com wrote on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The SX40 also offers a 12 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, 2.7 inch vari-angle LCD screen, electronic viewfinder, full” in their review of the Canon SX40 HS and scored it 4 stars.

Good Environmental Credentials

One Canon SX40 HS owner who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good in terms of recycling. Expert review site Ld2.ciol.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “35x Optical zoom (not offered by any other prosumer camera) and the super impressive recycle rate (0.4 seconds) delivering stellar continous shooting performance”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was quiet. Photoreview.com.au wrote “Voice coil (VCM) motor technologies, which provide smooth transitions between focal lengths and fast and quiet autofocusing” .

Robust

One Canon SX40 HS reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Six years ago expert review site Dcresource.com said “It feels solid in most areas”.

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The SX40 HS supports video capability, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the SX40 HS which do not support video capability.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras which support video capability currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price], or the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The SX40 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the SX40 HS also have a built-in flash.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The SX40 HS has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the SX40 HS.

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Electrical Viewfinder Type

This camera has an Electrical viewfinder type, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

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Fairly Wide Field of View

The average field of view of bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the SX40 HS is 99%, and the field of views range from 95% to 100%. At 100 percent, the SX40 HS has a fairly wide field of view compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the SX40 HS.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon SX40 HS is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the SX40 HS. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Has Five Photo Effectss

The SX40 HS has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of this age and type. This Canon digital camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SX40 HS. The photo effectss "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Supports Seven ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Canon SX40 HS is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The SX40 HS has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. In addition, this Canon digital camera have still image resolution(s)s of 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 640 x 480, 1200 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 2112, 2992 x 2992 and 4000 x 2248 and 4000 x 2664. Across all digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the SX40 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of a similar age and spec to the SX40 HS. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Canon digital camera. This digital camera also support a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the SX40 HS.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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MOV Video Formats Supported

This digital camera supports a MOV video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Supports Two Power Source Types

The number of power sources supported by the SX40 HS is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The power source type "AC" is also supported by this Canon camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Canon SX40 HS has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 24 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the SX40 HS is 4.5mm, the longest is 28mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 24mm.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 2.7, the Canon SX40 HS has a very small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The smallest minimum aperture number of similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the SX40 HS is 2.6, the largest is 19, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.5.

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19 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Two Canon SX40 HS owners who purchased the product concluded that it was not a bargain for the price. Six years ago expert website Trustedreviews.com mentioned in their review “Getting serious about photography is not a cheap endeavour”. Expert website Computeractive.co.uk wrote “This upgrade of the SX30 IS doesn't change a great deal” in their review of the Canon SX40 HS.

Several Canon SX40 HS owners who bought it concluded that it was not cheap. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk said “For a while it looked as though bulky, expensive bridge cameras were going to be squeezed out of the market by entry-level SLRs” in their review of the Canon SX40 HS but they gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ wrote in their Canon SX40 HS review “Bridge cameras are a great way for inexperienced photographers to learn more without having to invest in an expensive system” however despite that they scored the product 4 stars.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Canon SX40 HS does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the SX40 HS also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other cameras which also support wi-Fi to this camera and we think the Fujifilm S1[plb_2145007_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The SX40 HS does not support Full HD video. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the SX40 HS also do not support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Sony DSC-RX10[plb_2051754_price], or the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The SX40 HS is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the SX40 HS are also not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the SX40 HS, the SX40 HS does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The Canon SX40 HS is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the SX40 HS are also not waterproof.

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Very Low Megapixel

Digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SX40 HS have megapixels of between 12MP and 21MP. The SX40 HS has a quite low megapixel (only 12.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the SX40 HS.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Canon G1 X[plb_1397751_price] (14.3MP), or the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price] (16MP).

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The SX40 HS has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 2.7 inches) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the SX40 HS the display diagonals range from 2.7" to 3.2".

If you would prefer a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Canon G1 X[plb_1397751_price] (2.8"), or the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] (3").

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Very Small Normal Focusing Range (tele)

Across all the cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SX40 HS the normal focusing range (tele)s range from 1.3m to 5m, and the average normal focusing range (tele) is 2.4m. The SX40 HS has a fairly small normal focusing range (tele) (only 1.4 meters) compared to most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the SX40 HS.

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The motion JPEG frame rates of bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 24fps to 240fps. At only 24 frames per second, the SX40 HS has a very low motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the SX40 HS.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the SX40 HS is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on cameras of this age and type. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

The Canon SX40 HS has a fairly few total megapixels (only 12.8 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the SX40 HS. The least total megapixels of digital cameras of this type and age is 12MP, the most is 22MP, and the average total megapixels is 17MP.

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Only Has Two Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the SX40 HS is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently found light exposure modes is Shutter priority AE, but this light exposure modes is not found on this camera. The light exposure modess Auto and Manual are also found on this Canon camera.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The SX40 HS has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

A 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the worst image resolution amongst all digital cameras of a similar age and type to the SX40 HS.

The best image resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 5472 x 3648 pixels.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the SX40 HS has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. Across all the comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the SX40 HS the display resolution (numeric)s range from 460 pixels to 1,500,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 490,000 pixels.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

At only 3,200, the SX40 HS has a fairly low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the SX40 HS. Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the SX40 HS the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 1,600 to 26,000.

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Only One Number of Batteries Supported

The SX40 HS is a one number of batteries supported digital camera.

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Very Small Normal Focusing Range (wide)

At only 0.05 meters, the Canon SX40 HS has a fairly small normal focusing range (wide) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The normal focusing range (wide)s of cameras of a comparable spec and age to the SX40 HS range from 0.01m to 0.8m.

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Fairly Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

With an ISO sensitivity (min) of 100, the SX40 HS has one of the bigger ISO sensitivity (min)s amongst digital cameras of this age. The ISO sensitivity (min)s of cameras of a comparable spec and age to the SX40 HS range from 64 to 400.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon SX40 HS

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when this camera was released.

Average Optical Zoom

At 35 times zoom factor, the SX40 HS has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the SX40 HS.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] (50x), or the Fujifilm S1[plb_2145007_price] (50x).

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for 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.

If the memory card type of this bridge camera camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Canon G1 X[plb_1397751_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 557 grams, the SX40 HS has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SX40 HS.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the SX40 HS has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] (200x).

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras that were released around the same time as it.

There are a number of alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-RX10[plb_2051754_price].

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Total Megapixels
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)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
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
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Recharging Time
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
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
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)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity

6 Awards

gadgetspeak.com Highly Recommended Camera Labs Recommended Ephotozine Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended Magnus.de Buying Tip PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

(64)
1 June 2012

The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS is the type of bridge camera that should occupy the shelf of every photography lover who is a beginner and wants their first device to be a cheap but very capable one...

At first glance, the Canon SX40 HS is simply a beautiful camera. When you get it into your hands, it's only just beginning to delight you. You'll enjoy the color and detail it captures long after... Read more…

1 April 2012

The Canon Powershot SX40 HS is possibly the most advanced and powerful digital camera you can buy without stepping up to a Digital SLR. It has a great range of features that you can use to fine... Read more…

23 March 2012

Gadgetspeak.com

PowerShot are the larger of two small Digital Camera ranges offered by Canon. This unit is larger than most and on first glance could be mistaken for a DSLR unit. The main difference is that its... Read more…

6 March 2012

The win points for this camera are: 35x Optical zoom (not offered by any other prosumer camera) and the super impressive recycle rate (0.4 seconds) delivering stellar continous shooting...

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User Reviews

(93)
Reviewed 21 December 2011 by C. Anthony
(Verified Purchase)

I previously owned the SX20. I often used it for bird photography. I loved it but at 20x it was easy to lose the subject of the shot; it was then necessary to zoom out to find the subject, then... Read more…

Reviewed 25 November 2011 by Kedi1987

I was looking for an SLR camera having had one in my young days, but found the price was too high with the zoom that I wanted. I plumped for the sx40 having read reviews that indicated that the... Read more…

Reviewed 8 March 2012 by Bamalam
(Verified Purchase)

I can honestly say that this is the first camera, of any sort, that I have bought that I am completely satified with. First of all the 35x zoom is a joy to use. It is perfect for bird photography... Read more…

Reviewed 2 November 2011 by Public name

I owned the SX30 briefly, but gave it back because the results were frequently disappointing. The SX40 has the same (great) optics, but infinitely better sensor and processor. I have been... Read more…

Reviewed 8 January 2012 by Tim Harbour

This is what is known as a "Bridge" camera in that it bridges the gap between a compact camera and an SLR. Having owned both, I would say that is a very fair description. When considering a camera... Read more…

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon sx40, canon sx40h, canon sx40hs
Barcodes 00013803134551, 03610170532613, 03610480107464, 04960999795829, 08714574573021, 08714574573038, 08714574573045, 08714574573052, 08714574573076

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Panasonic DMC-TZ60 Canon SX40 HS
£ 244.99
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