[BUY] Canon Powershot SX40 HS Digital Camera - 12.1 MP, 35x Optical Zoom Rating Review

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Digital Camera is a versatile, advanced high-end point-and-shoot compact digital camera with photo and video capabilities, built-in flash, 35x Optical and 4x Digital zoom (140x Combined) with Optical Image Stabilizer System. It's easy to capture amazing photos and videos with the Canon Power Shot SX40 HS Camera. The Canon HS SYSTEM boosts low-light performance with the Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor and a high-sensitivity 12.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor. This advanced technology lets the Canon Powershot SX40 Camera deliver stunning image quality with reduced noise and blur. Colors are more vibrant and white balance is true-to-life. This Canon Camera sports a 35x Optical Zoom with incredible reach and range, allowing you to shoot any scene, near or far. The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS utilizes an Optical Image Stabilizer which 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. This Digital Camera also features a 2.7-inch Vari-angle LCD for great shooting flexibility. Packed with an array of powerful technologies, the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Digital Camera is a convenient point & shoot camera capable of brilliant image capture.

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Specifications for Canon SX-40 HS Digital Camera:

Image Capture Device
Type: 12.1 Megapixels 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor
Total Pixels: Approx. 12.8 Megapixels
Effective Pixels: Approx. 12.1 Megapixels
Focal Length: 4.3 (W) - 150.5mm (T) (35mm film equivalent
Digital Zoom: Approx. 4.0x, up to 140x in combination with optical zoom
Focusing Range: Auto
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 focus*
: * 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 dots
LCD Coverage: Approx. 100%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperture: f/2.7 (W), f/5.8 (T)
Shutter Speed: 1-1/3200 sec.
Total shutter speed range: 15-1/3200 sec.
Exposure Control
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
White Balance Control: Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom
: *Facial color is evaluated in Face AiAF.
Flash modes: 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), 4.6 - 9.8 ft. (T), (50 cm - 7.0 m (W), 1.4 - 3.0 m (T))
Recycling Time: 10 seconds or less (battery voltage
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Shooting Specifications
Shooting Modes: C2, C1, M, Av, Tv, P Auto*1, Sports, SCN*2, Creative Filters*3, Movie*4
: *1 Smart AUTO also available for videos
: *2 Movie Digest, Portrait, Landscape, Smart Shutter*5, High-Speed Burst HQ, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist
: *3 Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap
: *4 Standard, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie
: *5 Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer
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 of shots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.
Wireless Control: N/A
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
: Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically.
: Differs depending on the zoom position.
Image Storage
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 compliant
Image Recording Format: Normal, Fine
JPEG Compression Mode: Still Image
Videos: MOV (Image data
Number of Recording Pixels, 16 to 9:
Large: 4000 x 2248
Medium 1: 2816 x 1584
Medium 2: 1920 x 1080
Small: 640 x 360
Number of Recording Pixels, 3 to 2:
Large: 4000 x 2664
Medium 1: 2816 x 1880
Medium 2: 1600 x 1064
Small: 640 x 424
Number of Recording Pixels, 4 to 3:
Large: 4000 x 3000
Medium 1: 2816 x 2112
Medium 2: 1600 x 1200
Small: 640 x 480
Number of Recording Pixels, 1 to 1:
Large: 2992 x 2992
Medium 1: 2112 x 2112
Medium 2: 1200 x 1200
Small: 480 x 480
Playback Specifications
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
Playback Modes File, 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 Source: 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°F/0-40°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)

Features of Canon SX40 HS PowerShot Camera:

  • 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 creates the 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.
  • 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 video at 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.
  • 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, and Hindi)

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It's a graduation gift to be mailed in late April, so I won't use it myself! Pros: to be decided Cons: none

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