Prices(Prices as of 11/19/2012)
|$389||Beach Camera on Amazon|
|$349||Amazon (Typically free shipping)|
|$349||B&H Photo Video (Typically free shipping)|
|$5-$25||Additional SD (standard capacity) memory cards, 4GB-8GB, Class 4-6 (Class 10 is fastest)|
|$15-$75||Additional SDHC (high capacity) memory cards, 16GB-32GB, Class 10 |
|$50-$200+||Additional SDXC (extended capacity, used for video) memory cards, 64GB-128GB, Class 10|
|$30-$100+||Eye-Fi (wireless) SDHC memory cards, 4GB-16GB|
|$60 ||Replacement lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack|
|$50 ||Replacement battery charger|
|Weight||21.2 oz. |
|Included in Box||Battery pack, battery charger, lens cap, case for hot shoe (electrical outlet) cap, neck strap, interface cable, Digital Camera Solution software|
|Type of Media||SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card, Eye Fi (wireless) SDHC memory card|
|Sensor||1/2-3" CMOS sensor|
(Typical point-and-shoot: 1/2.3" sensor ratio. Larger sensors: 1/1.7")
|Viewfinder||Electronic viewfinder (202K dots) |
|Monitor||2.7" TFT color vari-angle LCD (folds out and swivels) with wide viewing angle (230k dots)|
|Video||1080p full-HD video in stereo sound with dedicated movie button; zoom while shooting|
|Flash||Built-in flash; 1.6'-23' range; recycling time 10 seconds or less|
|Zoom||35X optical zoom|
(Basic point-and-shoots: 3X-10X optical zoom. Superzoom: 10X-40X+)
|Photographic Values||Focal length: X4.3mm-150.5mm (film equivalent 24mm-840mm)|
Shutter speed: 15 seconds to 1/3200th of a second
ISO: Auto, 100-3200
|Manual Settings||AE lock, aperture priority, manual, shutter priority|
|Continuous Shooting||Up to 8 shots at about 2.4 shots per second in P mode; 10.3 shots per second in High-speed Burst HQ mode|
|Batteries||Rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack, about 400 shots per charge with viewfinder; 380 shots with LCD; playback time about 9 hours|
|Other Features||Zoom Framing Assist helps track moving subjects|
Face Detection keeps faces in focus
Smart Shutter doesn't take a picture until someone winks, smiles or enters the frame
SmartAuto system selects proper settings based on 32 predefined shooting situations
Optical image stabilizer (to prevent blur)
Self-timer with 2 second delay, 10 second delay and custom (0-15 seconds or 250/25/30 seconds)
|Warranty||1 year limited, parts and labor|
The manufacturer's detailed product information is available at USA.Canon.com.
What People Are Saying:
The SX40 HS is recommend by Consumer Reports; named one of the Top 4 Best Reviewed Ultra-Zoom Digital Camera Reviews at ConsumerSearch.com; and on a list of the seven best digital cameras for beginners at PCMag.com. User reviews are strongly positive, with most praising its still-picture and video image quality, optical zoom and wide variety of features.
- CNET: " If you're after a wide and long lens and excellent photo quality, the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS is a standout. In features, design, and performance, though, it's a bit lacking."
- DigitalCameraInfo.com: "Canon's PowerShot SX40 HS is a safe bet, but a good one. By simply replacing the SX30's sensor with a more advanced CMOS model, and keeping almost every other design feature the same, the company has succeeded in delivering an ultrazoom superior to all others we've tested so far this year."
- CameraLabs.com: "As an amateur tool the PowerShot SX40 HS cuts the mustard and is great fun. But we would only unconditionally recommend it if you can find a street price that shaves a decent chunk off the manufacturer's price."