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PowerShot SX40 HS

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Overview

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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.
 

Features

Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor
The latest-generation Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor brings phenomenal increases in processing speed and power. Improved chip architecture and algorithms deliver greatly expanded functionality with further refinement in image quality. Improved noise reduction produces clearer images when shooting in low light at high ISO speeds. Enhanced i-Contrast performance adjusts differences between light and dark areas to achieve even more natural-looking results. The faster processing speed also results in faster continuous shooting capability while maintaining full image quality. The DIGIC 5 Image Processor also makes possible a new, highly advanced automatic white balance system. Whereas conventional white balance makes an overall adjustment based on a single type of light source, the new Canon Multi-Area White Balance analyzes several areas of the image to determine whether different adjustments are needed, for example, for the main subject and the background.

Canon HS SYSTEM
The Canon HS SYSTEM lets you take bright, clear photos in an even wider range of shooting situations. Beautiful low-light shots are possible with minimal noise and maximum detail in highlight and shadow areas. The system is the result of two technologies brought together in PowerShot cameras: a high-sensitivity imaging sensor, which is able to capture more light; and the DIGIC Image Processor, which actively reduces noise with high-speed image processing. The 12.1 Megapixel Canon CMOS sensor in the PowerShot SX40 HS incorporates advanced light reception technology that enhances sensitivity. The new DIGIC 5 Image Processor provides a major boost in noise reduction, expanding the usable ISO range to an amazing high of ISO 3200. The Canon HS SYSTEM thus lets you use higher shutter speeds to capture clearer images with reduced noise and blur.

35x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom and 24mm Lens
The PowerShot SX40 HS is equipped with a Genuine Canon 35x Zoom lens that provides the telephoto power to bring your distant subjects incredibly close. It also features a useful zoom range that begins at 24mm wide-angle and extends to 840mm telephoto (35mm equivalent). The 24mm ultra Wide-Angle allows you to create shots with dramatic perspective and makes it easy to shoot sweeping landscapes, large groups of people and tall buildings. This superb lens delivers outstanding optical performance throughout its zoom range. It's advanced design employs UD glass, double-sided aspherical glass-molded and ultra-high-refraction-index glass lens elements to effectively suppress chromatic aberration while maintaining a remarkably compact size. The camera uses a VCM (Voice Coil Motor) for high-speed, quiet, energy-efficient lens movement with precise control.

Canon Full HD Video Advantage
In addition to the Canon HS SYSTEM, the combination of the advanced CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor in the PowerShot SX40 HS makes it possible to shoot crisp, clear high definition video. Imagine the fun and excitement of being able to shoot spectacular 1080p Full HD video with stereo sound that you can later watch on your HDTV or download to your computer to share with family and friends. The PowerShot SX40 HS shoots Full HD video at 241 frames per second, ensuring clear lifelike motion images with a beautiful cinematic quality. It also shoots beautifully detailed 720p HD video at 30 fps.2

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Type
Compact digital camera with built-in flash, 35x Optical & 4x Digital & 140x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System

Back to TopImage Capture Device

Type
12.1 Megapixels 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor

Total Pixels
Approx. 12.8 Megapixels

Effective Pixels
Approx. 12.1 Megapixels

Back to TopLens

Focal Length
4.3 (W) - 150.5mm (T) (35mm film equivalent: 24 (W) - 840mm (T))

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 focus*

* Shooting standby only in movie mode

Back to TopViewfinders

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%

Back to TopAperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture
f/2.7 (W), f/5.8 (T)

Shutter Speed
1-1/3200 sec.

15-1/3200 sec. (Total shutter speed range)

Back to TopExposure 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

Back to TopWhite Balance

White Balance Control
Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom

*Facial color is evaluated in Face AiAF.

Back to TopFlash

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), 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: 7.4V)

Flash Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

Back to TopShooting 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.
  • Back to TopImage 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: Exif. 2.3 (JPEG)

    Videos: MOV (Image data: H.264 data: Linear PCM (stereo))

    Number of Recording Pixels
    [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

    [1:1] Large: 2992 x 2992

    Medium 1: 2112 x 2112

    Medium 2: 1200 x 1200

    Small: 480 x 480

    Back to TopNumber of Recordable Images

    Image data

      16:9 3:2 4:3
    File Size (KB) 4 GB 16 GB File Size (KB) 4 GB 16 GB File Size (KB) 4 GB 16 GB
    Large (L) F 2,311 1,630 6,677 2,738 1,386 5,680 3,084 1,231 5,042
    N 1,105 3,352 13,727 1,309 2,873 11,766 1,474 2,514 10,295
    Medium 1(M1) F 1,210 3,094 12,671 1,436 2,623 10,743 1,620 2,320 9,503
    N 585 6,034 24,709 694 5,247 21,486 780 4,641 19,007
    Medium 2(M2) F 604 6,034 24,709 496 7,099 29,070 558 6,352 26,010
    N 300 10,972 44,927 246 13,410 54,911 278 12,069 49,420
    Small (S) F 113 24,139 98,840 133 20,116 82,367 150 20,116 82,367
    N 63 40,233 164,734 75 30,174 123,550 84 30,174 123,550
    Medium* (M) F N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 836 4,310 17,649
    N N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 418 8,046 32,946


      1:1
    File Size (KB) 4 GB 16 GB
    Large (L) F 2,301 1,652 6,769
    N 1,100 3,352 13,727
    Medium 1(M1) F 1,210 3,094 12,671
    N 585 6,034 24,709
    Medium 2(M2) F 420 8,046 32,946
    N 208 15,087 61,775
    Small (S) F 113 24,139 98,840
    N 63 40,233 164,734
    Medium* (M) F NA NA NA
    N NA NA NA

    * When shooting in Low Light
    • The approximate number of images recordable on memory cards other than the above can be calculated by using the above figures as a reference and extrapolating accordingly.

    Back to TopTime of Recordable Movies

    Movie data

      Standard iFrame Movie Super Slow Motion Movie
    Full HD: 1920 x 1080 HD: 1280 x 720 640 x 480 HD: 1280 x 720 640 x 480 320 x 240
    24 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 120 fps 240 fps
    Video Size (KB/sec.) 4,355 3,054 1,416 4,701 4,914 2,457
    4GB 14 min. 34 sec. 20 min. 43 sec. 43 min. 43 sec. 13 min. 35 sec. 12 min. 58 sec. 25 min. 46 sec.
    16GB 59 min. 40 sec. 1 hr. 24 min. 54 sec. 2 hr. 59 min. 3 sec. 55 min. 38 sec. 53 min. 7 sec. 1 hr. 45 min. 35 sec.


      Miniature Effect Other
    HD: 1280 x 720 640 x 480 Full HD: 1920 x 1080 HD: 1280 x 720 640 x 480
    5x 10x 20x 5x 10x 20x
    6 fps 3 fps 1.5 fps 6 fps 3 fps 1.5 fps 24 fps 30 fps 30 fps
    Video Size (KB/sec.) 573 287 143 246 123 61 4,355 3,054 1,416
    4GB 1 hr. 45 min. 52 sec. 3 hr. 21 min. 9 sec. 5 hr. 35 min. 15 sec. 3 hr. 43 min. 30 sec. 6 hr. 42 min. 20 sec. 11 hr. 10 min. 33 sec. 14 min. 34 sec. 20 min. 43 sec. 43 min. 43 sec.
    16GB 7 hr. 13 min. 30 sec. 13 hr. 43 min. 40 sec. 22 hr. 52 min. 47 sec. 15 hr. 15 min. 11 sec. 27 hr. 27 min. 20 sec. 45 hr. 45 min. 35 sec. 59 min. 40 sec. 1 hr. 24 min. 54 sec. 2 hr. 59 min. 3 sec.


    Back to TopPlayback 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

    Videos: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Auto Rotate, Resume, Easy

    *As viewed in LCD monitor

    Back to TopErasing Specifications

    Erase Modes
    Select Image, single image, select all images

    Back to TopInterfaces

    Video Out
    NTSC/PAL

    Audio Out
    Stereo

    Other
    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

    Back to TopPhysical Specifications

    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)

    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)

    All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.

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    PowerShot SX40 HS Kit Contents

    • 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

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    Disclaimer
    1. Actual frame rate is 23.976 fps.
    2. Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.