Canon SX40 12.1MP Long Zoom Digital Camera with 35x Optical Zoom 

by Canon | Item  #: 508879 | Model #:  SX40 |
Canon SX40 12.1MP Long Zoom Digital Camera with 35x Optical Zoom
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  • 12.1 Megapixels
  • 35x Optical Zoom
  • 2.7" LCD
  • Full HD Video (1080p)
  • Description

    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.

    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. The lens' 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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 24 frames per second, ensuring clear lifelike motion images with a beautiful cinematic quality. It also shoots beautifully detailed 720p HD video at 30 fps.


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    Effective Pixels: Approx. 12.1 Megapixels
    Total Pixels: Approx. 12.8 Megapixels
    Sensor Type: CMOS sensor
    Sensor Size: 1/2.3"
    Lens Type: 4.3 (W) - 150.5mm (T) Canon lens
    Focal Length (35mm Equivalent): 24 (W) - 840mm (T)
    Optical Zoom: 35x
    Digital Zoom: 4x
    Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
    Aperture: f/2.7 (W), f/5.8 (T)
    LCD Size: 2.7"
    LCD Type: TFT color Vari-angle LCD with wide viewing angle
    LCD Pixels: Approx. 230,000 dots
    LCD Coverage: Approx. 100%
    Viewfinder: No
    Viewfinder Coverage: N/A
    Autofocus Points: Not specified
    AF Assist Light: Not specified
    Continuous Autofocus: No
    Minimum Focus Distance: • 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)
    Shutter Speed Range: 15-1/3200 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
    Bulb Shutter Setting: No
    Flash Sync Speed: Not specified
    Flash Modes: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro, Smart Flash
    Flash Exposure Compensation: +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
    Recycling Time for Built-in Flash: 10 seconds or less (battery voltage: 7.4V)
    External Flash Connection: No
    Exposure Control
    Exposure Modes: C2, C1, M, Av, Tv, P Auto, Scene modes
    Exposure Compensation: +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
    Exposure Bracketing: No
    Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
    Metering Range: Not specified
    ISO Sensitivity: AUTO, ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200
    Auto ISO Options: Yes
    White Balance Modes: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom
    Shooting Specifications
    Shutter Release Modes: Single shot, continuous, and timer modes available
    Top Continuous Shooting Speed: Approx. 2.4 shots/sec. (in P mode). Approx. 10.3 shots/sec. (in High-speed Burst HQ mode).
    Maximum Burst: Maximum of 8 continuous shots per burst
    Picture Styles: Not specified
    Scene Modes: Movie Digest, Portrait, Landscape, Smart Shutter, High-Speed Burst HQ, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist
    Face Detection: Yes
    Panorama Mode: No
    Image Stitching: Yes
    HDR Mode: No
    Remote Control Option: No
    Playback Specifications
    Playback Functions: 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
    In-Camera Image Editing: Red-Eye Correction, i-Contrast, Trimming, Resize, My Colors, Focus Check, Histogram, Overexposure Warning
    Video Specifications
    Video Resolutions: 1080p (Full HD); lower resolutions also available
    Audio: Stereo
    Video Frames Per Second: 24 fps, 30 fps, 120 fps, 240 fps
    Computer Interface: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
    Video Out: NTSC/PAL
    Audio Out: Stereo
    Included Software: Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
    Media Storage
    Internal Memory: N/A
    Compatible Memory Cards: SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card, Eye-Fi
    Image File Formats: Exif. 2.3 (JPEG)
    Video File Formats: MOV (Image data: H.264 data: Linear PCM (stereo))
    Included Battery: Battery Pack NB-10L
    Other Compatible Batteries: None listed
    Battery Life (Images): Up to 400 shots
    Physical Specifications
    Operating Temperature: 32-104°F/0-40°C
    Operating Humidity: 10-90%
    Tripod Socket: Yes
    Waterproof: No
    Freezeproof: No
    Shockproof: No
    GPS: No
    Package 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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    Assembled Size

  • 4.84"W x 3.64"H x 4.24"D
  • 21.2 oz. (including the battery and memory card)
  • Component Country




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