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Canon PowerShot SX40 HS


Get closer with the PowerShot SX40 HS. An ultra-wide 35x optical zoom, great low light results of the HS System, Full HD and high-speed shooting make this the travel powerhouse for those who want it all.
Features

  • 35x ultra wide-angle zoom with USM
  • Image Stabilizer (4.5-stop). Intelligent IS
  • HS System (12.1 MP) with DIGIC 5
  • Full HD, HDMI
  • 6.8 cm (2.7") vari-angle LCD, EVF
  • Smart Auto, Multi-area WB
  • High-speed Burst HQ
  • Manual modes
  • Zoom Framing Assist
  • Range of accessories

Go far, get closer with 35x zoom


35x ultra wide-angle zoom with USM
A huge optical zoom including 24mm ultra wide-angle provides an incredible range (24-840mm) to suit everything from sweeping landscapes and indoor scenes to long-range close-ups of wildlife. The Ultrasonic Motor ensures highly accurate, near silent zooming even in movie mode.

Shake-free images with Intelligent IS
A powerful optical Image Stabilizer delivers sharp images in low light or when using the full extent of the zoom. Intelligent IS automatically selects the optimal image stabilisation mode from 7 options, to ensure clear, detailed photos and videos.

HS System with DIGIC 5
A powerful combination of the latest DIGIC 5 image processor and high-sensitivity CMOS sensor, the HS System lets you shoot with low noise and high image quality even in low light - reducing the need for flash or tripod, freezing motion without blur and increasing available flash range

Full HD Movies with HDMI-CEC
Record superb, Full HD (1080p) movies at 24fps with stereo sound. HDMI-CEC connection allows for loss-less viewing on a compatible HDTV and control of playback using the TV remote.

Vari-angle LCD and Viewfinder
A 6.8 cm (2.7”) vari-angle PureColor II VA LCD provides excellent visibility and enables easy framing from difficult angles. The Electronic Viewfinder can give steadier aiming.

Smart Auto with Multi-area WB
Smart Auto is truly automatic, allowing the camera to detect from 32 different scenes (21 in movies), ensuring optimum results. Multi-area White Balance captures scenes in their natural colours even when illuminated by multiple types of light.

High-speed Burst HQ
Capture split second action in full 12.1 MP resolution, at up to 10.3 shots/sec. for up to 8 shots, using High-speed Burst HQ mode.

Manual modes
Manual modes let you take full control of the exposure to get the results you want. Easily choose your own settings such as aperture, shutter speed, white balance and ISO.

Zoom Framing Assist
Zoom Framing Assist helps you keep track of a distant subject when shooting with maximum zoom. At the press of a button it quickly zooms out of the scene - so you can relocate the subject - zooming back in the moment it’s released.

Range of accessories
An optional Lens Filter Adapter lets you attach 67mm lens filters from Canon’s EOS range. A hot-shoe allows use of Canon Speedlite EX flash units to increase flash range and expand your creativity.

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IMAGE SENSOR

Type

1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS

Effective Pixels

Approx. 12.1M

Colour Filter Type

Primary Colour

 

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type

DIGIC 5 with iSAPS technology

 

LENS

Focal Length

4.3 – 150.5 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 840 mm)

Zoom

Optical 35x. Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom¹). Combined Approx. 140x

Maximum f/number

f/2.7-f/5.8

Construction

13 elements in 10 groups (1 Hi-UD lens, 1 UD lens and 1 double-sided aspherical lens)

Image Stabilisation

Yes (lens shift-type), 4.5-stop. Intelligent IS

Ultrasonic Motor (USM)

Yes, zoom

 

FOCUSING

Type

TTL

AF System/ Points

Face Detection, 1-point AF (Any position is available, fixed to centre or Face Select and Track)

AF Modes

Single, Continuous (only available in Smart Auto mode), Servo AF/AE¹, Tracking AF

AF Point Selection

Manual selection using FlexiZone AF/AE, Size (Normal, Small)

AF Lock

On/Off Selectable

AF Assist Beam

Yes

Manual Focus

Yes

Focus Bracketing

Yes

Closest Focusing Distance

0 cm (W) from front of lens in Macro

 

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering modes

Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF or FlexiZone AF frame)

AE Lock

Yes

Exposure Compensation

+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction

AEB

1/3 – 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments

ISO sensitivity*

AUTO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200

 

SHUTTER

Speed

1 – 1/3200 sec. (factory default)
15 – 1/3200 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)

 

WHITE BALANCE

Type

TTL

Settings

Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom. Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto

 

VIEWFINDER

Viewfinder

EVF (0.20 type), 4:3 aspect ratio, Approx. 202,000 dots

Viewfinder / Coverage

Approx. 100%

Dioptre Correction

Yes

 

LCD MONITOR

Monitor

Vari-angle 6.8 cm (2.7”) PureColor II VA (TFT), Approx. 230,000 dots

Coverage

Approx. 100%

Brightness

Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD

 

FLASH

Modes

Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro

Slow Sync Speed

Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.

Red-Eye Reduction

Yes

Flash Exposure Compensation

+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE, Safety FE, Smart Flash Exposure

Flash Exposure Lock

Yes

Manual Power Adjustment

3 levels with internal flash (up to 19 levels with external EX Speedlites 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX and 430EX II. 22 levels with 580EX II¹)

Second Curtain Synchronisation

Yes

Built-in Flash Range

50 cm – 7.0 m (W) / 1.4 m – 3.0 m (T)

External Flash

E-TTL with EX series Speedlites ¹

 

SHOOTING

Modes

Smart Auto (32 scenes detected), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom1, Custom2, Sports, SCN (Movie Digest, Portrait, Landscape, Smart Shutter(Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), High-speed Burst HQ, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light (3.0MP), Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Stich Assist), Creative Filters (Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap)

Modes in Movie

Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), Standard, Program AE, Portrait, Landscape, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie

Photo Effects

My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)

Drive modes

Single, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer

Continuous Shooting

Approx. 2.4 shots/sec., AF: Approx. 0.8 shots/sec., LV: Approx. 0.9 shots/sec., High-speed Burst HQ: Approx. 10.3 shots/sec., up to 8 shots¹ ²

 

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size

4:3 - (L) 4000 x 3000, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480
16:9 - (L) 4000 x 2248, (M1) 2816 x 1584, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360
3:2 - (L) 4000 x 2664, (M1) 2816 x 1880, (M2) 1600 x 1064, (S) 640 x 424
1:1 - (L) 2992 x 2992, (M1) 2112 x 2112, (M2) 1200 x 1200, (S) 480 x 480
Resize in playback (M2, S, XS)
*XS is half the length and width of S

Compression

Fine, Normal

Movies

(Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 24 fps, (HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps
Super Slow Motion Movie (L) 640 x 480, 120fps, (M) 320 x 240, 240fps
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps
iFrame Movie (HD)

Movie Length

(Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec.¹
(L) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour ²
(Super Slow Motion Movie) 30 sec.

 

FILE TYPES

Still Image Type

JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant

Movies

MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (stereo)]
iFrame

 

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers

Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)

PictBridge

Yes

 

OTHER FEATURES

Red-Eye Correction

Yes, during shooting and playback

My Camera / My Menu

Start-up image and camera sounds customisation. Menu customisation

My Category

Image tagging feature

Intelligent Orientation Sensor

Yes

Histogram

Yes, live histogram

Playback zoom

Approx. 2x – 10x

Self Timer

Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom

Menu Languages

English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi

 

INTERFACE

Computer

Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)

Other

HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible) A/V output (PAL/NTSC)

 

MEMORY CARD

Type

SD, SDHC, SDXC

 

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & Macintosh

Windows 7 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3
Mac OS X v10.5 – 10.6

 

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing

ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser

Other

PhotoStitch, Movie Uploader for YouTube, CameraWindow

 

POWER SOURCE

Batteries

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-10L (battery and charger supplied)

Battery life

Approx. 380 shots ¹
Approx. 540 min. playback

A/C Power Supply

Optional, Power adapter ACK-DC80

 

ACCESSORIES

Cases / Straps

Soft Case DCC-850

Lenses

Filter Adapter FA-DC67A (Compatible with Canon 67mm Filters: Circular Polarizing PL-C B, Protect Filter)

Flash

Canon Speedlites (including 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 430EX II, 580EX II¹), Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite bracket SB-E2, Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3

Power Supply & Battery Chargers

AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80, Battery Charger CB-2LCE

Other

Lens Hood LH-DC60
Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100

 

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment

0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity

Dimensions (WxHxD)

122.9 x 92.4 x 107.7 mm

Weight

Approx. 600 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)

 

Zoom

¹ Depending on the image size selected.

AF Modes

¹ Some settings limit availability.

Manual Power Adjustment

¹ Not all functions of the flash are supported.

External Flash

¹ Not all functions of the flash are supported.

Continuous Shooting

¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.

Movie Length

¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.

Battery life

¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera (where included), except where indicated.

Flash

¹ Not all functions of the flash are supported.

 

Standard Output Sensitivity / Recommended Exposure Index.

According to ISO 12232:2006 (20th April 2006) which specifies the method for assigning and reporting ISO speed ratings for digital still cameras.

All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.

Subject to change without notice.

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