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9.0 out of 10 based on 122 reviews.
Canon Powershot SX40 HS: 12.8 MP (Megapixels), 35x optical zoom, SD Card storage, Yes image stabiliser digital camera. See full product description

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Graham, leeds Point & shoot

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
best camera ever
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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6 of 8 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 27 Sep 2012

Richard, Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Viewfinder good color and image quality. Image stabaliser very good on max zoom.
Bad points:
No dedicated case.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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3 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 25 Sep 2012

Sandy, exmouth Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Easy to work out manual modes, even if starting from scratch. Sharp focus, even at Max zoom. Several modes for different effects. Viewfinder enables use on sunny days. Led screen tilts so you can take shots of mushrooms etc without diving in the dirt. Very good battery life
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 11 Sep 2012

David, Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Fantastic value for money. An awesome zoom, simple to use and great quality images for the money. A genuine alternative to a full digital SLR with a range of lenses.
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 11 Dec 2012

Paul, Farnborough Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Unbeatable set of featured for the price
The zoom is amazing
Bad points:
No built in panorama but stitch assist and the provided software is easy to use
No built in HDR feature - but can be done using external software
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 04 Oct 2012

Charlotte, Leeds Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
fab camera
brilliant for a bridge camera
value for money
easy to use
has easy tips which really help
the 360degree view finder is a fantastic idea fir over crowd photos!!!
Bad points:
scratches easily with your nails at the front.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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7 of 8 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 03 Sep 2012

Laurence, Aldershot Point & shoot

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Great pictures especially in darker places.
Bad points:
Only complaint is the lens cap isn't as secure as it could be.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 02 Oct 2012

Product Features

Optical zoom ratio 35
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Digital zoom ratio 4
Type of image stabiliser Yes
Touchscreen No
3D No
Media format SDHC Card
Media format SD Card
PictBridge Yes
Weight (g) 600
Flash Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/15
Viewfinder LCD Monitor
Dimensions (mm) 122.9 X 92.4 X 107.7
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
Built-in flash Yes
Release date 2011-09-30
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 840
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 24

Also known as: Powershot SX40 HS, Bundle: PowerShot SX40 HS, Canon PowerShot SX40, Canon PowerShot SX40HS

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Manufacturer's Description

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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