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  • Manufacturer: CANON
  • UPC #013803134551
  • Model #CANON SX40
    • 35x Wide Zoom
    • HDMI Output
    • Full HD 1080p Video



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    Canon Powershot SX40 HS 12.1 MP Digital Camera - Black

    Detailed Description
    (Manufacturer # CANON SX40 )


    Zoom to Infinite Possibilities.

    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.

    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.

    Optical Image Stabilizer

    Handheld shooting can often lead to camera shake, making photos and videos blurry. Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer is a sophisticated system that uses lens-shift technology to correct for unwanted camera movement. It makes handheld photography more practical, providing excellent image quality in many difficult shooting situations: outdoors at dusk, inside without a flash, and even at the telephoto end of the zoom range without a tripod. For photos, it enables shooting at slower shutter speeds, accommodating more low-light shooting situations than ever before without having to boost ISO sensitivity. With camera shake and vibration reduced, you get a sharper, steadier image. And because it is an optical system, there is none of the image degradation typical with electronic image stabilizers.

    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.

    Dedicated Movie Button, Wind filter feature and Optical Zoom for easy video capture

    It's never been easier to shoot videos with a PowerShot digital camera. The PowerShot SX260 HS has a dedicated movie button that lets you start and stop recording instantly. There is no need to go through layers of menus or operate switches or dials to switch to and from video recording mode. The camera is always ready to shoot stills or video whenever you want. The PowerShot SX260 HS also incorporates an electronic wind filter, which suppresses wind noise that can muffle or distort the sound. And unlike less sophisticated point-and-shoot cameras, the PowerShot SX260 HS lets you use the full range of optical zoom when you're shooting a video.

    HDTV playback via HDMI output and CEC

    It's easy to enjoy and share the videos you shoot with the PowerShot SX260 HS. Simply connect its HDMI terminal to your HDTV using an HDMI cable. And because the PowerShot SX260 HS supports HDMI-CEC technology, you'll be able to control the playback of your images and videos on any CEC-enabled HDTV using the TV's remote control. (CEC - Consumer Electronic Control - is part of the HDMI specification, enabling components in a system to communicate with one another.) q


    Image Capture Device
    Type12.1 Megapixels 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor
    Total PixelsApprox. 12.8 Megapixels
    Effective PixelsApprox. 12.1 Megapixels
    Focal Length4.3 (W) - 150.5mm (T) (35mm film equivalent: 24 (W) - 840mm (T))
    Digital ZoomApprox. 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
    Optical Viewfinder Optical N/A.

    Electronic Viewfinder available (Effective dots: Approx. 202,000 (67,000 x3))
    LCD Monitor2.7-inch TFT color Vari-angle LCD with wide viewing angle
    LCD PixelsApprox. 230,000 dots
    LCD CoverageApprox. 100%
    Aperture and Shutter
    Maximum Aperturef/2.7 (W), f/5.8 (T)
    Shutter Speed 1-1/3200 sec.

    15-1/3200 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
    Exposure Control
    SensitivityAUTO, 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 MethodAE Lock
    Exposure Compensation+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
    White Balance
    White Balance Control Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom

    *Facial color is evaluated in Face AiAF.
    Built-in FlashAuto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro, Smart Flash
    Flash Range1.6 - 23 ft. (W), 4.6 - 9.8 ft. (T), (50 cm - 7.0 m (W), 1.4 - 3.0 m (T))
    Recycling Time10 seconds or less (battery voltage: 7.4V)
    Flash Exposure Compensation+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
    Shooting 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 EffectsMy 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 ControlN/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.
    Image Storage
    Storage MediaSD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card, Eye-Fi
    File FormatDesign rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1 compliant
    Image Recording FormatNormal, 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
    Number 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

    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.
    Time 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.

    Playback Specifications
    Playback Modes FileStill 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
    Erasing Specifications
    Erase ModesSelect Image, single image, select all images
    Video OutNTSC/PAL
    Audio OutStereo
    OtherMemory 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 SourceBattery 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 TimeApprox. 9 hours
    Physical Specifications
    Operating Temperature32-104°F/0-40°C
    Operating Humidity10-90%
    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)

    What's in the Box

    • 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


    Technical Specifications   [return to top]
     Specification Value
    Type: Point and Shoot
    Megapixel Resolution: 12.2
    Video Resolution: 1080p
    Optical Zoom: 35
    Color: Black
    Screen Size: 3.0
    Storage Media: SDHC


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