Canon PowerShot SX-40 HS 12.1MP Digital Camera

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ITEM#: 13904235

Canon's SX40 high powered 35x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom (24?840mm) with Optical Image Stabilizer delivers magnificent images whether you are up close or far away. 12.1 Megapixel CMOS image 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. 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. Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition High Speed Burst HQ allows for continuous shooting up to 8.0 fps, while maintaining image quality and Super Slow Motion Movie records video at high speeds to allow playback in slow motion. 2.7-inch wide Vari-Angle LCD enables easy viewing from any angle Zoom Framing Assist button aids in tracking and capturing subjects during super telephoto photography.Improved Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting situations.


Megapixel 12 Megapixels
Battery Type Lithium
Color Black
Flash Type Built-in
Focusing Type Manual, Manual/Automatic, TTL Contrast Detection, TTL Phase Detection
LCD Screen Size 2.7 to 2.9 in.
Max. Zoom More than 15x
Product Features Face Detection, Image Stabilization
Shutter Speed 1/4 sec
View Finder Type Direct Optical, LCD Screen
Dimensions 4.0x3.0x4.0
Warranty 1 year Limited Manufacturer
Country of Origin Japan

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  • Carole Boyd
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    Pleased with all purchases

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  • business coordinator
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    excellent, takes good pictures. convenient compact size

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  • canon digital camera
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    This camera goes on every single road trip w/ my family . Excellent picture quality.

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  • Best Camera Ever
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    This camera is one in a million......the quality of the pictures are phenomenal!

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  • Great Camera!
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    This Canon camera has a lot of features, more than I have mastered! It takes beautiful pictures! I am a novice so I can't comment on the technicalities, but I am enjoying it immensely. It holds over 1000 pictures, and the battery life is GREAT!

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  • Most Helpful

  • Love My New Camera!
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    I love this camera. I am by no means a professional photographer but still I have "an eye" for photography and want my pictures to come out like a professional. With this camera they do. The automatic settings on this camera do it all. Has all the bells and whistles. The zoom is fantastic. The picture stabilization feature works great. I took pictures of a bald eagle (boy was I lucky) 30 or 40 feet up in a tree without a tripod. They came out as clear as if he was 5 feet away. You could see his tongue and leg band in the photos. People said the pictures looked like they should be in the National Geographic and congratulated me on great photos. I credit the camera.

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  • works as advertised
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    After having a SLR years ago then using 3 point and shoot camera's, this Canon sx40 is what I was looking for. The zoom is great, and the image stability control makes taking pics easy with great results. I have no complaints at all with this Canon.

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  • Canon power shot sx-40 HS
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    I was disappointed to find immediately that there is no manual that goes with this camera. You have to download the CD which has hundred of pages of instructions. I tried out this camera for a week or two. The photos were not as sharp as I expected with such an expensive camera.. especially in the telephoto mode. Photos were fuzzy. Even in automatic mode, the sharpness and color was not there. Also It is very difficult to track an object you are trying to photograph without shaking. I guess that if you always used a tripod to stabilize the camera, the photos would maybe be sharper. There were just too many modes and functions to understand and takes way too much time to switch functions for a non DSLR. You would be better off with a DSLR.. If you choose to shoot mainly in automatic, this is not the camera for you..

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  • Great pictures, but somewhat confusing to use
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    I wanted something better than the run of the mill small digital camera but didn't want to spend a fortune. This camera was the perfect choice! It takes fabulous pictures, the zoom is phenomenal and it's a great size. What I don't like is that it is VERY confusing and no one can figure out how to use it properly. If you hit a wrong function and get yourself "stuck" in a mode you don't want, it is almost impossible to find your way out, and turning it on and off doesn't do the trick. Now don't get me wrong, I AM recommending this to others (as long as you are somewhat patient). I'm hoping the longer I have it, the easier it will be to "figure out" but I've taken it on two vacations thus far and have struggled greatly with it. When I hand it to someone else to take a photo with me in it, they too struggle to figure it out. It does come with instructions of course, but they are not all that helpful. Perhaps I am an idiot and others won't have the issues I do, but I do feel it's important to know it's certainly no "point and shoot" camera. The zoom feature is very user friendly, but sometimes just getting it in picture mode is challenging, and then trying to view the pictues you just took can also be an issue. It has many more features that I do not use and probably more than I will ever want but if you want a multifunctional camera with a lot of bells and whistles for reasonable money, then this is a great choice. If you want a simple aim and shoot camera, you might want to reconsider this one.

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  • Highly recommend this camera !!!
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    This is a great camera. It's very easy to use and takes great pictures. It also shoots great videos. My husband and I couldn't be happier with our purchase or with overstock. I have been purchasing from them for years and they have never let me down.

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Questions & Answers

  • Q:

    "Does this camera have a continuous shot feature in picture mode and if so, how many shots per second will it take?"

    • A:

      Yes, this camera does have a continuous shot mode. It shoots at 2.4 frames per second.

  • Q:

    "What is the GB on the - Memory Card Supported: Secure Digital (SD) Card?"

    • A:

      Manufacturers website says 16gb.

  • Q:

    "Can you use additional Lens on this Camera? Like a 18-55mm or 75-300mm Lens. For different Photo's...."

    • A:

      This item is not compatible with any of the detachable lenses.

  • Q:

    "Do I need a power adaptor to charge battery from 240 volt mains? If so can you supply?"

    • A:

      Battery Size Supported: Proprietary Battery Size Battery Built-in: No Battery Included: Yes Battery Rechargeable: Yes Battery Life: 400 Shot Battery Pack NB-10L (With Terminal Cover) Battery Charger CB-2LC/CB-2LCE

  • Q:

    "What is the shutter speed on this camera?"

    • A:

      The shutter speeds are 1-1/3200 seconds.

  • Q:

    "Will this camera take filters?"

    • A:

      Yes, it can take filters.

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