This Canon Power Shot SX40 is perfect for beginners and is loaded with the right kind of features. With manual controls, this 12 MP point and shoot camera brings creativity and excellence to every picture. The wonderful 35x optical zoom and Zoom Framing Assist function button make capturing subjects at a distance breezy.
Sensors and Optics
This 12.1 megapixel camera has a CMOS sensor that captures stunning images in 16:9, 3:2, 4:3 and 1:1 aspect ratios and allows Full HD video capture 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution . This camera has focal length of 4.3 - 150.5 mm with a 35 mm equivalent focal length of 24 - 840 mm. With its 35x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom, this camera brings distant images closer. Press the Zoom Framing Assist function button to pan out to the maximum telephoto range to locate your subject and release the button to return camera to original position without losing focus on that elusive subject. The lens has a 4.3 - 150.5 mm with a 35 mm equivalent focal length of 24 - 840 mm and has DIGIC 5 image processor for quick image processing and faster camera performance.
Body and Design
Adding to the visual appeal of this attractive black camera is the smooth, appealing finish. This elegant looking camera matches professionals cameras in its visual appeal and weighs 600 g and can be accommodated in compact camera-cases or your carry bags for secure portability. The camera has 2.7 inch vary-angle type TFT LCD screen with 230,000 dot pixels with a swivel axis for easy viewing and image composition. The electronic viewfinder has 5 brightness levels to accommodate different weather and light conditions. The ergonomic design gives quick access to one-touch buttons and the rotary jog dial located on the back panel.
Storage and Connectivity
This feature-packed camera supports SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards to save your photographs. The HDMI connectivity allows you to plug in your camera to an HDTV to view your photographs on a large screen. The high speed USB port can be used to shift images from the camera to your computing device and have ample space on the external memory card for more pictures.
The rechargeable Li-Ion battery gives 400 shots when the electronic viewfinder is used to compose images. When the LC monitor is used, this battery gives a backup of 380 pictures per charge cycle.
Bringing creativity and finesse and photography, this camera has a multitude of features. This Canon camera has 32 shooting modes including the Handheld Night scene that shoots images in the dark to capture high-speed images and combine them for a single picture with optimum exposure. The Lens shift image stabilizer detects camera motion and chooses the ideal shot setting for a blur-free picture. The Continuous Shooting feature in the Auto mode captures 2.4 shots per second that goes up to 10.3 shots per second in High-Speed Burst HQ mode to shoot objects in motion with wonderful clarity.