Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Black 12.1MP Digital Camera w/ 35X Optical Zoom, 2.7" LCD Display, HD Video

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By: Canon
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  • 12.1 megapixel resolution
  • 4.5-150.5mm zoom lens
  • 2.7" TFT LCD screen display
  • 1080p Full HD video
  • About this item

    The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS 12.1MP Ultra Zoom Camera lets you take stunning shots at 12.1MP resolution. The Canon 24-840mm wide-angle zoom lens features an impressive 35x optical zoom, so you can capture virtually any subject clearly. Improved Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for your shots based on 32 pre-defined shooting situations.

    Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Ultra Zoom Digital Camera:

    • 12.1 megapixel resolution with high-quality still images and video recordings
      Featuring 1080p Full HD video, DIGIC 5 Image Processor, Intelligent Image Stabilization, Smart AUTO, High-Speed Burst HQ, Super Slow Motion Movie, Zoom Framing Assist
    • 4.3 - 150.5mm lens with 35x optical/4x digital zoom
      Equivalent to a 24 - 840mm lens on an analog camera and featuring TTL autofocus and manual focus
    • 2.7" TFT LCD screen with image editing features
      Vari-angle, 230,000 dots resolution
    • Built-in flash with Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Auto Red-Eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off, FE Lock, Slow Synchro, Smart Flash modes

    Additional Features:
    • Mini HDMI port
    • 1 SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot (memory card not included)
    • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery for up to 400 shots
    • ISO Modes: Auto 100/200/400/800/1600/3200
    • File Formats Supported: JPEG, MOV
    • 4.84" x 3.64" x 4.24"; 21.2 oz

    Compatibility and Warranty:
    • Compatible with PC or Mac
    • 1-year limited manufacturer warranty

    What's in the Box:
    • Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Ultra Zoom Digital Camera
    • Battery pack
    • Battery charger
    • lens cap
    • Case for hot shoe cap
    • Neck strap
    • Interface cable
    • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM


    Optical Zoom: 35x
    Focal Length Equivalent To 35mm Camera: 24 - 840mm
    Macro Focus Range: 0 in - 19.7 in
    Type: 2.7" LCD display ,  35 x zoom lens - 4.3 - 150.5 mm - f/2.7-5.8
    Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction
    Effective Flash Range: 1.6 ft - 23 ft
    Features: AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation
    Viewfinder Color Support: Color
    Self Timer Delay: 30 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 0 - 10 sec
    Additional Features: Audio recording, direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, built-in speaker, digital noise reduction, date/time stamp, DPOF support, display brightness control, digital image rotation, camera orientation detection, PictBridge support, histogram display, focus bracketing, AE lock, AF lock, FE lock, cropping an image, resizing an image, Smile Detection Auto Shutter, Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB, Face Detection Self-timer, i-Contrast (Intelligent Contrast Correction) system, in-camera red-eye fix, in-camera movie editing, 1080p Full HD movie recording, AF/AE tracking, Exif Print support, Blink Detection technology, Motion Detection Technology, Smile Detection technology, Subject Detection technology, Wink Self-timer, Smart Flash Exposure, HS System, Zoom Framing Assist, Eye-Fi Card Ready, Subject tracking technology, high-speed recording, Smart AUTO
    Connector Type: 1 x Hi-Speed USB 1 x composite video/audio output 1 x HDMI output
    Operating System Support: MS Windows 7, MS Windows XP SP3, MS Windows Vista SP2, Apple Mac OS X 10.5 - 10.6
    Software: Drivers & Utilities, Canon PhotoStitch, Canon ZoomBrowser EX, Canon ImageBrowser
    Model No.: 5251B001
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.25
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.5 x 5.8 x 5.0
    Assembled in Country of Origin: USA or Imported
    Origin of Components: USA or Imported
    Walmart No.: 610517

    Customer reviews

    Customer Reviews | 182 reviews | 4.7 out of 5

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    Customer review by PacificNorthwest

    5.0 stars by PacificNorthwest

    Pros: I purchased this camera the first day it became available, with the hopes that the low light performance issues of earlier models had been resolved. I am happy to say that the low light performance of this model is great. I have an earlier model, Canon PowerShot S5 IS, and was very happy with that camera but have found more "noise" in the photos than I would have liked. The new PowerShot SX40 HS, has improved low light performance, and improved image stablization. I took pics with both cameras for comparison, and have found amazing improvements with the SX40 over the earlier model. This camera takes great pictures. Cons: My only two complaints are: 1) As is becoming more typical with manufacturers, you receive an abbreviated manual with the camera, but the more in depth manual is provided on disc. Somewhat inconvenient. 2) The lens cap doesn't stay on much better than previous models. All things considered, I highly recommend this model.

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    Pacific Northwest
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Usage:Every few days

    Customer review by kint

    5.0 stars by kint

    I bought this camera yesterday to take to the Gr Smoky Mts. I was very pleases with the quality, clarity and color of the shots I took. I have a Nikon D5000 DSLR and the shots I took today were very close in comparison to my much more expensive nikon. I bought this camera because with my nikon It is very difficult to carry a large camera bag with 3 lenses around on a senic outing/hike. I have previously owned a Canon SX20 and this camera takes much better shots. I only bought this camera for pictures as i don't take videos so i can't coment on the video capabilities. All the early reviews I read about this camera were right on. I would definetly recomend this camera.

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    North Carolina
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:55 - 64
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Usage:Every few days
    Easy to use, and great quality images!

    Customer review by carrie1200

    5.0 stars by carrie1200

    This camera is a great compromise for someone who wants all the ease of a point and shoot camera, along with the image quality of a DSLR. It's beginner-friendly -- most everything is self explanatory, and the camera guide (on a disk) is comprehensive. There are also enough manual controls to satisfy photographers with more experience. I've been using my new camera for around two weeks now, and have no problems whatsoever. The images are consistently clear and sharp, even in low light. The zoom is, of course, fantastic. I'd definitely recommend this to a friend! While it is expensive, it's very much worth the cost. Just don't forget to order your SD card! It's not included, and there is no internal memory!

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    Richmond, KY
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:18 - 24
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Usage:Every few days
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