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

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

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    Item Description

    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
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    Good, bad and bottom line - CNET Reviews


    The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS has a flexible lens range, very good image stabilization, excellent photo quality for its class, and shooting modes for every kind of user.


    The SX40 HS's shooting performance lags behind that of the competition and has a couple potentially irritating design points.

    Bottom Line

    If you're after a wide and long lens and excellent photo quality, the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS is a standout. In features, design, and performance, though, it's a bit lacking.


    Main Features
    Optical Zoom: 35x
    Lens System
    Type: 35 x zoom lens - 4.3 - 150.5 mm - f/2.7-5.8
    Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 24 - 840mm
    Macro Focus Range: 0 in - 19.7 in
    Type: 2.7" LCD display
    Camera Flash
    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
    Additional Features
    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
    System Requirements for PC Connection
    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
    More Information
    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
    Walmart No.: 000610517

    Customer Product Reviews

    Rated 4.7 out of 5★ by 178reviewers.
    Rated 5 out of 5★ by Fun, great photo's, simply awesome After owning the S1, S2, S3, S5, SX10, SX20, all of which I enjoyed shooting this camera is by far the best of the bunch, the image quality is so much better than the rest, I like the long zoom for bird photography and again the images are great. I wasn't sure about the battery after being able to just pop in AA batteries when ever needed but the battery life has been very good and I find that the 1 extra battery has been plenty for any weekend of shooting, the flash works very well and I also have the 270 ex II flash which is awesome and doesn't take up much room in my bag. I wouldn't mind having an owners manual for when I do have a question but I use a photo bert cheat sheet and that helps and is easy to carry in the field. I wish that it had filter threads, I have the adapter to attach a filter but you can't use the lens hood with it. I really like the controls they are really not that much different than older models. the image stabilizer is amazing, I have a bogen tripod but seldom use it. I took some video at my church inside of my grandkids on stage singing and I and my family were amazed at the quality of the video this is something that I need to use more often.The camera is a lot of fun to use and I look forward to getting out often with it. 08/14/2012
    Rated 4 out of 5★ by AWESOME CAMERA great camera i had it for 2 weeks now and its top notch just all i needs is a video light n and will be even more awesome 02/10/2012
    Rated 4 out of 5 I've had several Canon cameras and have never been disappointed and look forward to some great photos and movies with my NEW Power Shot SX 40..BUT I am diappointed that it does not have a user manual except for the on line version making it cumbersome to easily find help topics on specific camera "how to" questions I may have.. 12/06/2012
    Rated 5 out of 5★ by Love my SX40 I purchased the SX40 as an upgrade from my Sx10. Love all the extra features and effects. The zoom is incredible. I also like the fact that there is an adapter available to add my own filters to the camera. Battery life is good although I do miss the AA batteries that the SX10 used. The vari-angle LCD is the greatest thing to ever be added to a camera.One thing I absolutely do not like, however, is no manual included. I loved the small manual that came with my SX10. Just the right size to keep in my case for easy reference. I hate this downloadable manual. I can't afford to print it out, and turning on my e-reader to look up a feature isn't very convenient. 01/07/2012
    Rated 5 out of 5★ by A great intermediate camera with a ton of features This is one of my favorite cameras, It feels good holding it in your hands. It is a worthy upgrade from a SX10 SX30 SX110 And it takes a picture as good as my S100 - G11 coming from a point and shoot world never using raw,I am sure a advanced user could get a better picture from S100 - G11 but I am getting good quality photos without a lot of hassle using auto & P mode with the SX40.Very good image quality, good auto white balance, user-friendly design make the SX40 difficult to exceed in a single-lens camera unless you go to the canon G1X.. I was also very pleased with its image stabilization.The SX40 isn't perfect, but no camera is. The most improvement is lower noise even at 200iso and up in my test, with all my cameras except the S100, that said my canon G1X is the best here but it has that huge sensor in it.I am using a 8gb extreme pro sandisk card, I know it is a little over kill here. Note if taking alot of movies get a spare card just in case... The canon speedlite 270EX works great with this cameras hot shoe, I would highly recommend getting one when you can afford it...I mostly take pictures of bear in the Smokey Mountians (CADES COVE) and love chaseing the grand kids around taking their pictures. 04/15/2012
    Rated 3 out of 5★ by Can't Give a Good Review I'd like to review this product but it does not come with a manual and the "getting Started" guide does just that...gets you started. It does not explain a 10th of the settings and controls/functions on the camera. I am no camera pro, and I can't figure half this stuff out. I think I'll love the camera once I learn how to use it properly. 05/04/2012
    Rated 5 out of 5★ by Outstanding! I had accepted the fact that I was going to spend over a grand to get a new DSLR with lenses, and I was not happy about it. I came across the SX 40 by accident, but after reading the features/reviews, it had exactly what I was looking for all along (speed burst, latest sensor, super zoom, 1080p at 24fps, and manual controls)for less than half of what a new DSLR set up would cost. I'm not starting a photog business - I'm just growin' some kids. I figure I could buy this "tweener" to see if I really liked photography - and upgrade to a DSLR later if my passion bloomed. My first test shot indoors on Auto was just beautiful. The 35X zoom is, in a word, Unbelieveable! On my first day of shooting (yesterday) I was using the Tv mode to blur my kids arms for a butterfly effect (plan to do some 'light painting' today), shooting super slow motion dog runs, and taking smooth close-ups in Av mode. I have zero photography experience beyond point and click up until this point. All I can say now is - who needs DSLR? The SX 40 has everything a family on a budget needs without all the lens changes. I'm very pleased... 02/14/2012
    Rated 5 out of 5★ by The GO TO GUY!!!! This is truly a "goto" camera. The fact that it outputs its video via HDMI, makes for portability, ease of use and instant viewing after the shot. I have used this for multiple video events and shared upon completion of the event. It is a hit, and i bet a few more cameras were sold right after I did this. The picture quality rivals SLR quality, without the price. 03/23/2013
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