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
    Safety Alert: Due to federal restrictions, this item cannot be returned by air mail. Customers in Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and other overseas locations can return this item to a Walmart store. See our returns policy for more information.

    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 181reviewers.
    Rated 5 out of 5★ by I wanted something that I could use at my daughters sporting events, and this camera is excellent for that. Every picture I've taken has been clear and crisp....even in the sports setting. I've had this camera a little over a month, and I've taken hundreds of pictures. If anything, that is my only complaint: All the pictures are so good, I find it hard to delete them! 08/23/2012
    Rated 4 out of 5★ by is okay i just purchased this camera. the 35x zoom is awesome. the battery life is great. it does seem a little heavy and bulky for my busy lifestyle. i wish it had an automatic lens cover , rather than a lens cap. i feel like with 2 young boys, traveling and everything that the lens will get scratch.i wish i could find a point and shoot close to this. 05/09/2012
    Rated 5 out of 5★ by Amazing camera This camera is loaded with features that you would only find on high-end cameras. Need to order a SD card, which is not included to make it work? Great telephoto lens. 05/28/2012
    Rated 3 out of 5★ by Great for some shots After much debate between an SLR and this camera, I decided that I didn't really need an SLR and chose the Power Shot for the high mp and zoom. The zoom is fantastic but I am not happy with the action shots this camera takes. My kids are young and are not in intensive sports yet, so I thought the Powershot would be adequate for what I needed. I was so unhappy with the Powershot, after taking it to a camera shop to verify I had the settings right I then ended up getting a Canon Rebel SLR. However I do still like the Powershot for the 35x zoom an SLR lens that gives you a similar zoom would cost a fortune so I still use my Powershot but for any active shots you can't beat an SLR. 03/30/2012
    Rated 5 out of 5★ by Great Camera This is a great camera, takes beautiful pictures and is easy to use. Definitely the way to go if looking for a good quality camera for a decent price, not top of the line but you wouldn't know it with the way the pictures come out. Only negative comment I have is that I would like for it to take pictures a little quicker in sequence but maybe I just haven't figured out how to do that yet since I've only had it for two weeks. Either way I would definitely recommend this camera. 05/28/2012
    Rated 5 out of 5★ by Awesome camera, amazing pictures Great wildlife point and shoot camera. Picture and video quality are exceptional. 06/09/2012
    Rated 5 out of 5★ by Great Camera for the price!! I purchased the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS to take on an upcoming vacation. I wanted to give myself time to experiment with all the features prior to my trip. The camera has met all of my expectations. I have been very satisfied with the user-friendly settings. I even tried taking a picture of the moon---I was absolutely blown away!! I simply held the camera one early monring and zoomed in and captured an amazing view of the moon. I can't wait to take it on my cruise. Thanks Canon!! 05/23/2012
    Rated 5 out of 5★ by Great camera for the price. Purchased this camera rather than a digital SLR and I am amazed at all the functions in this camera. Picture quality is great as are the videos. Cannon support for this camera is great. I called cannon support with a few simple questions and all were answered and I was given several web sites to refer to for even more info.Overall all I give this camera 5 stars. 09/29/2012
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