Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras
35x ultra wide-angle zoom with USM
A huge optical zoom including 24mm ultra wide-angle provides an incredible range (24-840mm) to suit everything from sweeping landscapes and indoor scenes to long-range close-ups of wildlife. The Ultrasonic Motor ensures highly accurate, near silent zooming even in movie mode.
Shake-free images with Intelligent IS
A powerful optical Image Stabilizer delivers sharp images in low light or when using the full extent of the zoom. Intelligent IS automatically selects the optimal image stabilisation mode from 7 options, to ensure clear, detailed photos and videos.
HS System with DIGIC 5
A powerful combination of the latest DIGIC 5 image processor and high-sensitivity CMOS sensor, the HS System lets you shoot with low noise and high image quality even in low light - reducing the need for flash or tripod, freezing motion without blur and increasing available flash range
Full HD Movies with HDMI-CEC
Record superb, Full HD (1080p) movies at 24fps with stereo sound. HDMI-CEC connection allows for loss-less viewing on a compatible HDTV and control of playback using the TV remote.
Vari-angle LCD and Viewfinder
A 6.8 cm (2.7”) vari-angle PureColor II VA LCD provides excellent visibility and enables easy framing from difficult angles. The Electronic Viewfinder can give steadier aiming.
Smart Auto with Multi-area WB
Smart Auto is truly automatic, allowing the camera to detect from 32 different scenes (21 in movies), ensuring optimum results. Multi-area White Balance captures scenes in their natural colours even when illuminated by multiple types of light.
High-speed Burst HQ
Capture split second action in full 12.1 MP resolution, at up to 10.3 shots/sec. for up to 8 shots, using High-speed Burst HQ mode.
Manual modes let you take full control of the exposure to get the results you want. Easily choose your own settings such as aperture, shutter speed, white balance and ISO.
Zoom Framing Assist
Zoom Framing Assist helps you keep track of a distant subject when shooting with maximum zoom. At the press of a button it quickly zooms out of the scene - so you can relocate the subject - zooming back in the moment it’s released.
Range of accessories
An optional Lens Filter Adapter lets you attach 67mm lens filters from Canon’s EOS range. A hot-shoe allows use of Canon Speedlite EX flash units to increase flash range and expand your creativity.
||1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS |
||Approx. 12.1M |
||Primary Colour |
||DIGIC 5 with iSAPS technology |
||4.3 – 150.5 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 840 mm) |
||Optical 35x. Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom¹). Combined Approx. 140x |
||13 elements in 10 groups (1 Hi-UD lens, 1 UD lens and 1 double-sided aspherical lens) |
||Yes (lens shift-type). Intelligent IS |
|Ultrasonic Motor (USM)
||Yes, zoom |
|AF System/ Points
||Face Detection, 1-point AF (Any position is available, fixed to centre or Face Select and Track) |
||Single, Continuous (only available in Smart Auto mode), Servo AF/AE¹, Tracking AF |
|AF Point Selection
||Manual selection using FlexiZone AF/AE, Size (Normal, Small) |
||On/Off Selectable |
|AF Assist Beam
|Closest Focusing Distance
||0 cm (W) from front of lens in Macro |
||Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF or FlexiZone AF frame) |
||+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments |
Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
||1/3 – 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments |
||AUTO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 |
||1 – 1/3200 sec. (factory default) |
15 – 1/3200 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)
||Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom. Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto |
||EVF (0.20 type), 4:3 aspect ratio, Approx. 202,000 dots |
|Viewfinder / Coverage
||Approx. 100% |
||Vari-angle 6.8 cm (2.7”) PureColor II VA (TFT), Approx. 230,000 dots |
||Approx. 100% |
||Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD |
||Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro |
|Slow Sync Speed
||Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec. |
|Flash Exposure Compensation
||+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE, Safety FE, Smart Flash Exposure |
|Flash Exposure Lock
|Manual Power Adjustment
||3 levels with internal flash (up to 19 levels with external EX Speedlites 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX and 430EX II. 22 levels with 580EX II¹) |
|Second Curtain Synchronisation
|Built-in Flash Range
||50 cm – 7.0 m (W) / 1.4 m – 3.0 m (T) |
||E-TTL with EX series Speedlites ¹ |
||Smart Auto (32 scenes detected), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom1, Custom2, Sports, SCN (Movie Digest, Portrait, Landscape, Smart Shutter(Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), High-speed Burst HQ, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light (3.0MP), Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Stich Assist), Creative Filters (Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap) |
|Modes in Movie
||Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), Standard, Program AE, Portrait, Landscape, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie |
||My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color) |
||Single, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer |
||Approx. 2.4 shots/sec., AF: Approx. 0.8 shots/sec., LV: Approx. 0.9 shots/sec., High-speed Burst HQ: Approx. 10.3 shots/sec., up to 8 shots¹ ² |
RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION
||4:3 - (L) 4000 x 3000, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480 |
16:9 - (L) 4000 x 2248, (M1) 2816 x 1584, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360
3:2 - (L) 4000 x 2664, (M1) 2816 x 1880, (M2) 1600 x 1064, (S) 640 x 424
1:1 - (L) 2992 x 2992, (M1) 2112 x 2112, (M2) 1200 x 1200, (S) 480 x 480
Resize in playback (M2, S, XS)
*XS is half the length and width of S
||Fine, Normal |
||(Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 24 fps, (HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps |
Super Slow Motion Movie (L) 640 x 480, 120fps, (M) 320 x 240, 240fps
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps
iFrame Movie (HD)
||(Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec.¹ |
(L) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour ²
(Super Slow Motion Movie) 30 sec.
|Still Image Type
||JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant |
||MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (stereo)] |
||Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only) |
||Yes, during shooting and playback |
|My Camera / My Menu
||Start-up image and camera sounds customisation. Menu customisation |
||Image tagging feature |
|Intelligent Orientation Sensor
||Yes, live histogram |
||Approx. 2x – 10x |
||Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom |
||English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi |
||Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible) |
||HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible) A/V output (PAL/NTSC) |
SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM
|PC & Macintosh
||Windows 7 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3 |
Mac OS X v10.5 – 10.6 (Intel processor required)
|Browsing & Printing
||ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser |
||PhotoStitch, Movie Uploader for YouTube, CameraWindow |
||Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-10L (battery and charger supplied) |
||Approx. 380 shots ¹ |
Approx. 540 min. playback
|A/C Power Supply
||Optional, Power adapter ACK-DC80 |
|Cases / Straps
||Soft Case DCC-850 |
||Filter Adapter FA-DC67A (Compatible with Canon 67mm Filters: Circular Polarizing PL-C B, Protect Filter) |
||Canon Speedlites (including 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 430EX II, 580EX II¹), Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite bracket SB-E2, Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3 |
|Remote Controller/ Switch
||AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80, Battery Charger CB-2LCE |
|Power Supply & Battery Chargers
||Lens Hood LH-DC60 |
Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100
||0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity |
||122.9 x 92.4 x 107.7 mm |
||Approx. 600 g (including battery/batteries and memory card) |
Trust Canon for guaranteed power performance. Extra batteries, battery chargers and AC adapter kits let you shoot photos and video for longer and review images without worrying about fading battery life.
A spare or replacement battery for your Canon digital compact camera. Genuine Canon batteries offer 100% compatibility, safety and performance.
A spare or replacement battery charger, perfect for travelling.
Power your Canon compact camera directly from a mains electricity supply. Ideal for shooting longer projects and powering the camera while it’s connected to a computer.
Softcases & Straps
Carry your compact camera comfortably and protect it from dust and scratches.
Protect your Canon PowerShot camera with a soft case when you are out and about.
Get creative with your lighting and explore new and exciting types of photography. Canon Speedlites deliver accurate flash exposures time after time, and is quick and simple to use.
Featuring Wireless Slave technology, a bounce/swivel head and a constant LED light source for video work, the Canon Speedlite 320EX opens up new creative possibilities for EOS photographers.
Speedlite 270EX II
Explore the creative side of lighting with the Canon Speedlite 270EX II – a compact flashgun that is as easy to use off-camera as it is in your camera’s hotshoe.
Off Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3
Use a Canon Speedlite off-camera while retaining E-TTL II flash exposure control.
Change your angle of view and bring distant objects closer with a teleconverter. Or fit optical filters to your camera with a filter adapter.
Lens Filter Adapter FA-DC67A
Attaches directly to the front of the camera’s lens, allowing the use of 67mm optical filters.
Lens Hood LH-DC60
Maintains image quality by preventing flare, and protects your lens against bumps and knocks.
Cables & Other Accessories
Stay connected with the correct interface cable.
AV Cable AVC-DC400 ST
Show photos and movies on TVs and displays that have composite video connections. Carries picture and stereo sound.
HDMI Cable HTC-100
Show photos and movies on TVs and displays that have an HDMI connection. Carries picture and stereo sound, and features gold-plated contacts to ensure a reliable connection.
Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
Transfer photos and movies from your camera to a PC or Mac computer via USB. 1.5m (5ft) cable length.