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Canon PowerShot SX40 HS

PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras

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    Canon PowerShot SX40 HS

    Go far, get closer with 35x zoom

    Get closer with the PowerShot SX40 HS. An ultra-wide 35x optical zoom, great low light results of the HS System, Full HD and high-speed shooting make this the travel powerhouse for those who want it all.

    • 35x ultra wide-angle zoom with USM
    • Intelligent IS
    • HS System (12.1 MP) with DIGIC 5
    • Full HD, HDMI
    • 6.8 cm (2.7") vari-angle LCD, EVF
    • Smart Auto, Multi-area WB
    • High-speed Burst HQ
    • Manual modes
    • Zoom Framing Assist
    • Range of accessories
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    • Great low-light shots Great low-light shots
    • 35x ultrazoom with ultra wide-angle 35x ultrazoom with ultra wide-angle
    • 12.1 Megapixel CMOS 12.1 Megapixel CMOS
    • Steady shots in every situation Steady shots in every situation
    • Powerful DIGIC processing Powerful DIGIC processing
    • 1080p movies 1080p movies
    • Flip-out for viewing at any angle Flip-out for viewing at any angle
    • Aperture and shutter speed control Aperture and shutter speed control
    • Find your subject easily at full zoom Find your subject easily at full zoom
    • Auto mode with 32-scene detection Auto mode with 32-scene detection
    • Full resolution high-speed shooting Full resolution high-speed shooting
    • View stills and videos on TV View stills and videos on TV

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    Useful info

    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

    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.

    Product Specification

    IMAGE SENSOR

    Type 1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS
    Effective Pixels Approx. 12.1M
    Aspect Ratio/Colour Primary Colour

    IMAGE PROCESSOR

    Type DIGIC 5 with iSAPS technology
    Focal Length 4.3 – 150.5 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 840 mm)
    Zoom Optical 35x. Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom¹). Combined Approx. 140x
    Maximum f/number f/2.7-f/5.8
    Construction 13 elements in 10 groups (1 Hi-UD lens, 1 UD lens and 1 double-sided aspherical lens)
    Image Stabilisation Yes (lens shift-type). Intelligent IS
    Ultrasonic Motor (USM) Yes, zoom

    FOCUSING

    Type TTL
    AF System/ Points Face Detection, 1-point AF (Any position is available, fixed to centre or Face Select and Track)
    AF Modes 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)
    AF Lock On/Off Selectable
    AF Assist Beam Yes
    Manual Focus Yes
    Focus Bracketing Yes
    Closest Focusing Distance 0 cm (W) from front of lens in Macro

    EXPOSURE CONTROL

    Metering modes Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF or FlexiZone AF frame)
    AE Lock Yes
    Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
    Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
    AEB 1/3 – 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
    ISO sensitivity* AUTO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200

    SHUTTER

    Speed 1 – 1/3200 sec. (factory default)
    15 – 1/3200 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)

    WHITE BALANCE

    Type TTL
    Settings Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom. Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto

    VIEWFINDER

    Viewfinder EVF (0.20 type), 4:3 aspect ratio, Approx. 202,000 dots
    Viewfinder / Coverage Approx. 100%
    Dioptre Correction Yes

    LCD MONITOR

    Monitor Vari-angle 6.8 cm (2.7”) PureColor II VA (TFT), Approx. 230,000 dots
    Coverage Approx. 100%
    Brightness Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD

    FLASH

    Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
    Slow Sync Speed Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.
    Red-Eye Reduction Yes
    Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE, Safety FE, Smart Flash Exposure
    Flash Exposure Lock Yes
    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 Yes
    Built-in Flash Range 50 cm – 7.0 m (W) / 1.4 m – 3.0 m (T)
    External Flash E-TTL with EX series Speedlites ¹

    SHOOTING

    Modes 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
    Photo Effects 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)
    Drive modes Single, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer
    Continuous Shooting 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

    Image Size 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
    Compression Fine, Normal
    Movies (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)
    Movie Length (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.

    FILE TYPES

    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
    Movies MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (stereo)]
    iFrame

    DIRECT PRINT

    Canon Printers 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)
    PictBridge Yes

    OTHER FEATURES

    Red-Eye Correction Yes, during shooting and playback
    My Camera / My Menu Start-up image and camera sounds customisation. Menu customisation
    My Category Image tagging feature
    Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
    Histogram Yes, live histogram
    Playback zoom Approx. 2x – 10x
    Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom
    Menu Languages 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

    INTERFACE

    Computer Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)
    Other HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible) A/V output (PAL/NTSC)

    MEMORY CARD

    Type SD, SDHC, SDXC

    SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

    PC & Macintosh Windows 7 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3
    Mac OS X v10.5 – 10.6 (Intel processor required)

    SOFTWARE

    Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
    Other PhotoStitch, Movie Uploader for YouTube, CameraWindow

    POWER SOURCE

    Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-10L (battery and charger supplied)
    Battery life Approx. 380 shots ¹
    Approx. 540 min. playback
    A/C Power Supply Optional, Power adapter ACK-DC80

    ACCESSORIES

    Cases / Straps Soft Case DCC-850
    Lenses Filter Adapter FA-DC67A (Compatible with Canon 67mm Filters: Circular Polarizing PL-C B, Protect Filter)
    Flash 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

    PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

    Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 122.9 x 92.4 x 107.7 mm
    Weight Approx. 600 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)
    Zoom ¹ Depending on the image size selected.
    AF Modes ¹ Some settings limit availability.
    Manual Power Adjustment ¹ Not all functions of the flash are supported.
    External Flash ¹ Not all functions of the flash are supported.
    Continuous Shooting ¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
    ² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
    Movie Length ¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.
    ² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
    Battery life ¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera (where included), except where indicated.
    Flash ¹ Not all functions of the flash are supported.
    • Standard Output Sensitivity / Recommended Exposure Index.
    • According to ISO 12232:2006 (20th April 2006) which specifies the method for assigning and reporting ISO speed ratings for digital still cameras.
    • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.
    • Subject to change without notice.

    Accessories & Supplies

    Power

    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.

    NB-10L

    A spare or replacement battery for your Canon digital compact camera. Genuine Canon batteries offer 100% compatibility, safety and performance.

    CB-2LCE

    A spare or replacement battery charger, perfect for travelling.

    ACK-DC80

    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.

    DCC-850

    Protect your Canon PowerShot camera with a soft case when you are out and about.

    Flashes

    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.

    Speedlites 320 EX

    Speedlite 320EX

    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.

    Speedlites 270 EX II

    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.

    Lens Accessories

    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.

    Canon new image management cloud service

    Canon Project1709 Beta.
    Your lifetime of images, now on the cloud

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