Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Digital Camera

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Product Highlights

  • 35x Zoom Lens (24-840mm Equivalent)
  • 12.1MP High Resolution CMOS Sensor
  • 2.7" Wide Vari-Angle LCD Display
  • 1080p Full HD Video with Stereo Sound
  • High Speed Burst Shooting @ 10.3 fps
  • Use Stabilization & Zoom for Video
  • 32 Advanced Smart AUTO Situations
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Powerful DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • Super Slow Motion Video Up to 240fps
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Canon's PowerShot SX40 HS Digital Camera raises the bar for optical zoom lenses--way, way up. This, ladies and gentlemen, is a 35x, 24-840mm equivalent, zoom lens, taking you from a true wide-angle to an ultra telephoto suitable for wildlife and sports photography and, who knows, maybe even pictures of the stars (just kidding about the astronomy pix, kids). And it comes with Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer so you'll be able to capture great shots even at super telephoto focal lengths without unseemly camera shake. A Zoom Framing Assist makes it easy to follow a moving subject, even using the super telephoto. 

The lens uses a double-sided aspherical glass-molded lens, an ultra-high refraction index lens, enhanced negative refractive power, and UD glass to correct wide-angle distortion and suppress chromatic aberration. With the 12.1MP CMOS sensor, you'll get high resolution pictures, whether you're shooting landscapes, pictures of the kids, or those 2 blue herons on the other side of the lake. 

The high resolution 2.7" Vari-Angle display screen makes it easy to frame and play back your photos and video--that's right, you also get gorgeous 1080p full HD video, which can be shot using image stabilization and full zoom, and, with stereo sound. The Super Slow Motion Movie function lets you capture everything in slow motion up to 240 frames per second. There's also Advanced Smart AUTO, which recognizes and sets optimal settings for 32 pre-defined shooting situations. Canon's proprietary DIGIC 5 Image Processor delivers faster, more accurate noise reduction for better image quality, even at high ISO ratings. This little beauty is ready to go out and play.

35x Wide-Angle Zoom Lens
Canon's high-powered 35x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom (24-840mm equivalent in 35mm) with Optical Image Stabilizer reduces camera shake to achieve amazing images whether you are up close or far away. Using the Zoom Framing Assist button aids the user in tracking and capturing subjects during super telephoto photography.
Vari-Angle Display
Large 2.7" wide Vari-angle LCD enables easy viewing.
Expanded Movie Modes
Shoots superb 1080p full HD video with stereo sound so you can fully capture those fun, memorable moments, and then view them with an HDMI output connector for easy playback on your HDTV. Dynamic mode enables users to use the Optical Image Stabilizer while shooting video in the wide-angle setting, and the Optical Zoom is now available while shooting video. Super Slow Motion movie mode allows you to capture high speed clips at up to 240 fps.
Smart Auto
Advanced Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting situations, such as Sports, Smart Shutter that recognizes and captures a smile in your subject, misses a blink, and knows when you step into a self-timer shot, Super Vivid colors, Low Light, Poster, Color Swap, the popular Fisheye and Miniature effects, Beach, Snow, Foliage, Fireworks, plus Stitch Assist for awesome panoramas.
DIGIC 5 Image Processor
This classically-styled camera has a powerful DIGIC 5 Image Processor and 12.1 megapixels, which makes it a perfect device for any shooter.
Improved Power
This camera comes with Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, which makes powering up simple.
My Colors
Customize your photos by controlling the colors with Vivid, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin, Darker Skin, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red and Custom Color.
Pixels Actual: 12.8 Megapixel
Effective: 12.1 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.3" CMOS
File Formats Still Images: JPEG
Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MOV
Audio: Linear PCM
Max Resolution 12 MP: 4000 x 3000
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization Optical, 3-Way
Lens EFL: 4.3-150.5mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-840mm)
Aperture: f/2.7 (W) - 5.8 (T) to f/8
Zoom Optical: 35x
Digital: 4x
Focus Range Normal: 2" (5.08 cm) - Infinity
Telephoto: 4.6' (1.40 m) - Infinity
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-3200
Shutter 15 - 1/3200 
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Evaluative, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: AE Lock, Aperture Priority, Manual, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Tungsten
Burst Rate Up to 10.3 fps at 12.1 MP for up to 8 frames
Self Timer 2 Sec, 10 Sec
Flash Modes Auto
Auto/Red-eye Reduction
FE Lock
Flash On
Red-eye Reduction
Slow Sync
Built-in Flash Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 1.6 - 23' (0.49 - 7.01 m)
Telephoto: 4.6 - 9.8' (1.40 - 2.99 m)
Memory Card Type SD
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Audio Recording With Video, Stereo
Screen 2.7" LCD Rear Screen (230,000 pixels)
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity AV Output
Audio Out
USB 2.0
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 10 - 90%
Battery NB-10L Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
AC Power Adapter AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80 (Optional)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.8 x 3.6 x 4.2" / 12.3 x 9.2 x 10.8 cm
Weight 21.2 oz / 601 g Including battery and memory card
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.4 x 5.9 x 5.0"
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Digital Camera
  • Lens Cap (with Strap)
  • Neck Strap NS-DC11
  • Case for Hot Shoe Cap
  • Battery Pack NB-10L (with Terminal Cap)
  • Battery Charger CB-2LC
  • IFC-400PCU USB Interface Cable
  • Digital Camera Solution Disk
  • 1-Year Canon U.S.A. Warranty
  • Note: Memory Card is Not Included

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    Required item: Be sure to have enough storage capacity.

    Transcend - 8GB SDHC Memory Card Class 10
    • You Pay: $6.99

    Batteries & Power

    Always keep a spare battery handy so you won't get caught without power.

    Canon - NB-10L Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
    • You Pay: $40.01
    Watson - NB-10L Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1000mAh)
    • You Pay: $19.95

    Bags & Cases

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    Carry, store, and protect all your equipment with a bag or a strap.

    Canon - PSC-4100 Deluxe Leather Case for PowerShot SX40 HS Camera
    • You Pay: $29.89

    Lenses, Hoods, Filters & Adapters

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    Capture the right view with a conversion lens.

    Canon - LH-DC60 Lens Hood for Select PowerShot Cameras
    • You Pay: $18.00
    Vello - LH-DC60 Dedicated Lens Hood
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    Flash & Accessories

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    Get a flash to add light to your picture.

    Canon - Speedlite 270EX II
    • You Pay: $169.00
    Bolt - VS-260C Compact On-Camera Flash for Canon Cameras
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    Screen Protectors

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    Protect your LCD screen from scratches and finger prints.

    GGI - Digital Camera/Camcorder Screen Protector Kit
    • You Pay: $4.95
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