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PowerShot S40

PowerShot S Series

PowerShot S40 Kit

PowerShot S40 Kit PowerShot S40 Body Wrist Strap WS-300 Video Cable AVC-DC100 Interface Cable IFC-300PCU Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM ArcSoft Camera Suite CD-ROM Lithium Battery Pack NB-2L Battery Charger CB-2LT CompactFlash Card FC-16M Case for CompactFlash Card (Not Shown) User's Manual (Not Shown) Battery Pack Cover (Not Shown)


Type of Camera


Compact Digital Still Camera with Built-in Flash and 3x Optical Zoom Lens.

Image Capture Device


1/1.8-inch Charge-Coupled Device (CCD

Total Pixels

Approx. 4.1 million

Effective Pixels

Approx. 4 million


Focal Length

7.1-21.3mm (35mm film equivalent: 35 - 105mm)

Digital Zoom

3.6x (Maximum 11x digital zoom is available when combined with optical zoom.)

Focusing Range

Normal AF: 80cm (2.7 ft.) - infinity
Macro AF: 10cm (0.3 ft.) (wide-angle) / 20cm (0.7 ft.) (telephoto) - 70cm (2.3 ft.)
Manual focus: 6cm (0.2ft.) (wide-angle) / 30cm (1.0 ft.) (telephoto) - 80cm (2.7 ft.)

Autofocus System

TTL autofocus (Continuous or Single); AF lock and Manual focus are available


Optical Viewfinder

Real-image optical zoom viewfinder

LCD Monitor

1.8-inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD

LCD Pixels

117,600 dots (490 x 240)

LCD Coverage


Aperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture

f/2.8 - f/8.0 (wide-angle), f/4.9 - f/8.0 (telephoto)

Shutter Speed

15 - 1/1,500 sec. Slow shutter operates with noise reduction.

Exposure Control


Auto, or user-set ISO 50, 100, 200, 400 equivalent (At Auto setting, camera automatically adjusts sensitivity in the range of ISO 50 to ISO 100 equivalent.)

Light Metering Method

Evaluation metering, Center-weighted average metering or Spot metering (Fix to center/Link to AF frame).

Exposure Control Method

Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE or Manual exposure control; AE lock is available.

Exposure Compensation

+/- 2.0EV in 1/3-step increments. Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) is available.

Auto Exposure Bracketing

(AEB) is available.

White Balance

White Balance Control

TTL Auto White Balance, Pre-set White Balance (available settings: Daylight, Cloudy, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, or Flash) or Custom White Balance


Built-in Flash

Operation modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction Auto, Red-Eye Reduction ON, flash ON or OFF

Flash Range

Nomal: WIDE: 0.4-4.8m (1.1-16 ft) TELE: 0.4-3m (1.1-9.8 ft) (When Auto) Macro: WIDE: 0.6-4m (1.8-13 ft) TELE: 0.6-2.5m (1.8-8.2 ft) (When sensitivity is set to ISO 100 equivalent)

Recycling Time

10 sec. or shorter (full flash, battery voltage=7.4 V).

Terminals for External Flash

+/- 2.0EV (at every 1/3-stop)

Shooting Specifications

Shooting Modes

Creative zone: Program, Shutter priority, Aperture priority and Manual Image zone: AUTO, Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, High-speed Shutter, Slow Shutter, Photo Effect (Black & White, Sepia, Neutral Color, Vivid Color), Stitch Assist and Movie

Self Timer

Operates with approx. 2 or 10 second countdown. (Selectable)

Continuous Shooting

High Speed: Approx. 2.5 images/sec., Normal: Approx. 1.5 images/sec.

Image Storage

Storage Media

CompactFlash (CF) card (Type I or Type II)

File Format

Design rule for Camera File system (DCF*1)

Print Order Format

Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Version 1.1

Image Recording Format

Still image: JPEG or RAW
Movie: AVI; Image data: Motion JPEG, Audio data: WAVE (monoaural)

JPEG Compression Mode

SuperFine, Fine or Normal

Number of Recording Pixels

Still image: Large: 2,272 x 1,704, Medium High: 1,600 x 1,200, Medium Low: 1,024 x 768, Small: 640 x 480, Movie: 320 x 240 (15bps) or 160 x 120 (15bps)

Number of Recordable Images

Image data

 These figures reflect standard shooting conditions established by Canon.
Actual totals and file sizes may vary according to the subject, shooting conditions and shooting mode.

Time of Recordable Movies

Movie data

 Above-written figures are measured under Canon's standard conditions and may vary depending on the scene, subjects or camera settings.

Playback Specifications

Playback Modes File

Single, Index (9 thumbnail images), Magnification (approx. 3x or 6x on built-in LCD monitor) or Slide Show

Erasing Specifications

Erase Modes

Single Image, All Images


Computer Interface

Universal Serial Bus (USB)

Video Out

Audio/Video Output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)


CF card slot (complied with CF Type II standard). Direct connection to Canon Card Photo Printer CP-10 (no computer required).

Power Supply

Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (type: NB-2L) or AC Adapter Kit ACK 700 is necessary. LCD ON: Approx. 180 images LCD OFF: Approx. 420 images (under Canon's standard conditions*2 with full-charged battery) Approx. 150 min. (under Canon's standard conditions*3 with full-charged battery)

Power Source

Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (type: NB-2L) or AC Adapter Kit ACK 700 is necessary.

Shooting Capacity

LCD ON: Approx. 180 images LCD OFF: Approx. 420 images (under Canon's standard conditions*2 with full-charged battery)

Playback Time

Approx. 150 min. (under Canon's standard conditions*3 with full-charged battery)

Physical Specifications

Operating Temperature

32-104°F (0-40°C)

Operating Humidity


Dimensions (W x H x D)

4.4 x 2.3 x 1.7 in. /112.0 x 58.0 x 42.0 mm. (excluding protruding parts)


Approx. 9.2oz./260g (camera body only)

Computer System Requirements

Mac Requirements

Hardware: Power Macintosh, PowerBook, iMac or iBook OS: Mac OS 8.6 through 9.1 (Please see our Mac OS X Compatibility Statement)CPU: Power PC Interface: USB: Cable connection via camera's USB port is limited to genuine Apple Computer brand models with a built-in USB interface (Power Macintosh NEW G3/G4, PowerBook G3, iMac, iBook). RAM: 20MB and over for application

PC Requirements

Hardware: IBM PC/AT compatible OS: Windows 98 (including the Second Edition), Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP (Please see our Windows XP compatibility statement)CPU: Pentium 150 MHz and over Interface: USB: Cable connection via camera's USB port is limited to pre-installed Windows 98, Windows 2000 and pre-installed or upgraded Windows ME systems. RAM: 32MB or more (Windows 98)RAM: 64MB or more (Windows 2000/Windows ME

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