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PowerShot SX40 HS

PowerShot SX Series

MSRP: $429.99

PowerShot SX40 HS

PowerShot SX40 HS PowerShot SX40 HS Body Battery Pack NB-10L Battery Charger CB-2LC Lens Cap Case for Hot Shoe Cap Neck Strap NS-DC11 Interface Cable IFC-400PCU Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM



Compact digital camera with built-in flash, 35x Optical & 4x Digital & 140x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System


12.1 Megapixels 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor

Total Pixels

Approx. 12.8 Megapixels

Effective Pixels

Approx. 12.1 Megapixels

Focal Length

4.3 (W) - 150.5mm (T) (35mm film equivalent: 24 (W) - 840mm (T))

Digital Zoom

Approx. 4.0x, up to 140x in combination with optical zoom

Focusing Range

Auto: 0 in. (0 cm) - infinity (W), 4.6 ft. - infinity (T)
Normal: 2 in. (5 cm) - infinity (W), 4.6 ft. (1.4 m) - infinity (T)
Macro: 0 in. (0 cm) -1.6 ft. (50 cm) (W)

Autofocus System

TTL Autofocus, Manual focus*
* Shooting standby only in movie mode

Optical Viewfinder

Optical N/A.
Electronic Viewfinder available (Effective dots: Approx. 202,000 (67,000 x3))

LCD Monitor

2.7-inch TFT color Vari-angle LCD with wide viewing angle

LCD Pixels

Approx. 230,000 dots

LCD Coverage

Approx. 100%

Maximum Aperture

f/2.7 (W), f/5.8 (T)

Shutter Speed

1-1/3200 sec.
15-1/3200 sec. (Total shutter speed range)


AUTO, ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200

Light Metering Method

Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
* Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF
** Metering frame is fixed to the center

Exposure Control Method

AE Lock

Exposure Compensation

+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

White Balance Control

Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom
*Facial color is evaluated in Face AiAF.

Built-in Flash

Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro, Smart Flash

Flash Range

1.6 - 23 ft. (W), 4.6 - 9.8 ft. (T), (50 cm - 7.0 m (W), 1.4 - 3.0 m (T))

Recycling Time

10 seconds or less (battery voltage: 7.4V)

Flash Exposure Compensation

+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

Shooting Modes

C2, C1, M, Av, Tv, P Auto*1, Sports, SCN*2, Creative Filters*3, Movie*4
*1 Smart AUTO also available for videos
*2 Movie Digest, Portrait, Landscape, Smart Shutter*5, High-Speed Burst HQ, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist
*3 Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap
*4 Standard, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie
*5 Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer

Photo Effects

My Colors Off, Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom

Self Timer

Custom*, Approx. 2-sec. delay, Approx. 10-sec. delay
* Delay time (0-15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.

Wireless Control


Continuous Shooting

Approx. 2.4 shots/sec. (in P mode)
Approx. 10.3 shots/sec. (in High-speed Burst HQ mode)*
* Maximum of 8 continuous shots per burst
Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically. Differs depending on the zoom position.

Storage Media

SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card, Eye-Fi

File Format

Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1 compliant

Image Recording Format

Normal, Fine

JPEG Compression Mode

Still Image: Exif. 2.3 (JPEG)
Videos: MOV (Image data: H.264 data: Linear PCM (stereo))

Number of Recording Pixels

Large: 4000 x 2248
Medium 1: 2816 x 1584
Medium 2: 1920 x 1080
Small: 640 x 360[3:2]Large: 4000 x 2664
Medium 1: 2816 x 1880
Medium 2: 1600 x 1064
Small: 640 x 424[4:3]Large: 4000 x 3000
Medium 1: 2816 x 2112
Medium 2: 1600 x 1200
Small: 640 x 480[1:1]Large: 2992 x 2992
Medium 1: 2112 x 2112
Medium 2: 1200 x 1200
Small: 480 x 480

Image data

* When shooting in Low Light• The approximate number of images recordable on memory cards other than the above can be calculatedby using the above figures as a reference and extrapolating accordingly.

Playback Modes File

Still Images: Single, Index (4-100 thumbnails*), Magnification (Approx. 2x-10x), Easy, Auto Rotate, Scroll Display, Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Jump, Smart Shuffle, Filtered Playback, Information Display, Resume Playback, Red-Eye Correction, i-Contrast, Trimming, Resize, My Colors, Focus Check, Histogram, Overexposure WarningVideos: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Auto Rotate, Resume, Easy*As viewed in LCD monitor

Erase Modes

Select Image, single image, select all images

Video Out


Audio Out



Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable

Power Source

Battery Pack NB-10L, Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 (when used with AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80)

Shooting Capacity

Approx. 400 shots (Viewfinder)
Approx. 380 shots (LCD)

Playback Time

Approx. 9 hours

Operating Temperature


Operating Humidity


Dimensions (W x H x D)

4.84 x 3.64 x 4.24 in. / 122.9 x 92.4 x 107.7mm


Approx. 21.2 oz (600g) (including the battery and memory card)
Approx. 19.6 oz. (557g) (camera body only)27 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi, and Hindi)

All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.

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