Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Specifications

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS

Part Number: 5251B001 (Reviewed) Released: October 1, 2011

General

  • Packaged Quantity
    1
  • Sensor Resolution
    12.1 Megapixel, 12.1 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    BSI-CMOS
  • Total Pixels
    12,800,000 pixels pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    12,100,000 pixels pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.3"
  • Optical Zoom
    35 x
  • Digital Zoom
    4 x
  • Image Processor
    DIGIC 5
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical
  • Auto Focus
    TTL contrast detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    9
  • AE/AF Control
    Subject-tracking AF, FlexiZone, Subject-tracking AF
  • Digital Video Format
    H.264, MOV, iFrame
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Max Video Resolution
    1920 x 1080
  • AV Interfaces
    HDMI, USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Print Standard
    Direct print, DPOF support, Exif Print support, PictBridge support
  • Interfaces Provided
    Composite video/audio, HDMI, USB 2.0
  • ISO (Max)
    3200
  • Manufacturer
    Canon

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 3200, ISO 400, ISO 80, ISO 800, ISO auto
  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, evaluative, spot
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    beach, snow, sports mode, stitch assist, fireworks, foliage, handheld night shot, hi-speed burst HQ, landscape, low light, movie digest, portrait mode
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Neutral, Positive Film, Posterization, Sepia, Super Vivid, Toy camera, Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Color Accent, Color Swap, Custom Effect, Darker Skin Tone, Fisheye, Lighter Skin Tone, Miniature, Monochrome
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, flash, fluorescent, fluorescent light (cool white), tungsten light
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/3200 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    15 sec
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    3 steps
  • Bracketing Modes
    Focus bracketing

Lens System

  • Type
    35 x zoom lens - 4.3 - 150.5 mm - f/2.7-5.8, 35 x zoom lens - 4.3 - 150.5 mm - f/2.7-5.8
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    24 - 840mm m
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Min Focus Range
    0 in
  • Macro Focus Range
    0 in - 19.7 in
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Lens Construction
    10 groups / 13 elements
  • Features
    HI-UD (High Index - Ultra Low Dispersion) glass, UA lens, UD glass, Ultrasonic Motor (USM), Voice Coil Motor (VCM), aspherical lens

Camera Flash

  • Camera Flash
    pop-up flash
  • Flash Modes
    auto mode, fill-in mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction, slow synchro
  • Features
    AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation
  • Effective Flash Range
    1.6 ft - 23 ft, 1.6 ft - 23 ft, 1.6 ft - 23 ft

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    10.3 frames per second for 8 frames, 0.8 frames per second, 0.9 frames per second, 2.4 frames per second, 10.3 frames per second for 8 frames, 2.4 frames per second
  • Self Timer Delay
    0 - 10 sec, 0 - 15 sec, 20 sec, 10 sec, 2 sec, 25 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, 30 sec
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Additional Features
    1080p Full HD movie recording, HS System, Motion Detection Technology, Smart AUTO, RGB primary color filter, Smart AUTO, Smart Flash Exposure, Smart Flash Exposure, Smile Detection Auto Shutter, Smile Detection technology, Smile Detection Auto Shutter, Smile Detection technology, Subject Detection technology, Subject Detection technology, Subject tracking technology, Subject tracking technology, Zoom Framing Assist, audio recording, Zoom Framing Assist, AE lock, audio recording, built-in speaker, built-in speaker, camera orientation detection, camera orientation detection, cropping an image, cropping an image, date/time stamp, date/time stamp, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, high-speed recording, digital tele-converter, histogram display, i-Contrast (Intelligent Contrast Correction) system, high-speed recording, histogram display, in-camera movie editing, AF lock, i-Contrast (Intelligent Contrast Correction) system, in-camera red-eye fix, resizing an image, in-camera movie editing, in-camera red-eye fix, resizing an image, safety zoom, safety zoom, histogram display, i-Contrast (Intelligent Contrast Correction) system, in-camera movie editing, in-camera red-eye fix, AF/AE tracking, resizing an image, safety zoom, safety zoom, Blink Detection technology, Eye-Fi Card Ready, FE lock, Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB, Face Detection Self-timer

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    Electronic - electronic, Electronic, Electronic
  • Viewfinder Color Support
    color
  • Viewfinder Diagonal Size
    0.2 in
  • Viewfinder Resolution
    202,000 pixels pixels
  • Field Coverage
    100%
  • Optical Viewfinder Field Coverage
    100%

Display

  • Resolution
    230,000 pixels
  • Display Features
    rotating

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo
  • Microphone Features
    wind noise reduction

Connections

  • Connector Type
    1 x USB 2.0
    1 x composite video/audio output
    1 x HDMI output
  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card

Software

  • Software
    Canon ImageBrowser, Canon PhotoStitch, Canon ZoomBrowser EX, Drivers & Utilities

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    Apple Mac OS X 10.5 - 10.6, MS Windows 7, MS Windows Vista SP2, MS Windows XP SP3
  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, USB port

Miscellaneous

  • Microsoft Certifications
    Compatible with Windows 7
  • Included Accessories
    USB cable, battery charger, case for hot shoe cap, lens cap, neck strap, shoe cap

Battery

  • Battery Type
    Canon NB-10L, Canon NB-10L, Canon NB-10L
  • Details
    1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included ), 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included ), 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

Memory / Storage

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
  • Image Storage
    JPEG 4000 x 3000
    JPEG 4000 x 2664
    JPEG 4000 x 2248
    JPEG 2816 x 2112
    JPEG 2816 x 1880
    JPEG 2816 x 1584
    JPEG 1600 x 1200
    JPEG 1920 x 1080
    JPEG 1600 x 1064
    JPEG 640 x 480
    JPEG 640 x 424
    JPEG 640 x 360
    JPEG 2992 x 2992
    JPEG 2112 x 2112
    JPEG 1200 x 1200
    JPEG 480 x 480, JPEG 4000 x 3000
    JPEG 4000 x 2664
    JPEG 4000 x 2248
    JPEG 2816 x 2112
    JPEG 2816 x 1880
    JPEG 2816 x 1584
    JPEG 1600 x 1200
    JPEG 1920 x 1080
    JPEG 1600 x 1064
    JPEG 640 x 480
    JPEG 640 x 424
    JPEG 640 x 360
    JPEG 2992 x 2992
    JPEG 2112 x 2112
    JPEG 1200 x 1200
    JPEG 480 x 480, JPEG 4000 x 3000
    JPEG 4000 x 2664
    JPEG 4000 x 2248
    JPEG 2816 x 2112
    JPEG 2816 x 1880
    JPEG 2816 x 1584
    JPEG 1600 x 1200
    JPEG 1920 x 1080
    JPEG 1600 x 1064
    JPEG 640 x 480
    JPEG 640 x 424
    JPEG 640 x 360
    JPEG 2992 x 2992
    JPEG 2112 x 2112
    JPEG 1200 x 1200
    JPEG 480 x 480
  • Video Capture
    H.264 - 1920 x 1080 - 24 fps
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 30 fps
    iFrame - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 120 fps
    H.264 - 320 x 240 - 240 fps
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 6 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 3 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 1.5 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 6 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 3 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 1.5 fps - Miniature Effect, H.264 - 1920 x 1080 - 24 fps
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 30 fps
    iFrame - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 120 fps
    H.264 - 320 x 240 - 240 fps
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 6 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 3 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 1.5 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 6 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 3 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 1.5 fps - Miniature Effect, H.264 - 1920 x 1080 - 24 fps
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 30 fps
    iFrame - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 120 fps
    H.264 - 320 x 240 - 240 fps
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 6 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 3 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 1.5 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 6 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 3 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 1.5 fps - Miniature Effect

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    4.8 in
  • Depth
    4.3 in
  • Height
    3.6 in
  • Weight
    19.6 oz

Environmental Parameters

  • Min Operating Temperature
    32 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature
    104 °F

Main Features

  • Image stabilizer feature
    Optical stabilization helps prevent blurry pictures, especially for handheld cameras at slow shutter speeds or when using high optical zoom.

General

  • Manufacturer
    Canon

Where to Buy See all prices

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS

Part Number: 5251B001 Released: Oct 1, 2011
MSRP: $429.00 Low Price: $399.95 See all prices