Canon PowerShot SD40

The Good Small and stylish; comes with dock and remote.

The Bad Terrible image noise; remote control is almost superfluous.

The Bottom Line Its small size makes it an attractive pocket camera, but its speed and image quality issues are too great to ignore.

Editors' Rating
6.6 Overall

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Review

Canon PowerShot SD40

Change isn't always big. New versions of products aren't always massive, sweeping upgrades to their predecessors. A system pack, a bug fix, or a single handy new feature might be all a product gets. It might not be revolutionary, but at least it's an improvement.

That's the case with the Canon PowerShot SD40. Canon took its supersmall PowerShot SD30, dropped in a 7-megapixel sensor and new image processor, threw in a few handy accessories, and called it a day.

The camera is small and stylish, using the same body as its predecessor, the SD30. Its candy bar-size form is all metal and comes in a variety of oddly named colors, such as Olive Grey and Precious Rose. At less than an inch thick and weighing only 4.3 ounces, the SD40 fits easily into almost any pocket.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $450
  • Brand Canon
  • Digital Camera Type Ultra compact
  • Weight 3.7 oz
  • Sensor Resolution 7.1 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric) 10.2 mm (1/2.5")
  • Optical Sensor Type CCD
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model twilight sepia

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