Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Specifications

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS

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

General

  • Depth
    4.3 in
  • Sensor Resolution
    12.1 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    BSI-CMOS
  • Total Pixels
    12800000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    12100000 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.3"
  • Digital Zoom
    4 x
  • Image Processor
    DIGIC 5
  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    9
  • AE/AF Control
    Subject-tracking AF, FlexiZone
  • Digital Video Format
    H.264, MOV, iFrame
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Max Video Resolution
    1920 x 1080
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Manufacturer
    Canon

Camera Flash

  • Type
    pop-up flash
  • Effective Flash Range
    1.6 ft - 23 ft
  • Red Eye Reduction
    Yes
  • Features
    AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation

Display

  • Display Format
    230,000 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating

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

Environmental Parameters

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

Lens System

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

Miscellaneous

  • Microsoft Certification
    Compatible with Windows 7

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    electronic
  • Viewfinder Color Support
    color
  • Viewfinder Diagonal Size
    0.2 in
  • Viewfinder Resolution
    202000 pixels
  • Viewfinder Type
    Electronic - electronic

Memory / Storage

  • 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
  • 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

Additional Features

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

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card

Shutter

  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/3200 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    15 sec

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo
  • Microphone Features
    wind noise reduction

Battery

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

Software

  • Type
    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

Header

  • Brand
    Canon
  • Product Line
    Canon PowerShot
  • Model
    SX40 HS
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

Video Input

  • Type
    digital camera
  • Digital Camera Type
    compact
  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    0.8 frames per second, 10.3 frames per second for 8 frames, 0.9 frames per second, 2.4 frames per second
  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 3200, ISO 400, ISO 80, ISO 800, ISO auto
  • ISO (Max)
    3200
  • Digital Zoom
    4 x
  • Digital Video Format
    H.264, MOV, iFrame
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Max Video Resolution
    1920 x 1080
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Image Processor
    DIGIC 5
  • 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
  • Face Detection
    Yes
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Self Timer Delay
    0 - 10 sec, 0 - 15 sec, 10 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 2 sec, 30 sec
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical
  • Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer
    Yes
  • Features
    1080p Full HD movie recording, HS System, Motion Detection Technology, Smart AUTO, RGB primary color filter, Smart Flash Exposure, Smile Detection Auto Shutter, Smile Detection technology, Subject Detection technology, Subject tracking technology, Zoom Framing Assist, audio recording, AE lock, built-in speaker, camera orientation detection, cropping an image, date/time stamp, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, high-speed recording, digital tele-converter, histogram display, i-Contrast (Intelligent Contrast Correction) system, in-camera movie editing, AF lock, in-camera red-eye fix, resizing an image, safety zoom, AF/AE tracking, Blink Detection technology, Eye-Fi Card Ready, FE lock, Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB, Face Detection Self-timer

Optical System

  • Image Stabilizer
    optical

Exposure Parameters

  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, evaluative, spot
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    3 steps
  • Shooting Programs
    beach, snow, sports mode, stitch assist, fireworks, foliage, handheld night shot, hi-speed burst HQ, landscape, low light, movie digest, portrait mode
  • Bracketing Modes
    focus bracketing

White Balance

  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, flash, fluorescent, fluorescent light (cool white), tungsten light

Auto Focus

  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    9
  • AE/AF Control
    Subject-tracking AF, FlexiZone

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    4.8 in
  • Height
    3.6 in
  • Weight
    19.65 oz

Optical Sensor

  • Sensor Resolution
    12.1 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Type
    BSI-CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.3"
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    11 mm ( 1/2.3" )
  • Total Pixels
    12800000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    12100000 pixels

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating
  • Diagonal Size
    2.7 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    6.9 cm, 6.8 cm
  • Display Format
    230,000 pixels
  • Features
    display brightness control

Camera Memory

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

Camera Specifications

  • Print Standard
    DPOF support, Exif Print support, PictBridge support, direct print

Optical Viewfinder

  • Field Coverage
    100%

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
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Canon PowerShot SX40 HS

Part Number: 5251B001 Released: Oct 1, 2011
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