Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Review
Review posted 11/07/2011
|The PowerShot SX40 HS continues the traditions set by the SX-series by offering outstanding performance, pleasing image and video quality, and a plethora of versatile features and exposure options. Read more in our Full Conclusion.|
The SX40 HS as a High-speed Burst HQ mode that snaps up to 8 frames at a speed equivalent to 10.3fps. Its HS SYSTEM allows for more clarity in low light situations, and the DIGIC 5 processor allows the camera to record full 1080p HD video. Intelligent IS (Image Stabilization) selects from six modes to make sure your shots are blur-free, even when you're using the camera full telephoto capabilities (35mm equivalent of 840mm). There is also a Zoom Framing Assist button to help you track moving objects in "extreme telephoto settings." It zooms out to wide angle allowing you to fid your subject, then zooms right back to the focal length you were previously at so you can quickly capture the action.
Another nice feature taht was carried over from the SX30 is the 2.7-inch vari-angle LCD, which will help you capture a variety of otherwise difficult to frame shots, like self-portraits, low angle shots, etc. This is accomplished thanks to the screens ability to rotate 175 degrees horizontally and 270 degrees rotationally. While the camera has a host of manual settings, novices and newbies will enjoy the improved Smart AUTO setting, where the camera selects the optimum shooting mode from one of 32 predefined shooting conditions and situations.
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Features:
- 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor
- Canon's HS (High Sensitivity) System
- DIGIC 5 image processor
- 35x optical zoom (35mm equivalent of 24-840mm)
- True Lens-Shift Optical Image Stabilization
- Fast maximum aperture range of f/2.7 - 5.8
- High-speed Burst HQ, up to 10.3fps at full resolution (max. 8 frames per set)
- Intelligent IS
- Zoom framing assist button
- HDMI out
- SD card slot accepts SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
- Eye-Fi compatiable
- Li-ion power source (up to 400 shots)
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