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Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Black 12.1 MP 35X Optical Zoom 24mm Wide Angle Digital Camera

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  • 1/2.3" CMOS 12.1 MP
  • 35X Optical Zoom
  • 24mm Wide Angle
  • 2.7" 230K LCD
  • Approx. 400 shots (Viewfinder) Approx. 380 shots (LCD)

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The PowerShot SX40 HS is a versatile compact point-and-shoot camera that easily captures amazing photos and videos. The Canon HS SYSTEM boosts low-light performance with the new Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor and a high-sensitivity 12.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor. This advanced Canon technology delivers stunning image quality with reduced noise and blur. Colors are more vibrant and white balance is true-to-life. The 35x Optical Zoom offers incredible reach and range, allowing you to shoot any scene, near or far. The Optical Image Stabilizer helps images come out steady and clear, and a 24mm ultra Wide-Angle lens makes it easy to take pictures of large groups of people, tall buildings, expansive landscapes and much more. The camera also features a 2.7-inch Vari-angle LCD for great shooting flexibility. Packed with an array of powerful technologies, the PowerShot SX40 HS is a convenient digital camera capable of brilliant image capture.

  • newegg Extreme Zoom for Infinite Possibilities with 35x Zoom, 24mm wide-angle & Optical Image Stabilizer The PowerShot SX40 HS is equipped with a Genuine Canon 35x Zoom lens that provides the telephoto power to bring your distant subjects incredibly close. It also features a useful zoom range that begins at 24mm ultra wide-angle and extends to 840mm telephoto (35mm equivalent). The lens employs UD glass, double-sided aspherical glass-molded and ultra-high-refraction-index glass lens elements to effectively suppress chromatic aberration while maintaining a remarkably compact size. It uses a VCM (Voice Coil Motor) for high-speed, quiet, energy-efficient lens movement with precise control. Canon's sophisticated Optical Image Stabilizer uses lens-shift technology to correct for unwanted camera movement for sharper, steadier image in many difficult shooting situations.
  • newegg Experience the Power with Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor & HS SYSTEM The latest-generation Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor brings phenomenal increases in processing speed and power. Improved chip architecture and algorithms deliver greatly expanded functionality with further refinement in image quality. Improved noise reduction produces clearer images when shooting in low light at high ISO speeds. Enhanced i-Contrast performance adjusts differences between light and dark areas to achieve even more natural-looking results. The faster processing speed also results in faster continuous shooting capability while maintaining full image quality. Also, Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor makes possible a new, highly advanced automatic white balance system. Combining the power of high-sensitivity 12.1 Megapixel Canon CMOS sensor and the DIGIC Image Processor, the Canon HS SYSTEM lets you take bright, clear photos in an even wider range of shooting situations, letting you use higher shutter speeds to capture clearer images with reduced noise and blur.
  • newegg Memorable Moments in Spectacular Full HD. The PowerShot SX40 HS shoots Full HD video at 24 frames per second and allows use the full range of optical zoom, ensuring clear lifelike motion images with a beautiful cinematic quality. It also shoots beautifully detailed 720p HD video at 30 fps. The camera has a dedicated movie button that lets you start and stop recording instantly without going through layers of menus or operate switches or dials to switch to and from video recording mode. The PowerShot SX40 HS also incorporates an electronic wind filter, which suppresses wind noise that can muffle or distort the sound. Enjoy and share videos by simply connecting its HDMI terminal to your HDTV using an HDMI cable. You can even control the playback of your images and videos on any CEC-enabled HDTV using the TV's remote control. Plus, the PowerShot SX40 HS supports Apple iFrame Movie so you can enjoy movies in compatible Mac and Windows video applications.
  • newegg A Steady Image Is a Beautiful Image. The latest advance in Canon Optical Image Stabilization technology, Intelligent IS analyzes camera movement and applies the best shake correction method for the shooting situation. For stills, the system automatically selects among Normal, Panning, Macro (Hybrid) and Tripod IS modes. When shooting video, the system automatically selects among Dynamic, Powered, Macro and Tripod IS modes. With Intelligent IS, you can concentrate on image capture, letting the camera make the most effective IS settings to assure the steadiest possible image.
  • newegg Versatile Still and Video Shooting Options. Utilizing the increased processing speed and power of the new Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor, High-Speed Burst HQ makes it possible to capture fast action stills at full resolution during continuous shooting. The results are exceptionally high-quality images recorded in rapid sequence. In this mode, the PowerShot SX40 HS can capture a maximum of 8 shots in a single burst. And, when you use Movie Digest on the PowerShot SX40 HS, the camera will automatically record a short video clip (up to approximately 4 seconds) every time you shoot a still image. That entire day's worth of clips will then be automatically combined into a single video. Miniature Effect for Movies & Stills emphasizes perspective for a miniature effect by blurring upper and bottom portions of videos and stills. Super Slow Motion Movie enables you to record your clips in high speed (approx. 240 fps), and then watch your videos in slow motion.
  • newegg 2.7-inch Vari-Angle LCD The PowerShot SX40 HS features a convenient and highly useful 2.7-inch Vari-Angle LCD screen that swivels out almost a full 180 degrees. It also rotates through approximately 270 degrees, letting you tilt it up or down to shoot at low or high angles. You can compose freely even when shooting from difficult vantage points and use the full range of angle adjustment even when the camera is mounted on a tripod. You can even rotate the LCD facing forward to capture perfectly framed self-portraits and to join group shots. The PureColor System LCD screen has 230,000 dots, giving you a crisp, clear picture to make shooting, playback and using the camera's menu functions especially convenient.

Learn more about the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS


PowerShot SX Series
PowerShot SX40 HS
Part Number



Image Sensor

Image Sensor
1/2.3" CMOS
Gross Pixels
12.8 MP
Effective Pixels
12.1 MP
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


Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Wide Angle
Focal Length
4.3 (W) - 150.5mm (T) (35mm film equivalent: 24 (W) - 840mm (T))
f/2.7 (W), f/5.8 (T)


Shutter Speed
1-1/3200 sec.

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


Focus Type
TTL Autofocus, Manual focus*
* Shooting standby only in movie mode
Normal Focus Range
2 in. (5 cm) - infinity (W), 4.6 ft. (1.4 m) - infinity (T)
Macro Focus Range
0 in. (0 cm) -1.6 ft. (50 cm) (W)


Flash Mode
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))


Exposure Compensation
-2 EV to +2 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
AUTO, ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200

White Balance

White Balance
Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom

*Facial color is evaluated in Face AiAF.

Viewfinder & Monitor

Optical N/A.
Electronic Viewfinder available (Effective dots: Approx. 202,000 (67,000 x3))
2.7" 230K


Continuous Drive
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.
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
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 Warning

Videos: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Auto Rotate, Resume, Easy
*As viewed in LCD monitor

Recording System

File Formats
Storage Media
SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card, Eye-Fi


Movie Format
MOV (Image data: H.264 data: Linear PCM (stereo))
Movie Recording
Max. Recording Resolutions
1920 x 1080


A/V Out


Battery Pack NB-10L
Battery Life
Approx. 400 shots (Viewfinder)

Approx. 380 shots (LCD)


Canon's high powered 35x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom (24-840mm) with Optical Image Stabilizer delivers magnificent images whether you are up close or far away.

12.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor combined with the new DIGIC 5 Image Processor creates the Canon HS SYSTEM for improved low-light performance up to ISO 3200 and enhanced image quality.

Capture stunning Full HD 1080p video in stereo sound with a dedicated movie button; zoom while shooting and play back videos on an HDTV via the HDMI output.

Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition.

High-Speed Burst HQ allows for continuous capture at a maximum of 8 frames while maintaining superb image quality and Super Slow Motion Movie records video at high speeds to allow playback in slow motion.

2.7-inch wide Vari-Angle LCD enables easy viewing from any angle.

Zoom Framing Assist button aids in tracking and capturing subjects during super telephoto photography.

Improved Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting situations.

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions (WxHxD)
4.84 x 3.64 x 4.24 in.
Approx. 21.2 oz (600g) (including the battery and memory card)

Approx. 19.6 oz. (557g) (camera body only)

Package contents

Package Contents
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
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