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Canon PowerShot SX40 HS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 35x Wide Angle Optical Zoom / 1080p HD Videos/ & 2.7 Vari-Angle LCD
35x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom and 24mm LensThe 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 wide-angle and extends to 840mm telephoto (35mm equivalent). The 24mm ultra Wide-Angle allows you to create shots with dramatic perspective and makes it easy to shoot sweeping landscapes, large groups of people and tall buildings. This superb lens delivers outstanding optical performance throughout its zoom range. It's advanced design 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. The camera uses a VCM (Voice Coil Motor) for high-speed, quiet, energy-efficient lens movement with precise control.
Optical Image StabilizerHandheld shooting can often lead to camera shake, making photos and videos blurry. Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer is a sophisticated system that uses lens-shift technology to correct for unwanted camera movement. It makes handheld photography more practical, providing excellent image quality in many difficult shooting situations: outdoors at dusk, inside without a flash, and even at the telephoto end of the zoom range without a tripod. For photos, it enables shooting at slower shutter speeds, accommodating more low-light shooting situations than ever before without having to boost ISO sensitivity. With camera shake and vibration reduced, you get a sharper, steadier image. And because it is an optical system, there is none of the image degradation typical with electronic image stabilizers.
2.7-inch Vari-Angle LCDThe 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.
Canon HS SYSTEMThe Canon HS SYSTEM lets you take bright, clear photos in an even wider range of shooting situations. Beautiful low-light shots are possible with minimal noise and maximum detail in highlight and shadow areas. The system is the result of two technologies brought together in PowerShot cameras: a high-sensitivity imaging sensor, which is able to capture more light; and the DIGIC Image Processor, which actively reduces noise with high-speed image processing. The 12.1 Megapixel Canon CMOS sensor in the PowerShot SX40 HS incorporates advanced light reception technology that enhances sensitivity. The new DIGIC 5 Image Processor provides a major boost in noise reduction, expanding the usable ISO range to an amazing high of ISO 3200. The Canon HS SYSTEM thus lets you use higher shutter speeds to capture clearer images with reduced noise and blur.
Canon Full HD Video AdvantageIn addition to the Canon HS SYSTEM, the combination of the advanced CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor in the PowerShot SX40 HS makes it possible to shoot crisp, clear high definition video. Imagine the fun and excitement of being able to shoot spectacular 1080p Full HD video with stereo sound that you can later watch on your HDTV or download to your computer to share with family and friends. The PowerShot SX40 HS shoots Full HD video at 24* frames per second, ensuring clear lifelike motion images with a beautiful cinematic quality. It also shoots beautifully detailed 720p HD video at 30 fps.
Dedicated Movie Button, Wind Filter and Optical Zoom While ShootingIt's never been easier to shoot videos with a PowerShot digital camera. The PowerShot SX40 HS has a dedicated movie button that lets you start and stop recording instantly. There is no need to go through layers of menus or operate switches or dials to switch to and from video recording mode. The camera is always ready to shoot stills or video whenever you want. The PowerShot SX40 HS also incorporates an electronic wind filter, which suppresses wind noise that can muffle or distort the sound. And unlike less sophisticated point-and-shoot cameras, the PowerShot SX40 HS lets you use the full range of optical zoom when you're shooting a video.
Zoom Framing AssistWith its 35x Optical Zoom lens, the PowerShot SX40 HS has the telephoto reach to capture subjects a long distance away. At maximum telephoto, however, it can be very difficult to track a moving subject while trying to steady the camera. Zoom Framing Assist is an inventive feature that makes it much easier to use the camera?s powerful zoom lens. When you press and hold the Zoom Framing Assist function button, the camera will automatically zoom out to include a wider angle of view, enabling you to more easily locate your moving target on the LCD screen or through the electronic viewfinder. Once you find it, releasing the button will cause the lens to return to its original telephoto position, intelligently keeping the subject in focus so that you?re ready to shoot and capture the perfect close-up moment.
iFrame Movie SupportWith the PowerShot SX40 HS, you can also shoot video in the Apple™ iFrame format, which is a computer-friendly standard that speeds up importing and editing of videos. It keeps file sizes small, making it more convenient to upload or e-mail high-quality videos. The iFrame format enjoys native support in compatible Mac and Windows video applications, making it unnecessary to perform time-consuming and often quality-degrading conversions.
High-Speed Burst HQUtilizing 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.
Smart AUTOPhotographers of all levels appreciate a camera that takes the hassle out of capturing beautiful images. The PowerShot SX40 HS gives you Smart AUTO - sophisticated Canon technology that makes getting that great shot as simple as pressing the shutter button. Smart AUTO automatically detects scenes by assessing various factors in both the background and the subject. Detected scenes are analyzed using 32 predefined shooting situations. The camera then makes optimal settings to ensure the best possible image capture, whether you're shooting stills or video. Smart AUTO also includes Advanced Subject Detection, which allows the camera to detect and track non-human moving subjects like animals and vehicles. With Smart AUTO, all you have to do is compose then take your shot. You get the results you want.
Face Detection Technology & Smart ShutterFace Detection technology makes it easy for you to take great photos of people. The camera will automatically detect the face(s) in a frame to give it optimal focus, exposure, flash (if needed) and white balance. Smart Shutter adds fun and convenience to Face Detection because you can set the camera to release the shutter when someone winks, smiles or even enters the frame.
Available in 27 LanguagesWith the new addition of Hindi, there are a total of 27 display languages from which you can choose: English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi and Hindi
Image Capture Device• Type: 12.1 Megapixels 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor
• Total Pixels: Approx. 12.8 Megapixels
• Effective Pixels: Approx. 12.1 Megapixels
Lens• Focal Length: 4.3 (W) - 150.5mm (T) (35mm film equivalent: 24 (W) - 840mm (T))
• Digital Zoom: Approx. 4.0x, up to 140x in combination with optical zoom
Focusing Range•Auto: 0 in. (0 cm) - infinity (W), 4.6 ft. - infinity (T)
•Normal: 2 in. (5 cm) - infinity (W), 4.6 ft. (1.4 m) - infinity (T)
•Normal: Macro: 0 in. (0 cm) -1.6 ft. (50 cm) (W)
Viewfinders• Electronic Viewfinder available (Effective dots: Approx. 202,000 (67,000 x3))
• LCD Monitor: 2.7-inch TFT color Vari-angle LCD with wide viewing angle
• LCD Pixels: Approx. 230,000 pixels
• LCD Coverage: Approx. 100%
Flash• Built-in Flash 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))
• Recycling Time 10 sec. or less (battery voltage=7.4V)
• Flash Exposure Compensation +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Image Storage• Storage Media SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card, Eye-Fi
• File Format Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1 compliant
• Image Recording Format Normal, Fine
Photo Effects• My Colors Off, Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom
Playback Specifications•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
Physical Specifications• Operating Temperature 32-104°F/0-40°C
• Operating Humidity: 10-90%
• Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.84 x 3.64 x 4.24 in. / 122.9 x 92.4 x 107.7mm
• Weight Approx. 21.2 oz (600g) (including the battery and memory card)
• Lithium-ion Battery Pack NB-10L
• Battery Charger CB-2LC
• Neck Strap NS-DC11
• Lens Cap
• Case for Hot Shoe Cap
• AV Cable AVC-DC400ST
• USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
• Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
• User Guide
• Canon Warranty