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Canon PowerShot S40

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Overall 9
Value for money 9
Features 9
Ease of use 9
Picture quality 9
Construction 9

Expert Review

DP Review
11 September 2003
  • Conclusion: Here's my rating of the Canon PowerShot S40: (4 megapixel compact) The PowerShot S40 offers an amazing combination of manual controls, exposures and features in a small, robust and (almost) pocketable package. Canon have essentially used the already good G2 engine in a new external package. The sliding lens cover works well and serves both to protect the lens mechanism and ease the operation of the camera.
  • Pros: Excellent resolution (much better than we expected from such a small lens), Good metering (improved thanks to the new 'evaluative metering' mode), Good natural light white balance, strong, accurate and balanced colours, Good control over cameras internal processing algorithms (saturation, tone, sharpness), Low noise at ISO 50, not as clean at ISO 100 (others are better at ISO 100), Excellent build quality, solid 'brick like' feel to the camera, nice metallic finish, S...
  • Cons: Sharpening / diagonal line artifacts, Poor macro performance, Average flash performance, Poorly designed multi-controller (pressing SET can be hit and miss), Lens slow at telephoto (F4.9), Limited apertures at telephoto, Zoom controller does not have enough increments / multiple zoom speed, RAW acquire module / RAW convert doesn't have enough functionality, Occasionally slow AF at telephoto, Barrel distortion at wide angle, Manual mode limits in relation to combinatio...
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Overall 10

Canon PowerShot S40

PC Magazine
3 December 2002
  • Excerpt: Although the Canon PowerShot S40 ($799 list) is a 4-megapixel high-end digital camera, it is similar in features to the much larger and more expensive Canon PowerShot G2. The dial button gives quick access to a rich set of exposure controls. The S40 is very small and cute, but it has enough heft to dampen the vibration caused by shaky hands. This means fewer fuzzy pictures.
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Canon Powershot S40

Steve's Digicams
2 October 2001
  • Excerpt: Continue on to Page Two Canon PowerShot S40 Specifications Image sensor : Effective number of pixels : approx. 4 million 1/1.8 inch CCD (Total number of pixels : approx. 4.1 million) Lens : 7.1 (W) - 21.3 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent : 35 - 105 mm) F2.8 (W) - F4.9 (T) Digital tele-converter : Max. approx. 3.6x (Maximum 11x digital zoom when combine with optical zoom) Optical viewfinder : Real-image optical zoom viewfinder Field of view approx.
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Kipróbáltuk: Canon PowerShot S40

27 April 2003
  • Summary: A PowerShot S40 nem csak külsőben, de tudásában is nagyon hasonlít kisebb testvéréhez, az itt bemutatott PowerShot S30-ashoz. Mivel a gépek azonosak, a bemutató jelentős része megegyezik az S30-as bemutatójával.
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