Summary: The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS is definitely one of the top-level cameras in its class. It has the features and performance remains strong, especially thanks to the new DIGIC 5 processor of the latest generation (do not forget that it is the first machine to mount this processor).
Pros: Swiveling display, 35x optical zoom, Image Stabilizer (4.5-stop) HS System, Intelligent IS, Full HD.
Conclusion: The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS offers an impressive 35x zoom range, fast continuous shooting, and very good image quality. You won't be able to fit it into your pocket, but this megazoom can capture telephoto images that a smaller camera couldn't dream of.
Excerpt: The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS ($429) is a super zoom camera with one of the most powerful lenses on the market. This 35X zoom lens has an incredible focal range of 24 - 840 mm, which should cover every possible shooting situation that you'll run into.
Summary: The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS is the newest of Canon’s all-in-one ultrazoom compact cameras. About the same size as an entry level DSLR, the SX40 offers a lower price and the added convenience of a single built-in lens.
Pros: 35x optical zoom, Impressive stabilization, Full complement of features
Cons: Quirky AF, No RAW, Bulky for a point-and-shoot
Summary: The PowerShot SX40 HS is available now with a suggested retail price of $429.99 USD. See our buy box below for the most current online pricing at various retailers. Additional Product Views:
Pros: Almost unmatched 35x optical zoom with extremely versatile zoom range, Produces pleasing 12-megapixel images both indoors and out, Powerful built-in flash, Hot shoe for external speedlites, Capable OIS and Intelligent IS systems, Records good quality 1080 HD video for a point-n-shoot, Awesome 2.7...
Cons: Higher noise in shadow areas than we'd like to see - only visible when critically inspecting images at 100%, EVF shows slightly different colors than LCD, No audio input for HD video recording, Shutter lag with autofocus in Smart Auto mode is slightly longer than other models; like Program, The s...
Conclusion: If you’re considering a mega-zoom, the SX40 HS is a slam dunk. We can’t be any clearer: If you’re in this neighborhood, buy it. The camera takes fine photos, is loaded with nice features, has cool filters and takes quality movies. And, oh that lens. Just ease up on the caffeine…
Pros: Awesome 24-840mm zoom, Quality stills, accurate colors, Packed with features including OIS
Cons: A steady grip is a must at maximum telephoto, Movie quality not state-of-the-art
Summary: Make no mistake, the SX40 isn’t a budget camera and will launch with an asking price around the £460 mark. Indeed that’s the same price as a budget DSLR system, or you could pick up a Sony SLT-A35 with 18-55mm lens for the same cash.
Pros: Good image quality, decent high ISO performance, lens barrel markings, optical stabilisation