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Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
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Canon PowerShot SX40 HS

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Overall 8
8.2

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Camera: Review

Review guidelines
3 May 2013
  • 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.
  • Cons: Battery Pack.
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Overall 9
8.5

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Review

Digitaltrends
16 February 2012
  • 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…
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Overall 7
7.0

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS

CNET
7 December 2011
  • Summary: If you're after a wide and long lens and excellent photo quality, the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS is a standout. In features, design, and performance, though, it's a bit lacking.
  • Pros: The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS has a flexible lens range, very good image stabilization, excellent photo quality for its class, and shooting modes for every kind of user.
  • Cons: The SX40 HS's shooting performance lags behind that of the competition and has a couple potentially irritating design points.
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS

PC Magazine
26 October 2011
  • 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.
  • Pros: 35x zoom range. Fast recycle rate. Articulating LCD. Eye-level electronic viewfinder.
  • Cons: Bulky. Noisy at ISO 1600 and above. 1080p video capture limited to 24fps.
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Overall 9
8.5

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS

Camera Labs
1 October 2011
  • Summary: Sure Nikon and Olympus now have models boasting 36x zooms, but the difference between them and the 35x zoom of the SX40 HS is negligible. As such it's fair to say they all share the broadest and longest ranges around.
  • Pros: Enormous 35x zoom lens. Can zoom while filming., 1080/24p video and choice of two slow motion modes., Fully articulated screen and flash hotshoe., Fast continuous shooting option.
  • Cons: Relatively small and coarse screen compared to rivals., Buffer at 10.3fps only lasts for about one second of action., No built-in GPS, no RAW, can't assemble its own panoramas., Continuous AF sometimes struggled a little during video.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

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30 September 2011
Overall 9
9.0
Design 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 10
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Canon PowerShot SX40HS

GadgetSpeak
23 March 2012
  • Excerpt: PowerShot are the larger of two small Digital Camera ranges offered by Canon. This unit is larger than most and on first glance could be mistaken for a DSLR unit. The main difference is that its lens is not interchangeable.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Photo answers
25 February 2012
  • Excerpt: The Powershot SX40 HS is Canon's latest release into the superzoom market, replacing the previous SX30 model. Still retaining most of the key design features from its predecessor, the SX40 builds on the original blueprint with the inclusion of Canon's new DIGIC 5 image processor, which enables...
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS

Trusted Reviews
24 February 2012
  • Summary: With a 35x optical zoom this camera is good for papping the man on the moon.
  • Pros: Great image stabilisation, Good burst mode, Good image quality
  • Cons: No RAW, Slightly limited manual control
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon Powershot SX40 HS review

TechRadar UK
15 December 2011
  • Summary: Is it time to upgrade to the SX40?
  • Pros: 35x zoom range, Full HD video recording, Low noise levels, 10.3fps shooting
  • Cons: Poor EVF, No raw shooting
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