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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 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
5 December 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 8
7.5

Expert Review

Digital Camera Review
16 November 2011
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

reviewed
30 September 2011
Overall 9
8.5

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS

Camera Labs
1 September 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

Photo answers
17 January 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

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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Overall 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS

Trusted Reviews
22 November 2011
  • 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
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS

PhotographyBLOG
15 November 2011
  • Summary: Since the SX40 HS costs roughly the same as an entry level DSLR plus kit lens you've really got to want the broad paparazzi-style focal range on offer here to even think about parting with your cash.
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