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. On the surface the SX40 HS is almost indistinguishable from its SX30 predecessor, and much the same can be said about using the camera.
Pros: Good image quality, decent high ISO performance, lens barrel markings, optical stabilisation
Summary: 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.
Excerpt: The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS was released as an update to the SX30 in September 2011 featuring a 35x optical zoom lens, 12.1 megapixel sensor, full HD video recording, image stabilisation. It is available now for £369.00.
Pros: Full 1080p HD video recording, 0cm minimum focusing distance, 35x optical zoom, 10 fps High-speed shooting at full resolution, Electronic viewfinder
Cons: A larger screen would be good, Costs similar to that of an entry level DSLR
Excerpt: For a while it looked as though bulky, expensive bridge cameras were going to be squeezed out of the market by entry-level SLRs and compact system cameras, but the latest generation has come back fighting. Optical zoom ranges are now reaching the mid-thirties, and with burst speeds in excess of 10fps, these cameras are well equipped for sports and wildlife photography.
Conclusion: Wenn Sie möglichst viel Zoom in einer Kamera wünschen, dann kommt die SX40 HS in die engere Wahl. Das 35fach-Zoom deckt einen gigantischen Brennweitenbereich ab. Die Bildqualität erreicht aufgrund des geringen Bildrauschens knapp eine sehr gute Bewertung. Dem gegenüber steht der zu große Schärfeverlust am Bildrand und die nachlassende Detailtreue ab ISO 400. Die Ausstattung spricht komfortorientierte und erfahrene Fotografen gleichermaßen an.