Summary: I absolutely LOVE my Canon Powershot SX40 HS!!! It takes incredible pictures and the Optimal zoom gets so close. I brought it to take pictures yesterday at the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions and got incredible close ups using the sports mode.
Summary: I took this camera on my Hawaii trip and it was perfect. No problems with the camera. The only problem I did have was with the cannon download software. When I plugged my camera in my Windows 7 software didnot see the camera to download.
Great camera, but enough flaws to preclude "excellent"
4 November 2012
Summary: I read many reviews before purchasing this camera, so I was already aware of most of its limitations. However, there are some things that really need to be experienced firsthand to understand fully.
Summary: I have received my camera according to the purchase I did.I have tested the camera features in many different situations and the results were quite good. For the purchase process at Amazon I don't have any complaints. Congratulations.
Summary: I really like this camera. The pictures turn out excellent. I can't get over all of the different features it has to offer. If you are looking for a complete camera at a reasonable price, then this camera is for you.
Summary: I bought this as a nice, portable, do-all camera. It works fine for scenic shots & landscapes, and also posed people shots. The problem comes when I try to take casual, candid snapshots of people, especially kids.
Summary: We are very happy with this camera. We wanted something that was just below the SLR range, that was easy to use for an amateur, and was in our price range. We brought this camera with us on our honeymoon and got some beautiful pictures from it.
Summary: The Canon SX40 HS takes clear and well focused pictures. I bought the camera a few months ago as an upgrade from a 15+ year old camera which worked well but did not have an anti-shake feature.