Summary: I love this camera... It's great for professionals and beginners. add some filters and other lenses and you have a perfect package. I was torn between this camera or a compact system.... but why spend so much money on lenses when you can just get a camera that pretty much covers them all!!
Summary: Got the product on time and has all the publiched features. The camera itself is very strudy as I dropped it in the first few days. Small dent was formed where you attach the external flash, but the camera did not get affected. The pictures are very clear and has good focus.
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.