Canon Powershot SX40 HS

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The Canon powershot SX40 HS is ure to impress. Featuring the new Dig!c 5 image processor, 12.1mp CMOS sensor, Masive 35x optical zoom lens, 2.7" Vari-angle LCD dsplay and FULL HD move recording. The SX40HS is the replacement model for the SX30IS digital camera. **Available Early October 2011**

The Canon powershot SX40 HS is sure to impress. Featuring the new Dig!c 5 image processor, 12.1mp CMOS sensor, Masive 35x optical zoom lens, 2.7" Vari-angle LCD dsplay and FULL HD move recording. The SX40HS is the replacement model for the SX30IS digital camera.

Key Features:

  • DiG!C 5 Image Processor
  • 12.1 MP High Sensitivity CMOS
  • 35x Optical Zoom
  • 24mm Wide Angle Lens
  • Intelligent IS
  • 2.7” Vari-angle LCD
  • High Speed Burst HQ

Product Description:

  • TBA

Whats included:

  • TBA

WARRANTY: 1 Year Australian Warranty*
*Extended Warranties Available

PowerShot SX40 HS Technical Specifications


Sensor / Image Processor


Effective Number of Pixels
Approx. 12.1MP High Sensitivity CMOS


Size / Filter Array / Aspect Ratio
1/2.3 inch / Primary colour filter / 4:3


DiG!C 5




Focal Length (optical)
4.3 (W) – 150.5 (T) mm


35mm film equivalent
24 (W) – 840 (T) mm


f/2.7 - 8.0 (W), f/5.8 - 8.0 (T)


Shutter Speed
15 – 1/3200 sec.


Optical approx 35x; Digital approx 4x


Image Stabilizer
Optical (Lens Shift Type), approx 4.5 steps


Shooting Functions


AF System
TTL Autofocus (Single / Continuous), Manual


Focusing Frame
Face Detect with movie support (*1, *2) Center (*3) FlexiZone?Tracking AF


Face Detection
Auto Focus, Auto Exposure, White Balance, Flash Exposure, Auto Red-Eye correction, Auto Focus Point Zoom, Face Tracking, Face Self Timer (*4)


Other Shooting Functions
Servo AF, i-Contrast, Auto Focus Assist Beam, Auto Focus Lock


Focus Range
Normal: 5cm – infinity (W), Macro: 0cm - 50cm(W), 1.4m – infinity (T)


Continuous Shooting (Large/Fine)
Approx 2.4 shots/sec; High-speed Bust HQ Approx 10.3 shots/sec; AF Approx 0.8 shots/sec; LV Approx 0.9 shots/sec


Approx. 10 sec or 2 sec delay, custom, Face Self-Timer (*4)




Light Metering Method
Evaluative, Centre1-weighted average, Spot


Exposure Control Method
Program AE, AE Lock available, Manual, Intelligent Contrast Correction, Program Shift, Safety Shift


Exposure Compensation
± 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments


Sensitivity (Equivalent Film Speed)
Auto, ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200


White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom


Viewfinder / LCD Screen


Electronic viewfinder with dioptric adjustment and 5 levels of brightness adjustments (approx 202,000 dots)


LCD Screen
2.7 type (2.7-inch) TFT colour vari-angle LCD monitor with high resolution (approx 230,000 dots)




Flash Modes
Auto, on, off, Slow Synchro


Flash Range
Normal: 50cm – 7.0 m (W), 1.4m – 3.0 m (T)


Flash Exposure Compensation
±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments


External Flash Support
Canon EX series Speedlites via Hot Shoe


Selectable Shooting Modes


Shooting Modes
Intelligent Auto (with Scene Detection), P (Program), Tv (Shutter Priority), Av (Aperture Priority), M (Manual), C1 (Custom 1), C2 (Custom 2), Portrait, Landscape, Smart Shutter, High-speed Burst HQ, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Firework, Stitch Assist, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Colour Accent, Colour Swap, Movie, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie, Movie Digest


My Colours
Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Colour


Image Recording Format


Still image / Colour Space and Compression
JPEG Compression (EXIF 2.3 Compliant) / sRGB; Fine, Normal


MOV (Image Data: H.264; Audio Data: Linear PCM stereo)


Recording Pixels and recording capacity on a 4GB card


Still Images and Capacity (at Fine Image Setting)
[16:9] Large: 4000x2248 (1630), Medium 1: 2816x1584 (3094), Medium 2: 1920x1080 (6034), Small: 640x360 (24139); [3:2] Large: 4000x2664 (1386), Medium 1: 2816x1880 (2623), Medium 2:1600x1064 (7099), Small: 640x424 (20116); [4:3] Large: 4000x3000 (1231), Medium 1: 2816x2112 (2320), Medium 2: 1600x1200 (6352), Small: 640x480 (20116); [1:1] Large: 2992x2992 (1652), Medium 1: 2112x2112 (3094), Medium 2: 1200x1200 (8046), Small: 480x480 (24139)


Movie Frame Rate
Full HD: 1920x1080 24fps (14min 34sec), HD: 1280 x 720 30fps (20min 43sec), 640 x 480 30fps (43min 43sec),
iFrame HD: 1280x720 30fps (13min 35sec), Super Slow Motion Movie: 640x480 120fps (12min 58sec), Miniature
effect: 640x480 6fps (3hr 43min 30sec)


Other Operations


Playback Operations
Red-eye Correction, Slideshow, My Category, Index, Resize, Magnified, Advancing and Reversing through magnified images, Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Auto Play, iContrast, Focus Check


File Operations
DPOF - Print Order/Image transfer; Movie - unnecessary scenes can be erased


Direct Printing, PictBridge




Supported Operating Systems
PC: Windows 7 (including SP1), Windows Vista SP2, Windows XP SP3; Mac: OS X v10.5 - v10.6


Computer I/F
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B compatible), HDMI mini connector


Video / Audio Output
PAL or NTSC selectable / Stereo


Memory Storage
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card


General Features


Re-chargeable Lithium Ion NB-10L


Dimensions (W x D x H)
122.9 x 92.4 x 107.7 mm (ex. protruding parts)


Approx. 557g (camera body only)
Note: This machine satisfies the test requirements for powder dust, ozone, TVOC, styrene and benzene emissions. Further information in relation to emissions data, return of spare parts or consumables or any specific further information regarding this product can be made available upon request from Technical Services on 0800 222 666 (NZ) or 13 13 83 (AU)
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