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Canon PowerShot SX40 HS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2158 reviews of Canon PowerShot SX40 HS. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the portability and image quality are on the whole positive. The zoom and performance also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the shutter.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot SX40 HS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 116 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SX40 HS from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the performance and image quality. The price and zoom are also mentioned favorably, but reviews about the memory and reliability are mixed. Many are critical about the focus and viewfinder.

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98% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot SX40 HS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 705 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SX40 HS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and performance. The image quality and zoom also get good feedback. Views are divided on the viewfinder. Some have doubts about the shutter.

usability, zoom, image quality, performance, portability

shutter

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Canon PowerShot SX40 HS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SX40 HS from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Reviews about the image quality and zoom are on the whole positive.

usability, zoom, image quality

83% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS review

 

Editors' note: Several of the design and features are identical between the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS and the

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.

The SX40 HS's shooting performance lags behind that of the competition and has a couple potentially irritating design points.

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.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS

 

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.

35x zoom range. Fast recycle rate. Articulating LCD. Eye-level electronic viewfinder.

Bulky. Noisy at ISO 1600 and above. 1080p video capture limited to 24fps.

Performance and Conclusions The SX40 HS doesn’t boast the fastest start-up time in the world, taking about 2.5 seconds to capture the first shot. After that, however, it delivers a very impressive 0.4-second recycle time and 0.5-second shutter lag. It...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Review

 

The PowerShot SX40 HS continues the traditions set by the SX-series by offering outstanding performance, pleasing image and video quality, and a plethora of versatile features and exposure options. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

Almost unmatched 35x optical zoom with extremely versatile zoom range ; Produces pleasing 12-megapixel images both indoors and out ; Powerful built-in flash ; Hot shoe for external speedlites ; Capable OIS and Intelligent IS systems ; Records good...

Higher noise in shadow areas than we'd like to see - only visible when critically inspecting images at 100 ; EVF shows slightly different colors than LCD ; No audio input for HD video recording ; Shutter lag with autofocus in Smart Auto mode is...

The PowerShot SX40 HS continues the traditions set by the SX-series by offering outstanding performance, pleasing image and video quality, and a plethora of versatile features and exposure options. Read more in our

Nov, 2011

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Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (photographyblog.com)

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Review

 

The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS is a brand new super-zoom camera sporting a 35x zoom lens which is equivalent to a focal length of 24-840mm. Replacing the previous SX30IS model, the SX40 HS features a 12 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, DIGIC 5...

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. If you've got over that hurdle it does just about...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS

 

Canon's SX40 HS may be the pinnacle of their megazoom efforts to date, with excellent image quality and good overall performance. If you're looking for a satisfying long-zoom digital camera experience, look no further.

Wide, long all-purpose zoom lens performs well; Very good image quality; Articulating LCD; Good grip; Excellent controls

Rear scroll wheel is too sensitive; Low-res LCD; No lens hood included; Slow startup time; Slow cycle time

Stepping back from the SX30's 14.1-megapixel sensor improved high ISO performance, and adding the latest DIGIC 5 processor brought chromatic aberration and distortion under control.

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

PowerShot SX40 HS

 

($429) is a super zoom camera with one of the most powerful lenses on the market. This 35X zoom lens has an incredible focal range of 24 - 840 mm, which should cover every possible shooting situation that you'll run into

Very good photo quality, with low noise through ISO 800 ; Incredible 35X, 24 - 840 mm zoom lens ; Optical image stabilization; camera will select the proper IS mode for you (in Smart Auto mode) ; Flip-out, rotating 2.7" LCD display offers good outdoor...

Strong highlight clipping at times (use i-Contrast to reduce) ; Not competitive with best super zooms in terms of performance (especially autofocus), LCD/EVF quality, and movie mode ; EVF is small, not very sharp, and a bit washed out ; Videos are a...

Overall, the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS is a good super zoom camera, but there are better choices out there. In terms of design and features, it's very competitive. Photo quality is a little better than most of the cameras in this class. Where the SX40...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : George Schaub (shutterbug.com)

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS: Lab Test Results & Comments

 

The Canon SX40 HS is a compact bridge camera with an extreme zoom lens. It offers focal length settings between 24mm and 840mm (35mm film camera equivalent), which allows users to shoot nice wide-angle shots to extreme telephoto images. Adjusting the...

Astonishingly sharp images even though it uses an extreme zoom lens ; Wide-angle shots with 24mm ; Swivel LCD for comfortable shooting ; Easy handling, a lot of scene modes plus standard exposure modes like S, A, and M

No Raw mode ; Low-resolution LCD screen

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Digital Camera-HQ (digitalcamera-hq.com)

Canon SX40 HS

 

The SX40 replaces the SX30 as Canon's top-of-the-line extended zoom camera. The improvements are all under the hood; Canon has replaced the SX30's aging CCD sensor with a new 12.1 megapixel backside-illuminated sensor, bringing the SX40 into the High...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Mike Perlman (technobuffalo.com)

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Review

 

If big optical zooms, top-notch image stabilization and advanced manual controls light your fixed-lens digital camera fire, then the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS ($429.99 MSRP) is the ultimate kindling. It's got an obscene 35x optical zoom 24mm wide-angle...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Digital Camera Review (digitalcamerareview.com)

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Review: A Formidable Ultrazoom

 

I loved the promise of the SX40 - a single, integrated, relatively inexpensive camera that can capture every image from wide-angle to telephoto, from landscapes to sports - but quirky auto-focus at the telephoto end and the difficulty of finding...

35x optical zoom, Impressive Image Stabilization, Full complement of features

Quirky auto focus, No RAW Mode, Bulky for a point and shoot, Small sensor compared to non-ultrazooms in its price range

Nov, 2011

Price comparison for Canon PowerShot SX40 HS

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