Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Mark Peters : October 6th 2011 - 14:00 CET
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS digital camera : Canon has introduced a new megazoom digital camera; the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS. Combining an 35x ultra wide zoom lens, full manual camera control and Full HD video capture, the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS digital compact camera is ideal for photographers who want the flexibility and control of a Digital SLR and the versatility of a huge focal range packed into a compact Canon camera body. The new Canon DIGIC 5 processor takes the high-speed shooting capabilities of the 12.1Megapixel CMOS image sensor to a new level, enabling digital photographers to capture every moment in perfect detail and quality.
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS camera
Providing excellent picture quality, the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS digital camera is among the first Canon PowerShot cameras to feature Canon’s new DIGIC 5 image processor which boosts the performance of the Canon HS System and offers advanced photography options as well as Full HD (1080p) video support. The Canon PowerShot SX40 long zoom range allows any subject to be captured with ease, from high-speed action at the racetrack to distant wildlife on the African plains and abstract macros. New Intelligent IS technology also ensures photos are crisp, and video clips look smooth and clear.
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS zoom camera
The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS superzoom camera is incredibly versatile, capturing subjects near and far with amazing precision thanks to the powerful zoom lens , which draws on the same optical expertise behind Canon’s industry-leading professional camera lenses. The versatile 35x zoom, with Ultrasonic and Voice Coil Motors (USM & VCM) to ensure fast, silent zoom and focus, extends from a 24mm wide-angle to a maximum telephoto range of 840mm, enabling consumers to capture wide-angle shots of breathtaking landscapes as well as portraits photos and distant action.
Canon SX40 HS with Intelligent image stabilizer technology
The 4.5-stop optical Image Stabilizer has also been upgraded with new Intelligent IS technology that detects the shooting situation and automatically applies the most appropriate image stabilisation settings from seven possible modes. For example, Panning IS is enabled when following the action of a racetrack, ensuring the IS system stabilises in only one direction, while Macro IS with Hybrid IS technology is perfect for shooting close-ups. Powered IS uses Canon camcorder technology to make it easy to film distant subjects with long zoom, and Tripod mode switches off the Image Stabilizer when the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS is on a stable surface or attached to a tripod.
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS test photos
Canon has posted a sample photo of the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS digital camera. Check out the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS picture quality yourself. The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS sample photo can be downloaded here.
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS review
As soon as we receive a Canon PowerShot SX40 HS test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive Canon PowerShot SX40 HS review.
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS price & availability
The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS zoom camera will be available in October 2011 and carries a retail price of £459,- / €529,- including VAT. The Canon PowerShot SX40HS camera is available in the color black.
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