Canon PowerShot SX240 HS
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Top 63%
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10.91MP - 19.73MP
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megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
longer battery life

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS: 44 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

12.10MP
Panono Camera: 108MP

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
6.17 x 4.62mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm

3. focus points

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
9
Sony Alpha a6500: 425

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
2.40fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps

5. weight

224g
HTC Re: 65.50g

6. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
1600ISO
Pentax KP: 819200ISO

7. video recording

1080 x 24fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps

8. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
230shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots

9. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Canon PowerShot SX240 HS
48% have it

10. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0s

11. pixel density

327ppi
Sony A7 II: 544ppi

12. width

61mm
DxO One: 26.20mm

13. height

106.30mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm

14. volume

212.03cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³

15. thickness

32.70mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm

16. resolution

784 x 588px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S: 1517 x 1920px

17. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.80"

18. has AF tracking

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Canon PowerShot SX240 HS
72% have it

19. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Canon PowerShot SX240 HS
87% have it

20. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Canon PowerShot SX240 HS
65% have it

21. has a BSI sensor

A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
Canon PowerShot SX240 HS
19% have it

22. optical zoom

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
20x
Nikon Coolpix P900: 83.30x

23. widest aperture

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
3.50f
Ricoh GR II: 1f

24. has a CMOS sensor

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
Canon PowerShot SX240 HS
68% have it

25. has a serial shot mode

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
Canon PowerShot SX240 HS
88% have it

26. flash sync speed

Flash synchronization is defined as the firing of a photographic flash coinciding with the shutter admitting light to the image sensor. In general, faster flash sync speeds are better if the photographer needs to flash-fill subjects that are backlit and wants to avoid motion blur, or wants to increase depth of field by using a high aperture.
0s
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 + Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F/3.5-5.6 ASPH: 0s

27. Has a hot shoe

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
Canon PowerShot SX240 HS
52% have it

28. maximum focal length

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
500mm
Nikon Coolpix P900: 2m

29. exposure time

When the camera shutter is open for a long time, more light is absorbed by the sensor. You can use this slow shutter speed to produce vivid night time photography, or capture the trajectory of moving objects such as motorway traffic.
15s
Hasselblad H5D-50c: 720s

30. lenses

A bigger variety of brand lenses means that you have more options and can find one that suits your needs.
1
Nikon D5: 400

31. has manual exposure

This allows to manually set the exposure.
Canon PowerShot SX240 HS
65% have it

32. minimum focal length

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
25mm
HP Photosmart R937: 1.18mm

33. has manual ISO

This allows to manually set the ISO level.
Canon PowerShot SX240 HS
93% have it

34. has an accelerometer

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes from a vertical to a horizontal position.
Canon PowerShot SX240 HS
92% have it

35. USB version

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
2
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5: 3.10

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