Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
Top 58%626 points
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10.91MP - 19.73MP
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maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
longer battery life
12.1
MP
Panono Camera
108MP
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Canon PowerShot SX40 HS: 47 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

12.1MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
288
0

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
245
0

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
185
0

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
2.4fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
171
0

5. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
25% have it
150
0

6. weight

600g
HTC Re: 65.5g
141
0

7. 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.
3200ISO
Nikon D5: 3280000ISO
126
0

8. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
380shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
114
0

9. video recording

1080 x 24fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
113
0

10. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
48% have it
84
0

11. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0.0003125s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
80
0

12. pixel density

240ppi
Sony Alpha 7R: 544ppi
77
0

13. width

92.4mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
76
0

14. volume

1223.03cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
71
0

15. height

122.9mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
71
0

16. thickness

107.7mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
70
0

17. resolution

519 x 389px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2: 1517 x 1920px
69
0

18. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
2.7"
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4.8"
58
0

19. has sensor shift stabilization

With sensor shift, the image sensor (rather than the lens) moves to counterbalance any vibration of the camera. This means the image will be stabilised regardless of what lens is being used.
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
18% have it
57
0

20. 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 SX40 HS
73% have it
56
0

21. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
52% have it
52
0

22. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
88% have it
51
0

23. has an optical viewfinder

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
29% have it
49
0

24. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
66% have it
48
0

25. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
44% have it
48
0

26. 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 SX40 HS
20% have it
47
0

27. 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.
35x
Nikon Coolpix P900: 83.3x
43
0

28. 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.
2.7
Ricoh GR II: 1
41
0

29. 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 SX40 HS
51% have it
40
0

30. has a serial shot mode

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
88% have it
40
0

31. 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.
0.0005s
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 + Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F/3.5-5.6 ASPH: 0.00006s
40
0

32. 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.
840mm
Nikon Coolpix P900: 2000mm
39
0

33. 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
38
0

34. 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 X1D-50c: 3600s
37
0

35. has manual focus

This allows to manually set the focus.
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
59% have it
34
0

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