Canon PowerShot SX40 HS

  • Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
82
Based on 31 scores, 41 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    11
  • Good:
    17
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Very long 35x lens is also wide.
  • Very good image quality.
  • Attractive camera design is also compact.

Cons:

  • Lacks dedicated subdial for aperture.
  • Rear scroll wheel a little too sensitive.

Expert reviews and ratings

By The Imaging Resource on -

At first glance, the Canon SX40 HS is simply a beautiful camera. When you get it into your hands, it's only just beginning to delight you. You'll enjoy the color and detail it captures long after you forget what fun it was to compose with it....

By GadgetSpeak on 92

PowerShot are the larger of two small Digital Camera ranges offered by Canon. This unit is larger than most and on first glance could be mistaken for a DSLR unit. The main difference is that its lens is not...

By itreviews.com on 80

Canon has raised the bar considerably in terms of image quality, quietness of operation and low light performance. This is thanks to its new HS System, but it's not as speedy as its rivals and it could do with a display upgrade and a RAW option....

By Computeractive on 60

This upgrade of the SX30 IS doesn't change a great deal but low light performance was good, as was slo-mo capture...

By ePHOTOzine on 90

If your main requirement from a camera is a large amount of optical zoom you can't go far wrong with the PowerShot SX40 HS. If it is manual controls that you particularly desire then there are a few cameras to consider, particularly with the...

By The Digital Camera Resource Page on -

Conclusion The Canon PowerShot SX40 is a fairly large super zoom digital camera. Its body is made of a mix of plastic and metal, and it feels solid in most areas. The camera is easy to hold (though the grip could be larger), and the most important...

By Photo Answers on 80

The Powershot SX40 HS is Canon’s latest release into the superzoom market, replacing the previous SX30 model. Still retaining most of the key design features from its predecessor, the SX40 builds on the original...

By T3 Magazine on 60

For those photo opportunities when shuffling your feet forward or back in order to get the framing you want simply isn’t an option, the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS delivers the goods with its extremely broad focal range (not to mention tilting LCD...

By CNET Australia on 80

The SX40 is ideal for photographers who want one of the longest lenses currently available on a superzoom...

By DigitalCameraReview on 80

The Canon SX40 produces sharp, high quality images in most conditions. However, it isn't immune to the limitations of a smaller lens and...

By DigitalVersus on -

After revolutionising its bridge camera with last year's SX30 IS, Canon is back with an updated model that doesn't look to have...

By TechRadar on 80

Canon introduced the SX40 in September, at the same time as the compact PowerShot S100. The SX40 is one of a new generation of Canon cameras to be equipped with the fast Digic 5 processor. Canon promises that this boosts the HS system and now also...

By Steves Digicams on -

For 2011, Canon has added yet another model to their powerful SX-series of super-zoom cameras. The SX40 HS builds from platform of the SX30 IS from last year, incorporating some newer Canon technologies to help the camera produce even better results...

By CNET UK on 80

There's much to like about the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS. It's rich in features, with a powerful zoom, a sharp lens and plenty of creative tools. The price is the only stumbling block. At £380 it isn't bad value, but the Panasonic Lumix...

By Photo Review Australia on 83

Canon's PowerShot SX40 HS has most of the same features as its predecessor, the PowerShot SX30 IS, which we reviewed in October 2010. However, its price tag is $30 lower, the sensor resolution has been reduced to a more sensible 12 megapixels...

By Trusted Reviews on 80

The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS is a brilliantly versatile bridge camera whose key feature, that 35x optical zoom, is made all the more attractive by an excellent image stabilisation system. Picture quality is good and overall speed is much improved over...

By Pocket-lint on 80

The Canon PowerShot SX40 will keep many a superzoom snapper happy thanks to the huge 24-840mm zoom and great image quality. But the same design and low-resolution screen as its predecessor, paired with a focusing system that can’t quite outdo its...

By G4tv.com on 100

Video Review: The Canon PowerShot SX40 digital camera makes shooting photos even easier with a built-in 35x zoom, a 12.1 megapixel sensor, Canon's DIGIC 5 image processor and a dedicated movie button to shoot 1080P full HD video. Chris Hardwick and...

By PC Mag on 80

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...

By TechReviewSource on 80

The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS is definitely not pocket size as it measures 4.8 x 3.6 x 4.2-inches (whd) and weighs about 1.2-pounds. The black body has a matte finish that gives it a professional look, which fits right in with its feature set. The back...