Very long 35x lens is also wide.
Very good image quality.
Attractive camera design is also compact.
Built-in hot shoe.
Good grip, front and back.
Playback button powers camera on and off.
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.
Lacks dedicated subdial for aperture.
Rear scroll wheel a little too sensitive.
Relatively low-res LCD.
EVF is small.
Macro seems insufficient.
No lens hood included.
A little bit tiresome to hold after awhile.
No in-camera sweep Panorama.
Strong highlight clipping at times.
By The Imaging Resource on April 03, 2012
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 March 23, 2012
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...92
By itreviews.com on February 16, 2012
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....80
By Computeractive on February 13, 2012
This upgrade of the SX30 IS doesn't change a great deal but low light performance was good, as was slo-mo capture...60
By ePHOTOzine on January 18, 2012
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...90
By The Digital Camera Resource Page on December 18, 2011
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 December 10, 2011
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...80
By T3 Magazine on December 01, 2011
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...60
By CNET Australia on November 18, 2011
The SX40 is ideal for photographers who want one of the longest lenses currently available on a superzoom...80
By DigitalCameraReview on November 16, 2011
The Canon SX40 produces sharp, high quality images in most conditions. However, it isn't immune to the limitations of a smaller lens and...80