SX40 Zoom Comparison

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IdahoMemories
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SX40 Zoom Comparison
Aug 21, 2012

I've posted a comparison of the SX40 with no zoom to the full 35X zoom.

No cropping of photos was done.
This is one the many great things about this camera.

Here are the photos...

http://www.pointandshootphotography.net/blog/2012/8/21/canon-sx40-35x-zoom-lens.html
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In reply to IdahoMemories, Aug 21, 2012

I agree the SX40 has a great zoom. The wide angle shot is rather deceiving because in reality the subject isn't really that far visually. I do like the super zoom it offers and the only thing that mars it is the atmospheric distortion

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jrfcomet
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In reply to IdahoMemories, Aug 21, 2012

Here is my shot of a wild bird in the mountains
at full zoom with my SX-40; the backround was
fixed in PS because it was overexposed in the original.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/19439745@N05/7791384742/in/set-72157631087553362

James Foster
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Biff Exploder
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In reply to IdahoMemories, Aug 21, 2012

i've got a good comparison here, and to be honest, it blew my mind because this camera at full optical zoom (haven't tried the digital, have it disabled) has good enough sharpness for me to actually make a wallpaper, its simply mindblowing.

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In reply to jrfcomet, Aug 21, 2012

jrfcomet wrote:

Here is my shot of a wild bird in the mountains
at full zoom with my SX-40; the backround was
fixed in PS because it was overexposed in the original.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/19439745@N05/7791384742/in/set-72157631087553362

That' a great shot for being in the wild, James.

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IdahoMemories
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In reply to Biff Exploder, Aug 21, 2012

Biff,
That's an awesome shot!
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In reply to IdahoMemories, Aug 21, 2012

I believe my most extreme example of the SX40HS zoom at max zoom is this example of Jupiter's moons I was unable to get a decent still but I think the video does show the SX40HS at an incredible level of zoom, even beyond the level of zoom a set of 50x binoculars could not even see.

http://youtu.be/miQ_vBHo9k4 please view at full screen to see the four moons of Jupiter

Stephen

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IdahoMemories
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In reply to SteveRT, Aug 23, 2012

Stephen,
That was pretty cool! Thanks for sharing that!

I've added a couple of more photos below the original 2 for another example of the zoom.

http://www.pointandshootphotography.net/blog/2012/8/21/canon-sx40-35x-zoom-lens.html
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In reply to Biff Exploder, Aug 23, 2012

That bird shot is awesome... very clear from such distance.
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