Canon SX40 HS: Fantastic Camera with great zoom and night shots; Sample picures

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SharpestEye
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Canon SX40 HS: Fantastic Camera with great zoom and night shots; Sample picures
Mar 1, 2012

They always say: A picture is worth thousands of words.

Here are some examples using my own SX40 HS:

WINTER SHOTS
http://www.sharpestlook.com/pg/index.php?zxpg=V2ludGVyLyoqZTQ1OTMyY2Q4YmYwOGM4ZWVmYTdmYmQ4MzMzMmNkZWE

SUNSET AND MOON SHOTS
http://www.sharpestlook.com/pg/index.php?zxpg=U3Vuc2V0LyoqOGIyNjc4YThkZDM2Y2UzOGNlMGEyMTExMWIyNjk3OGI

Click on the information button at the bottom of the webpage, to see the camera mode, speed, f-stop, and etc.

Enjoy!

Problems:

My old SX20 IS used to come with normal AA batteries, where I could find at any grocery store.
I have to buy an extra battery to make sure that I am not going to loose opportunities, while waiting for the battery to charge.

SharpestEye's score
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Kids / pets
excellent
Action / sports
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Landscapes / scenery
excellent
Portraits
excellent
Low light (without flash)
excellent
Flash photography (social)
excellent
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Cori126
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Re: Canon SX40 HS: Fantastic Camera with great zoom and night shots; Sample picures
In reply to SharpestEye, Mar 23, 2013

I checked out your photos and THEY ARE AMAZING!!!  Did you really take those w/ this point and shoot?  I have a Canon T2i but am getting ready for some overseas travel and wondering about taking a lighter camera but really don't want to trade in the quality.  Does this camera have enough manual controls that allowed you to take these shots?  Wow, that moon!  How is that possible?  Love the sunset and rainy glass and snowflakes... beautiful!!!

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Sactojim
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In reply to SharpestEye, Mar 23, 2013

You have mastered the SX40! I still say it has better IQ than the SX50, but it's probably the person pressing the shutter. These are all beautiful images..from any camera. Congratulations!

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OpticGlass
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Re: Canon SX40 HS: Fantastic Camera with great zoom and night shots; Sample picures
In reply to SharpestEye, Mar 23, 2013

All beautiful.

Great low light shots at F2.7!

It is nice that the SX40SH has a fast lens!

Will the SX60HS have an F1.8 lens?

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wacka2007
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Re: Canon SX40 HS: Fantastic Camera with great zoom and night shots; Sample picures
In reply to OpticGlass, Mar 23, 2013

OpticGlass wrote:

All beautiful.

Great low light shots at F2.7!

It is nice that the SX40SH has a fast lens!

Will the SX60HS have an F1.8 lens?

f 1.7  i hear ..........;-)

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OpticGlass
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Re: Canon SX40 HS: Fantastic Camera with great zoom and night shots; Sample picures
In reply to wacka2007, Mar 24, 2013

or F1.4

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OpticGlass
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Re: Canon SX40 HS: Fantastic Camera with great zoom and night shots; Sample picures
In reply to SharpestEye, Mar 24, 2013

I wonder what those night shots would look like from raw/dng.
You can shoot raw with your SX40SH using chdk:

http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php?topic=6956.0

http://mighty-hoernsche.de/

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