Lupti: 1080p24? The old SX1 IS had 1080p30. Geez, shove 24p up your ar*e, Canon. FZ150 offers 50/60p and you come up with 24p? Fail.
Ooops! I should have said SX40! My apologies.
OK, critics, even DPreview lists 24 fps as acceptable for general movie-making, so what is your beef really? Why are you trying to make the HS40 to be something that it's clearly not intended to be? If you want the quality of something higher than 24 frps, then spend the money and get it (probably around $1500 to $2000 or more!). Otherwise keep your shutter-mouths locked and allow us everyday people to have excitement about new products like the SX40. I can't afford the higher-end cameras but if I can get ahold of a camera like this one and get decent results from it, then I'm happy. And clearly it is people like me who will buy this camera.
xoio: Getting a bit tired of this .. more zoom! more zoom! FAD. Then dumbing down other fundamental features... if what 'motiv500' says is true ... "no raw," & only 200K screens & EVFs ... thats rubbish!
The Pro1, a 7 year old camera, had a screen and EVF that were 235K, it HAD RAW, & even had the extra quick info top LCD (something you only get on mid range SLRs now)Seems that the user interfaces are becoming more & more retarded, as is image quality, in favour of faddy rubbish like GPS & 'baby mode'. - I suppose at least it still has an EVF. Something else that seems to be getting left off cameras these days.. In favour on waving them about in front of your face like an iphone! :-/
To LE Kilt, I'm not sure if you can attach what you mention, but the SX40 does have a thread on the end of the lens. You have to buy an adapter for it, according to Canon, and the filters that can be used on this camera are 67 mm. Go to Canon's website, find info about the SX40, then click on "Brochures and Manuals." The manual will tell you EVERYTHING there is to know about this camera. I'm not picking on you but I really get weary of people complaining about this-and-that on a camera when the solution cna answers to their questions can simply be found in the manual, which can be downloaded and saved.
williams359: not sure why anyone into photography as a hobby would choose this over a basic SLR. no raw no hot shoe small sensor slower at focusing fixed lens but sam price.
To Williams359, this SX40 is designed for use by everyday, ordinary people and the camera happens to have some outstanding features on it to make those everyday people feel as if they're shooting like a pro. Of course, you can get better results from a DSLR! If you're someone who is complaining about "no raw" then you shouldn't even be making any comments about this camera. It's not in the same league with a DSLR so don't try to make it that way. Geez!
Beefy_SAFC: My one complaint about the SX30 (the big zoom beig the appeal - no extra telephoto lens) is it's a slow camera. The SX40 looks alot faster. I would like the focus hunting at the long end of the zoom range fixed too.
If it doesn't meet the bill, I my bail out and go back to the Panasonic FZ150.
I personally know of 2 professional photographers who use superzooms in addition to their pro equipment. Why? For the very reason ZOOZIG, above, is complaining about! Depending on the situation and the client, the long range is adequate for many shots and saves them from having to purchase really expensive zooms.
yehudakgtbnet: No hot shoe ...
Yes, there is a hotshoe. Please go to Canon's website and find the info for the SX 40. Once there, click on "Brochures and Manuals" and you'll be able to find just about anything you want to know on the SX 40.
Mark 100: What is the actuation lifespan of this camera?
If anyone knows, please post this somewhere under a simple findable heading, e.g. "Actuation Benchmark SX40".I'm referring to the sensor corrupting, and they do corrupt and the repair cost might outweigh the second-hand market value.
I'm still smarting from my Canon SX-10, for which I bought the lensmate attachment, the filter adaptor, extra lenses to fit onto the filter adaptor, multiple sets of batteries, dedicated camera bag and other extras, all worthless when the sensor corrupted after the 1 year warranty expired.
Sorry about your luck. I, too have the SX 10 and it is still going strong after more than two years. I've also purchased many of the same accessories as you and am really quite pleased with it. That's what makes me salivate even more for the SX 40!