Canon PowerShot A40 User Reviews

Announced Feb 22, 2002 •
2 megapixels | 1.5 screen | 35 – 105 mm (3×)
hha
 

I picked this camera up at a flea market for $7 (yes, seven US dollars). It was in very good condition and even included a 1GB CF card, but the card was empty. At this price I was unable to resist buying a camera which sold in 2002 for US$400 in order to check how well an excellent camera from 2002 did compared to the best current P/S camera. The A40 has only 2Mp 3x 35-105mm zoom,automatic and optional full manual control. It uses 4 AA batteries. For the several hundred pictures I snapped ...

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I've had one since Nov '02 and it has never failed me even once... The results at ISO 50 still continue to amaze me :) Now use this as a backup camera or for lending over to friends in need, and it continues to perform the way it did from day 1... Problems: None what so ever :)

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Rony Zmiri

Use it a backup and carry around. Have it for 4 years and still amazed by the quality of the pictures.

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DavidGerard

This was my first digicam. Too big for what I wanted to use it for (pubs and nightclubs), but I couldn't afford the then-current Ixus v2! Apart from size, it did a lovely job, turning out consistently good images in appalling conditions when I really had very little idea what I was doing. It's still in use, for tripod shots taken by my doll-collector wife. Problems: The function dial sticks badly. Damp got into it and it stopped working. However, a year or so later it started working again. ...

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Gordiflon

This was my first digicam. Have not used it for more than two years due progressive upgrades. I took it out last week to check some rechargable AA batteries and took some pictures with it. How amazed I was after opening the pic's on my computer, the quality of the photos are amazing, a bid noisy at low light but I liked the colors. The clean natural looking pictures this 2-megapixel camera can produce is outstanding.

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alex41
 

I have been using A40 for more than 3 years, took 12000 pictures. I have no problems. However I recently upgraded to A620. I will continue to use A40 as a second camera since it has no significant selling value left. Problems: No problems.

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wv4ever
 

I have owned this camera for 1 and 1/ 2 years, been a reliable companion. I dropped in trout stream right after purchase, let it dry and it still is working. My wife uses it for real estate photos 2 to 3 times a week. It is very handy for impromptu moments, I just don't get to take it with me anymore, my wife's needs supersedes my fishing fotos.... Problems: For the amt. I paid, it would be hard to complain, I am sure that the A-60, 70, and A-80 are just as capable.

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rsb61
 

This is my "go-anywhere" camera. It's always with me. It was the camera I had with me and used to photograph the after effects of an accident - made getting a claim paid child's play! It is cheap enough that I don't worry about damaging it or getting stolen. My other camera is a Canon Digital Rebel and that is used for holidays or when I need excellent quality pictures. The Canon A40 on the other hand has been abused by being taken on the beach, and rock climbing in all types of weather ...

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Nick Moreno

This is the second digital camera that I have pruchased. As a theatre producer, I am in love with this camera. I take about 500 digital pictures durring the production process compared to the 5 rolls of film that I used to use. This camera has paid for itself over and over again. The images are excellent and if you have a couple that are not, it is very simple to select and delete images. See some samples of this camera's capabilities at www.davidmatthewbarnes.com. Almost every picture ...

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boozm
 

This is a great camera, my friend has a similarly priced fuji coolpix and this camera makes it look like a toy. It feels sturdy even though it's not totally metal, it weighs just the right amount, not so heavy that it's a burden but not so light that you can't trust it. The point and shoot photos I took we're unbelievable, in the daytime theres little point in using manual mode. I use manual mode for indoor and night time pics or when I want to create an effect and I have no complaints. Yeste ...

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