Canon PowerShot SX40 HS

Announced Sep 15, 2011 •
12 megapixels | 2.7 screen | 24 – 840 mm (35×)
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I am wondering if my camera is in need of replacement as I have owned it for about  7 years.  A few years ago it started squeaking when I would use the zoom, which is extremely annoying, especially when it scares away the subject I am photographing.  I did hear from another woman who owned the same camera and said that the same happened with hers and she ended up buying another camera.  My second question is regarding  the rechargeable batteries.  The initial batteries that came with the...
By: tpm3224 (7 months ago)
I was looking at your review for the Canon SX40 HS. You show a price of $269.00 at Amazon. When I hit the Amazon link the price given is $429.99 Is there a store that has it for $269?  --Tom M
I have always been happy with the quality of the pictures I got with my Canon SX40 HS, and especially love the 35X Optical Zoom it has.  Unfortunately, the pop up flash is broken and I find it bulky, so I am considering buying a new, smaller, automatic (mostly use point and shoot, automatic settings) camera for our upcoming trips to Italy and an African safari. Since I want to be able to zoom in on wild animals from a distance, I'd like the new camera to have great zoom capabilities, but also...
Hi, Could someone please help me with the following: 1. I have a Canon SX40 camera and when I record video it creates a huge file (4 minutes video ~ 1.2 GB file).  2. Is there a way to reduce the file size by reducing the video quality as I searched and couldn't locate the right option to do so. (With my sony handcam (which is stolen now), I used to record a 1 hr video with a file size of approx 4 GB). Regards, Bhavnesh Kaalra
By: MacBoy27 (Mar 16, 2016)
Hi, I am a UK based website designer and have today acquired a used Canon SX40 HS12 with which to do food photography. I have previously used a FujiFinepix which didn't offer a cable shutter release and was an altogether disappointing tool. Now I learn that the Canon hasn't a cable release as standard or somewhere to plug in a remote - which is frustrating. But I think the Canon is a much more versatile machine and I would be obliged to learn if there is a remote / wireless remote shutter...
Hello,     New to the forum but a long time SX40 user and have recently run into an issue that has me completely dumbfounded.  Simply put, when I print pictures at Walmart or Walgreens or the like, the photos are zoomed in and parts of the picture are cut off.  It does not matter if I use the upload tool online or I take the SD card directly into the store, it is the same effect.  Is there a setting that would cause this ?  Thanks for your help! bronco7923
Hi, I just upgraded from a Canon SX40 HS to a Sony A5100 with a prime lens SEL 35mm f1.8. I really like the improved bokeh that I can get and the better low light photos I'm now getting. But I'm struggling to see a big improvement in outdoor shots. I still feel the need to use the Tonal Contrast filter in Nik (like in the image below). Is there any way to achieve the post-processed image just by using the camera? If yes, how do I do that? I'm trying to do away with post-processing on most of...
By: eclark (Nov 22, 2014)
Looking into the following cameras.  Want to spend $350 at most.  Going to be used for everyday pictures (low light issues with some won't be a deal breaker), some home videos (doesn't need to be super fancy).  Want something that will last a while and takes decently nice photos.  Pros and cons of each would be helpful, as well as any personal experience!  Thank you! :) Nikon Coolpix L830 ($200 on amazon) Nikon Coolpix P530 ($350 on amazon) Canon PowerShot SX510 HS ($220 on amazon) Canon...
Hello, I am new posting a question here, but it has been only because all my questions have been always answered in this place :) Until now. I am a proud owner of a Fuji X10, I love this camera. The macro mode is awesome, the IQ and colors are amazing... I use this camera for macro, portraits and landscapes. I also have a Canon SX40 for animals, when I can not approach them (birds and some reptiles). The quality of the Canon is ok when the light is good and the aim of my pic can be focused...
Hello. I have been using a SX40 for 2 years now. Great camera, better than SX60 in my opinion... The only thing: In the mid-tele and tele I have a huge vignette at the corners. Do you know how to avoid it ? What's the reason for the vignette ? Thanks for you help! MaikEb
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