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Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Digital Camera Review

The ultrazoom reviews continue with the outstanding PowerShot SX40 HS.

$429.99
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Introduction

Canon's PowerShot SX40 HS is a safe bet, but a good one. By simply replacing the SX30's sensor with a more advanced CMOS model, and keeping almost every other design feature the same, the company has succeeded in delivering an ultrazoom superior to all others we've tested so far this year.

Comparable Products

Before you buy the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS, take a look at these other point & shoot cameras.

Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Color
  4. Noise
  5. Resolution
  6. Video
  7. Playback
  8. Hardware
  9. Controls
  10. Design & Handling
  11. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 Comparison
  12. Nikon Coolpix P500 Comparison
  13. Canon PowerShot SX30 IS Comparison
  14. Conclusion
  15. Photo Gallery

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