Canon Digital Cameras - Canon PowerShot S40

 
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Canon Powershot S40 Digital Camera Review

CCD:
Size
Effective Number of Pixels
Total Number of Pixels
Filter Array

1/1.8 inch
Approx. 4.0M Pixels (2,308 x 1,712)
Approx. 4.1M Pixels (2,384 x 1,734)
Primary Colour Filter
Lens:
Focal Length (optical)
Maximum Aperture
Construction

7.1 (W) – 21.3 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 35 – 105mm)
F2.8 (W) / F4.9 (T)
7 elements in 5 groups
Seamless Digital Zoom:Approx.3.6x
[Maximum 11x digital zoom is available combined with optical zoom]
Focusing Method:TTL auto-focus
3 selectable points or 3-point AiAF focusing
AF lock and Manual focus are available
Focusing Range:Normal AF: 80cm – infinity
Macro AF: 10cm (W) / 30cm (T) – 80cm
Manual Focus: 10cm (W) / 30cm (T) – infinity
Light Metering Method:Evaluative / Centre-weighted average / Spot metering
Exposure Control Method:Programme AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture-priority AE and Manual. AE Lock is available
Exposure Compensation:+/- 2.0EV [at every 1/3-stop]
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) is available
White Balance Control:TTL White Balance
White Balance ModesAuto, 6 presets [Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent High, Flash], and Custom
Shutter Speed:15 – 1/1,500 s
Slow Shutter of 1.3 s and more operates with noise reduction.
Equivalent Film Speed:Auto (ISO 50 – ISO 100)
ISO 50 / 100 / 200 / 400
Viewfinder:Optical
LCD Monitor:1.8" Low-temperature Polycrystalline Silicon TFT Colour LCD
(100% coverage)
Built-in Flash:Flash Range: 0.35 – 4.8m (W), 0.35 – 3.0m (T) [at ISO AUTO]
Flash Modes:Auto, Red-eye reduction auto, Red-eye reduction on, On and Off
Flash Exposure Compensation:+ / - 2.0EV (at every 1/3-stop) FE Lock is available
Shooting Modes:Auto, Creative Zone (Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE and Manual), Programmed Image Control Zone (Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Fast Shutter, Slow Shutter, Colour Effects, Stitch assist* and Movie).
Stitch assist mode integrates with PhotoStitch software (supplied).
Shooting Interval:1.6 sec. (Auto mode, LCD on, Normal distance setting, Wide-angle)
Shutter Release Time Lag:0.1 sec.
Continuous Shooting:
High speed
Normal

Approx. 2.5 images / s (maximum of 5 images)
Approx. 1.5 images / s (maximum of 9 images)
[Large/Fine mode, when LCD monitor is turned off]
File Format: Design rule for Camera File system [DCF]
"DCF" is an abbreviation of "Design rule for Camera File system" standardised by Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA).
Image Recording Format:
Still image
Movie

Sound annotation

JPEG or RAW
AVI [Image data: Motion JPEG, Audio data: WAVE (monaural)]
WAVE (monaural)
JPEG Compression Levels:Super-Fine, Fine or Normal
Recording Pixels:
Still Images




Movie Images

Large: 2,272 x 1,704
Medium 1: 1,600 x 1,200
Medium 2: 1,024 x 768
Small: 640 x 480

Large: 320 x 240
Small: 160 x 120
Image Storage Capacity:(with supplied 16MB CF card)
RAW
Large/Super Fine
Large/Fine
Large/Normal
Middle1/Super Fine
Middle1/Fine
Middle1/Normal
Middle2/Super Fine
Middle2/Fine
Middle2/Normal
Small/Super Fine
Small/Fine
Small/Normal
Movie:
320 x 240
160 x 120


4 images [Approx.]
7 images [Approx.]
13 images [Approx.]
26 images [Approx.]
14 images [Approx.]
26 images [Approx.]
52 images [Approx.]
25 images [Approx.]
46 images [Approx.]
84 images [Approx.]
58 images [Approx.]
94 images [Approx.]
165 images [Approx.]

61 sec (max. approx. 30 sec per recording)
223 sec (max. approx. 120 sec per recording)
[Movies are shot at approx. 15 frames / sec and times shown are displayed as if the movies were shot continuously]
Print Order Format:Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1
Other Features:
Self-timer
Signal Sound

Remote Capture from PC

2 or 10 seconds (selectable)
Camera Status and WarningsVirtual shutter release sound is available.
Available with USB interface only (exclusive software is supplied)
Other Operations:
Camera Settings






File Operations




Playback Operations

Date/Clock, "My Camera" custom options [Start-up image, Start-up sound, Shutter sound, Operation sound, Self timer sound], LCD Menu Languages [English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Japanese & Chinese]

Single Erase, All Erase, Protect, DPOF Marking, Transfer Order, CF Card Formatting, Direct Printing to Canon Bubble Jet Printer S820D, Direct Printing to Card Photo Printer CP-10

Single, Index, Magnification [approx. 3x or 6x on built-in LCD monitor screen], Sound annotation [up to 60 sec. of sound recording to an image] and Slide show
Interface:USB
Audio/Video Output (PAL or NTSC selectable)
CompactFlash™ Type I & II
Supported Operating Systems:PC: Windows 98 (inc. SE)/Me/2000/XP
Mac: OS 8.6 to 9.1
Power Source:
Camera
NB-2L Li-ion rechargeable battery* and AC power adapter kit АСК-DC20
*NB-2L Li-ion rechargeable battery and battery charger are supplied.
Operating Environment:
Temperature
Humidity

0 – 40 °C
10 – 90 %
Weight:Approx. 260g [excluding batteries and CF card]
Dimensions (W x D x H):112.0 x 58.0 x 42.0 mm [excluding protruding parts]

Reviews
 
Review by: Shaggy
Lacation: Detroit,Michigan
Type of Sport: Point and shoot cameras
Review Date: 04-14-2007
Cost Performace

It is a good camera and useful when zooming or taking pictures in low light conditions. Menu interface is very easy to learn. I use this camera when I am mounting, biking, hiking, it is quick as I needed. It takes the fine photography.

 
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