Canon Digital Cameras - Canon PowerShot SD40

 
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Canon PowerShot SD40 Digital Camera Review

Canon PowerShot SD40 is a compact, handy and stylish digital camera. It follows the PowerShotSD30 by adding a few more megapixels, a whole new image processor. The SD40 extends its light sensitivity range from ISO 80 to up to ISO 1,600 which enables reduced blur in low-light shots without flash. The Canon SD40 has 1.8-inch LCD screen that is a little bit smaller than the 2.5-inch displays. The Canon SD40 digital camera offered in a brand set of four new colors like Twilight Sepia, Precious Rose, Noble Blue, and a silvery Olive Grey. Features of the new Canon PowerShot SD40 are Vertical shutter release for portrait orientation shooting, Extra telephoto reach with Safety Zoom, Slim design in four new colours, 17 shooting modes, including movies, DIGIC III with Noise Reduction Technology and Face Detection AF/AE.


Type of Camera Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 2.4x Optical / 4x Digital / 10x Combined Zoom
Type 7.1 Megapixel, 1/ 2.5 inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels Approx. 7.4 Megapixels
Effective Pixels Approx. 7.1 Megapixels
Focal Length 6.3-14.9mm f/3.2-5.4 (35mm film equivalent: 38-90mm
Digital Zoom 2.4x
Focusing Range Normal: 1 ft./30cm-infinity Macro: 1-1.6 ft./30-50cm (WIDE), 3.9 in.-1.6 ft./10-50cm (TELE)
Autofocus System TTL Autofocus
Viewfinder Not available
LCD Monitor 1.8 inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCDBrightness adjustment: 15 levels
LCD Pixels Approx. 118,000 pixels
LCD Coverage 100%
Maximum Aperture f/3.2 (W) - f/5.4 (T)
Shutter Speed 15-1/1600 sec.; Long Shutter operates with noise reduction when manually set at 1.3-15 sec.
ISO Sensitivity Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 (Standard Output Sensitivity/Recommended
Light Metering Method Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot** Metering frame is fixed to the center
Exposure Control Method Program AE
Exposure Compensation +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance Control Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), Custom
Built-in Flash Auto, Auto w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Auto w/ Slow Synchro, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Flash On w/ Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Flash Range Normal: 1-6.6 ft./30cm - 2.0m (W), 1-4.3 ft./30cm - 1.3m (T)
Macro: 1-1.6 ft./30-50cm (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)
Recycling Time 10 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.7V)
Flash Exposure Compensation Not available
Shooting Modes Auto, Camera M, Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot, Special Scene (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, Indoor, Kids & Pets), Color Accent, Color Swap, Stitch Assist, Movie
Photo Effects
My Colors Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom Color
Self-Timer Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Custom
Wireless Control Available for playback and printing via Camera Station CS-DC1a
Continuous Shooting Approx. 1.6 fps
Image Storage SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
File Format Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1
Image Compression Normal, Fine, SuperFine
JPEG Compression Mode Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))
Erase Modes Still Image: single image, by date, by category, by folder, all images Movie: part of movie, all of movie
Computer Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)
Video Out NTSC/PAL
Audio Out Monaural
Power Source 1. Rechargeable Lithium Battery NB-4L
2. Compact Power Adapter CA-DC20 3. Camera Station CS-DC1a
Shooting Capacity Still Image: approx. 190 shots (NB-4L/LCD)*
* The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when a fully-charged battery is used.
Playback Time Approx. 300 min. (NB-4L)
Operating Temperature 32-104°F/0-40°C
Operating Humidity 10-90%
Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.78 x 1.78 x 0.94 in. / 96.1 x 45.1 x 23.9mm
Weight Approx. 3.70 oz. / 105g (camera body only)

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