Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Review @ DCRP

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Review @ DCRP

24-840mm lens, 10 fps and full HD video. Is this the super zoom camera to rule them all?

"The PowerShot SX40 produced an excellent photo of our standard macro test subject. Colors are nice and saturated, even under our studio lamps, which often confuse the white balance system on cameras I review. The subject has a nice smooth appearance to it, but you'll never call it "soft". I don't see much in the line of

noise here, though if you look really hard, you may spot some mild detail smudging in the shadows.

The SX40's minimum focus distance jumps all over the place. At full wide-angle, it's 0 cm -- that's right, you can have your subject right up against the lens. Once you zoom in a bit, the distance rises to 30 cm. Once you're halfway through the zoom range, the distance increases to 50 cm, then 70 cm, before finally jumping around between 1 and 2 meters as you head toward the 840 mm mark. "

 

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