The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS improves upon the image quality and functionality of its predecessor and enables users to enjoy shooting at a range of angles of view, from wide angle to telephoto. The camera's 24mm 35x optical zoom lens includes Hi-UD (Hi-index UD) and UD (ultra-low dispersion) lens elements to effectively correct for a variety of aberrations that can easily occur in the telephoto range.
The PowerShot SX40 HS's image stabilization function newly incorporates Intelligent IS, a feature that automatically selects optimal image stabilization settings based on the shooting situation.
The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS employs the new DIGIC 5 image processor, which includes a new noise-reducing algorithm to deliver even further improvements in image quality and functionality. Featuring the HS System, which combines the new DIGIC 5 with a high-sensitivity 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, the camera realizes an approximately one-fourth reduction in the level of noise occurrence achieving beautiful imaging results in even low-light conditions. Also supported by DIGIC 5, the newly incorporated Multi-area White Balance function enables optimal white balance performance even when shooting with a flash or when capturing images in areas illuminated by mercury-vapor lighting.