A vari-angle 2.7-inch LCD monitor in this Canon digital camera lets you compose and frame your shots perfectly. The 35x optical zoom in this 12.1 MP camera lets you shoot close-up shots of distant subjects. An optical image stabilizer in the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS automatically detects and corrects camera shake, helping you to capture clean and blur-free images. This Canon digital camera employs motion detection technology that automatically selects right shutter speed and ISO settings, letting you focus and capture fast moving subjects. The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS supports 1080p HD video with stereo sound recording, letting you record glorious moments of your life in HD quality.
35x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom and 24mm lens The PowerShot SX40 HS is equipped with a Genuine Canon 35x Zoom lens that provides the telephoto power to bring your distant subjects incredibly close. It also features a useful zoom range that begins at 24mm wide-angle and extends to 840mm telephoto (35mm equivalent). The 24mm ultra Wide-Angle allows you to create shots with dramatic perspective and makes it easy to shoot sweeping landscapes, large groups of people and tall buildings. This superb lens delivers outstanding optical performance throughout its zoom range. It's advanced design employs UD glass, double-sided aspherical glass-molded and ultra-high-refraction-index glass lens elements to effectively suppress chromatic aberration while maintaining a remarkably compact size. The camera uses a VCM (Voice Coil Motor) for high-speed, quiet, energy-efficient lens movement with precise control.
Optical Image Stabilizer Handheld shooting can often lead to camera shake, making photos and videos blurry. Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer is a sophisticated system that uses lens-shift technology to correct for unwanted camera movement. It makes handheld photography more practical, providing excellent image quality in many difficult shooting situations: outdoors at dusk, inside without a flash, and even at the telephoto end of the zoom range without a tripod. For photos, it enables shooting at slower shutter speeds, accommodating more low-light shooting situations than ever before without having to boost ISO sensitivity. With camera shake and vibration reduced, you get a sharper, steadier image. And because it is an optical system, there is none of the image degradation typical with electronic image stabilizers.