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The Canon PowerShot SD40 Digital ELPH is an ultracompact JeansPocket
Certified digital camera for the fashion conscious
photographer. It comes in four 'personality' colours:
Twilight Sepia, Olive Gray, Precious Rose and
Noble Blue (in Europe: Sepia, Gray, Pink, Blue).
It replaces the Canon
SD30 and features 7.1 megapixels resolution, a
2.4x optical zoom, a 1.8 in. LCD
monitor (118K pixels), and easy-to-use Scene Modes. Face Priority AF and AE ensures the subject's face is both in focus and properly lighted even when using flash.
The Canon SD40 even comes with its own Camera Station
to charge the battery, play images on TV, download images to a computer or to print. Also included is a Wireless Controller to operate the camera remotely.
Optional accessories include: a High Power
Flash HF-DC1 and an All Weather Case AW-DC40.
The All Weather Case allows you to take underwater
shots at depths of down to 3 meters (9.8 ft.),
and it's also ideal for taking worry-free pictures
in the rain, at the beach, or on the ski slopes.
Small enough to fit into a fashion purse or trousers
pocket, the elegant Canon PowerShot SD40 Digital
ELPH makes a fashion statement in any circle.
Plus, you have the added confidence of a Canon
lens and DiG!C III Image Processor for high resolution
|US | CAN | UK | BeBit
||Approx. 7.1 Megapixels
|| 1/2.5-inch type CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx. 7.4 megapixels)
||6.3 (W)–14.9 (T) mm (35mm
film equivalent: 38 (W)–90 (T) mm) f/3.2
||Approx. 4.0x (Up to approx.
10x in combination with the optical zoom)
Wide Viewing Angle 1.8-inch type, low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD
* Approx. 118,000 pixels, Picture coverage 100%
The AF frame can be selected from Face Detect, On and Off. AF lock is available.
(From the front of the lens)
|- Normal: 30 cm (12 in.) – infinity
- Macro: 30–50 cm (12 in.–1.6 ft.) (W), 10–50 cm (3.9 in.–1.6 ft.) (T)
shutter + electronic shutter
||Shutter speed is 15–1/1600 sec. This camera applies special processing to images shot at shutter speeds slower than 1.3 seconds to eliminate the noise. The fastest shutter speed for flash synchronization is 1/500 second.
average or Spot (can be selected from Center and AF Point)
||± 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
||Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800 and ISO 1600 equivalent.
||Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
||Auto*3, On*3 or Off.
*3 Red-Eye Reduction and Slow Synchro available.
(ISO speed: Auto)
* Normal: 30 cm–2.0 m (12 in.–6.6 ft.) (W), 30 cm–1.3 m (12 in.–4.3 ft.) (T)
|| Auto, Manual (Long shutter mode available), Portrait,
Landscape, Night Snap, Color Accent, Color Swap, Stitch Assist, Scene (Kids&Pets, Indoor, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater), Movie (Standard, Fast Frame Rate, Compact, Color Accent, Color Swap)
||Approx. 1.6 shots/sec. (Large/Fine mode)
||10 sec., 2 sec., Custom
||This camera uses an SD memory card, SDHC memory card or MultiMediaCard as the recording media. A 16 MB Memory Card is included in the package.
||Design rule for camera file system, (DPOF compliant)
||- Still images: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)*9, Sound Memos: WAVE (monaural)
- Movies: AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG; Audio data: WAVE (monaural))
||Superfine, Fine, Normal
|Number of Recording Pixels (Still
||- Large: 3072 x 2304 pixels
- Medium 1:
2592 x 1944 pixels
- Medium 2:
2048 x 1536 pixels
- Medium 3:
1600 x 1200 pixels
640 x 480 pixels
1600 x 1200 pixels
3072 x 1728 pixels
|Number of Recording Pixels (Movies)
||- Standard, Color Accent and Color Swap
640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec., 15 frames/sec.)
320 x 240 pixels ((30 frames/sec., 15 frames/sec.)
Recording can continue until the memory card is full*10 (can record up to a maximum of 4GB*11 at one time)
- Fast Frame Rate
320 x 240 pixels (60 frames/sec.)
Can record for 1. min.
160 x 120 pixels (15 frames/sec.)
Can record for 3 min.
||- Single (histogram displayable), Index, Magnified
- Slide Shows, My Colors (playback), Sound memos
Jumps to every tenth or hundredth image, to the first image of each shooting date, to the first image of each category, to the first image in a folder or movies.
- My Category
You can organize images into prepared categories (People, Scenery, Events, Category 1-3, To Do) and manage them at the category level.
Review and edit movies by operating the Movie Control Panel.
||PictBridge, Canon Direct print, Bubble Jet Direct
|My Camera Settings
||Start-up image, start-up sound,
operation sound, Self-timer sound, and shutter
Camera Station Connector: Place the camera in the camera station to charge the battery, play images on TV, download images to a computer or to print.
Also, use the included Wireless Controller to operate the camera remotely.
Pack NB-4L (Lithium-ion Rechargeable battery)
- Compact Power Adapter CA-DC20
||0–40 °C (32–104
||- Camera Body
- Camera Station CS-DC1a
- Wireless controller WL-DC200
- Memory Card (16MB)
- Battery Pack NB-4L
- Compact Power Adapter CA-DC20 (Compact Power Adapter CA-DC20E is included with the camera in some region)
- AV Cable AVC-DC300
- Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
- Wrist Strap WS-900
||96.1× 45.1×23.9 mm
(3.78×1.78×0.94 in.) (excluding
||Approx. 105 g (3.70 oz.) (camera
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