Canon PowerShot SX40 HS revealed

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Looking for a snapper that walks the line between DSLRs and compacts? Take a look at Canon’s newly-unveiled PowerShot SX40 HS.

Rather than opting for changeable lenses, the PowerShot SX40 HS goes for a long range 35x ultra wide angle lens, managing focal flexibility usually reserved from three different pieces of glass on a regular DSLR. It allows you to jump from 24mm to 840mm on a single lens, at the expense of constant aperture, starting at F2.7 and jumping to 5.8 at the far end of the zoom scale.

Image processing comes courtesy of the same Digic 5 unit found in Canon’s top-end DSLRs, paired with a 12.1 MP CMOS sensor. The Digic 5 allows for solid ISO levels and natural colours, as well as the processing grunt to capture Full HD 1080p video.

Priced at £459, this one hits stores in October.

Gerald Lynch

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