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  • Optical Sensor Resolution (in MegaPixel) :
    12.1 MP
  • Sensor Type :
    CMOS Sensor
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Specifications of Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

  • General Features

    Brand
    Canon
  • Pixels

    Optical Sensor Resolution (in MegaPixel)
    12.1 MP
  • Sensor

    Sensor Type
    CMOS Sensor
    Sensor Size
    1/2.3 Inches
  • Lens

    Focal Length
    4.5 - 90 mm (35 mm Equivalent to 25 - 500 mm)
    Color Filter
    Primary (RGB) Color Filter
    Manual Focus
    Yes
  • Zoom

    Optical Zoom
    20x
    Digital Zoom
    4x
  • Display

    Display Type
    TFT
    Screen Size
    3 Inches
    Image Display Resolution
    461000 dots
    Video Display Resolution
    1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD) @ 24 fps
  • Dimension

    Weight
    201 gms
  • Power Source

    AC Adaptor
    Power Adaptor CA-DC 10 (Included with AC Adaptor Kit ACK-DC40)
  • Media & Software

    Upgradeable Memory
    Yes
  • Images & Video

    Image Format
    JPEG (EXIF 2.3, DCF, DPOF 1.1)
    Video Format
    H.264, MOV
  • Flash

    Flash Modes
    Auto, Slow Sync Flash
    Flash Range
    Wide : 0.5 - 3.5m, Telephoto : 0.9 - 2.0m
    Built in Flash
    Yes
    External Flash
    Yes
  • Shutter Speed

    Maximum Shutter Speed
    1/3200 sec
    Minimum Shutter Speed
    15 sec
  • Connectivity & System Req.

    USB
    USB Hi-Speed
    HDMI
    Yes; HDMI Connector
  • Other Features

    ISO Rating
    Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
    Self Timer
    2 sec, 10 sec
    Face Detection
    Yes
    Shooting Modes
    Auto, Shutter Priority , Creative Filters, Discreet, Live View Control, Manual, Movie, Program, SCN, Shutter Priority
    Image Stabilizer
    Lens Shift Type
    Metering
    Center-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Spot
    Macro Mode (Exposure Mode)
    5 - 50 cm
    Red Eye Reduction
    Yes
    Picture Angle
    25 mm Wide Angle
    Continuous Shots
    Up to 2.4 fps (Program Mode), 10.3 fps (High-speed Burst HQ Mode)
    White Balancing
    Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Day Light, Fluorescent, Fluorescent-H, Tungsten
    Microphone
    Stereo Microphone
    Audio Video Interface (NTSC/PAL)
    Analog Video Output (NTSC or Pal)
  • Additional Features

    Color
    Black

Over all Review of Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS Price

Overall Review

Powerful 20x, 25-500mm optical zoom lens with a built-in 4-stop image stabilizer and Intelligent IS technology, 12.1 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, 3 inch LCD screen with 460k-dot resolution, DIGIC 5 image processing engine, face ID recognition, full 1080p HD Movie Mode with stereo sound and an HDMI output, and a Smart Auto mode with Scene Detection Technology and an Easy mode for beginners- all the ingredients for a blockbuster compact digicam are found in the latest canon release- the Canon PowerShot SX240. It weighs 224gms and measures 106.3mm x 61.0mm x 32.7mm and is available in black, silver and pink. The camera however lacks a GPS function as opposed to many of its counterparts. 

Design and Build Quality

The canon PowerShot SX240 HS comes with a sturdy layout being made of a mix of plastic and metal to withstand the rugged usage.Being light weighted and measuring 106.3mm x 61.0mm x 32.7mm, it fits in the pocket making it easily portable. Given the marvellous 20x built-in zoom power, with lens does extending 2-inches from the body when using the maximum 500mm equivalent telephoto setting, accounts for the bulky nature but its worth compromising. Having the equivalent of a 25-500mm zoom lens in such a tiny body is sure cherry on the cake. However, the  maximum apertures at either end of the range are pretty slow (f/3.5 and f/6.8 respectively. Adding to the camera’s stability is a new handgrip on the front and the effective image stabilisation system which automatically prevents blur. The front of the camera also sports a self timer/AF assist lamp positioned to the top left of the lens. The zoom can be very well adjusted by a rocker switch on the top of the camera alongside which we can see the on off button, and stereo and microphone holes. The shooting mode wheel is on the top right of the back plate with 12 optionsincluding an easy mode for beginners..

Focus and Face Detection

The canon PowerShot SX240 HS ha an Autofocus with different modes-  Continuous, Servo AF (follows Servo AE) and Manual focus. The AF Frame supports Face AiAF, Tracking AF and center. Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot metering systems are also found in this new canon release. Exposure compensation is +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments. The camera has an ISO sensitivity upto 3200. The Aperture has a f number of /3.5 - f/8.0 (W), f/6.8 - f/8.0 (T) giving images close to real and helping capturing memories just like they are! Auto, on, slow synchro, off are some of the modes the Flash can be adjusted to according to the light demand. The camera automatically selects the optimum settings for all situations and subjects to help you take priceless picture-perfect memories. Face ID recognition helps you to capture familiar faces in a crowd of upto 12 people easily.

Lens and Image Stabilization

An approx. 12.1 million pixels is what the camera Canon PowerShot SX240 HS has to offer. Having a lens with focal length of 4.5 (W) - 90.0 (T)mm, (35mm film equivalent: 25 (W) - 500 (T)mm) and Zoom magnification of 20x gives you picture clarity like never before. Focusing range of the camera is        5cm (2.0in.) - infinity (W), 1m (3.3ft.) - infinity (T) and in macro mode 5 - 50cm (2.0in. - 1.6ft.) (W). It uses an Image Stabilizer (IS) System of the Lens-shift type and DIGIC 5 imaging processor. 

Screen and Menus

LCD Monitor of the Canon PowerShot SX 240 HS is a TFT colour (wide viewing angle type) having a size similar to a 3.0 type. It has effective pixels of an Approx. 461,000 dots and Aspect Ratio of 4:3. It allows brightness adjustment  of up to 5 levels. The camera boasts of a quick responsive non touch LCD. The easy to scroll through menu gives an option of a wide variety of shooting modes       - Auto, Easy, Movie Digest, SCN, Creative Filter, Discreet and Movie. Image capture is also possible in  Portrait, Smooth Skin, Smart Shutter, High-speed Burst HQ, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist modes. It also has Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Soft Focus, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap and movie recording in Standard, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie. It has a wink and face self time along with face ID. Digital tele convertor is also found in this camera. Red-Eye Correction is found during shooting and playback. The camera allows My Menu Start-up image and camera sounds customisation along with Image tagging feature. It has a playback zoom of Approx. 2x - 10x and a Self Timer which can be set Approx. 2 or 10 sec. or Customised. Menu Languages include English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi, Malaysian,Indonesian, Vietnamese making this a perfect choice people around the globe.

Battery

The canon PowerShot SX240 HS uses a Battery Pack NB-6L for power source which requires a Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10 that comes inclusive with AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40. It has a hi speed USB interface and HDMI output and stereo and microphone for input.

Video Mode

The movie recording time during continuous shooting is an Approx. 1hr. 10mins in the Canon PowerShot SX 240 HS. The SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card can be used for storing the recorded media in the MOV format. The iFrame Movie and Movies made in Movie Digest mode shoot at 30 fps while the  Actual frame rate is 29.97fps. An approx. of 4.9X zoom can be achieved in both still photography and video recording. 

Sensors

The camera has an effective pixel range of approx 12.1 million pixels and has intelligent orientation sensor. It supports white balance and has PhotoStitch and Browsing and Imaging browser EX. 

Pros

improved stabilisation.

nice body layout and handgrip.

great image quality.

Face ID recognition.

value for money is good.

10fps fast full resolution burst mode.

HD movie recording.

Cons

Noisy dual speed zoom.

Modest 5cm close focus.

not touch sensitive LCD.

may seem bulky.

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Canon has launched its new SX series compact super zooms Canon PowerShot SX240 HS. It is the latest compact travel zoom from Canon. SX240 HS offers full manual control, allowing users to stamp their own creativity on their shots and explore the impact of individual changes to ISO, shutter speed or aperture on their images. The robust metal body and compact, lightweight design ensure the Powershot SX240 HS is an ideal camera for holidays and capturing important events. It is available with 12.1 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, 3 inch LCD screen with 460k-dot resolution and DIGIC 5 image processing engine.

This camera features full HD video with stereo sound and optical zoom, full manual controls and an impressive wide angle 20x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilization. The lens provides the equivalent of 25mm to 500mm optical zoom. There is a good grip on the front of the camera, with the rear featuring a mode dial where your thumb rests. This works quite well as a rear grip, as the dial doesn't rotate too easily making it suitable to grip. There are a good number of controls on the back of the rear scroll wheel / d-pad, with the Func/Set button giving access to an overlay of the most commonly accessed settings. There are also dedicated video and playback buttons. The on/off switch is nicely recessed.

Built in hints and tips explains each option on the camera. Manual focus is available, flash compensation, and the camera gives an overlay of the most common options making it easy to choose and change settings. The menu button lets the user set additional photo and setup options. In playback there are also playback and print options. It offers a Smart Auto mode with Scene Detection Technology and an Easy mode for beginners. Via the menu screens, users can also activate compositional grid lines or opt to present an image with grey bars cropping the default 4:3 presented ratios to a 3:2 ratio equivalent if so desired. Subsequently a press of the 'menu' button itself brings up two folders - the first containing the shooting menu - it's here users can activate the likes of the iContrast setting - the second the standard set up menu. The captured pictures and movie clips are written to optional SD, SDHC or even higher capacity (up to 2TB) SDXC cards. Underneath a side open catch and door at the base of the SX240 HS there's another dual compartment, with a slot for media card plus the provided rechargeable battery, good for 230 shots from a full charge, 20 more than its predecessor.

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  • The latest price of Canon PowerShot SX240 HS was obtained on Aug 21, 2014.
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