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Default Canon SX40 HS Camera...

.....Anybody have one of these?

My Sony Mavica is fine for my web page, etc. but my camcorder just isn't up to the task of making decent movies. The resolution is too low.

I've been looking at the Canon SX40 HS camera that has both still picture (12.1 MP) and 1080i video capability. I plan to get a 16 Gig memory card with it.

Before taking the plunge I would really appreciate hearing from anyone who has one.

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Default Re: Canon SX40 HS Camera......

I would have bought a Canon DSLR but the menus on the Nikon were easier to navigate.
All I can say is if it's Canon it's GOOD!

If you want the reviews of pros check that out >>> http://www.dpreview.com/news/2011/09/15/canonsx40hs
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Default Re: Canon SX40 HS Camera......

Thanks, Craig.

I'll check out the Nikon today.

One of the reasons I'm thinking of the Canon is that it does 1080i video and I -think- the focus is manageable. One of my things to do before purchase is to go to Sam's Club and play with the one they have on display to see if it'll do what I want it to do.

Being able to focus accurately is critical because I do so much close-up work.

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Default Re: Canon SX40 HS Camera......

I have a canon dslr, and am pretty happy with it. Check out B&H camera and Adorama, both are premier stores with usually the lowest legit price. they sometimes have refurbs and packages that can be good deals.
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Default Re: Canon SX40 HS Camera......

check out www.buydig.com too.......I bought several items from them at rock bottom prices too but don't EVER underestimate Amazon.......

Guess what showed up in my email this evening......... >>> http://www.buydig.com/shop/product.a...3&tab=descript
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Default Re: Canon SX40 HS Camera......

I've been shooting the predecessor model (Canon SX20 IS) for 2+ years. The zoom range and image stabilization are outstanding. Image and video quality is excellent. And I find the user interface easy to understand/use.

My camera so far has recorded 50,000+ images and videos - often under harsh conditions - and is still going strong. It has recorded many steam shows and rides frequently with me inside tractor cabs. It also goes skiing, cycling, out on the lake, etc. It has given me no problems whatsoever.

Based on my good experience my next door neighbor recently purchased an SX40 IS. She is so far delighted with it.

A few sample images (from the 2011 Alexander NY Steam Show) are posted online here: http://s101.photobucket.com/albums/m...show%20photos/

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Default Re: Canon SX40 HS Camera...

I have a SX40 HS. the recent video post of my Novo was shot with it. takes pretty good pictures too.
Overall im pretty happy. awesome zoom. HD video and enough features to keep you busy, all in a point and shoot format.
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Default Re: Canon SX40 HS Camera......

Gang:

So far, I can get what I need at a competitive price at Newegg.com. One thing I find is that the several internet stores that sell the Canon SX40HS have them bundled in packages that have memory cards.

After a little study, I find that the cards that come in the packages are not Class 10 which, I understand, are needed to get the benefit of some of the features of the camera.

That being the case, the Newegg price for the camera and a 16Gig Class 10 card with reader is very competitive because I'd have to buy the card separately.

I did check out the Nikons in the price range of the Canon and the Canon is, at least on paper, a better buy.

Were I one of them-there rich guys, I'd buy a pro SLR that would have every one of the features I'd like but, since that's not gonna happen, I'll have to learn to get the best use out of the Canon.

Especially, I need macro and some control of focus. Surprisingly the Mavica, although a point-and-shoot camera, does allow me to auto focus on the area I'm interested in.

Thanks, everybody for the help. After doing a hands-on at Sam's today, I may be the owner of a new camera.

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I didn't mean it to sound as if I was steering you away from the Canon!
Both of my scanners and printers are Canons and I love them to pieces.......
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Default Re: Canon SX40 HS Camera...

Craig and Gang:

Well, yesterday I played with the Canon at Sam's Club.

Now I own one.

All I gotta do now is to learn how to use it. My main gripe (I hope the only one) is that the manual is a piece of something not talked about in polite company..........THAT's a compliment to you guys!

Today, I'll play with it and figure out, among other things, how to manually adjust f stop, focus and shutter speed. Although I can get accurate focus with the spot focus, I want to know how to do everything manually because I grew-up with film and darkroom and can't get adjusting the camera out of my blood.

I guess that means I'm a Mouldy Old Fart.

Oh, yes - I also got new hearing aids yesterday. Ain't old age wunnerful?

Thanks for all the help.

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Default Re: Canon SX40 HS Camera...

Well - I got to play with the camera and think it's a keeper!

Here's the first movie I've put together with it.

It's a lot sharper than the ones made with my "freebie" camcorder!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PEIdb5iK6Y

Is that good or what??

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