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Model Name: Canon PowerShot S40  Canon PowerShot S40 
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General
Model Name: Canon PowerShot S40  Canon PowerShot S40 
Model Number: S40  S40 
Camera Format: Compact  Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No  No 
Retail Price: $599.00 $599.00
Street Price:    
Price Update Date: 2007-02-27 2007-02-27
Date Available: 2001-10-31 2001-10-31
Remote Control: Yes  Yes 
Remote Control Type: Wired  Wired 
Tripod Mount:    
Tripod Mount Material:    
Operating System: Windows, MacOS  Windows, MacOS 
Weight: 9.2 oz (260 g) 9.2 oz (260 g)
Weight With Batteries?    
Size: 112 x 58 x 42 mm
4.4 x 2.3 x 1.7 in
112 x 58 x 42 mm
4.4 x 2.3 x 1.7 in
Warranty in Months:    
Waterproof: No  No 
Image Capture
Model Name: Canon PowerShot S40  Canon PowerShot S40 
Image Resolution: 2272x1704, 1600x1200, 1024x768, 640x480 2272x1704, 1600x1200, 1024x768, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 320x240, 160x120  320x240, 160x120 
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 4:3
Imaging Sensor (Megapixels): 4.00 4.00
Sensor Type:
Sensor Size (inches): 1/1.8"  1/1.8" 
Sensor Filter Type: RGBG  RGBG 
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Focal Length Multiplier:    
Movie Audio: Yes  Yes 
Quality Levels: 3 3
Lens
Model Name: Canon PowerShot S40  Canon PowerShot S40 
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 35 - 105 mm 35 - 105 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x 3.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes  Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 3.6x  Up to 3.6x 
Auto Focus: Yes  Yes 
Auto Focus Type: 3-point TTL, user-selectable  3-point TTL, user-selectable 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes  Yes 
Auto Focus Min Illum:    
Auto Focus Step:    
Manual Focus: Yes  Yes 
Manual Focus Steps:    
Normal Focus Range: 80 cm to Infinity
32.7 in to Infinity
80 cm to Infinity
32.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 10 - 0 cm
4.1 - 0.0 in
10 - 0 cm
4.1 - 0.0 in
Min Macro Area: 109 x 82 mm
4.3 x 3.2 in
109 x 82 mm
4.3 x 3.2 in
Min Aperture:    
Max Aperture: f/2.8 f/2.8
Aperture Range Description: f/2.8 / f/4.9 - ???  f/2.8 / f/4.9 - ??? 
Aperture Step Size:    
Lens Thread:    
Lens Thread Type:    
Display
Model Name: Canon PowerShot S40  Canon PowerShot S40 
Optical Viewfinder: Yes  Yes 
Optical VF Type: Real Image Optical Zoom  Real Image Optical Zoom 
Optical VF Accuracy: 78% 78%
Monitor Viewfinder: Yes  Yes 
Monitor VF Accuracy: 98% 98%
Monitor Size (inches): 1.8 1.8
Monitor Resolution: 117,600 dots 117,600 dots
Monitor Type: Optical / LCD  Optical / LCD 
Touchscreen:    
Max Playback Zoom: 6x 6x
Exposure
Model Name: Canon PowerShot S40  Canon PowerShot S40 
ISO Settings: 50, 100, 200, 400 50, 100, 200, 400
ISO Rating Max: 400 400
Number of White Balance Settings: 8 8
White Balance Settings: Auto, daylight, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent, fluorescent H, flash, custom  Auto, daylight, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent, fluorescent H, flash, custom 
Manual White Balance: Yes  Yes 
Longest Shutter Time: 15  15 
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/1500  1/1500 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot  Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot 
Spot Metering: Yes  Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes  Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes  Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes  Yes 
Self Timer:    
Flash
Model Name: Canon PowerShot S40  Canon PowerShot S40 
Internal Flash: Yes  Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 4 4
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, On, Off  Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, On, Off 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):    
Measured Flash Range, 100 ISO (feet):    
Flash Range Description: 13 feet (3.96 meters)  13 feet (3.96 meters) 
No of Flash "Pops":    
Ext Flash: No  No 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a n/a
Maximum Flash Sync:    
Image Storage
Model Name: Canon PowerShot S40  Canon PowerShot S40 
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1, CompactFlash Type 2  CompactFlash Type 1, CompactFlash Type 2 
Other Memory Types: Microdrive  Microdrive 
Memory Included (MB): 16.0 16.0
Uncompressed Format: RAW  RAW 
CCD Raw Format: Yes  Yes 
Compressed Format: JPEG  JPEG 
Movie File Format: AVI (MotionJPEG, monaural WAV)  AVI (MotionJPEG, monaural WAV) 
Connectivity
Model Name: Canon PowerShot S40  Canon PowerShot S40 
Video Out: Yes  Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes  Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:    
External Connections: USB 1.1 USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC In  DC In 
Included Software: Zoombrowser 3.1, Imagebrowser 2.1, PhotoStitch 3.1, Remote Capture 2.1, ArcSoft PhotoImpression, VideoImpression, PhotoRecord 1.4, RAW Image Converter 1.2, Quicktime 5.0, USB Twain 3.9, WIA 3.9, CP10 driver, USB Mounter 1.1, USB Plug-in Module 3.9  Zoombrowser 3.1, Imagebrowser 2.1, PhotoStitch 3.1, Remote Capture 2.1, ArcSoft PhotoImpression, VideoImpression, PhotoRecord 1.4, RAW Image Converter 1.2, Quicktime 5.0, USB Twain 3.9, WIA 3.9, CP10 driver, USB Mounter 1.1, USB Plug-in Module 3.9 
OS Compatibility: Windows, MacOS (see notes)  Windows, MacOS (see notes) 
Performance Timing
Model Name: Canon PowerShot S40  Canon PowerShot S40 
Startup Time: 4.4 seconds 4.4 seconds
Shutdown Time: 2.3 seconds 2.3 seconds
Play -> Record: 2.0 seconds 2.0 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 8.7 seconds 8.7 seconds
Record -> Play (min res): 8.7 seconds 8.7 seconds
Shutter Lag, Full AF: 0.740 (W) - 0.000 (T) seconds 0.740 (W) - 0.000 (T) seconds
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus: 0.410 seconds 0.410 seconds
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.070 seconds 0.070 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format: 2.30 seconds 2.30 seconds
Cycle Time Max Res: 2.12 seconds 2.12 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 1.57 seconds 1.57 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 5 5
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 2.10 2.10
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 15 15
Movie Sec @ Max Res: 30 30
Movie Sec @ Min Res: 120 120
Download speed, KB/second: 440 440
Power
Model Name: Canon PowerShot S40  Canon PowerShot S40 
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-2L  Proprietary NB-2L 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable  Lithium Ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: NB-2L Lithium Ion NB-2L Lithium Ion
Battery Charger Included: Yes  Yes 
CIPA Rating: Unknown Unknown
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Notes & Features: Body is aluminum in 'graphite gray'. Lens has 8 elements in 7 groups, and all-glass design. Can be connected directly to Canon CP-10 printer to print images without a computer. Battery recharges in-camera with supplied charger, charge time approx. 80 minutes. Battery life rated at 170 images with LCD on, 380 images with LCD off, or 300 minutes playback. Has three-point AF system with user-selectable AF point displayed on LCD monitor. Auto exposure bracketing feature takes several photos with differing exposure. Has histogram feature to assist in judging correct exposure, and flashes overexposed areas of picture. Playback zoom is 3x or 6x. User-adjustable sharpening. Has in-camera stitch assist mode for panoramas (displays portion of previous photo alongside live viewfinder to assist in lining up images). LCD hue/brightness can be adjusted. Images can be trimmed/cropped in playback mode. Continuous shooting speed is 2.5fps up to 5 frames, or 1.5fps up to 9 frames. Of bundled software listed above, Zoombrowser, PhotoRecord, USB TWAIN, and WIA are PC only. USB Mounter, Plug-in Module and Imagebrowser are Mac only. Bundled with NB-2L Lithium Ion battery, charger/AC adapter, software CD-ROM, 16MB CompactFlash card.  Body is aluminum in 'graphite gray'. Lens has 8 elements in 7 groups, and all-glass design. Can be connected directly to Canon CP-10 printer to print images without a computer. Battery recharges in-camera with supplied charger, charge time approx. 80 minutes. Battery life rated at 170 images with LCD on, 380 images with LCD off, or 300 minutes playback. Has three-point AF system with user-selectable AF point displayed on LCD monitor. Auto exposure bracketing feature takes several photos with differing exposure. Has histogram feature to assist in judging correct exposure, and flashes overexposed areas of picture. Playback zoom is 3x or 6x. User-adjustable sharpening. Has in-camera stitch assist mode for panoramas (displays portion of previous photo alongside live viewfinder to assist in lining up images). LCD hue/brightness can be adjusted. Images can be trimmed/cropped in playback mode. Continuous shooting speed is 2.5fps up to 5 frames, or 1.5fps up to 9 frames. Of bundled software listed above, Zoombrowser, PhotoRecord, USB TWAIN, and WIA are PC only. USB Mounter, Plug-in Module and Imagebrowser are Mac only. Bundled with NB-2L Lithium Ion battery, charger/AC adapter, software CD-ROM, 16MB CompactFlash card. 
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