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Canon PowerShot A40


Model Name:

Canon PowerShot A40 
Model Number: A40 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $299.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date:  
Date Available: 2002-04-01
Remote Control: No 
Remote Control Type: n/a 
Tripod Mount:  
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System:  
Weight: 8.8 oz (250 g)
Weight With Batteries?  
Size: 4.3 x 2.8 x 1.5 in.
(110 x 71 x 38 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 1600x1200, 1024x768, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 320x240, 160x120
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 2.00
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.7 inch 
CCD Filter Type: RGBG 
CCD Manufacturer:  
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: Yes 
Quality Levels: 3
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 35 - 105 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 2.5x continuous 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: 3-Point AF 
Auto Focus Assist Light?  
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: No 
Manual Focus Steps: n/a
Normal Focus Range: 76 cm to Infinity
31.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 16 - 76 cm
6.5 - 31.0 in
Min Macro Area: 167 x 125 mm
6.6 x 4.9 in
Min Aperture:  
Max Aperture: f/2.8
Aperture Range Description: f/2.8 - f/4.8 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: Real-image optical zoom 
Optical VF Accuracy: 75%
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy: 98%
LCD Size (inches): 1.5
LCD Resolution: 117,600 dots
OLED Screen:  
Max Playback Zoom: 10.00
ISO Settings: 50, 100, 200, 400
ISO Rating Max: 400
Number of White Balance Settings: 6
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H 
Manual White Balance: No 
Longest Shutter Time:  
Shortest Shutter Time:  
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: No 
Shutter Priority: No 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer:  
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 5
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto w/ red-eye reduction, On, Off, Slow Sync 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 4.2
Flash Range Description: 14 feet / 4.2 meters (wide); 8.3 feet / 2.5 meters (tele) 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: No 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1 
Other Memory Types: None 
Memory Included (MB):  
Uncompressed Format: None 
CCD Raw Format: No 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format: AVI QuickTime MotionJPEG, Wave 
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable:  
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection:  
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility:  
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 3.130 seconds
Shutdown Time: 4.400 seconds
Play -> Record: 2.700 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 2.000 seconds
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.860 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 1.360 seconds
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus:  
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.090 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format:  
Cycle Time Max Res: 2.200 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 2.100 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 3
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 1.200
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 20.00
Movie Sec @ Max Res: 10.00
Movie Sec @ Min Res: 30.00
Download speed, KB/second: 417.00
Battery Form Factor: 4 x AA 
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline disposable, NiMH rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 4 x AA Alkaline disposable
Battery Charger Included: No 
More Information
Notes & Features: Pixel size is 3.275 microns square. Lens has 9 elements in 7 groups including one aspheric element. Autofocus uses 3 automatically selected AF points, or user can lock AF to center point only. Has three manual focus settings - Macro, Landscape (Infinity) or Snap (5.0 - 8.3 feet, 1.5 - 2.5 meters). Effects modes are Vivid (saturation boosted), Neutral (saturation reduced), Sepia, Black & White, Low Sharpening (in-camera sharpening reduced). Burst-mode rate of 2.5 frames/second requires LCD to be turned off. Flash always fires at full power when in manual exposure mode. Flash sync is 1/30 and faster in normal mode, all speeds in slow-synchro mode. Supports direct printing to Canon CP-10 and CP-100 printers. Record battery life claimed at 500 images without LCD or 200 with LCD for alkalines, 1000 images without LCD or 350 with for NiMH. Playback battery life claimed at 240 minutes with either Alkaline or NiMH batteries. Bundled with IFC-300 PCU USB cable. Optional accessories include 24.5mm WC-DC52 wide-angle and 252mm TC-DC52 telephoto lenses, AC Adapter Kit ACK 600 (includes AC adapter CA-PS500). 
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Test Shots URL: Test Shots
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Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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