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Canon PowerShot S40

A new shape, sleek design, direct support for a Canon inkjet printer, and four megapixels of resolution!

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 10/1/2001

Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Canon PowerShot S40


Model Name:

Canon PowerShot S40 
Model Number: S40 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $599.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-27
Date Available: 2001-10-31
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Wired 
Tripod Mount:  
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System: Windows, MacOS 
Weight: 9.2 oz (260 g)
Weight With Batteries?  
Size: 4.4 x 2.3 x 1.7 in.
(112 x 58 x 42 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 2272x1704, 1600x1200, 1024x768, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 320x240, 160x120
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 4.00
CCD Size (inches): 1/1.8 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: Up to 3.6x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: 3-point TTL, user-selectable 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range: 80 cm to Infinity
32.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 10 - 0 cm
4.1 - 0.0 in
Min Macro Area: 109 x 82 mm
4.3 x 3.2 in
Min Aperture:  
Max Aperture: f/2.8
Aperture Range Description: f/2.8 / f/4.9 - ??? 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: Real Image Optical Zoom 
Optical VF Accuracy: 78%
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy: 98%
LCD Size (inches): 1.8
LCD Resolution: 117,600 dots
OLED Screen:  
Max Playback Zoom: 6.00
ISO Settings: 50, 100, 200, 400
ISO Rating Max: 400
Number of White Balance Settings: 8
White Balance Settings: Auto, daylight, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent, fluorescent H, flash, custom 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time: 15 
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/1500 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer:  
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 4
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, On, Off 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 4.0
Flash Range Description: 13 feet (3.96 meters) 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: No 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1, CompactFlash Type 2 
Other Memory Types: Microdrive 
Memory Included (MB): 16.0
Uncompressed Format: RAW 
CCD Raw Format: Yes 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format: AVI (MotionJPEG, monaural WAV) 
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection: 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 
OS Compatibility: Windows, MacOS (see notes) 
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 4.400 seconds
Shutdown Time: 2.300 seconds
Play -> Record: 2.000 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 8.700 seconds
Record -> Play (min res): 8.700 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.740 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus: 0.410 seconds
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.070 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format: 2.300 seconds
Cycle Time Max Res: 2.120 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 1.570 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 5
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 2.100
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 15.00
Movie Sec @ Max Res: 30.00
Movie Sec @ Min Res: 120.00
Download speed, KB/second: 440.00
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-2L 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: NB-2L Lithium Ion
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
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. 
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL:  
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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