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Don't hesitate - buy it.,
This review is from: Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Digital Camera - Black (12.1MP, Super Wide Angle, 35x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch Vari-Angle LCD (Electronics)
I owned the SX30 briefly, but gave it back because the results were frequently disappointing. The SX40 has the same (great) optics, but infinitely better sensor and processor. I have been surprised and delighted frequently by what a great job it does in what you would expect to be difficult situations (dark, movement, backlit). It won't let you take exposures of more than 15s, and it doesn't save RAW. I always buy Canon because the CHDK third party firmware releases rarely take very long to arrive, and enable things like RAW files and long exposures. Great features of the stock firmware include exposure and focus bracketing, 1080p video, slow motion video (120 and 240fps recording at smaller image sizes). I recommend buying canon's 67mm adaptor and a polarizing filter. I have Hama's, which was about 30 quid on Amazon. Don't bother with a UV filter - they're only relevant to film cameras. Enjoy!
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Initial post: 17 Feb 2012 10:02:18 GMT
You can add RAW support with the custom firmware
In reply to an earlier post on 23 Mar 2012 18:58:01 GMT
And if you do, you can kiss your warranty goodbye 100%!
Be very careful what advice you act on - installing hacked firmware such as advocated in this extremely silly suggestion could make your camera a dead lump of junk, and you will have no comeback at anyone.
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