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5.0 out of 5 stars Zoom is a joy to use, 21 Dec. 2011
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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 previously owned the SX20. I often used it for bird photography. I loved it but at 20x it was easy to lose the subject of the shot; it was then necessary to zoom out to find the subject, then zoom in again. This has been solved in the SX40. After zooming up to 35x you can click a button to show the full field of view [with a central frame] - release it and you are back on full zoom. Superb for small birds or for flying birds. In this context the 10 fps in a burst shot is very good. The 2 customer settings are very useful. For birds I call up one of these and immediately I am on full zoom, at ISO800, spot focussing and exposure, and set to take 2-3 fps continuously.
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Initial post: 10 May 2012 19:38:47 BDT
crystal says:
does it come with a charger as well as the battery?

In reply to an earlier post on 30 May 2012 20:26:26 BDT
ladder24 says:
yes it does

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2012 16:48:01 BDT
Yes, but I would recommend an early purchase of a spare battery and later an adapter and close-focusing filters, which adds nearly £60 on the costs and then the gap to the entry level DLSR is much smaller. Overpriced camera. Look at the competition with 24X zoom. Memory card was not included either. So add on £70.
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