The PowerShot A40 camera is designed to provide users of digital cameras with easy and enhanced functionality by offering high image quality, advanced features with comfortable operation, and easy to use software for greater enjoyment.
The PowerShot A40 camera, which features a 2.0 megapixel CCD, includes several new features not found on previous mid-range PowerShot camera models including a selectable 3-point AiAF system with single-point center focus and focus lock; a wider shutter speed range of 15 seconds to 1/1500 second; Evaluative and Spot Metering; ISO ranges including 50/100/200/400 and Auto; Movie mode (with sound); Photo Effect mode; 2x-10x enlarged playback function with scrolling; and Direct Print capabilities with Canon's new CP-100 printer as well as the current CP-10.
The PowerShot A40 cameras are equipped with a 5.4-16.2mm f/2.8-4.8 (equivalent to 35-105mm in 35mm format) 3x zoom lens which is ideal for a wide range of picture-taking situations from landscapes to portraits. The all-glass lens is designed using 9 elements in 7 groups, including one highly-refractive, glass-molded aspherical element. The aspherical element effectively suppresses distortion and provides high resolution.