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Canon Powershot SX240 HS

alaTest has collected and analysed 1043 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the image quality and responsiveness. The value for money and usability are also appreciated, but there are some less positive opinions about the features.

portability, usability, value for money, responsiveness, image quality


We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon Powershot SX240 HS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Canon PowerShot SX240 HS Digital Camera Review


Canon's latest compact travel zoom features a 20x optical zoom lens.

Good image quality - good detail and colour; 20x optical zoom lens in a compact camera; Full HD video, Stereo sound, also Slow motion video; 10fps shooting, 10 frames; Reasonable value for money

High Speed 10fps only available in one mode

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Canon Power Shot SX240HS


SX20HS with its super zoom is an exciting proposition if you are looking for a point n shoot with prosumer like features.

PerformanceFull HD recordingDisplayImage qualitySuper zoomBattery

PriceNo GPS

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Canon PowerShot SX240HS


While a few may still be wowed by huge MegaPixel, most now know it's the quality of the CMOS that gives quality of image, here you get a perfectly respectable 12.1MP and an excellent 20x optical zoom in a small form factor.

It is 10.5x6x3.5cm and weights 220grams. When on the lens can extend by up to another 5cm fully zoomed out. Mine was silver grey but it is also available in black or pink. The left side is clear, the right side has anchor point for the supplied wrist...


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Canon PowerShot SX240HS: A Compact Megazoom Camera


PowerShot SX20HS with its super zoom is an exciting proposition if you are looking for a point and shoot camera with prosumer features

Sx240HS has missed out built-in GPS, which is available in Canon SX260HS, a 20x zoom point-and-shoot priced at 22k.

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Amazon review summary for Canon Powershot SX240 HS


alaTest has collected and analysed 317 user reviews of Canon Powershot SX240 HS from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

portability, usability, value for money, image quality, battery


95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Powershot SX240 HS Digital Camera - Pink (12.1 MP, 20x Optical Zoom) 3.2 Inch LCDCanon Powershot SX240 HS Digital Camera - Black (12.1 MP, 20x Optical Zoom) 3.0 Inch LCDCanon Powershot SX240 HS Digital Camera - Silver (12.1 MP, 20x Optical Zoom) 3.2 Inch LCD

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Good one


I did not buy this from Flipkart this time but this one is real good. Though bit bulky (but it fits in my jeans pocket), this is worth your money. It can take cool pictures in dark, day pictures are DSLR quality. Its very easy to use unlike DSLR's and...

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Usefull but average.........


Its a quite good camera in this price range. I just bought this one last month and it was then Priced Rs. 19395 /- so, I am in loss,..... a little. I have compared another camera's image property and I found that this camera has low dpi, DPI=180(CANON...

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stunning photo quality


I bought this for myself after being so impressed with the superb results from the SX220HS which I recently bought for my daughter; that was so good that I recommended it to a friend and she bought one too. I've used this one for all sorts of photos...

picure sharpness and colours

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SLR in compact size....


this cam is really good.... people like me would never go-in for the hassles involved in handling a SLR when things like this are available. be it the HD recording or the pics in different settings....all clicks well with this cam at your disposal. the...

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Excellent compact, with big capabilities


I own a couple of excellent DSLR cameras and also a small Canon S90 which I think is a brilliant little compact - but for specific reasons I wanted a camera with a larger zoom capability to take away with me when I travel and can\'t take a larger...

Comfortable Controls","Easy Setup","Easy To Use","Great Picture Quality","Low Light Quality","Strong Construction

Short Battery Life


Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.3''


Longest Shutter Speed in s:15
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/3200


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Unknown
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Canon NB-6L
Battery Type:Canon NB-6L


Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes