Canon Digital IXUS 40

PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras

Ixus 40

Canon Digital IXUS 40

Power with style

Sleek and formidable; a masterpiece of high-tech miniaturisation. The tiny 4.0 Megapixel Digital IXUS 40 is a seductive blend of extraordinary power, flawless styling and super high-speed processing.

Benefits

  • 4.0 Megapixel sensor
  • UA lens for ultra slim body & 3x optical zoom
  • Extra large 2.0" LCD screen
  • Long VGA movie clips at 30fps
  • DIGIC II and iSAPS
  • 9-point AiAF
  • 6 scene modes
  • PictBridge/Canon Direct Print compatible
  • Print/Share button
  • CANON iMAGE GATEWAY

Detailed Features

Resolve and design

The 4.0 Megapixel sensor on the Digital IXUS 40 is ideal for prints up to A3 size. One secret behind the super sleek and slim body is a new UA (ultra-high refractive index aspherical) 3x optical zoom lens, which delivers outstanding, uncompromising image fidelity in an incredibly compact size.

Big screen movies

The large, high-definition 2.0" LCD screen allows immediate review of images and playback of very long high quality 30 fps VGA movie clips with sound (recording of up to 1GB movie files possible)*. You can even shoot up to 60 sec of fast QVGA action at 60 fps for slow motion review.

Enviable technology

Canon’s DIGIC II processor links all key camera functions and includes a dedicated movie processor, driving fast auto-focus, outstanding camera performance and quick start-up times. Highly complex image processing algorithms necessary to deliver superb image quality are handled fast and efficiently to keep you ready for the next shot and to allow for rapid, smooth continuous shooting.

Make a scene

iSAPS instantly analyses the scene and makes adjustments even before the shutter release is pressed. It optimises exposure, white balance and auto-focus settings in every shooting situation for consistently brilliant results. Six scene modes help you create great results with confidence in tricky shooting conditions, while a fully automatic 9-point AiAF system gets even off centre subjects sharply in focus.

Instant print

Connect the camera to any PictBridge compatible photo printer, push the Print/Share button and within seconds, you’ll be holding a full colour print - it’s that simple. When connected to a Canon SELPHY CP series printer, you can even print handy ID photo prints.

Sharing shots

Canon’s comprehensive ZoomBrowser EX (for Windows) and ImageBrowser (for Macintosh) software is provided for editing and retouching shots and movies, managing and laying out albums as well as creating slide shows. Then compile your own online gallery with 100MB of free space on the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY** for sharing with friends and family.

Optional extras

An All Weather Case will keep you shooting while snorkelling, skiing, surfing and having general outdoor fun. Back inside, keep your Digital IXUS good as new with an optional, snug fitting Canon Soft Case.

  • *Depending on memory card speed/capacity.
  • **Not available all regions.

Product Specification

IMAGE SENSOR

Type 1/2.5" CCD
Effective Pixels Approx. 4.0M
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type DIGIC II with iSAPS technology
Focal Length 5.8 – 17.4 mm (35mm film equivalent: 35 – 105mm)
Zoom Optical 3x, digital approx. 3.6x, combined approx. 11x
Maximum f/number f/2.8 – f/4.9
Construction 6 elements in 5 groups (2 UA elements)

FOCUSING

Type TTL
AF System / Points 9-point AiAF, 1-point AF (Fixed centre)
AF Lock On/Off Selectable
AF Assist Beam Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 3cm

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering Modes Evaluative, Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)
AE Lock On/Off Selectable
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
ISO Sensitivity* AUTO, 50, 100, 200, 400
Speed 15 – 1/1,500 sec
(Slow Shutter speeds of 1 sec. and more, available in Long Shutter Mode only. Shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. and more operate with noise reduction).

WHITE BALANCE

Type TTL
Settings Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

VIEWFINDER

Viewfinder Real-image zoom, optical viewfinder

LCD MONITOR

Monitor 2.0” P-Si TFT, approx. 118,000 pixels
Coverage 100%
Brightness Adjustable to one of fifteen levels
Red-eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Built-in Flash Range 50cm - 3.5m (W) / 2.0m (T) (at ISO AUTO equivalent)

SHOOTING

Modes Auto, Manual, Scene (Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Underwater, Digital Macro), Stitch Assist, Movie
Photo Effects Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black & White
Drive Modes Single, Continuous
Continuous Shooting Not available at time of printing

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size (L)2272 x 1704, (M1)1600 x 1200, (M2)1024 x 768, (S)640 x 480
Compression Superfine, Fine, Normal
Movies (L)640 x 480, 30/15fps (M)320 x 240, 60/30/15fps (S)160 x 120, 15fps
Movie Length Up to 1GB (640x480, 320x240, 30/15fps)¹
Up to 3 mins (160x120)¹
Up to 1 min (320x240, 60fps)¹

FILE TYPES

Still Image Type JPEG (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Movies AVI [Motion JPEG + WAVE (monaural)]
Sound Files WAVE (monaural)

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Movie Print supported on CP printers only)
PictBridge Yes

OTHER FEATURES

My Camera Start-up image and camera sounds customisation
Sound Memo Up to 60 sec per image
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Yes
Playback Zoom Approx. 2x – 10x
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec.
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish

INTERFACE

Computer USB (Mini-B, PTP)
Other A/V output (PAL/NTSC)

MEMORY CARD

Type Secure Digital (SD) Card,
16MB SD card supplied

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC Macintosh Windows 98SE / Me / 2000 SP4 / XP / XP SP1

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX (PhotoRecord) / ImageBrowser
Other PhotoStitch
Drivers TWAIN (Windows 98 / 2000), WIA (Windows Me)
Image Manipulation ArcSoft PhotoImpression, ArcSoft VideoImpression

POWER SOURCE

Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-4L (battery and charger supplied)
Battery Life Approx. 140 shots¹
Approx. 180 min. playback
AC Power Supply Optional, AC adapter kit ACK-DC10

ACCESSORIES

Case Soft Case DCC-60, Digital IXUS Metal (Neck) Strap
Waterproof / Weatherproof Case All Weather Case AW-DC30
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC adapter kit ACK-DC10, Compact Battery Charger CB-2LVE

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment 0 - 40 °C, 10 - 90% humidity
Dimensions 86.0 x 53.0 x 20.7 mm (excluding protrusions)
Weight (body only) Approx. 130g
Movie Length ¹ Depending on memory card speed / capacity
Battery Life ¹ Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods.
  • Subject to change without notice.