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Great Photos with a Canon PowerShot

Updated on June 22, 2014

Canon SX40 HS has a Great Zoom and Amazing Features

I just can't stop raving about my new Canon PowerShot camera. This little camera takes photos that are every bit as good as my DSLR and has an amazing selection of features. I especially love the 35X zoom. The photo here was taken from my kitchen table through our sliding doors. You can see where I zoomed in and caught this little squirrel eating bird seed that had fallen to the ground under our birdfeeder. The zoom allowed me to get close while sitting in the comfort of my own kitchen.

The camera has many of the features of a DSLR and yet is compact enough to easily carry with me wherever I go. I have been taking photos with a DSLR for 6 years now and my camera takes great shots, but sometimes it gets heavy carrying the camera and extra lenses when I travel. My new Canon camera should solve that problem and give me more flexibility on my photo shoots.

On this page I will share with you some of the photos that I have taken using the various features on the camera.

all photos are myself, mbgphoto

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS - a great all round camera

This little point and shoot has many of the advantages of a much bigger sized DSLR. It has a multitude of both auto and manual features.

Shooting Special Scenes - a fun feature on the camera

One of the features that I really like is the SCN or special scenes feature. In this feature you set your dial to SCN and then pick the scene you want to shoot. Here are the scenes available.

  • Portrait-soft, natural looking portraits
  • Landscape-shoot landscapes with a real sense of depth
  • Nightscapes-without a Tripod
  • Low Light (for example blowing out birthday candles)
  • Beach- capturing a beach scene on a bright day
  • Foliage- bringing out the vivid colors of trees and leaves
  • Snow- avoiding the glare on a snowy day
  • Fireworks- showing fireworks in vivid color

I'll let the Photos speak for themselves. Here are some of the shots I've taken with the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS

Close Up of Flower - beautiful detail

I was standing in my front yard and I took this photo on my neighbors side yard. I was probably 25 feet away. I love the way the zoom can take such great close ups of flowers from a distance. I can't wait to take this camera next time I go to the botanical garden. It will be so easy to photograph flowers that are in the middle of the flower beds.

Foliage - bright vivid colors of leaves

Bright Leaves
Bright Leaves

This photo was taken using the SCN and clicking on the foliage option.

Shooting Fireworks - clear photos...brilliant colors

This is a photo I took of fireworks. I used the Fireworks scene setting and the zoomed in on the shot. I was amazed at the clear photo I was able to get without a tripod.

Low Light Camera Setting - clear pictures in low light

I took this photo of my son's band playing at a dimly lit venue near his home. I was very pleased with the clarity I got while using the low light scene setting.

Photographing in the Rain - right from my kitchen table

I was sitting at my kitchen table looking at the way the water was reflecting on the flowers when I took this photo. This pot of flowers was on the other side of my patio...about 10 feet away.

Fish Eye Effect - creative filters

Fish Eye Garden
Fish Eye Garden

The camera also allows you to use several creative effects just by making a couple of selections. Here is a photo of my back garden using a fish-eye effect.

Canon PowerShot from Ebay - great buys

I bought my camera on Ebay and was very happy with the service. I first researched the camera that I wanted online and by going to a retail store to get a feel for the camera.

Great Features on PowerShot SX40 HS - Canon Point and Shoot

This great little camera has so many features I would find it hard to pick my favorite.

Which of these features would interest you?

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