The PowerShot A40 is packed full of features and offers excellent value for money. This camera features a high quality 35-105mm (35mm equivalent) 3x optical zoom lens, with a bright maximum aperture of f2.8. Its 2.0M pixel CCD sensor captures even the finest details, and Canon's latest intelligent three point focusing system AiAF (Artificial intelligence Auto Focus) ensures the subject is always in focus. PowerShot A40 images are ideal for postcard size photo prints. The PowerShot A40 also supports Canon's Direct Print printers - The Card Photo Printer CP-100 and CP-10. Direct printing is the quickest and easiest way to get photo quality prints without a PC. Simply connect the camera to the printer, select the image on your camera, and print. The CP-100 allows up to 10 x 15cm photo quality prints and the CP-10 is ideal for credit card size photos. With the A40's movie mode, it is possible to capture movie clips up to 30 seconds with sound and, by making use of the video lead supplied, the camera can be connected to a standard TV set, to view and share photos and movies. The PowerShot A40 incorporates additional features to allow more adventurous photography. The Manual Mode, allows users to select the aperture and shutter speeds, exposure compensation, and white balance setting from the auto or pre-set choices. The Photo Effects option allows images to be taken in vivid color, neutral, sepia and black and white. There is also a Stitch Assist mode for taking panorama shots that can be merged using the supplied PhotoStitch application. Going digital means easy connectivity between the camera and your PC's USB port opening up the whole new world of digital imaging. This camera uses standard AA-size alkaline or rechargeable batteries. The PowerShot A40 is supporting Exif Print.The PowerShot A40 brings affordable digital photography to everyone. With it's extensive feature set it offers great value for money for those looking for a great quality zoom lens digital camera. Suitable for first-time users and those wanting to switch to digital photography, it is ideal for any occasion.