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The Canon SX40HS has some pretty impressive features - an optical 24-840mm zoom with image stabilising, 12.1 megapixels which is more than enough, a kind of grad system for darkening skies and it shoots HD video as well.
The Canon SX40HS isn't a DSLR - it's a top end point and shoot which is small enough to take anywhere without needing lots of space for lenses etc and it will take nice pictures However I do have one or two issues with it.
Just a few words to say how much I enjoy watching your videos. I would never have shot this image 6 months ago,now with your video tuition I'm more confident.
Ultimate Beginners Course is taught in a simple, friendly and effective way. Lots on the worksheets and the tasks move in a logical format. Already there are improvements that can be seen and I was controlling the camera in a way I haven't before. Literally after just a few hours! Going from luck to knowledge is invaluable.