Changing the Aspect Ratio (PowerShot SX40 HS / S100)
Article ID: ART111793 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


You can change the width to height ratio of an image.

Aspect Ratio
The same aspect ratio as HD TVs, used for displaying on wide-screen HD TVs.
The same aspect ratio as 35mm film, used for printing out 5 x 7 in. or postcard sized images.
The same aspect ratio as the screen of this camera, used for printing images on 3.5 x 5 in. to various A-sized papers.
A square-shaped aspect ratio.


If you are using the PowerShot SX40 HS:

  • In () and () aspect ratios, Digital Zoom is fixed to [Off], and is not available.

Shooting modes in which aspect ratio cannot be changed, or in which limited aspect ratios are available

1. Press the <Power> button on the camera.
2. Press the <FUNC./SET> () button.
3. The following screen appears.

Operate the <directional buttons> up or down to select [Still Image Aspect Ratio].

Operate the <directional buttons> right or left to select an aspect ratio of your choice, then press the <FUNC./SET> () button.

When the following shooting modes are selected, the aspect ratio cannot be changed, or limited aspect ratios are available.

... Cannot be set
... [4:3] or [16:9] can be selected
... Shooting mode is not available on this model
Model Shooting Modes
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PowerShot SX40 HS