Canon Powershot SX40 vs Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Winner
Canon Powershot SX40

65

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

63

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.7
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10.3 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens

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competitors

Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340

Super zoom

$237

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Battery life Much longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Travel zoom

$179 - $249

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Significantly smaller
Aperture Narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Super zoom

$534

Battery life Much longer battery life
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Wide angle Worse wide angle

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$310 - $549 body only

$393 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Larger
Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$242 - $257

Battery life Much longer battery life
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Super zoom

$249 - $255

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Larger

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