Canon Powershot SX40 vs Canon Rebel T3

Winner
Canon Powershot SX40

56

Canon Rebel T3

35

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10.3 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Battery life
Great battery life
700 shots

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot SX40.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Rebel T3.

competitors

Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$429 - $479

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen size Much larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Super zoom

$220 - $279

Screen size Much larger screen
Zoom More zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$410

Zoom More zoom
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Macro focus Much worse macro capability

Canon Rebel T3 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$310 body only

$348 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Screen size Much larger screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

$759 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$529 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Screen size Much larger screen
Battery life Shorter battery life

discussion

Canon Powershot SX40
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Fkummer (0:00 AM, February 26, 2012)
I have the same question, concerning both of these cameras.. one for the zoom and fps and other for the larger sensor... I have to choose one of them by next wek... and I do not know what to do...
 
chinh (5:49 AM, December 19, 2011)
right now in america, these 2 cameras are in the same price range "380.00" i dont know which one to get. i just heard that the SX40 does have a lens error problems.