Canon PowerShot G10 vs Canon Powershot SX40

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G10

Really small
Size
Mid size (109×78×46 mm)
High true resolution
True resolution
14.6 MP
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
2000 ms startup delay
Great battery life
Battery life
1000 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

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Advantages of the Canon SX40

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
350 ms vs 569 ms
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Around 40% less delay when taking photos
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Zoom
More zoom
35x vs 5x
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49x more zoom
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
10.3 fps vs 0.7 fps
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More than 14.5x faster continuous shooting
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/2.8
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Almost the same
Macro focus
Better macro capability
0.0 cm vs 1.0 cm
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$466.84 vs $849.00
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The best price we've seen is $382 cheaper (around 50% less)
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The SX40's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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Advantages of the Canon G10

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Battery life
Much longer battery life
1000 shots vs 380 shots
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More than 2.5x more shots per battery charge
Size
Significantly smaller
109×78×46 mm vs 123×92×108 mm
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3.1x smaller
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
True resolution
Much higher true resolution
14.6 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 50% more detail in your photos
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.8" vs 4.3"
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2.3x thinner
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
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More than 50% larger sensor
Weight
Lighter
390 g vs 600 g
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Around 40% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/3200s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              SX40f/2.7
              G10f/2.8
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              SX40380 shots
              G101000 shots
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              SX400.0 cm
              G101.0 cm
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              SX40Digital
              G10Tunnel
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              SX401/3200s
              G101/4000s
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              SX40$466.84
              G10$849.00
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              SX40350 ms
              G10569 ms
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SX403,200 ISO
              G101,600 ISO

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              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $370 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

              Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $349

              Zoom More zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $479 - $480

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $358

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $500

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Canon PowerShot G10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $986

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              Canon PowerShot G11

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Pro digicam

              $638

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Canon PowerShot G9

              Canon PowerShot G9

              Pro digicam

              $790

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $421

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Battery life Much shorter battery life

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