Canon PowerShot G10 vs Canon Powershot SX40

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G10

Really small
Size
Mid size 109x78x46 mm
High true resolution
True resolution
14.6 MP
Large sensor
Sensor size
1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
Great battery life
Battery life
1000 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10.3 fps

differences

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
Zoom
More zoom
35x vs 5x
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49x more zoom
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10.3 fps vs 0.7 fps
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More than 14.5x faster continuous shooting
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the SX40's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Macro focus
Better macro capability
0 cm vs 1 cm
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$348.48 vs $689.00
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The best price we've seen is $341 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 1 f-stop 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
109x78x46 mm vs 123x92x108 mm
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3.1x smaller
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
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 50% larger sensor
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.8" vs 4.3"
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2.3x thinner
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
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              SX40:380 shots
              G10:1000 shots
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              SX40:0 cm
              G10:1 cm
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              SX40:Digital
              G10:Tunnel
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              SX40:1/3200s
              G10:1/4000s
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              SX40:$348.48
              G10:$689.00
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              SX40:350 ms
              G10:569 ms
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SX40:3,200 ISO
              G10:1,600 ISO

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $349 body only

              $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $377 - $418

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS Rebel T1i

              Canon Rebel T1i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $861 body only

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              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 SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $440

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $342

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $200

              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $448 - $533

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot G10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

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

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $979

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              True resolution Much lower true resolution
              Canon PowerShot G11

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Pro digicam

              $494

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              True resolution Much lower true resolution
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot G9

              Canon PowerShot G9

              Pro digicam

              $700

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $487

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution

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