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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

Zoom
Great zoom
35x
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G10

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Size
Really small
Mid size 109x78x46 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
True resolution
High true resolution
14.6 MP
 
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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
Zoom Significantly more zoom 35x vs 5x
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49x more zoom
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 350 ms vs 569 ms
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Around 40% less delay when taking photos
Lowest price Much cheaper $299.99 vs $875.00
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The best price we've seen is $575 cheaper (2.9x less)
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)
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
Macro focus Better macro capability 0 cm vs 1 cm
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Almost the same
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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 Significantly 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
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" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 50% larger sensor
Weight Significantly lighter 390 g vs 600 g
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Around 40% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              SX40:0 cm
              G10:1 cm
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              SX40:380 shots
              G10:1000 shots
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              SX40:Digital
              G10:Tunnel
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX40:600 g
              G10:390 g
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              SX40:350 ms
              G10:569 ms

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $390 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Startup delay Has much less startup delay
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $249

              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $249

              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 SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $427

              Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $276 - $290 body only

              $299 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 - $774 body only

              $200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus

              Canon PowerShot G10 Competitors

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              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $779

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              True resolution Much lower true resolution
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $399 - $499

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Canon PowerShot G11

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Pro digicam

              $514

              Overall image quality Significantly 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

              $350

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

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