Canon Powershot SX40

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Canon Powershot SX40

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Canon PowerShot G10

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Canon PowerShot G10

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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

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

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G10

Size
Really small
Mid size 109x78x46 mm
True resolution
High true resolution
14.6 MP
Battery life
Great battery life
1000 shots
Thickness
Thin
1.8"
 

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
More zoom
35x vs 5x
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49x more zoom
Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
350 ms vs 569 ms
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Around 40% less delay when taking photos
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
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
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
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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$404.95 vs $829.95
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The best price we've seen is $425 cheaper (2x less)
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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
Significantly 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
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
Lighter
390 g vs 600 g
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Around 40% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              SX40:380 shots
              G10:1000 shots
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              SX40:0 cm
              G10:1 cm
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              SX40:Digital
              G10:Tunnel
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              SX40:$404.95
              G10:$829.95
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              SX40:350 ms
              G10:569 ms
              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

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $229

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $389 - $418 body only

              $399 - $520 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

              Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $500

              Zoom More zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $508

              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

              $383

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $268

              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $150 - $246

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Smaller
              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

              $449

              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

              $829

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

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Pro digicam

              $520

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $420

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Canon PowerShot G9

              Canon PowerShot G9

              Pro digicam

              $870

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

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