Updated (September, 2012): Compare the Canon Powershot SX40 vs Canon PowerShot G15

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G12

Size
Really small
Mid size 112x76x48 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

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
 
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Advantages of the Canon SX40

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Zoom Significantly more zoom 35x vs 5x
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49x more zoom
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Wide angle Significantly 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 faster 10.3 fps vs 2 fps
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More than 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)
Lowest price Much cheaper $344.00 vs $799.00
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The best price we've seen is $455 cheaper (2.3x less)
Macro focus Better macro capability 0 cm vs 1 cm
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Almost the same
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 380 shots vs 350 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag 350 ms vs 380 ms
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Around 10% less delay when taking photos
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Advantages of the Canon G12

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Size Significantly smaller 112x76x48 mm vs 123x92x108 mm
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3x smaller
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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 1.9" vs 4.3"
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2.2x thinner
Screen size Larger screen 2.8" vs 2.7"
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Almost the same
Weight Lighter 401 g vs 600 g
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More than 30% lighter
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution 10 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              SX40:0 cm
              G12:1 cm
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              SX40:Digital
              G12:Tunnel
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              SX40:$344.00
              G12:$799.00
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX40:600 g
              G12:401 g
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              SX40:350 ms
              G12:380 ms
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              SX40:2.7"
              G12:2.8"

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $276 - $290 body only

              $299 - $390 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $484 - $774 body only

              $200 - $595 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $392 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              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 - $230

              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

              $259

              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $431

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

              Canon PowerShot G12 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $399 - $499

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $510 - $549

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot G11

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Pro digicam

              $544

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Nikon Coolpix P7100

              Pro digicam

              $470

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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              NILOFAR (9:09 AM, August 26, 2012)
              i don t knowe which one is better .I duy which one G12 OR SX40 HS