Updated (September, 2011): Compare the Canon Powershot SX40 vs Canon Powershot S100

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Size
Really small
Compact 99x58x29 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
Battery life
Great battery life
380 shots
 
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Advantages of the Canon SX40

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Zoom More zoom 35x vs 3.8x
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More than 87x more zoom
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 350 ms vs 610 ms
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More than 40% less delay when taking photos
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
Macro focus Much better macro capability 0 cm vs 5 cm
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Almost the same
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 380 shots vs 200 shots
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90% more shots per battery charge
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 1.9 fps
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Around 5.5x faster continuous shooting
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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Advantages of the Canon S95

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Size Much smaller 99x58x29 mm vs 123x92x108 mm
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7.1x smaller
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/2.7
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At its widest zoom, the S95's lens captures slightly more light (0.9 f-stops)
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
Thickness Much thinner 1.2" vs 4.3"
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3.7x thinner
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Weight Much lighter 193 g vs 600 g
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3.1x lighter
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
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
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              SX40:350 ms
              S95:610 ms

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $259

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $648 body only

              $200 - $570 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $350

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p

              Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $227

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Smaller
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $420

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

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $308

              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 SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

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              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $447 - $449

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $200 - $400

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $228 - $249

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Canon PowerShot S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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