Canon Powershot SX40

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Canon Powershot SX40

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Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

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Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.7
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 SX10 IS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Zoom
More zoom
35x vs 20x
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More than 3x more zoom
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
Screen size
Larger screen
2.7" vs 2.5"
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Around 10% larger screen
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)
Battery life
Longer battery life
380 shots vs 340 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
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 $699.99
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The best price we've seen is $295 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Canon SX10 IS

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Size
Smaller
128x88x87 mm vs 123x92x108 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
3.4" vs 4.3"
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Around 20% thinner
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              0 cm
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/3200 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              SX40:$404.95
              SX10 IS:$699.99
              Weight Heavy Help
              600 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX40:4.3"
              SX10 IS:3.4"
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              SX40:350 ms
              SX10 IS:604 ms
              Size Large Help
              SX40:123x92x108 mm
              SX10 IS:128x88x87 mm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SX40:3,200 ISO
              SX10 IS:1,600 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              SX40:2.7"
              SX10 IS:2.5"

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX40:35x
              SX10 IS:20x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $420

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $454

              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $458 - $550

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $250

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $194 - $297

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $240 - $280 body only

              $389 - $410 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

              Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $327

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $500

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $350

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

              Super zoom

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot S5 IS

              Canon PowerShot S5 IS

              Super zoom

              $288

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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