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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

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
 
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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
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
Screen size Larger screen 2.7" vs 2.5"
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Around 10% larger screen
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)
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
Battery life Longer battery life 380 shots vs 340 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
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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 Common Weaknesses
        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
        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
        Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
        SX40:350 ms
        SX10 IS:604 ms
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Size Large Help
        SX40:123x92x108 mm
        SX10 IS:128x88x87 mm
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        SX40:2.7"
        SX10 IS:2.5"

        Compared to recent super zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        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

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $200

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        External flash Doesn't support an external flash
        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Super zoom

        $400 - $479

        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Super zoom

        $269

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        External flash Doesn't support an external flash
        Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $774 body only

        $200 - $729 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
        Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

        Super zoom

        $249 - $269

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        External flash Doesn't support an external flash
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $227

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        External flash Doesn't support an external flash

        Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Super zoom

        $346

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Screen size Larger screen
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Super zoom

        $449 - $598

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

        Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

        Super zoom

        $550

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

        Super zoom

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen size Larger screen
        Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

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