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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
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

Size
Really small
Compact 103x61x38 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Weight
Light-weight
220 g
 
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Advantages of the Canon SX40

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Aperture Wider aperture f/2.7 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the SX40's lens captures slightly more light (0.7 f-stops)
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Zoom More zoom 35x vs 12x
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More than 8.5x more zoom
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
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
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 350 ms vs 460 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
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
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
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Advantages of the Canon SX200 IS

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Size Much smaller 103x61x38 mm vs 123x92x108 mm
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5.1x smaller
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Thickness Much thinner 1.5" vs 4.3"
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2.8x thinner
Weight Much lighter 220 g vs 600 g
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2.7x lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $269.00 vs $324.99
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The best price we've seen is $56 cheaper (around 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
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              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              SX40:350 ms
              SX200 IS:460 ms
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              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
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $245 - $269

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $300

              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $278 body only

              $380 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Startup delay Has much less startup delay
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $269

              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

              $400 - $479

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $774 body only

              $200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $380 - $598

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

              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Travel zoom

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $484 - $532

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Lowest price More expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

              Super zoom

              $550

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $280

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

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