Canon Powershot SX40 vs Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Winner
Canon Powershot SX40

66

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

58

Runner-up

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 SX20 IS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot SX40.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS.

competitors

Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$315 - $429

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$438 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Super zoom

$328

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen size Larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Entry-level DSLR

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Super zoom

$212 - $229

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Zoom Significantly more zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture

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