Canon Powershot SX40 vs Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Winner
Canon Powershot SX40

43

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

38

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
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
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 SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$305

Zoom More zoom
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Travel zoom

$329

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Much smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$364 - $449

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen size Much larger screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

$119 - $165

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

Super zoom

Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$364 - $449

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom Much more zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture

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