Canon Powershot SX40 vs Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Winner
Canon Powershot SX40

48

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

42

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

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Battery life
Great battery life
340 shots
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

Kodak PixPro FZ151

Kodak PixPro FZ151

Travel zoom

$103

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Significantly smaller
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$339

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Significantly smaller
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$349 - $479

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen size Much larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

Super zoom

Screen size Much larger screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Super zoom

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Better wide angle
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Sony SLT A35

Sony SLT A35

Entry-level DSLR

Screen size Much larger screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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