Canon Powershot SX40 vs Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Winner
Canon Powershot SX40

53

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

51

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10.3 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
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 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS.

competitors

Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$329 - $345

Zoom More zoom
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$383 - $449

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Super zoom

$229 - $249

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Zoom More zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Super zoom

$229 - $249

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

$109 - $165

Size Significantly smaller
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$329 - $345

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

discussion

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Showing 5 comments

Rad (3:01 PM, June 07, 2013)
is there a difference between sx 40 HS and sx 40 IS? I'm trying to buy an adapter for a polarising filter but the only one I can find (Sydney) is one for "sx 40 IS".
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (1:31 PM, August 09, 2012)
No you can not change lenses with either of these cameras.
 
Oferhasky (0:50 PM, August 09, 2012)
Can i change lens On The sx40 My question is if I can remove the facto
 
Eacastro2011 (5:28 AM, December 28, 2011)
I have SX-10 since July 2009, and SX-30 since Feb 2011. Sadly, the SX-30 was lost by the wife last Nov. After reading a lot of excellent reviews for the past 2 months, I finally ordered an SX-40 today; excited to receive it later. Costs USD 488 here in the Philippines from direct importers (w/ 1 year warranty) but last month it was just USD 433 (dealer said Canon just had price increase for all products); price will be substantially higher if bought from official Canon dealerships (w/ same warranty).  
 
Jeremey (11:30 PM, September 21, 2011)
very glad i waited to get the sx40hs over the sx30is