Canon Powershot SX40 vs Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Winner
Canon Powershot SX40

69

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

66

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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital

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

$418

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$320 - $429

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$329 body only

$390 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Battery life Much longer battery life
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Travel zoom

$190 - $209

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Size Much smaller
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix P100

Nikon Coolpix P100

Super zoom

$599

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$438 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

discussion

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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