Canon Powershot SX40 vs Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Great battery life
Battery life
380 shots
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
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 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS.

competitors

Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510

Super zoom

$360

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Travel zoom

$288

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Significantly smaller
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot G7

Canon PowerShot G7

Digicam

$363

Size Significantly smaller
Thickness Significantly thinner
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS Competitors

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$431 - $649 body only

$535 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix P100

Nikon Coolpix P100

Super zoom

$599

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$260

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Aperture 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