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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
 

Reasons to buy the Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,200 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
60 fps
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX40

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Wide angle Much better wide angle 24 mm vs 36 mm
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More than 30% better wide angle
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Zoom More zoom 35x vs 12x
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More than 8.5x more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Macro focus Much better macro capability 0 cm vs 5 cm
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Almost the same
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 9.7 MP vs 5.9 MP
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Capture more than 60% more detail in your photos
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size Slightly smaller 123x92x108 mm vs 128x80x130 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The SX40's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Thickness Thinner 4.3" vs 5.1"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight Lighter 600 g vs 671 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Casio Pro EX-F1

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Continuous shooting Shoots much faster 60 fps vs 10.3 fps
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Around 6x faster continuous shooting
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 1,200 fps vs 240 fps
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5x higher fps
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Screen size Larger screen 2.8" vs 2.7"
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Almost the same
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/1.8" 7.2x5.3mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 40% larger sensor
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
SX40:240 fps
Pro EX-F1:1,200 fps
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
Digital
Thickness Quite thick Help
SX40:4.3"
Pro EX-F1:5.1"
Weight Heavy Help
SX40:600 g
Pro EX-F1:671 g
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Size Large Help
SX40:123x92x108 mm
Pro EX-F1:128x80x130 mm
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
230k dots
Screen size Very small screens Help
SX40:2.7"
Pro EX-F1:2.8"

Compared to recent super zooms

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/2.7
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Zoom Poor zoom Help
SX40:35x
Pro EX-F1:12x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$399 - $400

Zoom Has significantly more zoom
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 body only

$477 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$160 - $227

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Smaller
Supports 24p No 24p support
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Super zoom

$420

Supports 24p No 24p support
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$199 - $250

Size Significantly smaller
Screen size Larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510

Super zoom

$312

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos
Supports 24p No 24p support
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $648 body only

$200 - $570 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Autofocus Lacks video autofocus

Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Casio Exilim EX-FH25

Casio Exilim EX-FH25

Super zoom

$1,249

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Size Smaller
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Casio Exilim EX-FH100

Casio Exilim EX-FH100

Travel zoom

$925

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Size Much smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Entry-level DSLR

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Casio Exilim EX-FH20

Casio Exilim EX-FH20

Super zoom

$909

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Size Smaller
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

Waterproof

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Built-in flash No built-in flash
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

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