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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S8200

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
480 fps
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

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
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
 
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Advantages of the Canon SX40

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.7 vs f/2.9
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At its widest zoom, the SX40's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Macro focus Better macro capability 0 cm vs 1 cm
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Almost the same
Weight Lighter 600 g vs 670 g
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More than 10% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 4.3" vs 4.6"
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Around 10% thinner
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Fujifilm S8200

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The S8200's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 480 fps vs 240 fps
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2x higher fps
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 500 shots vs 380 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Zoom More zoom 40x vs 35x
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More than 30% more zoom
Lowest price Cheaper $188.97 vs $324.99
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The best price we've seen is $136 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              SX40:35x
              S8200:40x
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              SX40:240 fps
              S8200:480 fps
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              SX40:380 shots
              S8200:500 shots
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              SX40:0 cm
              S8200:1 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX40:4.3"
              S8200:4.6"
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX40:600 g
              S8200:670 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Size Large Help
              SX40:123x92x108 mm
              S8200:123x87x116 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $200

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160 - $279

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $227

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $269

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $349

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $390 - $398

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $400 - $479

              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $774 body only

              $200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $380 - $598

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $239

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S6800

              Fujifilm FinePix S6800

              Super zoom

              $159 - $164

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Slightly smaller
              Zoom Less zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Super zoom

              $266 - $489

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $140 - $219

              Size Significantly smaller
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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