Updated (January 2012): Compare the Canon Powershot SX40 vs Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR vs Canon Powershot SX40

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

66

Canon Powershot SX40

63

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
320 fps
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Great battery life
Battery life
400 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10.3 fps
Macro focus
Great macro
0.0 cm

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot SX40.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR.

differences

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
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size
Smaller
123×92×108 mm vs 131×91×126 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
35x vs 30x
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Around 40% more zoom
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/2.8
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Almost the same
Macro focus
Better macro capability
0.0 cm vs 1.0 cm
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Almost the same
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10.3 fps vs 8 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
Weight
Lighter
600 g vs 730 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
4.3" vs 5"
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More than 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Fujifilm HS20 EXR

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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The HS20 EXR's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
320 fps vs 240 fps
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More than 30% higher fps
True resolution
Higher true resolution
10.6 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
400 shots vs 380 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
1/2" 6.4x4.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/3200s
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20% faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$429.99 vs $465.21
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The best price we've seen is $35 cheaper (around 10% less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              SX40240 fps
              HS20 EXR320 fps
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              SX40380 shots
              HS20 EXR400 shots
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              SX400.0 cm
              HS20 EXR1.0 cm
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              SX401/3200s
              HS20 EXR1/4000s
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX404.3"
              HS20 EXR5"
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX40600 g
              HS20 EXR730 g
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              350 ms shutter lag
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Size Large Help
              SX40123×92×108 mm
              HS20 EXR131×91×126 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              SX40230k dots
              HS20 EXR460k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX4035x
              HS20 EXR30x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $434

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $475

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $425

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $332 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Entry-level DSLR

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $509

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity

              Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $349

              Zoom More zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $479 - $480

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $239

              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $345

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

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $400

              3D Takes 3D photos
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Super zoom

              $400

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $311

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Larger
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $274 body only

              $484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $413 - $497 body only

              $489 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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