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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
320 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
11 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 
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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
Size Smaller 123x92x108 mm vs 130x97x126 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Zoom 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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At its widest zoom, the SX40's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Macro focus Better macro capability 0 cm vs 1 cm
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Almost the same
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
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 380 shots vs 350 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price Cheaper $299.99 vs $379.00
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The best price we've seen is $79 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Fujifilm HS25 EXR

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Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The HS25 EXR's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
True resolution Higher true resolution 10.6 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 320 fps vs 240 fps
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More than 30% higher fps
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor 1/2" 6.4x4.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 11 fps vs 10.3 fps
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Around 10% faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              SX40:1080p @ 24fps
              HS25 EXR:1080p @ 30fps
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              SX40:240 fps
              HS25 EXR:320 fps
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              SX40:0 cm
              HS25 EXR:1 cm
              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"
              HS25 EXR:5"
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX40:600 g
              HS25 EXR:730 g
              Size Large Help
              SX40:123x92x108 mm
              HS25 EXR:130x97x126 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              SX40:10.3 fps
              HS25 EXR:11 fps
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX40:35x
              HS25 EXR:30x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $249 - $409

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $229 - $230

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $299

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $180 - $279

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $375 - $430 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is slightly smaller
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $445

              Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S8500

              Fujifilm FinePix S8500

              Super zoom

              $199

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              External flash No external flash support

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