Updated (January 2013): Compare the Canon Powershot SX40 vs Fujifilm FinePix S4800

Canon Powershot SX40 vs Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Winner
Canon Powershot SX40

64

Fujifilm FinePix S4500

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.7
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10.3 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital

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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
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/3.1
Help
At its widest zoom, the SX40's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10.3 fps vs 1.2 fps
Help
More than 8.5x faster continuous shooting
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Macro focus
Better macro capability
0.0 cm vs 2.0 cm
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Almost the same
Battery life
Longer battery life
380 shots vs 300 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
35x vs 30x
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Around 40% more zoom
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The SX40's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/2000s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Fujifilm S4500

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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Size
Smaller
118×81×100 mm vs 123×92×108 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Lowest price
Cheaper
$169.00 vs $467.09
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The best price we've seen is $298 cheaper (2.8x less)
Weight
Slightly lighter
543 g vs 600 g
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Around 10% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
3.9" vs 4.3"
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Around 10% thinner
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recommendations

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
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX404.3"
              S45003.9"
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX40600 g
              S4500543 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
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SX403,200 ISO
              S45001,600 ISO
              Size Large Help
              SX40123×92×108 mm
              S4500118×81×100 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
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX4035x
              S450030x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $297

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $536

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $482 - $649 body only

              $587 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $297

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              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

              $382 - $480

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $499

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

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $145

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Larger
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $297

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $190

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Size Larger
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $85 - $199

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

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