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

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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

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

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4500

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
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
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/3.1
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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
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
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 10.3 fps vs 1.2 fps
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More than 8.5x faster continuous shooting
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Zoom Slightly more zoom 35x vs 30x
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Around 40% more zoom
Macro focus Better macro capability 0 cm vs 2 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
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 1 f-stop better
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 Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Size Smaller 118x81x100 mm vs 123x92x108 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Lowest price Cheaper $185.00 vs $404.95
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The best price we've seen is $220 cheaper (2.2x less)
Weight 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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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX40:4.3"
              S4500:3.9"
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX40:600 g
              S4500:543 g
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Size Large Help
              SX40:123x92x108 mm
              S4500:118x81x100 mm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX40:35x
              S4500:30x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $227

              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $415 body only

              $389 - $477 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
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $250 - $268

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $171 - $279

              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $169 - $249

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom More zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $399

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $479 - $550

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $384

              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

              $508

              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $146

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Larger
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix SL300

              Fujifilm FinePix SL300

              Super zoom

              $120

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $140 - $229

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix S6800

              Fujifilm FinePix S6800

              Super zoom

              $155 - $159

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $220

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

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