Fujifilm X-S1

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Fujifilm X-S1

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Canon Powershot SX40

55

Canon Powershot SX40

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-S1

True resolution
High true resolution
12 MP
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
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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
Size Much smaller 123x92x108 mm vs 135x107x149 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Zoom More zoom 35x vs 26x
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More than 80% more zoom
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
Weight Significantly lighter 600 g vs 920 g
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More than 30% lighter
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)
Thickness Significantly thinner 4.3" vs 5.9"
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Around 30% thinner
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10.3 fps vs 7 fps
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Around 50% faster continuous shooting
Macro focus Better macro capability 0 cm vs 1 cm
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Almost the same
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $323.95 vs $349.00
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The best price we've seen is $25 cheaper (around 10% less)
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Advantages of the Fujifilm X-S1

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External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Sensor size Much larger sensor 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 2x larger sensor
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
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Focus points More focus points 49 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Battery life Longer battery life 460 shots vs 380 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
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
              X-S1:1080p @ 30fps
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              SX40:0 cm
              X-S1:1 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              SX40:380 shots
              X-S1:460 shots
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX40:4.3"
              X-S1:5.9"
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX40:600 g
              X-S1:920 g
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              SX40:$323.95
              X-S1:$349.00
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Size Large Help
              SX40:123x92x108 mm
              X-S1:135x107x149 mm
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX40:35x
              X-S1:26x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $409 - $552

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              3D Captures 3D images
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $249 - $409

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $319 - $377

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $749 body only

              $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $276 - $298 body only

              $399 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus

              Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $229 - $230

              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $299

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              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
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $180 - $279

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Fujifilm X-S1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $349 - $441

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Sensor size Much smaller sensor
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Super zoom

              $249 - $352

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Size Significantly smaller
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Sensor size Much smaller sensor
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Pro digicam

              $1,298

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Super zoom

              $447 - $499

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Size Significantly smaller
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Sensor size Much smaller sensor

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              Avatar for J.R. Sorrow J.R. Sorrow (11:17 PM, November 21, 2012)
              My Fuji X-S1 has 52x digital zoom. Plus the longest exposure time I've been able to achieve is 8 seconds using either shutter or aperture settings.