Updated (September, 2011): Compare the Canon Powershot SX40 vs Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

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Fujifilm FinePix HS10

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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS10

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,000 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
 
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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 131x91x126 mm
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Around 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)
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 350 ms vs 450 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
Macro focus Better macro capability 0 cm vs 1 cm
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Almost the same
Thickness Thinner 4.3" vs 5"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight Lighter 600 g vs 666 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Fujifilm HS10

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High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 1,000 fps vs 240 fps
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More than 4x higher fps
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The HS10's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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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 Common Weaknesses
        Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
        Great for movies
        Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
        SX40:1080p @ 24fps
        HS10:1080p @ 30fps
        High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
        SX40:240 fps
        HS10:1,000 fps
        Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
        SX40:0 cm
        HS10:1 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"
        HS10:5"
        Weight Heavy Help
        SX40:600 g
        HS10:666 g
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Size Large Help
        SX40:123x92x108 mm
        HS10:131x91x126 mm
        Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
        SX40:350 ms
        HS10:450 ms
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        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
        HS10:30x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Super zoom

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Super zoom

        $409 - $552

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $180 - $279

        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        External flash Doesn't support an external flash
        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Super zoom

        $249 - $409

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is slightly larger
        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $276 - $298 body only

        $399 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
        Autofocus Lacks autofocus
        Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $749 body only

        $550 - $600 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
        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 P520

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Super zoom

        $319 - $377

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Screen size Much larger screen
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Aperture Narrower aperture

        Fujifilm FinePix HS10 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Super zoom

        $349 - $441

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Size Larger
        Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

        Super zoom

        $379

        3D Takes 3D photos
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Supports RAW No RAW support
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

        Super zoom

        $468

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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