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

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Fujifilm FinePix HS10

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Fujifilm FinePix HS10

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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
 

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)
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
Lowest price Cheaper $315.00 vs $399.99
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The best price we've seen is $85 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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
              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
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              SX40:350 ms
              HS10:450 ms
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Size Large Help
              SX40:123x92x108 mm
              HS10:131x91x126 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
              HS10:30x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197

              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
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $223 - $274

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $420

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $510

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $285 body only

              $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is slightly smaller
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $324

              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life

              Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $313

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $648 body only

              $200 - $579 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $299

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $316 - $500

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $226 - $290

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $415 body only

              $495 - $564 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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