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)
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 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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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 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

        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Super zoom

        $425

        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Super zoom

        $236 - $380

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is slightly larger
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 - $567 body only

        $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Size Is slightly smaller
        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

        $350

        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
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $278 body only

        $392 - $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
        Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

        Super zoom

        $250

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $202 - $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

        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
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $229

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

        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Super zoom

        $249

        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 SX500 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

        Super zoom

        $250 - $260

        Size Significantly smaller
        Screen size Larger screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $774 body only

        $200 - $617 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 HS20 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Super zoom

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Super zoom

        $337 - $471

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Size Larger
        Fujifilm FinePix S1800

        Fujifilm FinePix S1800

        Super zoom

        Size Much smaller
        Weight Significantly lighter
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

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