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

Canon Powershot SX40 vs Fujifilm FinePix HS10

Winner
Canon Powershot SX40

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Fujifilm FinePix HS10

51

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.7
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10.3 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS10

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,000 fps
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second

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
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size
Smaller
123x92x108 mm vs 131x91x126 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Zoom
Slightly 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
$347.94 vs $399.99
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The best price we've seen is $52 cheaper (more than 10% 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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/3200s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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
              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
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              SX40:1/3200s
              HS10:1/4000s
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              SX40:10.3 fps
              HS10:10 fps
              Common Weaknesses
              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 Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $539 body only

              $553 - $599 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
              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $500

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $233 body only

              $375 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is slightly smaller
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $300 - $349

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $620 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $377 - $418

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

              Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $339 - $349

              Zoom More zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $449 - $533

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $820

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $209

              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $456

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

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $430

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

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $314

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $225

              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $386

              3D Takes 3D photos
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Pro digicam

              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Storage slots Has more storage slots
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Screen size Much smaller screen

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