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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 110x73x81 mm
 
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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
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Zoom More zoom 35x vs 18x
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Around 4x more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.7 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the SX40's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 350 ms vs 720 ms
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2.1x less delay when taking photos
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
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 10.3 fps vs 1.2 fps
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More than 8.5x faster continuous shooting
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Macro focus Better macro capability 0 cm vs 2 cm
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Almost the same
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The SX40's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Fujifilm S2900HD

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Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Size Significantly smaller 110x73x81 mm vs 123x92x108 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Weight Lighter 437 g vs 600 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness Thinner 3.2" vs 4.3"
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More than 20% thinner
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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
        Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
        Digital
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        SX40:4.3"
        S2900HD:3.2"
        Weight Heavy Help
        SX40:600 g
        S2900HD:437 g
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
        SX40:350 ms
        S2900HD:720 ms
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Size Large Help
        SX40:123x92x108 mm
        S2900HD:110x73x81 mm

        Compared to recent super zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
        Limited to the in-camera mic
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        SX40:3,200 ISO
        S2900HD:1,600 ISO
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        SX40:35x
        S2900HD:18x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $180 - $279

        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

        Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

        Super zoom

        $249 - $305

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $198

        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Super zoom

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
        Thickness Is thicker

        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 Significantly narrower aperture
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $219 - $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

        $321 - $376

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

        Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Samsung WB150F

        Samsung WB150F

        Travel zoom

        $104 - $129

        Size Smaller
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

        Super zoom

        $188

        Zoom More zoom
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Size Significantly larger
        Thickness Significantly thicker
        Canon PowerShot SX110 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX110 IS

        Travel zoom

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Smaller
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Super zoom

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Super zoom

        $160

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier

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