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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 110x73x81 mm
Weight
Light-weight
437 g
 
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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
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
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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)
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 350 ms vs 720 ms
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2.1x less delay when taking photos
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Macro focus Better macro capability 0 cm vs 2 cm
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Almost the same
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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Size Significantly smaller 110x73x81 mm vs 123x92x108 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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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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
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
        SX40:350 ms
        S2900HD:720 ms
        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.

        External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
        Limited to the in-camera mic
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $194 - $230

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Weight Is slightly lighter
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $276 - $290 body only

        $299 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Autofocus Lacks autofocus
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Super zoom

        $299 - $380

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $329 - $354

        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Super zoom

        $398

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        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
        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 Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $480 - $774 body only

        $200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Super zoom

        $425

        Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

        Super zoom

        $704

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

        Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Super zoom

        $152

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier
        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Super zoom

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Travel zoom

        $145 - $180

        Size Smaller
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $115

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Size Slightly larger
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $370 - $400 body only

        $485 - $625 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Size Larger

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