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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
Weight
Light-weight
437 g
 
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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
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
Zoom More zoom 35x vs 18x
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Around 4x more zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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)
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
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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Size Significantly smaller 110x73x81 mm vs 123x92x108 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Screen size 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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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
        Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
        SX40:350 ms
        S2900HD:720 ms
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        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
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        SX40:35x
        S2900HD:18x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 - $567 body only

        $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Size Is slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $165 - $227

        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
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $550 body only

        $549 - $575 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Autofocus Lacks autofocus
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $275 - $387 body only

        $401 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Size Is slightly larger
        Nikon D3300

        Nikon D3300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $439 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Size Is slightly larger

        Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom More zoom
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $250

        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

        $399

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

        Super zoom

        $389

        3D Takes 3D photos
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Zoom Less zoom
        Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

        Super zoom

        $499 - $550

        Zoom Much more zoom
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Supports 24p No 24p support

        Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S3300

        Fujifilm FinePix S3300

        Super zoom

        $204

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom More zoom
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier
        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Super zoom

        $299

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Fujifilm FinePix S8200

        Fujifilm FinePix S8200

        Super zoom

        $137 - $215

        3D Takes 3D photos
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Size Significantly larger
        Weight Significantly heavier
        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Super zoom

        $200

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

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