Nikon D800 vs Canon Powershot SX40

Winner
Nikon D800

92

Canon Powershot SX40

76

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D800

High true resolution
True resolution
36.2 MP
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
More storage slots
Storage slots
2
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

Size
Really small
Professional size (123×92×108 mm)
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot SX40.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D800.

competitors

Nikon D800 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,419 - $1,497 body only

$1,899 - $1,997 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Lower true resolution
Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,099 - $2,797 body only

$2,704 - $3,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,100 - $1,497 body only

$1,900 - $2,447 with 28-300mm lens

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
True resolution Lower true resolution

Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Super zoom

$219 - $249

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Zoom More zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Super zoom

$369 - $399

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Zoom More zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Fujifilm XP80

Fujifilm XP80

Waterproof

$179

Size Much smaller
Thickness Much thinner
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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Nikon D800
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