Nikon D800 vs Canon Powershot SX40

Winner
Nikon D800

66

Canon Powershot SX40

47

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D800

Great image quality
Overall image quality
96.0
High true resolution
True resolution
36.2 MP
Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,979 ISO
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Weight
Light-weight
600 g

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

$1,700 - $1,997 body only

$2,249 - $2,497 with 24-120mm lens

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

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,368 - $2,797 body only

$3,060 - $3,497 with 24-120mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,249 - $2,599 body only

$2,700 - $3,199 with 24-105mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO
Overall image quality Worse image quality

Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$338 - $469

Zoom More zoom
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$369 - $479

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Travel zoom

$285 - $379

Size Significantly smaller
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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Nikon D800
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Canon Powershot SX40
Powershot SX40
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