Nikon D800 vs Canon Powershot SX40

Winner
Nikon D800

72

Canon Powershot SX40

60

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D800

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
High true resolution
True resolution
36.2 MP
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
More storage slots
Storage slots
2
 

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

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competitors

Nikon D800 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,530 - $1,797 body only

$2,221 - $2,297 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

$2,239 - $2,797 body only

$2,900 - $3,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,220 - $1,497 body only

$1,667 - $1,997 with 24-85mm lens

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution

Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510

Super zoom

$360

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Travel zoom

$288

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Much smaller
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Super zoom

$212 - $249

Screen size Much larger screen
Zoom Significantly more zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

Nikon D800
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Canon Powershot SX40
Powershot SX40
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