Nikon Coolpix P510 vs Canon Powershot SX40

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P510

64

Canon Powershot SX40

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10.3 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

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 Coolpix P510.

competitors

Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520

Super zoom

$337

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$599

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Battery life Much longer battery life
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Super zoom

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Battery life Much longer battery life
GPS No built-in GPS

Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340

Super zoom

$237

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Battery life Much longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Travel zoom

$179 - $249

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Super zoom

$229 - $237

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Smaller
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

discussion

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Showing 5 comments

Serj Leon (9:32 PM, March 02, 2014)
video very good too...
 
Serj Leon (9:31 PM, March 02, 2014)
in image quality canon sx40 better
 
Avatar for Mehmet Toprak Mehmet Toprak (11:54 AM, May 04, 2013)
yes i have p510 and its shutter speed 8,3 - 1/4000
 
Dominik (4:13 AM, June 12, 2012)
Witch would be better in Image quality? 
 
Whoelsethatsme (8:50 AM, May 22, 2012)
 shutter speed of P510 is 8-1/4000