Updated (August, 2012): Compare the Canon Powershot SX40 vs Nikon Coolpix P7700

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Canon Powershot SX40

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P7100

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Mid size 114x77x45 mm
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1900 ms startup delay
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10.3 fps
 
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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
Zoom Significantly more zoom 35x vs 7.1x
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More than 24x more zoom
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
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
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 1.3 fps
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Around 8x faster continuous shooting
Macro focus Better macro capability 0 cm vs 2 cm
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Almost the same
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/2.7 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the SX40's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Battery life Longer battery life 380 shots vs 350 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price Cheaper $324.99 vs $449.00
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The best price we've seen is $124 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon P7100

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Size Significantly smaller 114x77x45 mm vs 123x92x108 mm
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3.1x smaller
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.8" vs 4.3"
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2.4x thinner
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 281 ms vs 350 ms
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Around 20% less delay when taking photos
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
Weight Lighter 395 g vs 600 g
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More than 30% lighter
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution 10 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Almost the same
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              SX40:380 shots
              P7100:350 shots
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              SX40:Digital
              P7100:Tunnel
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX40:600 g
              P7100:395 g
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              SX40:350 ms
              P7100:281 ms

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              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $269

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              3D Captures 3D images
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160 - $279

              3D Captures 3D images
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $278 body only

              $380 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $329 - $567 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              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
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $400 - $479

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $774 body only

              $200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $380 - $598

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

              Nikon Coolpix P7100 Competitors

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              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Pro digicam

              $323 - $591

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $674

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $547 - $699

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix P7000

              Nikon Coolpix P7000

              Pro digicam

              $358

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

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