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

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Canon Powershot SX40

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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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10.3 fps
 
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differences

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
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
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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 Slightly longer battery life 380 shots vs 350 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price Cheaper $319.00 vs $409.35
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The best price we've seen is $90 cheaper (more than 20% 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 Significantly 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
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
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.8" vs 4.3"
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2.4x thinner
Weight Lighter 395 g vs 600 g
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More than 30% lighter
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 281 ms vs 350 ms
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Around 20% less delay when taking photos
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution 10 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Almost the same
Longest exposure Significantly 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
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              SX40:Digital
              P7100:Tunnel
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX40:600 g
              P7100:395 g
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $299

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              3D Captures 3D images
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $321 - $376

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $629

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $250

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash

              Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $219 - $230

              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $405 - $598

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $445

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

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $749 body only

              $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus

              Nikon Coolpix P7100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $468 - $547

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Pro digicam

              $559

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix P7000

              Nikon Coolpix P7000

              Pro digicam

              $337

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $390 - $410

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $398

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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