Updated (September, 2011): Compare the Canon Powershot SX40 vs Nikon Coolpix P500

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Nikon Coolpix P100

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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P100

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
190 ms shutter lag
 
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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 More zoom 35x vs 26.1x
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More than 80% more zoom
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 26 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
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)
Macro focus Better macro capability 0 cm vs 1 cm
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Almost the same
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon P100

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Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Size Smaller 114x83x99 mm vs 123x92x108 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 190 ms vs 350 ms
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Around 50% less delay when taking photos
Weight Lighter 481 g vs 600 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 3.9" vs 4.3"
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Around 10% thinner
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              SX40:1080p @ 24fps
              P100:1080p @ 30fps
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              SX40:0 cm
              P100:1 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX40:4.3"
              P100:3.9"
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX40:600 g
              P100:481 g
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Size Large Help
              SX40:123x92x108 mm
              P100:114x83x99 mm
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX40:35x
              P100:26.1x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $219 - $230

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $299

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $445

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $321 - $376

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $749 body only

              $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $180 - $279

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $325

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture

              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
              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

              Nikon Coolpix P100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P90

              Nikon Coolpix P90

              Super zoom

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $437 - $520 body only

              $528 - $696 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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