Canon Powershot SX40 vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Canon Powershot SX40

83

Nikon D3100

69

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10.3 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot SX40.
Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3100.

competitors

Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$199 - $219

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$487 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Super zoom

$599

Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$487 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$438 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Slightly thicker
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$326 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Much longer battery life

discussion

Canon Powershot SX40
Powershot SX40
Canon

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Nikon D3100
D3100
Nikon

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Firuz (5:40 AM, February 07, 2012)
canon sx40 is not 9.7 mpxl its 12.1mpxl....