Canon Powershot SX40 vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Canon Powershot SX40

58

Nikon D3100

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
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

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

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$340 - $449

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen size Much larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$411

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen size Larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Travel zoom

$260 - $349

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Significantly smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$471 body only

$379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$355 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$396 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Better image quality
Thickness Slightly thicker

discussion

Canon Powershot SX40
Powershot SX40
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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....