Canon Powershot SX40 vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Canon Powershot SX40

60

Nikon D3100

43

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

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 P510

Nikon Coolpix P510

Super zoom

$360

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Travel zoom

$288

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Much smaller
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Super zoom

$212 - $249

Screen size Much larger screen
Zoom Significantly more zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$350 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$399 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen

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....