Canon Powershot SX40 vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Canon Powershot SX40

56

Nikon D3100

40

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"
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
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 SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Super zoom

$229 - $249

Screen size Much larger screen
Zoom Significantly more zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Super zoom

$400

Screen size Much larger screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$374 - $449

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen size Much larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$389 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$431 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$399 - $469 with 18-55mm lens

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

discussion

Canon Powershot SX40
Powershot SX40
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Nikon D3100
D3100
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Firuz (5:40 AM, February 07, 2012)
canon sx40 is not 9.7 mpxl its 12.1mpxl....