Canon Powershot SX40 vs Nikon D3100

Winner
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58

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45

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

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

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Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$650

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen size Larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$449

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen size Much larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

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

Nikon D3100 Competitors

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Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$675 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
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Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$495 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Color depth Worse color depth
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Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

Battery life Longer battery life
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Screen size Much smaller screen

discussion

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Powershot SX40
Canon

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