Canon Powershot SX40 vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Canon Powershot SX40

51

Nikon D3100

39

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
Autofocuses shooting video
Badge
Contrast detection
 

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
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in 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 SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$411

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$405 - $480

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen size Much larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Super zoom

$178 - $180

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Screen size Much larger screen
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

$379 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$419 body only

$399 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$393 body only

$426 with 18-55mm lens

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

discussion

Canon Powershot SX40
Powershot SX40
Canon

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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....