Canon Powershot SX40 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Winner
Canon Powershot SX40

57

Olympus PEN E-PL1

33

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL1

Size
Really small
Mid size (115×72×42 mm)
Color depth
Great color depth
21.5 bits
Thickness
Thin
1.7"
Weight
Light-weight
334 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot SX40.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus PEN E-PL1.

competitors

Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$361 - $429

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen size Much larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Super zoom

$399

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Super zoom

$400

High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix L330

Nikon Coolpix L330

Super zoom

$170

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus PEN E-PL2

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$459 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Pro digicam

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth

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Canon Powershot SX40
Powershot SX40
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Olympus PEN E-PL1
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