Canon Powershot SX40 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Winner
Canon Powershot SX40

54

Olympus PEN E-PL1

34

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.7
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10.3 fps
 

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"
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing

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 SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$349

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

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$385 - $449

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Super zoom

$229

Zoom More zoom
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$312 body only

$219 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
3D Takes 3D photos
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$170 body only

$323 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
3D Takes 3D photos
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-P1

Olympus PEN E-P1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$743 body only

$342 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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Canon Powershot SX40
Powershot SX40
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