Canon Powershot SX40 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Winner
Canon Powershot SX40

52

Olympus PEN E-PL1

30

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

$330

Zoom More zoom
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Super zoom

$395

Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Super zoom

$199

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Size Significantly smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$170 body only

$350 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 body only

$249 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$244 with 10-30mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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Canon Powershot SX40
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