Canon Powershot SX40 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Winner
Canon Powershot SX40

47

Olympus PEN E-PL1

29

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 SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$363 - $479

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$322

Zoom More zoom
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Travel zoom

$360 - $379

Size Significantly smaller
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
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

$370 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
3D Takes 3D photos
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$289 body only

$299 with 14-42mm lens

3D Takes 3D photos
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Olympus PEN E-P1

Olympus PEN E-P1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$743 body only

$333 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
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