Canon Powershot SX40 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Winner
Canon Powershot SX40

58

Olympus PEN E-PL1

33

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.7
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL1

Size
Really small
Mid size (115×72×42 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.7"
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

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

$340 - $449

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen size Much larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$411

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen size Larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Travel zoom

$260 - $349

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

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$459 with 14-42mm lens

Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Screen size Much larger screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-P2

Olympus PEN E-P2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Olympus PEN E-PL8

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$549 body only

$649 with 14-42mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Built-in flash No built-in flash

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Canon Powershot SX40
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