Canon Powershot SX40 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Winner
Canon Powershot SX40

76

Olympus PEN E-PL1

44

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 SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Super zoom

$219 - $249

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Zoom More zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Super zoom

$369 - $399

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Zoom More zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Fujifilm XP80

Fujifilm XP80

Waterproof

$179

Size Much smaller
Thickness Much thinner
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$213 body only

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$380 with 14-42mm lens

Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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Canon Powershot SX40
Powershot SX40
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