Canon Powershot SX40 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Winner
Canon Powershot SX40

60

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
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

Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510

Super zoom

$360

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Travel zoom

$288

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Much smaller
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Super zoom

$212 - $249

Screen size Much larger screen
Zoom Significantly more zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Competitors

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$278 body only

$296 with 14-42mm lens

Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Screen size Much larger screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$413 body only

$470 with 14-42mm lens

Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Fujifilm X-E1

Fujifilm X-E1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$519 body only

$899 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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Canon Powershot SX40
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