Canon Powershot SX40 vs Olympus PEN E-PL1

Winner
Canon Powershot SX40

51

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
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"
Weight
Light-weight
334 g
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

$365 - $479

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

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$338

Zoom More zoom
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$285 body only

$360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
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

$399 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$463 body only

$289 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$399 - $649 body only

$399 - $700 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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Canon Powershot SX40
Powershot SX40
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Olympus PEN E-PL1
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