Canon Powershot SX40 vs Olympus SP-565UZ

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Canon Powershot SX40

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Olympus SP-565UZ

45

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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 SP-565UZ

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 116x84x81 mm
Weight
Light-weight
413 g
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX40

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Zoom
More zoom
35x vs 20x
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More than 3x more zoom
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Screen size
Larger screen
2.7" vs 2.5"
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Around 10% larger screen
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 26 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the SX40's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Macro focus
Better macro capability
0 cm vs 1 cm
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The SX40's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/2000s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 1s
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15x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Olympus SP-565UZ

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Size
Smaller
116x84x81 mm vs 123x92x108 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Weight
Lighter
413 g vs 600 g
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More than 30% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
3.2" vs 4.3"
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Around 30% thinner
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              SX40:0 cm
              SP-565UZ:1 cm
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX40:4.3"
              SP-565UZ:3.2"
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX40:600 g
              SP-565UZ:413 g
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SX40:3,200 ISO
              SP-565UZ:1,600 ISO
              Size Large Help
              SX40:123x92x108 mm
              SP-565UZ:116x84x81 mm
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              SX40:2.7"
              SP-565UZ:2.5"

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX40:35x
              SP-565UZ:20x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $346 - $429

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $539 body only

              $579 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $233 body only

              $375 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $500

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $449 - $550

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $820

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $209

              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $453

              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $500

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Olympus SP-565UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon 1 J4

              Nikon 1 J4

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $349 - $375 with 10-30mm lens

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $220

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus SP-560 UZ

              Olympus SP-560 UZ

              Super zoom

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Olympus SP-550 UZ

              Olympus SP-550 UZ

              Super zoom

              $309

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Sony Alpha NEX-3

              Sony Alpha NEX-3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $536 body only

              $368 with 18-55mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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