Canon Powershot SX40

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Canon Powershot SX40

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Olympus SP-565UZ

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Olympus SP-565UZ

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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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus SP-565UZ

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Weight
Light-weight
413 g
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
 

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
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
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
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$404.95 vs $452.90
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The best price we've seen is $48 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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              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
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              SX40:$404.95
              SP-565UZ:$452.90
              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
              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 Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus

              Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $500

              Zoom More zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $229

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

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $508

              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $383

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $268

              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Olympus SP-565UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus SP-590 UZ

              Olympus SP-590 UZ

              Super zoom

              $209

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $416

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Super zoom

              $278 - $288

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon 1 J4

              Nikon 1 J4

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,047 with 10-100mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Samsung L201

              Samsung L201

              Ultra compact

              $94

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

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