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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus SP-565UZ

Weight
Light-weight
413 g
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
 
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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
Zoom More zoom 35x vs 20x
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More than 3x more zoom
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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)
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
Macro focus Better macro capability 0 cm vs 1 cm
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Almost the same
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 Common Weaknesses
        Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
        SX40:0 cm
        SP-565UZ:1 cm
        Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
        Digital
        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
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        SX40:2.7"
        SP-565UZ:2.5"
        Size Large Help
        SX40:123x92x108 mm
        SP-565UZ:116x84x81 mm

        Compared to recent super zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        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

        $399 - $400

        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Super zoom

        $380 - $598

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

        Super zoom

        $704

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $290 - $370 body only

        $399 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has much better image quality
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Autofocus Lacks autofocus
        Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $278 body only

        $380 - $427 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

        Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $250

        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

        $400 - $479

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

        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Super zoom

        $269

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $774 body only

        $200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Autofocus Lacks video autofocus

        Olympus SP-565UZ Competitors

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        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
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $430 with 14-42mm lens

        Overall image quality Much better image quality
        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Olympus SP-570 UZ

        Olympus SP-570 UZ

        Super zoom

        $295

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Screen size Larger screen
        Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
        Olympus SP-550 UZ

        Olympus SP-550 UZ

        Super zoom

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Size Slightly smaller
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        True resolution Lower true resolution
        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Nikon Coolpix S6300

        Travel zoom

        $127 - $197

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Aperture Narrower aperture

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