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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Supports 24p
24p movies
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
 
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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
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
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 1s
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15x longer exposures
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)
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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 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
              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 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 Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $575 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
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $321

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $230 - $390

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 - $1,098 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

              $270 - $387 body only

              $399 - $430 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

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              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

              $199 - $250

              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $399

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $831 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              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

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              Disadvantages

              Olympus SP-550 UZ

              Olympus SP-550 UZ

              Super zoom

              $529

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              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
              Canon PowerShot S2 IS

              Canon PowerShot S2 IS

              Super zoom

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Olympus SP-620 UZ

              Olympus 620 UZ

              Travel zoom

              $398

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon 1 J4

              Nikon 1 J4

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $497 with 10-30mm lens

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

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