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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
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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        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 Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $774 body only

        $200 - $617 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 Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $276 - $290 body only

        $299 - $409 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

        Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $230

        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

        $249

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Super zoom

        $425

        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Super zoom

        $304 - $347

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

        Olympus SP-565UZ Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        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
        Fujifilm FinePix S9400W

        Fujifilm FinePix S9400W

        Super zoom

        $278 - $285

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Larger
        Supports RAW No RAW support
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

        Super zoom

        $624

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Supports RAW No RAW support
        Olympus SZ-14

        Olympus SZ-14

        Digicam

        $130

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Supports RAW No RAW support
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

        Super zoom

        $490

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
        Thickness Slightly thicker

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