Canon Powershot SX40 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Winner
Canon Powershot SX40

46

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

44

Runner-up

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
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot SX40.
Explore our gallery of 19 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48.

competitors

Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$365 - $479

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen size Much larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$338

Zoom More zoom
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$285 body only

$360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$257

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$238

Zoom Much more zoom
3D Takes 3D photos
Size Significantly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Super zoom

$298 - $309

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
3D Takes 3D photos
Size Larger

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Canon Powershot SX40
Powershot SX40
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48
Lumix DMC-FZ48
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