Canon Powershot SX40 vs Pentax X90

Winner
Canon Powershot SX40

45

Pentax X90

41

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 Pentax X90

Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot SX40.
Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Pentax X90.

competitors

Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$340 - $469

Zoom More zoom
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$369 - $479

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen size Much larger screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510

Super zoom

$325

3D Takes 3D photos
Screen size Much larger screen
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

Pentax X90 Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Super zoom

$299

Screen size Much larger screen
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Kodak EasyShare Z981

Kodak EasyShare Z981

Super zoom

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Size Larger
Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651

Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651

Digicam

Zoom Much more zoom
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Built-in flash No built-in flash

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Canon Powershot SX40
Powershot SX40
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