Canon Powershot SX40 vs Samsung NX11

Winner
Canon Powershot SX40

50

Samsung NX11

38

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 Samsung NX11

Overall image quality
Great image quality
63.0
Size
Really small
Mid size 123x87x40 mm
Color depth
Great color depth
22.7 bits
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot SX40. Explore our gallery of 15 sample photos taken by the Samsung NX11.

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX40

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
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
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10.3 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$354.53 vs $557.94
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The best price we've seen is $203 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Advantages of the Samsung NX11

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Screen type
Has an OLED screen
OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Size
Significantly smaller
123x87x40 mm vs 123x92x108 mm
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2.9x smaller
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
614k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2.5x higher resolution screen
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Thickness
Much thinner
1.6" vs 4.3"
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2.7x thinner
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
True resolution
Higher true resolution
14 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 40% more detail in your photos
Weight
Lighter
499 g vs 600 g
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Around 20% lighter
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX40600 g
              NX11499 g
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $629 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $259 body only

              $408 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $325 body only

              $419 with 18-55mm lens

              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $430

              Zoom More zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $479 - $480

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $354

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $209 - $210

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

              Samsung NX11 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX10

              Samsung NX10

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Samsung NX1000

              Samsung NX1000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $370 body only

              $290 with 20-50mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $549 with 18-55mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Samsung NX20

              Samsung NX20

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $700 body only

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $949 body only

              $1,249 with 18-135mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Size Significantly larger

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