Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Canon Powershot SX40 vs Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

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Canon Powershot SX40

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Canon Powershot SX40

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot SX40

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX40

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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
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
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
Zoom Slightly more zoom 35x vs 33.8x
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Around 10% more zoom
Lowest price Cheaper $319.00 vs $468.88
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The best price we've seen is $150 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX200V

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Size Smaller 122x87x93 mm vs 123x92x108 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Battery life Longer battery life 450 shots vs 380 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Thickness Thinner 3.7" vs 4.3"
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More than 10% thinner
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              SX40:35x
              DSC-HX200V:33.8x
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              SX40:1080p @ 24fps
              DSC-HX200V:1080p @ 60fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              SX40:380 shots
              DSC-HX200V:450 shots
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              SX40:Digital
              DSC-HX200V:Tunnel
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX40:600 g
              DSC-HX200V:583 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX40:4.3"
              DSC-HX200V:3.7"
              Size Large Help
              SX40:123x92x108 mm
              DSC-HX200V:122x87x93 mm
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SX40:3,200 ISO
              DSC-HX200V:1,600 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX40:35x
              DSC-HX200V:33.8x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398 - $400

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $323 - $376

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $219 - $230

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Weight Is significantly lighter
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $299

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $409 - $598

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $749 body only

              $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus

              Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $445

              Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $188 - $231

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $468

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

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