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Advantages of the Canon SX40

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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
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/2.8
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Almost the same
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The SX40's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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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
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
450 shots vs 380 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Size
Smaller
122×87×93 mm vs 123×92×108 mm
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Around 20% smaller
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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/3200s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              SX40f/2.7
              DSC-HX200Vf/2.8
              Battery life Very long battery life Help
              SX40380 shots
              DSC-HX200V450 shots
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              SX40Digital
              DSC-HX200VTunnel
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              SX401/3200s
              DSC-HX200V1/4000s
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX404.3"
              DSC-HX200V3.7"
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX40600 g
              DSC-HX200V583 g
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SX403,200 ISO
              DSC-HX200V1,600 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              9
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP
              Size Large Help
              SX40123×92×108 mm
              DSC-HX200V122×87×93 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              SX40123×92×108 mm
              DSC-HX200V122×87×93 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              SX40600 g
              DSC-HX200V583 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              SX404.3"
              DSC-HX200V3.7"
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              SX40230k dots
              DSC-HX200V921k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX4035x
              DSC-HX200V33.8x

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              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Canon Powershot SX40
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Canon Powershot SX40

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              Canon Powershot SX40
              Powershot SX40
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              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V
              Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V
              Sony

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