Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V vs Canon Powershot SX40

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

37

Canon Powershot SX40

34

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Compact (107×62×35 mm)
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Thin
Thickness
1.4"
 

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
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10.3 fps

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot SX40.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V.

competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Entry-level DSLR

$871 body only

Battery life Much longer battery life
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Significantly larger
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$647

Zoom More zoom
Battery life Longer battery life
Aperture Narrower aperture
GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

Waterproof

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Built-in flash No built-in flash

Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$418

Zoom More zoom
Screen size Larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Super zoom

$215 - $229

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Super zoom

$222

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

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Dominik (3:36 AM, June 12, 2012)
iam thinking about buying one of these cameras for an everyday use. now take away the price and the fact that the canon has more optical zoom. witch camera produses better image quality (lowlight and normal light) outside and inside. also what about the Video quality? I was going to buy a bridging camera like a canon G1x or a compact camera with interchangeable lenses like the nex7 but the price just put me off. so what do you guys think? I like to use them in and outdoors. taking shots when traveling panorama, animals, people... a bit all around.