Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V vs Canon Powershot SX40

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

38

Canon Powershot SX40

35

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Really small
Size
Compact (107×62×35 mm)
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Thin
Thickness
1.4"
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

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

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Travel zoom

$298 - $350

Zoom More zoom
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Travel zoom

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Samsung WB350F

Samsung WB350F

Travel zoom

$379

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Aperture Wider aperture
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Canon Powershot SX40 Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$340 - $449

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen size Much larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$411

Zoom More zoom
Screen size Larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510

Super zoom

$380

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

discussion

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V
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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.